Monday, April 22, 2024

Connect with us:

Thunder Squadron cadets promoted; two become officers

information provided by the Civil Air Patrol

LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2019) – At a recent meeting of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Squadron, several cadets were promoted. Among those who moved up in ranks were two cadets who completed Phase 2 of the Cadet Program and earned the General Billy Mitchell Award. Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Elliot Basem and Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Bronas will now serve in officer roles. C/2Lt Basem serves as the unit’s Cadet Aerospace Education Officer and is a representative for Thunder with the Group 2 Cadet Advisory Council. C/2Lt Bronas serves as the unit’s Deputy Cadet Commander.

Also promoted were Cadet Senior Airman Nicholas Lopez, Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Saylor Santori, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant John Morgan, and Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ian Steinweg.

Several new cadets also earned their first stripe and the rank of Airman. Those who completed this first achievement in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program are Cadet Airman Jonathan Pattara, Cadet Airman Cody Ziemkowski, Cadet Airman Tyler Dahlstrom, and Cadet Airman Evan Landrum.

Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary program of the United States Air Force and is open to youths age 12–20.

Thunder Composite Squadron meets every Wednesday from 7:00–9:00pm at Heritage Middle School (19250 Burnham Avenue in Lansing) with members from Lansing and surrounding communities, including Mokena, Homewood, Crown Point, Hobart, and Schererville.

To learn more, visit: and follow “CAP Thunder Composite Squadron” on Facebook.

The Lansing Journal
The Lansing Journal
The Lansing Journal publishes news releases from state, county, and local officials who provide information that impacts local community life. The particular contributor of each post is indicated in the byline.