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VAN WERT - There were nine promotions for the local 296 Van Wert Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary unit of the USAF, in October at the Van Wert County Airport.

Drew Bogle was promoted to a cadet master sergeant, which is the 3rd rank out of 5 in phase 2 (leadership phase). Courtney Byrd was promoted to a cadet technical sergeant, which is the 2nd rank out of 5 in phase 2 (leadership phase). Jayden Dickson was promoted to a cadet technical sergeant, which is the 2nd rank out of 5 in phase 2 (leadership phase).

Caleb Mays was promoted to a cadet airman 1st class, which is the 2nd rank out of 5 in phase 1 (learning phase). Natalie Hunt was promoted to a cadet senior airman, which is the 3rd rank out of 5 in phase 1 (learning phase). Connor Army was promoted to a cadet airman, which is the 1st rank out of 5 in phase 1 (learning phase). Katlyn Dickson was promoted to a cadet airman 1st class, which is the 2nd rank out of 5 in phase 1 (learning phase). Taylor Vannet was promoted to a cadet airman, which is the 1st rank out of 5 in phase 1 (learning phase).

Tina Byrd was promoted to a 2nd lieutenant.

There are a total of 18 ranks and mirror the ranks of the United States Air Force. These cadets worked very hard to achieve this rank.

For more information on the Van Wert Civil Air Patrol, please contact Lt. Paula Bogle at (419) 771-0626 or Commander Jon Vondenhuevel at (419) 733-5930.