Cadet Squadron Honored at Rotarian Awards Ceremony
Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron Receives Recognition.
13, 2010, the Clark County Commissioners Chambers was the scene of the 9th
annual Safety Officers Awards Recognition (S.O.A.R.) sponsored by the
Southern Nevada Rotarians. The Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron NV
801 received the S.O.A.R. traveling trophy honoring the squadron and members
of the Civil Air Patrol.
Pictured here, left to right, are
Deanna Jaskowski, Jim Bridger Middle School Principal, c/SSGT Eakman,
Captain Terence Wood, c/SSGT Morgan and c/SrA Young.
Organized to provide
an after school program in an urban at risk middle school, the Bridger CAP
squadron was the first Civil Air Patrol School Enrichment Program (SEP) in
the state of Nevada and has been an active member in their North Las Vegas
The squadron’s service
contributions have included participating in the Doolittle Community Center
“It takes a village” program, Sam’s Club food drives and service dog
program, numerous flag postings at community functions, Civil Air Patrol
sponsored Drug Demand Reduction booths featuring fatal vision goggles that
instruct local youth on the dangers of impaired vision and providing roving
safety patrols at the annual Boy Scout Expos.
Honorees this year
from the 801st are unit organizers Captains, A C Sperling, David
Henderson, Terence Wood, and First Lieutenant Keri Henderson. These four
individuals are a motivated team that have inspired two young cadets to
complete their training as CAP cadet officers, and an annual recruiting and
retention rate of over 50 percent. As volunteers they have performed
exceptional service as professionals and have brought credit upon
themselves, Clark County School District and the Civil Air patrol.
Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron color guard
attends two Clark County, Nevada community events in the same week.
Terence M Wood
week began very busy for the Jim Bridger Middle School Cadet Squadron as
their color guard team opened the 8th annual Safety Officers
Award Recognition (S.O.A.R) held in the Clark County, Nevada Commissioners
Attended by City,
County, and State Fire and Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United
States Marshal Service, and Nellis Air Force Base 99th Security
Squadron, the event recognized the outstanding accomplishments that safety
officers have performed for their communities. This annual event is
sponsored by the 13 Southern Nevada Rotary Clubs.
in the same week, members of the Bridger Squadron were on hand for the 3rd
annual “It takes a village” anti-violence gathering held at the City of Las
Vegas Doolittle Community Center for a posting of the colors and manning of
a Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) and Civil Air Patrol recruiting booth. Members
of law enforcement and community partners came together at this event to
help make West Las Vegas a safer community
Aerospace Education Activity
Wood, Capt., CAP
– The 801st SEP at Jim Bridger Middle School, North Las Vegas, Nevada
held it’s first Aerospace Educational Exercise.
Capt. E. Kevin
Stall, commander of the 70th Cadet Squadron, met eleven cadets, five
senior members and one parent at the North Las Vegas airport to conduct
familiarization training on several Civil Air Patrol aircraft.
The morning began with a review of external parts of the aircraft and their
function. Cadets were questioned about their prior knowledge as part of that
aircraft were used for this orientation, a Cessna 206 and a Cessna 182 with
G1000 instrumentation. Cadets were paired and allowed to sit in the pilot and
copilot seats where Capt. Stall went over the instrument panel. This was a
tremendous experience as many of the cadets had never been inside a Cessna
before. 2nd Lt. Pierce discussed preflight checks and several
Cadets were given an opportunity to check the fuel for impurities. Proper safety
around the aircraft and moving the aircraft in and out of the hanger was
additional information covered.
A tour of the CAP operations center at the North Las Vegas site completed a very
rewarding educational experience.
Public Affairs Officer
Middle School Cadet Squadron