The Civil Air Patrol SRQ
Composite Squadron held an open house and welcomed more than 25 new visitors.Cadet
members were on hand to talk with visitors and provide a young adult
perspective on the positive effects of the cadet experience and how the cadet
program helps grow better citizens.
The cadets escorted
the visitors through the displays, answered many questions and made several
presentations to the visitors: Cadet Commander C/1Lt. Yong spoke about cadet
life and the many activities cadets participate in, such as field trips,
weekend training activities and orientation aircraft rides. Cadet C/MSgt Bowditch discussed aerospace
education using the circular wing model airplane, the history, operation, and the
construction of the model planes. Cadet C/A1C Moore and Cadet C/SrA Radcliffe
gave a presentation about emergency services and the equipment used to find Emergency
Location Transmitters (ELT). An outside demonstration was given by two teams to
locate an ELT with a prize given to the winning team. Captain Kozloski, Deputy Commander of Cadets,
made a presentation to the parents about the Civil Air Patrol program benefits.
The evening concluded
with a promotion ceremony for the cadets providing the visitors insight into another
aspect of cadet life.
the event, Cadet C/SrA Nepomuseno stated, “The cadets were able to have fun by
participating in activities and trying things they have never done before. The
visitors expressed their interest in joining.”
in all, the open house was considered a success and was enjoyed by all."