The Mt Airy Composite Squadron met at the Veterans of Foreign War meeting room in downtown Mt Airy on September 21, 2017. Cadets began the meeting Thursday outside of the VFW with inspections and in-place drills and basic marching movements.
Following drill, cadets went inside for an emergency services class, led by Cadet 2nd Lt Scott, about hot & cold weather injuries and natural hazard injuries.
- The hot weather injuries included: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
- The cold weather injuries included: Frost Bite – Stages 1 & 2 and Hypothermia – Stages 1 &2
- The natural hazards include: Terrain, Poisonous Plants, Insects, mammals and reptiles
Lt. Scott discussed how to prevent these injuries from happening, the symptoms for each injury and their appropriate treatment. He then led a small group of cadets in a group quiz that allowed the cadets to become certified in injury prevention and go on missions as trainees.
Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ashley Pitt promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and Cadet Senior Master Sergeant James Buchheit was promoted to the position of First Sergeant. Change continues as cadets advance in rank, assume new duties and gain in maturity. The meeting was concluded with additional in-place drill and marching.
Article by Cadet Staff Sergeant Amy Franklin