Meeting 9/21/16

Tonight there were a couple of things going on. The first thing was that C/2nd Lt. Wood asked all cadets if there were any ideas they wanted passed up to the Cadet Advisory Council. Afterwards, there was a class on Character Development led by Captain Webster on knowing about oneself. Finally, there were some promotions. The cadets promoted are as follows:

  • C/A1C Matthew Hayden to C/SrA

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Meeting 9/7/16

This meeting, the cadets were given a safety course concerning the new season coming up. There was also a class lead by Lt. Col. Krall teaching cadets how to use night vision goggles. This class gave details on how night vision goggles worked and also taught cadets about how the Air Force and Navy are using this technology to also track head movement.

There were also some promotions tonight, congratulations cadets!

  • C/Amn McCormick to C/A1C
  • C/AB Plunk to C/Amn

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Aerospace Education

Cadets and parents, head on over to CAPMembers.com to check out an amazing Aerospace Education program! This is a great way to find different things you want to do in Civil Air Patrol to expand your knowledge on Aerospace Education.

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UAS Team Competition

Two weeks ago, Saint Mary’s Composite Squadron sent their UAS 4 STEM team to go fly in the national competition over in Muncie, Indiana. After separately driving 10 hours, we finally arrived and immediately as a team briefed for the next day. The next day we went over to a flight field and watched as the other teams flew, while practicing in flight simulators set up by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). Our time finally came, and we gave the judges a report saying that we were ready to fly. We went over to the flight line and flew, flying to 5 different waypoints, going to a mystery target, and searching for and identifying 5 targets. We landed, and when the results were in we were happy to become 3rd place in the National UAS 4 STEM competition!

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Meeting 8/31/16

This week cadets there were several promotions, and Lt. Col. Deluca (Retired) gave an excellent presentation on the Air Force Academy. He also told everyone what life at the Air Force Academy was like and told everyone how to get in.

Among those promoted are:

  • C/SMSgt Petschk to C/CMSgt
  • C/SMSgt Rioux to C/CMSgt
  • C/MSgt Gabriel Heisey to C/SMSgt
  • C/SrA Vallejo to C/SSgt
  • C/A1C Logan Carter C/SrA
  • C/A1C Joshua Carter C/SrA
  • C/AB Ferrer to C/Amn

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Cadet Orientation Flights – Saturday 27 August

We are planning Cadet Orientation Flights (COF) on Saturday 27 August. Two flights will take place starting at 0900 to 1300 and 1300 to 1700. Each flight can have 3 cadets.
If interested, please register via the Squadron Calendar link or contact Capt Villar at 804 319 6210

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Cadet Orientation Flights – 20 August 2016

We are planning Cadet Orientation Rides (COF) on Saturday 20 August. Two flights are planned starting at 0800 to 1200 and 1200 to 1600. Each flight can have 3 cadets.
If interested, please register via the Squadron Calendar link or contact Capt Villar at 804 319 6210

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Unit Alert

All Emergency Services members available for tasking between June 29 and July 8 call Capt Langford for Ground and Capt. Villar for Air. Real World – Not an Exercise. Check email for more details.  UPDATE: 03 July – All Units Stand Down Effective Immediately

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UAS Preparation

Cadets building the airframe their “Quadzilla”, which will compete in the annual UAS competition later this month!

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Wreaths Across America

Thank you to all the cadets who participated in Wreaths Across America this past weekend. You all did a very fine job and you certainly represented our Squadron and Civil Air Patrol well!

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