C/Major Artiga, Capt Trick, and Capt Rose were able to stand and talk about various NCSAs and told cadets that they are worth it, and if you are trying to sign up do so now! The sign up dates end on the 15th of January, so sign up here.
C/1st Lt. Petschk gave a talk about GES, telling what it is, how to get it, and why it is important. He gave a tour around his backpack, and afterwards C/Capt Yeh and C/CMSgt Morgan talked about communications and talked about how to use a radio.
Cadets were also given a safety briefing, and have their safety ratings refreshed. This class comprised of warnings about watching out for ice, being careful when traveling in the dark, etc.
The squadron received in the mail a STEM kit, and are thinking of ideas on how to use it. The squadron was given a nicely outfitted Raspberry Pi 3
Congratulations to the following cadets for working towards their promotions:
- C/A1C Hoerl to C/SrA
- C/Amn Wilkinson to C/A1C
Hopefully the weather will cooperate this coming weekend for Cadet Orientation Flights (COF). We have plans to fly on Saturday and Sunday at 0900 and 1230, with space for 3 cadets in each flight. Please check the squadron calendar for additional information and registration.
Tonight, cadets were able to see a Cadet Commander from 2011, Capt. Robert Lewis, a former Spaatz cadet. He helped form the Esperanza middle school squadron. Tonight, he was able to give a class on how operations happened in Cache County, Utah. He was able to show lots of equipment used by the Search And Rescue cops, and also was able to show procedures used for retrieving victims and patients from dangerous situations.
Capt. Robert Lewis went to the National Emergency Services Academy, and is also a pilot with several commendations.
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted to the following ranks:
- C/A1C Plunk to C/SrA
- C/CMSgt Marshall to C/2nd Lt
Cadet Orientation Flights again next Sunday 08 January. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to fly. Please check the squadron calendar for times and registration.
Cadets / Parents,
We will be conducting a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the airport this Saturday starting at 0830. The event will be going on until 1500 or so. Details are available in the squadron calendar and you can sign up for the activity there as well.
In addition to the SAREX, we will be offering Cadet Orientation Rides in a one year old C172/G1000 aircraft at 1000 and 1300. Since this is a smaller aircraft than our C182, we can only accommodate 2 cadets plus the orientation pilot. I have space for 4 cadets total (2 at 1000 and 2 at 1300) if you are interested. You can register for this event via the Squadron calendar.
In case you want to make a day of this, register for the SAREX and the COF – we can do both for you.
Contact Capt Villar with any questions.
Wishing you and your families Safe and Happy Holidays wherever you may be!
But if you are in town, Cadet Orientation Flights (COF) are planned for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Please check the Squadron Calendar for times and registration. Contact Capt Villar with any questions.
Tonight, cadets were given their monthly safety briefing by Maj. Rioux, and are now qualified for various activities.
This meeting cadets were also taught by Capt. Webster about DDR, and told a story about how drugs affect their users. He went in depth on how drugs are more used more often, more intensely because of how the drug affects the user. Drugs however can still be useful for those who need it, such as Alzheimers and trauma. It was shown that like many other things, drugs can be good in moderation, but through overdosage they can be severely damaging.
Congratulations to C/CMSgt Petschk for being promoted to C/2ndLt, and overcoming the barrier of the Mitchell award, and to Captain Villar for being given the Operations Officer of the Year in the Maryland Wing.
This year, Wreaths’ Across America was a great success. The event was admirably organized, and cadets were able to get where they needed to be to do what they needed to do. The event started with senior members briefing the cadets on how the event would play out. Afterwards, cadets were able to proceed to their trucks. Cadets would take boxes of wreaths and lay them out for other volunteer groups and individuals to lay them on the graves, however there were plenty left over and cadets were able to lay wreaths out themselves. After all the wreaths were laid out, cadets helped pick up the empty boxes that held wreaths.
Cadet Orientation Flights (COF) are planned for this coming weekend (Sat 17 and Sun 18 Dec) in the afternoon. Please check the Squadron Calendar for times and registration. Contact Capt Villar with any questions.
Tonight the Group III Commander Lt. Col. Davis came to officially C/2Lt Meyer her Billy Mitchell award. Also with Lt. Col. Davis came inspectors, to perform an SUI (Subordinate Unit Inspection).
Tonight is the 75th day of the day that will live in infamy, Pearl Harbor. Col. Trick gave a presentation on different airplanes used in that time.
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted:
- C/SSgt Logan Carter to C/TSgt
- C/SSgt Joshua Carter to C/TSgt