Mankato Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

CAP Experience Helps Member Complete Air Force Navigator Training PDF Print E-mail
  
Sunday, 30 November 2008 15:14
Lt Col John Barsness congratulates his son, 1st Lt Ben Barsness upon completion of Navigor School as NAS Pensocola, Florida.
Minnesota Wing Group IV Commander, Lt Col John Barsness, congratulates his son, USAF Second Lieutenant Ben Barsness, on his graduation from the navigator school. (Photo courtesy of Lt Col John Barsness)
Group IV Commander, Lt Col John Barsness, congratulates his son, US Air Force 2d Lt Ben Barsness, on his graduation from the navigator school in Pensacola, Florida.

Lt. Barsness received his silver wings on November 21, 2008, after 16 months of intensive training at the Naval Air Station (NAS).

Training at the NAS provides primary, intermediate, and advanced navigator training for the Navy and Air Force. The training Wing consists of 1,500 military personnel, 25 civilian personnel and over 100 aircraft.

After graduating first in his class, Lt. Barsness was selected to fly the B-1B Lancer.

Lt. Barsness is a senior member of Mankato Composite Squadron. As a cadet in Mankato, he served as cadet commander and completed Minnesota Wing Flight Academy. He went on from Flight Academy to earn his private pilot license while a cadet in CAP. He felt his CAP flying experience helped him in the initial phases of navigator training.

The NAS is home base for the Navy's Blue Angles. He said it was very interesting to see them practicing in the air space above Pensacola.
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