MO-117 — Missouri Wing
Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol’s Saline County Composite Squadron (MO-117) recently took part in a winter training exercise held at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Cadets (from left) J.R. Wandell, Cynthia Martinez and Nickolas Medrano attended the week-long winter encampment; participating in leadership, aerospace and team-building activities.
The purpose of the cadet encampment is for cadets to develop leadership skills, investigate the aerospace sciences and related careers, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and solidify their moral character.
Encampment presents the five key traits of cadet life – the uniform, aerospace themes, opportunities to lead, challenge, and fun in an intensive environment that moves cadets beyond their normal comfort zones for personal growth. Through activities such as rappelling, obstacle courses, firearms training, and the like, encampments encourage safe, calculated risk-taking in a safe environment. To develop their resilience, cadets may encounter momentary setbacks toward their personal and team goals during the carefully designed activities.
Adult guidance and encouragement from fellow cadets ensures a supportive environment. Encampment showcases the Cadet Program’s regimented, military-like training model in a positive, age-appropriate manner consistent with CAP and Air Force traditions.
The Saline County Composite Squadron meets regularly from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Marshall Municipal Airport. For more information, visit www.mo117.org.