Paradise Valley Cadet Squadron 310

"Failure is giving up what you want in the future for what you want right now." - USAF Officer

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Former 310 Cadet Graduates From the United States Naval Academy, Class of 2018

Congratulations to former Squadron 310 Cadet and Cadet Commander Grant Zaro for his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy!  

He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps.  

Finishing 17th in his class of 1,062 Midshipmen, 2nd Lt. Zaro was presented his diploma by President Donald J. Trump.

Wolverines Rule!...Anchors Aweigh!...Semper Fi!

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Maj. Prokopow Earns 5th Commander's Commendation!

Our congratulations go out to Major Walter Prokopow, 310s' Deputy Commander and former Squadron Commander, for earning his 5th Commander's Commendation!  This outstanding and remarkable achievement was due to his part in the Wing's recent Emergency Services Outstanding rating by the U. S. Air Force.

310 Academic Bowl Team Advances

Congratulations to Squadron 310's Academic Bowl Team for advancing to Level II of the National Competition.  If the advance beyond Level II, they will travel to Washington, D.C. in June for the finals.  The Academic Bowl Team is C/2Lt. Casey Rich, C/2Lt. Troy Zaro, C/SMSgt. Courtney Raymond, and C/SrAmn. William Eelkema.

C/Capt. Zachary Yang, AFA Cadet of the Year

Congratulations to C/Capt. Zachary Yang, our Cadet Commander, for being named the Air Force Association Cadet of the Year!

Further congratulations to C/Capt. Yang for being named the Honor Support Staff Cadet at the 2017 Arizona Wing Encampment!

An Introduction from the National Commander

As Civil Air Patrol's new chief executive officer and 24th national commander, I am delighted to lead the organization as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Cadet Programs, the finest youth development program in the United States! CAP's leaders created the program on Oct. 1, 1942, so America's youth could contribute to the wartime effort and prepare for service to their country. The U.S. at that time was still in the dark, early days of a global conflict. Adult CAP volunteers were already making a difference in protecting the homeland through activities ranging from anti-submarine coastal patrols to courier duties. The country's young people were supremely motivated to assist with that multifaceted campaign, and the new cadet program provided them the opportunity to do so. Their time as CAP cadets prepared many for service in the armed forces, ranging from Tuskegee Airmen to women aviators and warriors who fought on many fronts of World War II. Throughout our history, cadets have stepped up and played vital roles in carrying out both of those missions as well. Then and now, contributions that have transcended lifetimes are not unusual for those who have served as  cadets. This issue of the Civil Air Patrol Volunteer features just a few examples of the exceptional service provided by our cadet superstars, whose legacy of accomplishment and professionalism serves as a beacon that guides our CAP service today. Over these 7½ decades, with the guidance of CAP's senior leaders and their commitment to the organization's core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect, our cadets have become leaders of their organizations, their communities, their states and their nation. Given the top quality of the 24,500 individuals who make up our cadet corps today, this dynamic is not going to change. Please join me in saluting them and their predecessors for their selfless service.

      Semper Vigilans!

        Mark E Smith

In Memory

Capt. Alexander Stanton, 1984-2016
  In memory of Capt. Alexander Stanton.  Thank you for your service to our country, the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol, and especially the cadets of Squadron 310.  Although you left us too soon, you will never be forgotten.


1st LT Michael Harmon 03/26/2016

In memory of Michael Harmon, beloved friend, colleague, husband and father.  You will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing you and serving with you.


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