30 June, 2012

Memphis Airport and FedEx Host CAP Cadets

TSA instructs CAP cadets on screening procedures and various TSA career pathsThe Memphis International Airport, along with the Air National Guard and FedEx, hosted a week-long Careers in Aviation Expo for area members of the Civil Air Patrol.  The orientation event, in its second year, allowed cadets the opportunity to learn about the multitude of jobs that are available in the aviation industry.

Cadets got to spend time with employees from the TSA, Delta Airlines, the Airport Police, Airport Authority, FedEx, and airmen from the National Guard.  At each step along the way, cadets met employees in various positions who explained their jobs and what they had to do to get there.

When people think aviation, they think of pilots, yet for every pilot there are a multitude of individuals serving in various positions to make that pilot's job possible.  The Careers in Aviation Expo showed that whether its military, commercial, or public service, the aviation industry has a wealth of opportunities available for career consideration.  We are grateful to the Memphis International Airport Authority and other sponsors who made this opportunity available.

26 June, 2012

MCS Participates in Air Force Training Exercise

This month Millington Composite Squadron supplied a team of six members to participate in the Tennessee Wing's Air Force Guided Training Exercise in Sparta, TN.  This state-wide training exercise is held every other year and is evaluated by the United States Air Force.

Our squadron supplied a pilot, flight-line marshallers, and Ground Team members for the event which was held at the Cumberland Regional Airport.

18 June, 2012

MCS Color Guard at Redbirds Game

Millington Composite Squadron's Color Guard provided the opening ceremonies for the Memphis Redbirds baseball game at Autozone Park earlier this month.  Citizenship and patriotism are promoted within the Civil Air Patrol cadet program and showing respect for our flag is a perfect expression of those commitments.  MCS is proud to serve at such community events.

07 June, 2012

MCS Honors Veterans

Members of the Civil Air Patrol's Millington Composite Squadron participated in two events over this Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, cadets and senior members participated in the "flags in" ceremony, placing United States flags at the tombs of the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.  On Monday, members were present for the memorial service that honored those brave men and women who have given so much for our country.  MCS also provided the Color Guard for both events, which are held annually.