Tonight cadets were able to participate in the monthly PT which consisted of a mile run, push-ups, sit-ups, and a sit and reach exercise.
After PT, Capt. Webster gave a talk on Drug Demand Reduction, DDR for short, and talked to cadets about Over The Counter drugs (OTC), and gave several flying scenarios for cadets to analyze. He talked about the side effects associated with OTC drugs, and how they can affect your ability to correctly operate an airplane. He also talked about how drug dealers often help someone become addicted to drugs, so they become almost like a slave, often forcing the addict into stealing to buy more drugs.
Today cadets were given a class about Encampment and ALS. It was a chance for cadets to learn about what happens at Encampment, and told about the benefits of ALS. This included getting a ‘head start’ at Encampment, knowing more about what to do, and having a better chance at succeeding.
Next, Col Trick gave a class on Character Development. This class was centered around personal problems. The cadets were told to write down problems they have, and worked together to come up with solutions.
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted
- C/AB Horner to C/Amn
- C/MSgt Bush to C/SMSgt
Tonight cadets were able to listen to three presentations about eServices, high temperature injuries, and the gear necessary to go out on a ‘sortie’, an Emergency Services mission. They were also given a tour of C/CMSgt Morgan’s 24 hour and 72 hour packs.
Congratulations to C/SrA Michael Hayden to C/SSgt
Congratulations also to C/CMSgt Hardman and C/CMSgt Schnitker for staying in the program long enough to receive their service awards.
Congratulations as well to C/SMSgt Krall for recruiting two cadets, and earning his recruiter ribbon.
This meeting Group Commander Colonel Davis arrives at the squadron to be a part of the squadron change of command, from Colonel McKean to Colonel McGovern. He also announced that Captain Trick has been promoted to the rank of Major. The now Major Trick announced that the first cadet to reach the Spaatz Award, to become a senior member, and dedicate themselves to helping cadets achieve what they achieved i.e. the Spaatz Award would be awarded Captain Trick’s old epaulets. Also, C/2ndLt. Petschk and C/2ndLt. Marshall were awarded their Mitchell Awards, and challenged cadets to reach the Mitchell Award. After the ceremonies, cadets and parents were treated to cake and ice-cream.
C/2ndLt. McKean taught a aerospace education class, and had cadets build wooden airplanes to fly in a competition. Cadets were taught about the basics of airplane flight.
Congratulations to the following cadets for being promoted:
- C/TSgt Logan Carter to C/MSgt
- C/TSgt Joshua Carter to C/MSgt
- C/SSgt Henry Schnitker to C/TSgt
- C/SMSgt Hardman to C/CMSgt
Tonight, cadets were able to participate in Physical Training. Most cadets were able to pass their physical fitness tests, and step forward to progressing towards their promotions.
Captain Webster was able to give a class today on Drug Demand Reduction, talking about eyesight and the effects of alcohol on and drugs the eyesight.
Had to be cancelled this last weekend due to the low ceilings and poor visibility. Full VFR conditions are required to fly cadets in order to make the experience a good one and allow for good training and learning for them.
Please monitor the squadron calendar as we will try again. Any time you see Orientation Flight events in the calendar means that we have pilots ready to take you flying. And the registration procedure is easy and quick!
Or check with your Flight Sgt. during the weekly meetings.
See you in the skies !!
Captain Webster gave a presentation on Character Development, and in his speeches he went over racism, what it is, and why it is important to accept people from other races, religions, and regions. He had cadets remember a time when they were in a new area, and quizzed cadets on moral concerns.
Anyone remember Encampment? The cadet staff have brought out OIs (Operational Instructions), to help with teaching cadets about the various things cadets will need to know in the cadet program.
Congratulations to the following cadets for receiving their promotions
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