Cadet Staff Sergeant Micah Mulhern and Cadet Airman First Class Alexander Rolfe joined Captain Nathan Rolfe, Mt. Airy Composite Squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets, for the 175th Communications Flight change of command. Many senior officers from Maryland Air National Guard (MDANG), to include Brigadier General Johnson, Commander of the 175th Wing, were on site. The Cadets were able to meet Major Joe Winter, USAF (Col Winter, CAP, MD Wing Commander) who was also in attendance.
After some active networking with other Civil Air Patrol and Air National Guard attendees, Captain Rolfe and the cadets swung by the pilots lounge for a chance to take pictures of the planes. One of the pilots was kind enough to take them out to the flight line and gave an impromptu tour of the aircraft. He briefed the cadets on many of the features and capabilities of the A-10, ending with an opportunity for each cadet to take a close look at the cockpit. He also spoke a little about his personal path to being an A-10 pilot and gave some solid advice and mentoring to the cadets.
Article submitted by Captain Nathan Rolfe