Congratulations to our Color Guard!
PINES-MIRAMAR COMPOSITE SQUADRON COMES IN 2ND IN THE 2017 NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION
Written By Capt. Gabriel Parra, Public Affairs Officer, Group VI, FLWG
(Pembroke Pines, FL) The Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron cadets finished in 2nd place at this years 2017 National Cadet Competition. 1st place was awarded to the Muniz ANGB Cadet Squadron from Puerto Rico, also representing the Southeast Region.
The 2017 competition was held at Wright State University near Dayton, Ohio, and culminated on July 3, 2017. In all, 96 cadets (16 teams) from 12 wings in all eight CAP regions competed for three days in the prestigious and drill event, which originated 70 years ago. Judges included members of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard, as well as CAP officers and cadets.
The cadets from the Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron earned the right to compete by winning local, wing and regional competitions. In front of special guests that included senior U.S. Air Force and CAP personnel, they competed on six-member teams, demonstrating skills in events that involved precision and teamwork – indoor and outdoor color guard challenges, a written test of leadership and aerospace knowledge, a physical fitness test, team leadership problems (group problem-solving challenges), public speaking, jeopardy, robotics and uniform inspection.
Members of the Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron are:
• Cadet 2nd Lt. Jason A. Cain
• Cadet 2nd Lt. Adam H. Cohen
• Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Michael C. Lambert
• Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Kyle T. Metts
• Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Diego A. Ochoa
• Cadet Staff Sgt. Crystal R. Giron
The cadets from the squadron also received Individual awards for competing in several categories, including: Indoor Drill, Jeopardy, Public Speaking, Robotics and Physical Fitness.
Congratulations to Luke Kilianski!!!
Cadet Capt Luke Kilianski has been accepted into the United States Airforce Academy.
This is an enourmous accomplishment as only 2% of applicants are accepted of more than 10,000 applications. He has worked for years to build his resume. We are so proud of him! What a bright future he has prepared himself for. Congratulations.
Southeast Regional Color Gurad Competition
1st Place for Pines-Miramar!
The Pines-Miramar squadron earned the honor of competing at regionals. They continued onward to win 1st place at the Regional competitions on March 10th-12th 2017 against winning teams from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Puerto Rico. The competition includes testing of physical fitness, formal presentation of the colors in indoor and outdoor environments, uniform inspections, team problem solving, written testing and knowledge in Aerospace, Team leadership, uniform and rank information and related materials.
Congratulations to the following cadets for representing the squadron at the SER competition at Patrick AFB: Master Sergeant Kyle Metts from West Broward High School, Senior Airman Crystal Giron from Archbishop McCarthy High School, Senior Master Sergeant Michael Lambert from Archbishop McCarthy High School, Color Guard Commander 2nd Lieutenant Jason Cain from Everglades High School, Technical Sergeant Diego Ochoa from Pembroke Pines Franklin Academy, 1st Lieutenant Conrad Awve from West Broward High School and Chief Master Sergeant Adam Cohen from Everglades High School .
They will now represent Southeast Regional Competition in June in Dayton, OH. The second team to represent SER is Puerto Rico. Congratulations to them as well.
Special Acts Selection Boards 2017
Congratulations to the following cadets for getting "green lighted"; Giron & Awve.
They will get their 1st choice of summer National Activities.
Pines-Miramar was well reprented with 10 cadets. Thank you to all our cadets that went: Powers, Giron, Ross-Walton, Awve, Cohen, Cain, Machin, Metts, Ochoa & Lambert.
Flordia Wing Cadet Competition
1st Place for Pines-Miramar!
Congratulations to the following cadets for representing the squadron in February 2017.
Cain, Lambert, Metts, Ochoa, Cohen & Machin.
They will now represent Florida Wing at Southeast Regional Competition on March 11th. The second team to represent Florida is Wesley Chapel from the Tampa area. Congratulations to them as well.
UCC - 2nd Place for Pines-Miramar!
Congratulations to the following cadets for representing the squadron in October 2016.
Cain, Lambert, Metts and Ochoa