The Civil Air Patrol cadets of the “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron in San Marcos have just kicked off a month-long fitness activity, March Into Fitness. Above, cadets of the “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron. Photo courtesy of Civil Air Patrol “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron
San Marcos Civil Air Patrol kicks off March into fitness
The Civil Air Patrol cadets of the “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron in San Marcos have just kicked off a month-long fitness activity, March Into Fitness, that will test their resolve and increase their fitness scores required for promotion.
Cadet 2nd Lt. Lincoln Brewer authored the operation plan for the activity that commenced Tuesday, March 2 with the cadets setting their baselines in four categories (mile run, curl-ups, push-ups and sit & reach), and will conclude Tuesday, April 6 when the cadets are once again tested hoping to show big improvements.
Cadets were given an activity calendar chart with weekly goals that they will follow throughout the month and placed on teams. Since cadets meet once per week — Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Regional Airport) — they have all committed to training on their own and to encouraging their teammates on a social media platform that has been set up for them to do just that.
Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
The Civil Air Patrol cadet curriculum focuses on four elements each month: Physical Fitness, Character, Aerospace and Leadership. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.
If you would like more information regarding the cadet program at the “Tex” Hill Composite Squadron in San Marcos, please contact Deputy Commander of Cadets, Capt. Mauricio Urquiola at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website, www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets.