Today the students arrived for encampment and NCOLS. Following in-processing, they were assigned to their rooms and flights. After spending time preparing their rooms for the following week, they were given a safety briefing, evening formation, and headed off to their first dinner of the week at Norwich University. Before the day was over, the students practiced their drill with their flights sergeants, attended some important classes, and prepared to get some well-needed rest. This was a great start to a week of learning and teamwork.
On July 16th, our official first day of encampment, we enjoyed a visit from Col. Mike Tyynismaa CAP-USAF. He had a discussion with our members on topics including funding from the United States Air Force for Civil Air Patrol activities, encampment curriculum, and cadet retention. Additionally, they talked about other areas that the Air Force can assist us on these events other than financially, including aircraft support, and ways to get aviation assets on location or near location for cadet interaction during the academy. Our academy commander, Col Washington, and Academy Cadet Commander Lt Col Moss were able to give him a tour of Norwich University, the campus where New Hampshire Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducts their Summer Academy, and give him an overview of what our week will look like.