Summer School 2022: Day 3

Chants of “Mike! Mike! Mike!” dominated the obstacle course during part of this morning’s physical training. While all cadets shout out their squadron name after completing each obstacle, Mike Squadron took things a step further and continuously shouted out their squadron pride. With such high energy, it’s no surprise that Mike Squadron got the highest scores on obstacle course performance for the second day in a row.


A staff member coaches a cadet in reading a topographic map

The other squadrons had high energy and motivation as well, both with the obstacle course and with the rest of physical training. After an intense match of three ball soccer, Delta Squadron walked away as the winner. Delta was also recognized as honor squadron of the day for their excellent overall performance.


Students covered a lot of core material, such as knot tying, locating an emergency beacon, securing an airplane crash site, and safe use of pocket knives and other tools.


Today, it was Charlie Squadron’s turn to rappel down the tower, along with Sierra (the senior member squadron).


Cadets enjoyed their ride down from the top, which is over 60 feet in the air. Later in the day, students in the Advanced and Team Commanders courses learned about low angle rescue systems, which are ropes rigged for rescuing a person on steep terrain. Later in the evening, students in the Team Commanders course practiced their rappel rescue skills in a low-light environment.


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