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Livermore Civil Air Patrol Cadet Beal earns Earhart Award

September 21, 2019

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Bakersfield, CA. – Cadet Eric Beal has earned the Amelia Earhart Award.

The Amelia Earhart Award is given to cadets who have completed the first 11 achievements of the cadet program. Cadets must pass a comprehensive exam covering aerospace topics and leadership theory. In additional, they must complete staff duty reports, mentor other cadets in aerospace training, pass a physical fitness exam, and lead moral leadership discussions.

Only three percent of the 22,000 CAP cadets nationwide earn the Amelia Earhart Award. The award is named in honor of the pilot who lost her life while attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

Cadet Beal is currently serving as the Cadet Commander of the Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156 in Livermore, CA

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