Civil Air Patrol recognized members of Pine Belt Squadron

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The civil air patrol squadron held a special meeting on September 2, 2014 to recognize members of the local MS-072 Pine Belt Squadron.

Captain Randy Broussard, Commander of MS-072 Pine Belt Squadron of the Civil air Patrol, announced that Mississippi Wing Commander Col. Mallory Woodcock and Vice Commander LT Col. Richard Hodges are attending the meeting to present special recognitions and awards during the visit.

"As the wing commander I get the privilege of going around the state and to the squadrons to take the time to recognize and thank more importantly the hard work and the volunteers and their dedication. I'm incredibly proud of each and every one of them. Particularly this unit and their achievements," said Commander Col. Mallor Woodcock

Awards for 2014 Presented to MS-072 Pine Belt Composite Squadron:

Cadet Programs Officer of the Year: Capt Orvis Shiyou

Cadet Officer of the Year: C/2d Lt. T. Christian Shiyou

Public Affairs Officer of the Year: 2s Lt William Wedgeworth

Squadron Commander of the Year: Capt Randy Broussard

2014 Squadron of Merit: Pine Belt Comp Squadron (SER-MS-072)

The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the US Air Force.