Archive for August 30, 2016
Nine Omaha Composite Squadron Cadets attended national and international activities during the summer months.
Missouri Wing Encampment
Four Cadets attended the Missouri Wing Encampment in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO from July 10th to 17th.
The following cadets completed the 2016 MO Wing encampment:
- C/1stLt Elizabeth Nelson (Cmdr. Commendation)
- C/SrA Chaim Hayward (PT Award)
- C/SrA Noach Hayward (Cadet of the Day)
- C/Amn Patrick Kealey (Squadron award)
North Central Region National Flight Academy
Three Cadets attended the North Central Region National Flight Academy and successfully completed their ground and flight training which culminated with approximately 10 hours per cadet and each soloing in a CAP Cessna 172.
The Following cadets attended the NCR National Flight Academy:
- C/2dLt Sara Pineda
- C/CMSgt Bryce Moran
- C/CMSgt Gregory Matya
Minnesota Wing Encampment
One Cadet attended the Minnesota Wing Encampment from July 23rd through 30th, 2016. Activities included helicopter flights and confidence building activities such as rappelling and obstacle course.
Cadets participate in a week long “basic training” style encampment which gives them an introduction to Air Force-style military training, customs and courtesies and exposes the cadets to the many benefits of working together as one team.
The following cadet attended the MN Wing Encampment:
- C/CMSgt Thomas Gerot
International Air Cadet Exchange
One cadet was selected to attend the International Air Cadet Exchange and participate in The Royal Cadets’ 75th anniversary parade in the United Kingdom with representatives of other air cadet organizations also marking their 75th anniversary this year as well as celebrating the Queen of England’s 90th birthday. Coincidentally, this year Civil Air Patrol is also celebrating its 75th anniversary. Only four cadets from the entire nation were selected to represent the United States Civil Air Patrol for this special anniversary celebration, and having one of our very own cadet members representing us overseas is a testament to the quality of our local cadet program!
The following cadet attended the IACE visit to the U.K.:
- C/Capt. Ethan Copple
Cadet Orientation Rides
Several cadets participated in the CAPs Orientation Flight Program with our Squadron Pilots. Each cadet completed one of their syllabus flights which focus on various aspects of flight and aircraft handling. Cadets are allowed to take the controls to understand stability and the forces acting upon the aircraft as well as how the control inputs affect the maneuvering in the air.
Offutt Air Force Base Air Show
The 2016 Offutt AFB Airshow gave the Curtis LeMay and Omaha Composite Squadron a chance to show off CAP’s Cadet and Aerospace Education Programs to the Public. Several Seniors were present to guide visitors through the aircraft display and educate them on the various missions we participate in throughout the nation.
One member’s experience as a Civil Air Patrol Volunteer:
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Video by Airman 1st Class Treven Cannon 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Clovis, NM