Civil Air Patrol South Lakeland Composite Squadron Cadets Excel at CFAA
Friday, August 11, 2017

By 2nd Lt. James W. Chamberland, Sr., CAP Public Affairs Officer,

Lakeland, Fla. - South Lakeland Composite Squadron Cadetsí C/SMSgt Jake Chamberland and C/A1C Justin Grenkowski attended the week long Air Force JROTC Leadership Camp conducted at Lakeland's Central Florida Aerospace Academy. The program was an opportunity for new incoming freshmen (AS1) to train alongside more experienced AFJROTC students. The Leadership Camp cumulated with a graduation ceremony and award presentation for top students. Civil Air Patrol Cadets excelled throughout the week. Cadet Chamberland took home the award for "Top Drill", besting all cadets, including the upperclassmen. His flight also won the "Top Flight Award". Congratulations C/SMSgt Chamberland & C/A1C Grenkowski upon graduating, earning top awards and representing CAP so well! Semper Vigilans!

Cadets Chamberland & Grenkowski
Photo Credit: 2Lt James Chamberland
Photo Caption:  Cadets Chamberland & Grenkowski Photo Credit: 2Lt James Chamberland
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Reviewed by: 1st Lt. James Chamberland Sr.
Syndicated to: Florida Wing, Cadet Programs, Group 3
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