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