Mt Airy Composite Squadron met for the fourth meeting in November, following the Thanksgiving break, at the Mt Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting room at 6:30 p.m. on the 30th of November, 2017. This evenings venue included a discussion on social media, operational risk management and promotions.
The squadron began with opening ceremony, uniform inspections, drill and last minute details needed for promotion. The social media discussion was conducted by cadet 1st Lt Buzzard. It began with a quick Power Point presentation reviewing media currently used by the squadron; Facebook, Shutterfly and a website. The second part of the discussion became a lively interaction between cadets. The culmination of which, was a list of social media sites and how many cadets frequented them. Older cadets, 16 years and older, had personal phones and personal accounts. Younger cadets tended to use their parent’s phone and/or account to access social media sites. Public schools and organizations tend to drive the need to communicate via Facebook and Instagram.
The Operational Risk Management (ORM) training was conducted by Lt Col Trombley. The cadets were divided into groups and given a task. While in groups, they brain-stormed and tried to imagine every possible obstacle and risk that might be encountered trying to accomplish the task. They then presented their ideas to everyone and decided whether the risk outweighed the task.
Congratulations to the recipients of this evenings promotions:
- C/A1C Dylan Marty – Cadet Senior Airman
- C/Amn Katherine Grasley – Cadet Airman First Class
- C/Amn Jackson Varley – Cadet Airman First Class
- C/SSgt Aurora Albertson – Cadet Technical Sergeant
Article and photographs by 2nd Lt Alvarado, PAO