OCS Cadets attend the 2014 Nebraska Wing Encampment

The Nebraska Wing held its 2014 Encampment between June 22nd and 28th.  13 Cadets from the Omaha Composite Squadron attended, with approximately half of them serving in staff positions during the week long activity.

Nebraska Wing Encampment cadets pose in front of a B-17 static Display during a tour of Offutt AFB.

The cadets reported on June 22nd for in-processing and were quickly moved into their week-long living quarters.  Cadets were organized into flights. After in-processing, the flights were given time to settle in and get to know each other.  After dinner, the first encampment meeting was held to kick off the training.

Cadets arrive for in-processing.

Cadets are settled into their respective barracks after in-processing.

After the first day, encampment activities began with Physical Training, Drill, Core Values and Leadership training.  Cadets had a guest lecturer from Offutt Air Force Base who spoke to them about US air power.  And a color guard class was offered where cadets learned the proper way to raise and lower a flag.  Other activities during the week included a class on Vortex Generators, Frisbee, Rappelling, fire arms display, K-9 demonstration, Radio Controlled Airplanes, Offut AFB Control Tower tour and Helicopter rides.

Cadets are given a Fire Arms demonstration at Offutt AFB

Cadets are strapped in for a Black hawk helicopter ride.

C/2d Lt. Kacey Dwyer performs flawlessly during the rappelling exercise.

Cadets climb on board a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft for a tour.

Cadets give a parting salute to the Black hawk helicopters at the Lincoln Army National Guard Base.

On the last day of encampment, the cadets marched in review before the Nebraska Wing Commander, Col. Darrell Nelson.  The graduation Ceremony was taken indoors and our very own cadet C/2d Lt. Kacey Dwyer was presented with the Billy Mitchell Milestone award by the Wing Commander.  C/CMSgt Ty Sarvis was also named the Bravo Flight Honor Cadet for the Encampment.

Congratulations to all the graduating cadets and we look forward to the next Nebraska Wing Encampment.

Congratulations and thank you to the 2014 Nebraska Wing Encampment Staff.

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