Tonight, cadets were able to take their PT tests. As usual, this included a mile long timed run, pushups, sit-ups, and a leg stretch.
Captain Webster gave a class on DDR, and this time talked about how opiods and how they can be useful as painkillers, but in strict moderation. He also talked about how pain isn’t the best and that opiods are useful for painkilling but also how it is that it may sometimes be better to go through pain to avoid the chance of becoming addicted to painkillers.
Col. Trick gave a class on Character Development, expanding upon jobs and potential avenues of life once one graduates college. The class went very well, and cadets were able to learn a lot. Cadets were able to voice their opinions on the subject at hand, and split into groups for further discussion.
There were 2 cadets whose birthdays were today, allowing for celebrations and cake. Happy birthday to C/SSgt Hoerl and C/MSgt Schnitker
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted
- C/SSgt Hayden to C/TSgt
- C/SMSgt Krall to C/CMSgt
- C/TSgt Schnitker to C/MSgt
- C/Sra Bauldaff to C/SSgt
- C/A1c Garciduenas to C/Sra
This evening cadets were able to drill with their flights for some of the meeting. After that, C/TSgt Plunk gave a brief tutorial on eServices and how to navigate it. He showed cadets how to get to their 101 card, their online tests, and how to complete their GES.
After the eServices training, cadets went outside to participate in several scenarios that they might encounter while on a Emergency Mission. They were able to practice carrying injured people on stretchers, searching for people, and talking with witnesses. Also, Captain Webster gave a short Safety Briefing.
Today, Senior Member Lang gave a DDR class, discussing what effects drugs have on you, and how drug use affects your career. Also discussed were the long term effects of drugs on a cadets life, even into adulthood. They discussed different drugs, be it alcohol, over the counter drugs, etc.
Congratulations to the following cadets for promoting to the following ranks
- C/SrA Hoerl to C/SSgt
- C/CMSgt Rioux to C/CMSgt
Tonight, we were honored to have roughly 20 cadets from Group 6 in Pennsylvania visit our Squadron. Our cadets had the opportunity to mingle with the cadets from Pennsylvania, and get to know their fellow Civil Air Patrol cadets. Later, the cadets were split into two groups, and rotated between a few different stations. The stations showcased an airplane simulator, Emergency Services, and navigation using maps.
Some of the cadets were also able to get their drill tests done.
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted to the following ranks
- C/AB James Bush to C/Amn
- C/SMSgt Jack Bush to C/CMSgt
Tonight, cadets were given aerospace maps and told to find landmarks, our squadron, and other airports. After finding landmarks on one map, they would switch to the next map, and repeat to see what could be found.
Tonight was the anticipated open house! We were able to promote our three aspects of Civil Air Patrol, which are Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. We were able to showcase different parts of those, including our UAS team, the promotion system, and making of a tent. Our UAS team is coming along and preparing for our regional tournament, and the tent was able to sleep 8 to 12 people. Our squadron was also able to put on display our flight simulators, and help teach cadets to fly.
Yesterday the UAS team was able to practice at Greenwell State Park, where they went over the goals of this years teams and where they practiced flying a few times. They discussed what was wrong with what they had and how they could improve it, to include adding to their pre-flight checklist and organizing themselves better than last year.
This year, our squadrons UAS team consists of:
- C/A1C Samuel Baldauff
- C/A1C Isaac Baldauff
- C/2dLt Michael Petschk
- C/TSgt Logan McCormick
- C/CMSgt Gabriel Heisey
- C/CMSgt Andrew Rioux
- C/CMSgt Nicholas Schnitker
- C/A1C Jack Garciduenas
- C/2dLt Mark Marshall
- C/SMSgt Michael Krall
Next meeting, Wednesday 3/29/17, St. Mary’s Composite Squadron is having an open house! Come join us to find out more about Civil Air Patrol! We are hosting at Saint Mary’s County Regional Airport, and are excited to introduce young cadets to the exciting worlds of Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs!
This evening cadets had their monthly PT. This PT consisted of pushups, curl-ups, a sit and reach, and a mile run; along with various stretches. Due to the weather, only the mile run was outside, and the rest of the PT was administered indoors.
After the PT, C/2ndLt. Wood gave a brief talk on personal fitness, and how it fits into the cadet life. She talked about the importance of exercising daily, and how changing their exercises so they exercise all the different muscle groups.
C/2dLt McKean gave a class with paper airplanes, splitting cadets into groups, and having them compete with their airplane designs. After the competition, cadets were able to listen and give input as to what pros and cons each plane had.