Summer School 2022: Day 1

“Squadron commanders, take charge and carry out the orders of the day!”

As the cadet school commander's voice rang out over the parade field, cadets and senior members from around the nation officially began their training at Hawk Mountain Ranger School. Coming from as close as a few miles away to as far as overseas, these students all gathered in Kempton, PA for one reason: to learn search and rescue skills they can take back to their own units.

Cadets practice aiming the reflected light from signal mirrors

“I came to Hawk Mountain Ranger School to be a better leader for my ground emergency services team at Mount Vernon Composite Squadron,” said Cadet Second Lieutenant Yingling. Like many others, she came to not just learn skills, but also put them into practice in a field environment.