It was a packed meeting today. To begin, c/SSgt Ervin conducted a uniform inspection and C/SrA Young, C/SrA Revier practiced drill. Several students recited the Oath and took the drill test: all required for the next promotion. Afterwards, the new cadets took the Ground Handling Course, which is a requirement for Orientation Flights.
John Thompson and Dan Pierce from the Gorge Rocket Club and Senior Member Scott Elheran led the cadets in building a level one rocket as part of the Titan Phase of the Rocketry badge. The cadets can launch their rockets with the Gorge Rocket Club on Saturday, August 25 at Parkdale or Saturday September 15 at Wy'east Middle School. The launches are between 9am-12 noon. Motors will be provided for two launches.
Next week, cadets who have finished their requirements will be promoted. At meetings, they have demonstrated mastery of drill, the Oath and taken the physical fitness test. At home, they need to complete the Leadership Test on e-Services.