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NEWS | Dec. 2, 2008

Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter honors Team Randolph's outstanding aircrew men

By Sean Bowlin 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

The San Antonio de Bexar chapter of the Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four Randolph Air Force Base 12th Flying Training Wing airmen today for superior performance in their duties. 

Representatives of the D.A.R. presented plaques and checks to "Instructor Pilot of the Year" Capt. William Brown of the 435th Flying Training Squadron; "Instructor Navigator of the Year" Capt. Thomas Moore of the 563rd FTS; "Student IP of the Year" Capt. Brian Shull of the 99th FTS; and "Student Navigator of the Year" Capt. Andrew Thompson of the 563rd FTS. 

Since 1957, the Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has honored the 12th Flying Training Wing's "Instructor Pilot of the Year" at a reception and award presentation hosted by the 12th FTW. 

The Texas D.A.R. created their Texas Armed Services Award program to honor the U.S. Armed Forces. 

They decided to pick one particular military base in Texas and honor the top person at that base. They chose to honor Randolph Air Force Base and the "Instructor Pilot of the Year." 

The D.A.R. is a society composed of women who are descendants of any ancestor who "with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of independence as a recognized patriot, as soldier or sailor, or as a civil officer in one of the several colonies or states." 

It was organized into 2,747 chapters in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 1890. Their objective is to perpetuate the memory of the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence; to promote institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty