Cadets Going Behind The Scenes at MacDill AFB
Sunday, May 13, 2018

By C/2d Lt Jake Dyhrberg and C/CMSgt Destiny Buschena, St Petersburg Cadet Squadron, Hernando Composite Squadron

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL - Over 150 senior members and cadets are on Mac-Dill AFB this weekend, to serve as volunteers to keep the public, and the aircraft safe. The Air Force has recognized our dedication, and hard work in completing our mission. They thanked us by allowing Squadron 1, to go behind the scenes, to the flight line for close up action. Cadets got to talk, and take pictures with the A-10, F-22 Raptor, and their crew. CAP public affairs staff interviewed two public affairs NCO’s from the flight crew. The PA representative for the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois mentioned how her favorite part of the job is meeting new people on an everyday basis, and implementing herself into other people’s jobs to tell their story better. Senior Airman Betty Chevalier, the PA representative for the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, says “it’s the best job in the Air Force”. She also mentioned, her favorite thing about the aircraft her team represents is the stories, “you never hear the things you do about an A-10, from any other aircraft”. The cadets were very excited to experience this showcase, considering this is the first time in 7 years that the A-10 demonstration team is back in action. Overall, behind the scenes experience was an exciting learning opportunity for the CAP members.

CAP Cadets with the F-22 Demo Team
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Photo Caption:  CAP Cadets with the F-22 Demo Team
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Reviewed by: 1st Lt. James Chamberland Sr.
Syndicated to: Florida Wing, Cadet Programs, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 6, Group 7, Group 800, Florida Feature
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