Waukesha CAP members attend Illinois Wing Encampment
Waukesha, Wis. – Three members of the Waukesha Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the Illinois Wing Encampment at the Great Lakes Naval Center in Great Lakes, Ill. this past weekend.
The closing ceremony marked the end of two consecutive weekends of activity in which cadets’ ages 12 to 18 got a chance to see what life would be like training to be in the U.S. Navy.
Activities included shooting M-16 rifle simulators, practicing ‘man overboard’ procedures in the Navy’s aquatic facility and taking part in the same simulation drill on mooring procedures that is taught to actual Navy recruits. Physical training in the base’s “Freedom Hall” and eating meals in the same galley as the Navy personnel were also part of the activities.
Members who participated in this event from Waukesha Composite Squadron were:
- Captain Scott Schuman volunteered as Tactical Officer at the event assisting and supervising cadets as they performed their activities.
- Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Amanda Schuman volunteered her time as a member of encampment staff and was the youngest staff member on the team.
- Cadet Staff Sergeant Theodore “Teddy” Evert led the advanced flight “Zulu” in a drill demonstration at the closing ceremony after having his group inspected by a leader of the Navy Seals.
This year marks the 22nd year for this activity which was run by Major Brian Pokuta of the Illinois Wing of Civil Air Patrol.