Civil Air Patrol Cadets Visist Whiteman

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  • By Austin Nasca
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A local Civil Air Patrol group visited Whiteman June 26-July 3.

The cadets were here as part of this year's Missouri Wing Summer Encampment.

The encampment experience included seeing a B-2 Stealth Bomber, A-10 Thunderbolt II, T-38 Talon and an AH-64 Apache.

The cadets also toured the Oscar-01 Missile Launch Control Facility and ate at the Ozark Inn dinning facility.

After only the first couple of days the cadets, ages ranging from 12 to 18 years old, had positive comments.

When asked about his favorite part of the experience, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Ian McDonough stated, he enjoyed staying at the S-6 Alert facility.

"I like doing what the Air Force does," Cadet Airman Joshua Carr said."I like the physical training and the drill."

The encampment was run by a cadet staff and a senior staff so that more experienced cadets could grow in their leadership ability while the attendees focused on learning to follow.

The training experience for the attendees entails keeping their rooms and uniforms in inspection order and enhance their knowledge of drill and ceremonies while they developed a sense of honor and self-discipline.

CAP is the official auxiliary to the United States Air Force and has three main missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.

The emergency services component sets CAP. apart from similar youth organizations, and allows its members to support the aviation community with search and rescue capabilities such as ground teams and airborne search and surveillance.

CAP would like to thank all of the personnel at Whiteman Air Force Base that made the events, tours, meals and billeting possible.