Cadet 1st Lt. Abraham Cheng of the 66th Composite Squadron instructs cadets in proper drill and ceremonies.
Photo by Capt. Guy Croydon, Hawaii Wing
Cadet 1st Lt. Abraham Cheng
66th Composite Squadron
HAWAII – Cadets from two islands, Kauai and Oahu, came together recently for Kauai’s first Airman Leadership School to learn the fundamentals of Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program and the leadership needed to guide it.
The Kauai Composite Squadron hosted the event and brought in a pair of guest instructors from Oahu.
The participating cadets spent the opening evening on the school’s first leadership activity -- setting up a military general purpose tent. As they worked tirelessly on the project, the cadets slowly realized how much leadership and teamwork were involved and how using those skills allowed them to complete the job before sunset.
After they finished with a great sense of accomplishment, they spent the rest of the evening eating a wonderful meal cooked by the senior member staff and getting to know each other better.
The next morning started off with a morning run along the beach, followed by a long day of classroom instruction and introductory drill and ceremonies. The cadets learned a variety of different lessons, ranging from CAP history and followership to setting and reaching goals.
Intermixed with the classes were fun activities that promoted physical fitness and camaraderie, such as a water balloon fight, a manhunt and free time to play at the beach.