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Zelienople Airport (KPJC)
Zelienople, PA

Civil Air Patrol

Founded in 1941, the Civil Air Patrol is a 57,000 member volunteer organization, and is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  The CAP's three missions are Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Education.  Butler Composite Squadron 712 meets Mondays from 7-9PM in hangar C-1 at the Butler County Airport.  For more information, visit or contact Capt. Kevin Berry, Commander Sq. 712 at

June 7, 2010:  Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Timothy Neely received his official appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in a ceremony held at Butler Composite Squadron 712 headquarters at the Butler County Airport.  Lt. Colonel Richard Conwell, the USAFA Liaison Officer presided. 

Cadet Neely, a resident of Zelienople, joined the Civil Air Patrol in November, 2006.  Most notable among his achievements are:  Billy Mitchell Award (cadet officer), CAP Solo Pilot Rating, Ground Team Member Level 3, Cadet Basic Encampment and Cadet Executive Officer.  Cadet Neely was also a member of the Army JROTC program at Seneca Valley High School.

Departing for the USAF Academy in mid-June, Cadet Neely says, "Civil Air Patrol played a big part in achieving my goal to attend the Air Force Academy."  The members of Squadron 712 Butler, Group 1 (southwestern PA) and all of the Civil Air Patrol are proud of Cadet Neely's achievement, and wish him the best for his future in the United States Air Force.