Coral Springs Cadet Squadron Claims Second Place in the State from Cadet Competition
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida – August 16, 2015 – Coral Springs Cadet Squadron, a unit of Civil Air
Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, was awarded second place overall in this year’s Florida
Wing Cadet Color Guard Competition that was held on 15 and 16 of August, 2015 at Patrick AFB in
Cocoa Beach, Florida. The Coral Springs Cadet Squadron sent six cadet members to represent the
squadron in front of the entire state, known as a "wing”. The cadets competed against six other teams in
attendance from around the state in nine different events designed to test the professionalism, agility, and
knowledge of the cadets
The competition events consisted of Indoor Drill, Outdoor Drill, Uniform Inspection, a Written Exam, an Impromptu Speech, an Extemporaneous Speech, a Physical Fitness Test, a knowledge rapid recall event, and a Team Leadership Problem. Coral Springs Cadet Squadron placed in the top three of five out of the nine events, with first place in Outdoor Drill, Impromptu Speech, Extemporaneous Speech, and the Team Leadership Problem, and second place in Indoor drill.
The Coral Springs Cadet Squadron will move on to represent Florida Wing, as one of the top two teams, in front of Civil Air Patrols Southeast Region which consists of the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico to be held October 23rd through the 25th, 2015 at Ft. McClellan ARNG Base in Alabama.
The Coral Springs Cadet Squadron has been activity serving the community of Coral Springs since 1986, most notably known for providing parking services for many of the City’s events, such as OurTown America, volunteering with The Taste of Coral Springs, and rendering honors during every years Veteran’s and Memorial Day ceremonies. The squadron meets every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Coral Springs Charter School, and welcomes all youth ages from 12 to 21. More information can be found at www.capcoralspring.org, or by emailing email@example.com.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 73 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.