This is an exciting meeting, as the new is replacing the old. A change of command took place, and we watched C/Capt Yeh leave while we applauded his service and asked C/2Lt Wood to carry on leading the squadron.
Following the Change of Command, Major Rioux gave his second presentation on Naval equipment, this time focusing on air traffic and how it is handled.
Due to an overflow of cadets receiving promotions, this cadets were called up by group for their promotions. Congratulations to the following cadets for receiving their promotions:
- C/AB Holdsworth to C/Amn
- C/AB Hawthorne to C/Amn
- C/AB Castro to C/Amn
- C/AB Trelles to C/Amn
- C/Amn Hoerl to C/A1C
- C/Amn Ferrer to C/A1C
- C/Amn Williams to C/A1C
- C/TSgt Bush to C/MSgt
- C/TSgt Krall to C/MSgt
This Saturday, Airmen Basic cadets were able to fulfill all requirements required to promote to the grade of Cadet Airman. This included taking their online leadership test, taking a character development class, and finishing their Physical Training. To wrap it off, C/2Lt Wood told all the cadets about what doors were opened with their new promotions.
Due to Thanksgiving, we will not be having our weekly meeting this Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tonight, Major Rioux gave a class on different parts of Navy equipment he wears when flying to protect himself.
Captain Webster was also able to provide a class, and taught a character development class about responsibility, and how to cope with embarrassment.
What a great week! There were many awards that the commanding officers of St. Mary’s composite squadron were proud to award.
Congratulations to the following cadets for receiving their promotions
- C/A1C Gemmel to C/SrA
- C/SrA Henry Schnitker to C/SSgt
- C/TSgt Krall to C/MSgt
- C/MSgt Hardman to C/SMSgt
This past week, the Maryland Wing convened for a conference, and chose cadets and senior members to receive ‘of the year’ awards, and CAP St. Mary’s is proud to earn the Spirit Award, and have the following members receive their awards.
- Captain David Webster received the Character Development Officer Award of the Year
- C/CMSgt Andrew Rioux received the Webmaster Award of the Year
Tonight quite a few cadets were also able to receive certificates showing that they have completed Drug Demand Reduction training.
This meeting, cadets were able to attend an Emergency Services class led by C/CMSgt Morgan. They were taught to do litter carries and were given basic first aid medical training.
Tonight, C/CMSgt Rioux, C/CMSgt Heisey, and Captain Morgan were able to give a class on eServices and how to get Emergency Services qualifications. Captain Morgan was also able to give a class on 24 hour gear.
Congratulations to the following cadets for achieving their promotions:
- C/AB Ochoa to C/Amn
- C/SrA Schnitker to C/SSgt
Cadets tonight participated in a uniform inspection and the results were satisfactory.
Tonight, we were able to host Wing Commander David E. Carter, a United Kingdom F-35B Class Desk Lead Engineer. He gave us a class on the F-35, and included topics such as how the British were involved with the creation of the F-35.
- C/Ab Bryant to C/Amn
- C/Ab March to C/Amn
- C/Ab Szillas to C/Amn
- C/Amn Plunk to C/A1C
- C/Amn Gass to C/A1C
- C/SrA Josh Carter to C/SSgt
- C/SrA Logan Carter to C/SSgt
- C/SrA McCormick to C/SSgt
- C/SSgt Krall to C/TSgt
- C/SMSgt Schnitker to C/CMSgt
- C/SMSgt Heisey to C/CMSgt
- C/CMSgt Meyer to C/2nd Lt
Tonight, cadets had their regular PT meeting and some were able to pass. Afterwards, cadets were able to join in a team building activity. This team building activity was a game of ultimate frisbee, and everyone was able to join in and have a good time.
Tonight, cadets were able to attend a character development class where cadets were taught to handle abusive leaders, and how to help the followers and leaders.
- C/Amn Garciduenas to C/A1C
- C/SSgt Bush to C/TSgt
- C/SSgt Krall to C/TSgt
Tonight, St. Mary’s squadron was able to participate in Warrior PT. This is a series of PT exercises that help build teams, and all flights did great in both their PT and team cohesiveness. The activities tonight included a 1.5 mile run, a dodge ball competition, relay race, and a capture the flag competition.
All the cadets tonight were able to partake in a tour of the Aw139 Augusta Westland rescue helicopter in the hangar next door. The helicopter was used for several missions. The most common one, that comprised of 90% of missions were Medical-Evacuation. The helicopter was able to hold people in it’s bay and perform medical operations to keep someone alive until they were transported to a hospital. The helicopter had a camera on the bottom that helped to find the target of the assigned mission.
Congratulations to the following cadets for working towards and completing their promotions:
- C/A1C Henry Schnitker to C/SrA
- C/AmB Wilkinson to C/Amn
- C/A1C Michael Hayden to C/SrA
- C/AmB Hoerl to C/Amn