The Omaha Composite Squadron during the College World Series
The Omaha Composite Squadron Color Guard was invited once again to present the colors at the 2016 College World Series. This year, OCS was required to present the colors during the singing of the National Anthem on June 22, 2016 prior to Game 9 which was being played between The university of Arizona Wildcats and University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB) Gauchos.
OCS Live on National TV during the singing of the National Anthem
The Color Guard Team for this event included:
C/2dLt Ty Sarvis
C/CMSgt Bryce Moran
C/CMSgt Thomas Gerot
C/2dLt Cat Garrett
Click on the video below to watch our Color Guard at CWS:
The Omaha Composite Squadron cadets train regularly to provide assistance at civic events to present our nation’s flag, and to provide the appropriate customs and courtesies.
OCS Cadet Commander, C/2dLt Sarvis volunteered to help distribute Poppies on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day weekend.
During the month of May, The Omaha Composite Squadron participated in the distribution of Poppies to honor our American Veterans, and collected donations for both the American Legion Auxiliary – Omaha Unit #1, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2704.
The First volunteer activity took place on Armed Forces Day (May 21, 2016). On that day, OCS collected a record $1210.31, which will go towards the rehabilitation of veterans and their families, as well as active duty men and women. One of the new programs being funded by donations such as these, is the monthly birthday party at Victory Apartments for Veterans, and providing home cooked meals for veterans at New Vision.
LtCol. Robert McCartney and C/CMSgt Moran setup a collection table near the entrance of a local retail store.
The second activity took place during the Memorial Day weekend (May 28th). OCS Cadets and Seniors collected approximately $900 for VFW Post 2704. These proceeds help fund the activities of the VFW at the local level.
Cadets cycled throughout the day to make the fundraising effort successful.
OCS collected nearly $900 for VFW Post 2704
Certificate of Recognition from the American Legion