2017 July, fourth week meeting, held at the Carroll County Senior and Community Center, the squadron was honored to host cadets from Carroll Composite Squadron and four new youths exploring the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.
Cadets began the evening with drill practice and testing for cadets pursuing their next promotion. Second Lieutenant Mike Swam, Carroll Composite Squadron, discussed an upcoming event, October 13th– 15th at Carroll County Airport, featuring WWII aircraft to include the B25 Bomber. He then talked to the cadets about the Introductory Communications User Test (ICUT), needed for communicating during large events and Emergency Services.
Lt Col Trombley went over a safety briefing on Operational Risk Management (ORM). The briefing covered the dangers inherent in everyday living and how to prevent those dangers from happening. Also, to be prepared for anything and pack more for a mission because you might need to stay pass the end time.
Cadets separated into groups for Character Development. They answered a series of questions designed to make them think about why they joined CAP and motivation; staying motivated, motivating each other and motivating others to join. Afterwards, cadets shared their answers and ideas on the topic.
The meeting was concluded with closing formation and promotions. Three cadets successfully achieved their next promotion:
- Newest member, Cadet Dylan Marty promoted to Cadet Airman, completing the requirement for Phase 1, Achievement 1 – John Curry
- Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ashley Pitt completed Phase 2, Achievement 8 – Neil Armstrong
- Cadet Commander Blake Scott promoted to 2nd Lieutenant by completing Phase 2 Achievement Award – General Billy Mitchell