Regina Lough of Amherst was awarded both the Charles Lindbergh Award and the Jimmy Doolittle Award and promoted to cadet senior master sergeant by the Lorain County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
The Lindbergh Award is named for Charles A. Lindbergh, the American aviator, engineer, and Pulitzer Prize winner who was the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
The Doolittle Award is named for Jimmy Doolittle, a pioneer in field of aeronautical engineering and leader of the World War II air raid on Tokyo.
In addition, Lough has been appointed cadet squadron first sergeant, the most prestigious and challenging position available to a cadet NCO.
Lough’s responsibilities include leading cadets in physical training, drills and ceremonies, and providing support to the cadet commander.
The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.