C/MSgt Lai and C/CMSgt Mitchell
Today was yet another busy day for the cadets.
The NCOLS class started out the day with teamwork physical training. They had fun learning how to think outside the box after being tasked with constructing the highest tower out of blocks. Initially, they split up into their respective squadrons and built a tower to rival the others, but upon review, they built the tallest combining blocks from both squadrons. They also did impromptu debates and public speaking class for their prepared speeches tomorrow.
Honor Guard has been on the ball with teamwork, discipline and hard work. They are practicing their customs and courtesies and learning more each day. Today they learned about Drug Demand Reduction. In this class, the cadets put on “drunk goggles”, which simulate the effects of drinking on your vision. They were then told to walk on a line in the grass and then catch a ball or touch the tip of a pen. Most veered off of the track and were surprised to see how bad they did. It was a fun event with lots of laughing and good times but we also learned an important lesson. In the evening, they practiced drill movements with their hand decorated wooden rifles.
Encampment again returned to the pool, this time learning water survival. Cadets took their extra pair of BDU pants and learned to use them as a life vest by pushing air into them. They had many classes including Discipline: Your Key to Success, and Aerospace education classes. The flight staff are getting hard on the cadets who are no longer "newbies" and they are progressing with leaps and bounds and learning more each day.
Right now the academies are drilling, having flight 'sound off' battles, and getting grilled on room inspection. They are tired after another long, busy day, and ready to retire to their bunks. Soon taps will play and the cadets will close their eyes, imagining the fun to be had in the days ahead.