CAP Ranger Training Weekend
Ranger Training Weekend was a huge success for the Camden Military Squadron! When we arrived at Morrow Mountain Friday afternoon, we signed in and immediately set up our tents and equipment. Friday night was spent in a classroom setting. We learned about the recognition, treatment and prevention of burns, blisters, dehydration, and other medical issues. Saturday we continued our education with compass and map reading. We learned to measure distance with a pace count and navigate past obstacles while counting. On Saturday afternoon, we went on a 5 mile hike while wearing 72 hour packs (equipment and supplies for three days in the field). During the evening, we learned about the safe use and nomenclature of knives(folding and fixed), hatchets, and machetes. On Sunday morning, we took our physical fitness test. To pass, we had to complete 2 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 10 burpees, and a half mile run in five minutes. After the pt test, we were tested on all the information we had learned over the weekend. Sunday lunch was the last event of the training weekend. After everyone had eaten, we had the awards ceremony. We are proud to say that one of our cadets, Cadet Airman First Class Rodrigo Villalobos, was awarded honor cadet for Delta Squadron. He was recognized by the Director of the NC Ranger Program in front of the entire Wing. We accomplished many of the tasks we hoped too and had a great weekend! Now we have a quick turn around as we head to Suches, GA for FROSTBITE this coming weekend. FROSTBITE is the Georgia Wing's Search and Rescue Training Exercise.
1LT Nicholas Paramore