its regular weekly meeting on Saturday, 26 August 2017, at the
Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, the Opa-Locka Cadet
Squadron extended a warm welcome to visiting USAF-CAP representative,
TSgt Lionel Naraidu, a USAF Reservist.
his introduction by Unit Commander, 1st
Lt Miguel de la Fuente, TSgt Naraidu began by explaining the role of
USAF-CAP in the support it provides to local CAP units, especially
those with assets issued by the US Air Force. He went on to share his
experiences as a NYPD officer and a USAF flight engineer.
the ensuing open discussion, he fielded questions from the cadets on
the requirements to qualify for careers in the Air Force, and
stressed the importance of attention to detail and the quality of
being loyal. He also thanked the members of the group for their
dedication to voluntary service as exhibited by their attendance at
the meeting on a very rainy Saturday morning.
their response, the members of the unit expressed their appreciation
to him for the visit and for the valuable information he shared.