Raleigh Wake Composite Squadron Cadet Meeting: April 2015

By: Josh Thompson C/1st LT, Flight Commander

National Guard Armory – What a successful meeting!  Tonight was the last meeting of the month, dubbed “blues week.”  This is because cadets come to the meeting wearing Air Force style “Blues” uniforms.  The night started out with opening formation.  Attendance was strong, with about 30 cadets.  Afterwards, the flights were dismissed to proceed with inspections, a process in which a cadet’s uniform is checked in accordance with CAP regulations.  Next, the cadets moved on to character development.  Captain Sunman and Lieutenant Cozzolino gave a compelling presentation on “Relationships in the CAP.”  The class lasted for about an hour.  Afterwards, the squadron moved onto a squadron wide drill block.  The cadets touched up on their stationary facing movements and practiced some advanced marching movements, such as columns and flanks.  This gave the flight sergeants of the squadron a chance to instruct drill, which is a very valuable skill.  Afterwards, the cadets headed to closing formation.  On Blues Nights, promotions ceremonies are held.  Cadet Second Lieutenant Josh Thompson was promoted to Cadet First Lieutenant and Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Evans was promoted to the rank of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant. At the conclusion of left for the night, thus ending another successful meeting.

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