Meeting 9/13/2017

This week, cadets were able to practice their columns in anticipation of the St. Mary’s County Fair parade. The staff spent a lot of time instructing the cadets on how to do their columns properly, so that the parade can go perfectly.

Tonight, cadets were given a presentation for what happened on September 11th, 2001. It was given in remembrance of what happened, to not let the memory die.

C/2d Lt Petschk gave a presentation for Emergency Services, having the cadets practice line searches. They were also able to practice triage, and identifying any injuries a person may have.

Congratulations to the following cadets for receiving their promotions:

  • C/Amn Shepard to C/A1C

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Meeting 9/6/2017

Tonight, cadets were able to enjoy themselves in several bearing tests. Bearing tests are tests where cadets are told to stand at attention, not breaking their bearing. Cadet staff joined in being tested, and cadets were given the opportunity to ‘break’ the cadet staffs’ bearing.

Senior Member Morgan gave a class tonight on various attack aircraft, describing various differences such as how American warplanes during WWII were more defensive versus Japanese planes being more offensively oriented.

Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted to the following ranks:

  • C/A1C Ryan Bryant to C/SrA
  • C/A1C Joseph Krall to C/SrA
  • C/TSgt Logan McCormick to C/MSgt
  • C/CMSgt Michael Krall to C/CMSgt

Also, congratulations to the following cadets for participating in the National Rifle Association marksman shooting events, and passing to receive the badge:

  • C/CMSgt John Hardman
  • C/TSgt Matthew Hayden
  • C/TSgt Michael Hayden
  • C/TSgt Aidan Hoerl
  • C/CMSgt Michael Krall
  • C/SrA Joseph Krall
  • C/CMSgt Samuel Morgan
  • C/2d Lt Michael Petschk
  • C/Amn Ivy Somers

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Meeting 8/9/2017

This evening cadets were privileged to a class by Col Johnson on radio operations.

Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted to the following ranks:

• C/CMSgt Logan Carter

Also, congratulations to all the cadets who received awards for different activities.

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Meeting 8/2/17

Tonight, C/CMSgt Bush and Krall gave a presentation on the Honor Guard Academy. The Honor Guard Academy’s objective is to provide leadership training to cadets that will enable them to implement the Honor Guard Program within their individual wings and units. C/1stLt Wood gave a lecture on aerospace and spoke on Amelia Earhart. Cadet Bush was promoted to C/2ndLt.

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Meeting 7/26/17

Tonight, St. Mary’s Squadron met at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Drill Hall to perform PT. PT began with the one mile run, followed by the push-up, sit-ups, and the sit and reach. Afterward, cadets played a competitive game of soccer, and used teamwork to communicate with their teams.

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7/19/17

Tonight, Cadets spent a majority of their flight time working on drill outside.
After flight time, C/CMSgt Morgan informed the cadets on his experiences at Hawk Mountain Ranger School. He has gone twice and returned this year as a field medic. “Hawk Mountain was an intense, team building, leadership experience.” Following his speech, Capt. Webster gave the cadets a lesson on character development, specifically on peer pressure. C/2dLt Rioux, C/2dLt Meyers, and Maj Trick performed a skit to display the harm of peer pressure and giving into it.

The following cadets completed all of the tasks required to promote:

C/SMSgt Logan Carter

C/SMSgt Joshua Carter

 

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7/12/17

Tonight, the meeting started out with C/2ndLt Rioux receiving the Billy Mitchell Award. The first milestone of the Cadet Program is the General Billy Mitchell Award, which is earned after the completion of the first eight achievements of the cadet program. Only 15% of Civil Air Patrol cadets will obtain the General Billy Mitchell Award, so you must understand how significant of an achievement this is.
Later, cadets were divided into two flights and were given proper drill examinations. The flights went head to head in a game of CAP jeopardy, with Bravo flight winning overall.
In closing formation, Cadet Trelles was promoted to C/SrA. C/CMSgt Schnitker, C/2dLt Petschk, C/2dLt Rioux, C/A1C Gass, C/1stLt Wood, and C/2dLt Marshall were awarded with a Certificate for participating in UAS STEM.

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Meeting 7/5/17

Tonight, cadets returned from encampment and shared their experiences with fellow cadets. To prove their knowledge, cadets were tested on memory work, which includes the cadet oath, honor code, core values, and CAP founding date. Being in Dress Blues, there was also a meticulous uniform inspection.

Col. Trick gave a class on Aerospace Education where he got to share some of his personal experiences.

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Meeting 6/7/17

Tonight, there was a cycling of staff positions. Thankfully, cadets were still able to complete all requirements to promote.

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Meeting 5/31/17

Tonight, cadets were able to relax a bit during our squadron’s social potluck. Everyone brought food, and we were able to socialize and chat. After about an hour, there was a public speaking class that was able to take place.

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