Archive for June 19, 2015

OCS Color Guard Presents the Colors at the College World Series

By SM Marcia Moran

Omaha Composite Squadron’s Color Guard presents the colors at the 2015 College World Series

The Omaha Composite Squadron Color Guard had the honor of presenting the colors at the nationally televised College World Series on June 19, 2015 in downtown Omaha.   Just before the first pitch, the Color Guard marched onto the field and took their place along the third base line. Under the command of C/CMSgt Elizabeth Nelson, the colors were presented expertly while two local ladies sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The Color Guard then smartly marched off the field and was left to enjoy the ballgame.

C/2dLt. Sarvis, C/CMSgt. Nelson, C/SSgt Moran and C/SrA Matya practice prior to the main event.

The Virginia Cavaliers and Florida Gators were there to play game 11, but the Color Guard was there to honor our country. The cadets of the Color Guard consist of C/CMSgt Elizabeth Nelson (American Flag and Commander), C/SSgt Bryce Moran (State Flag), C/2dLt Ty Sarvis (Lead Guard), and C/SrA Gregory Matya (Rear Guard). They did an outstanding job, as their dedication and hard work paid off to perform such a patriotic duty.   Job well done and the Omaha Composite Squadron is very proud of these outstanding cadets.

The scoreboard shows a view of the Nationally Televised event.

OCS Color Guard departs after the National Anthem.

The American flag was proudly carried by C/CMSgt. Elizabeth Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCS Cadets Receive VFW Awards

On June 1st, 2015, two outstanding OCS cadets received awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A VFW themed cake was brought in for a reception following the ceremony.

Congratulations to C/2dLt Ty Sarvis and C/SSgt Bryce Moran for receiving the VFW Cadet Officer and Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer “Cadet of the Year” respectively. Larry Gerlt of the VFW 2704 presented both cadets with a citation certificate recognizing each for their outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership ability. In addition to the certificate, both received a ribbon and medal. Job well done! The Omaha Composite Squadron is very proud of you.

C/2dLt Sarvis Receives the VFW Cadet Officer of the Year Award

C/SSgt. Moran receive the VFW Non-Commissioned Cadet of the Year award

OCS helps out at Council Bluffs Fly-in Breakfast

Council Bluffs Fly-in breakfast

On June 6th, 2015, the Omaha Composite Squadron Cadets attended the Council Bluffs Fly-in breakfast to assist in marshaling aircraft.  A pancake breakfast was provided free of charge in appreciation for their help.  “The Pancake Man” randomly selected from those in attendance to step back and attempt to catch their breakfast during one of his famous pancake tosses.  Various aircraft and military vehicles were on display.

OCS Cadets marshall incoming aircraft

Several local news stations were present to cover the event which also coincided with the anniversary of D-Day.  One of our very own cadets was interviewed about the squadron’s participation at the Fly-in and how it benefits the cadets in their training.

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One of our very own attempts his luck at the Pancake Toss…  One on the plate, one in the air, and one on the floor.  :(

some faired better than others – four on the plate, none on the floor.

 

Helicopter rides were also available.

 

 

 

 

 

Military Vehicles were also on display

 

 

A WWII era Funk was on Display next to the local Commemorative Air Force Museum.