Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Meeting, Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Cadet Airman First Class Amy Franklin
Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSgt) Bucheit gave an outstanding power point presentation on his recent visit to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sergeant Bucheit provided information on the buildings he visited that included the dorm rooms, cafeteria (Mitchell Hall), Chapel, Hap Hall, and the Engineering classroom. He also shared photos of the military planes that are now statued at the Academy. Sergeant Bucheit explained how big the Academy is and that an estimated 4,000 Cadets can be found throughout the grounds in a dorm (three Cadets per room), in a classroom (25 per classroom), and Mitchell Hall. All 4,000 cadets are in the cafeteria at the same time for meals. Sergeant Bucheit also provided every CAP cadet an Air Force Academy pamphlet and explained what the Academy’s mission, which is “To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the Air Force in service to our nation”. Sergeant Bucheit’s presentation helped to inspire CAP cadets to work and train hard to someday go to the academy and one day become an U.S. Air Force Officer.
Lt Col Trombley discussed the character development entitled ‘The Price of Honor’. We broke into groups and read a story about how a cadet was given a well-deserved ribbon, while another cadet was overcome with jealously and decided to try to purchase the same ribbon. We discussed why the cadet’s behavior was wrong and how his behavior demonstrated his loss of the CAP’s core values – Integrity, Excellence In All We Do, and Respect.
photographs by 2nd Lt Mary Alvarado