Thursday, 22 June 2017, Mt Airy Composite Squadron gathered for their regularly scheduled fourth week meeting at the Carroll County Senior and Community Center in Mt Airy. The meeting began with cadet blues (dress uniform) inspections. When reciting the Cadet Oath, a cadet pledges to “wear my uniform properly” and regular uniform inspections help leaders motivate cadets
to set high standards for themselves.
After inspection, Lt. Buchheit and Lt. Smith-Velazquez went over cyber security and how important it is to stay safe. Cadets were shown a website called digitalattackmap.com to see the different cyber threats happening all around the globe. Afterwards, everyone watched a short video about a program called CyberPatriot. The CyberPatriot program allows Cadets throughout the nation to in participate in competitions where they are put into teams and can compete against each other to win prizes.
Cadets also did character development. This month, character development was about a cadet who was given $100 to buy lunch for the other members, after giving everyone their change, he was left with $10 extra. Cadets were put into groups and answered a series of questions like how did that happen and what he should do with the money. At the end of the meeting, awards and promotions were announced and everyone congratulated the following individuals:
- Award: Cadet Staff Sergeant Nathaniel Messick (Wright Brothers Certificate)
- Cadet Airman Seth Moses;
- Cadet Airman 1st Class Jackson Curtis;
- Cadet Senior Airman Amy Franklin;
- Cadet Technical Sergeant Mitch Walker
Article by: Cadet Senior Airman Amy Franklin
Photos by: 2nd Lt Patti Messick