Cronberg graduates from Civil Air Patrol Minnesota Wing Encampment

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Camp Ripley Military Reservation hosted a number of Civil Air Patrol cadets on June 23 - June 30, 2013. Kaylee Cronberg, 16, of Grand Marais, was among the 105 cadets from statewide Civil Air Patrol Squadrons who graduated from this year’s Minnesota Wing Encampment on June 30, 2013.
The Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program is designed to provide youth from 6th grade through age 20 with a safe, encouraging environment in which to learn, mature, and explore opportunities that help them reach their potential as adults. At the encampment, cadets participate in a structured program through group and individual activities. They take part in challenging physical training and must pass a Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT).
Cadets must also pass a written exam that tests them on knowledge of CAP standard operating procedures (SOP). They attend classes on a variety of topics, including aerospace education, leadership, and moral and ethical values. 
Kaylee, who works at World’s Best Donuts, is the daughter of Tyson and Mindy Cronberg of Grand Marais.  Kaylee continues her involvement with Civil Air Patrol and attends monthly meetings with the Duluth Civil Air Patrol squadron every Thursday night. She plans to eventually earn her pilot’s license.
Civil Air Patrol, the official U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, is a civilian, volunteer, nonprofit, service organization.  The unpaid members perform more than 85 percent of inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.  Volunteers also take a leading role in aerospace education and conduct one of America’s finest youth programs through CAP Cadet Programs. For more information about Civil Air Patrol, visit