Thursday, March 8, 2012

CAP Update

The boys are really thriving in CAP.  It's funny, I'd never heard of it until another mom blogged about her son's involvement.  They're an Air Force family, so I assumed it was something just for kids on the base.  So glad to be wrong :D 

Both Wyatt and Tate are working hard to earn their promotions, and it's all their own "thing".  They do their own studying, their own practicing, exercising, etc.  There's an interesting dynamic in the group, in that it's not structured around fun activities (sure, they have fun, but that's not the purpose) and it's all volunteer.  They all work.  A lot.  They do hours of community service.  They train with and assist local Search and Rescue.  They help the local Heritage Flight Museum.  They honor Veterans.  Nobody is required to join... to do these things.  They're all there because they want to be.  They want to work hard.  They want to serve.  It's a pretty neat group of people, from what I've seen.

Earlier this year they provided a Color Guard at the homecoming of a local fallen Marine.

That's my Tate, looking very solemn.

That's just part of the group, on a very cold (low 40's) and rainy day.

Wyatt (front right) and Tate (on the left) look a bit cold!

Tate earned his second promotion last month...

... and Wyatt earned his this month, making them both (I believe, and they're not here to ask)...

... Cadet Airmen First Class.

Well done, boys :D

They were also excited to show me something behind the building...

... even Gunnar perked up for that ;D


Felicity said...

Looks like so much fun, and so good for them too!

The dB family said...

Very neat!! Definitely a wonderful program to be a part of.


Q said...

Woo Hoo!

Mine are interested in training for Black Water. Yikes!

dlefler said...

Wow - look at that tank! Congratulations to Wyatt and Tate. Very cool!

I am going to be SO behind on blog reading when we get home, haha!

Rebecca D said...

It is so cool that there are organizations like this out there... It kinda flies in the face of the notion that kids have to be "entertained" to want to be involved! I love that! BTW: Your boys look for grown up and handsome in their uniforms!

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Your young men have generated a lot of respect and pride in my heart towards them and the family they are being raised in. Congratulation to you all!

[P.S. I love the tank!]

Mr. Squirrel shared his email about the upcoming event and I will be praying for you all. If the current schedule holds, he will be hearing on my birthday (July 12), and that would be very cool in my book!

Hugs to one and all and I will continue to pray for the whole family!