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Newsletter 10/15/20-11/15/20 Lake Hood Squadron

November 28, 2020

Lake Hood Cadet Squadron (PCR-AK-093)                                                      November 15, 2020

By C/MSgt Katherine LeBlanc


Cadets litter carry C/SSgt Raymond Patterson. He’s fine—it’s just practice! (left).  Cadets use a compass, map, and pace count to work on land navigation skills at Weigh-Point Unsan north of the Radio Club (right).

On October 18th Lake Hood had a SAREX in the public use land just north of their new squadron home, the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club. Cadets worked together on a mission which allowed them to develop and practice ground team skills.  The scenario involved finding evidence of a downed aircraft, finding the injured passenger, carrying him spot suitable to be evacuated by helicopter, and preparing the landing area for a helicopter.  He practice mission was a success!

For monthly PT, cadets met outside at the Radio Club parking lot on October 20th. Cadets participated in the PT test as well as some fun games. Drill tests were conducted as many cadets worked on requirements for promoting.

Maj Gen Mark E. Smith talking with the cadets of Lake Hood (left). A virtual promotions and awards presentation (right).

Lake Hood met virtually and had a very honored guest, Maj Gen Mark E Smith the CAP National Commander join them for part of their meeting on October 27th. Cadets had the opportunity to listen to him speak and ask questions. The monthly Character Development discussion covered ethical decision making, and afterwards included a lively kahoot. Promotions and awards followed with 5 cadet promotions and six SM and cadet awards recognized.

C/CMSgt Sigge Mellerstig briefing MSgt Kent Petty, USAF (Retired) the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club on the mission and activities of the Civil Air Patrol at the radio club’s monthly general membership meeting.

Cadets met virtually on November 3rd for their Emergency Services meeting. C/Maj Ryan Padgett helped cadets navigate eservices to learn what they need to do to achieve their ground team ratings. C/CMSgt Sigge Mellerstig hosted a jeopardy lab. Lt Col Jeff Matthews then discussed flight medics and aviation medicine.

On November 10th, Lake Hood cadets met on Zoom for their Aerospace Education meeting. The meeting started out with a presentation by Nik Butler who works with SpaceX. Cadets participated in an engaging Q&A with Mr. Butler about his job, his involvement in the company, and the areospace aspects of it. C/Capt Zeismer and C/CMSgt Mariah Adler both presented their promotion speeches on Staff Duty Analyses and background papers, and on leadership vs. followership, respectively. Capt Ben Padgett then continued on aerospace education with examples and discussions on Apollo 13.

Lake Hood Cadet Squadron promotions and awards from October 15 to November 15, 2020:

C/SrA Maddy Ashlock

C/SMSgt Kaden Cook

C/SrA Taran Harris-Barnes

C/A1C Nathan Northcutt

C/SSgt Raymond Patterson

2nd Lt Kerry Adler 2-year membership award

C/Capt Annika Zeismer 3-year membership award & 3rd C/Capt Achievement

Stay tuned to hear about our future guest speakers including cadets and midshipmen currently serving at the service Academies, NASA, military search and rescue helicopter pilots, a Blue Angels pilot, and others. To see what we have planned, go to events at All CAP members are invited to all Lake Hood virtual meetings.

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