Nashua cadet receives Civil Air Patrol award
Josiah C. Boggs, 21, of Valois, N.Y., was honored in a special ceremony at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire Friday morning when he was presented with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award before an audience of friends, comrades and Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
Senior members of the CAP participate in a variety of missions, including homeland security and FEMA operations. During Superstorm Sandy, CAP members took more than 158,000 aerial photographs for FEMA to assist them with damage assessment.
Boggs, who attended Friday’s celebration with his father, Michael Boggs, said he joined the Cadets in early summer 2009.
“I was pretty excited, to say the least,” said Boggs.
The testing process took him about six months, with the four-part exam consisting of written tests and physical fitness screenings.
“It’s more than an award,” Moran said on Friday. “It’s a lifetime achievement.”
Maj. Kevin Harbison, commander of the Greater Nashua Composite Squadron, said he’s worked with Boggs for several years.
Harbison said he’s enjoyed watching his younger charge evolve into a poised and determined young man, one who serves as a great role model for the younger cadets.
Sen. Ayotte lauded Boggs’ accomplishments.
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