Almost 100 cadets from the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol spend a week on the MTSU campus this month for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s weeklong annual training encampment. The cadets, ranging in age from 12 to 21, stayed in campus residence halls, attending special presentations by the university on aerospace and leadership and learning military drill and customs during the encampment. It was the first time the Tennessee Wing has held its annual training for cadets on a university campus.
The Department of Aerospace hosted the encampment, and its faculty trained cadets on MTSU’s 360-degree air traffic control simulator as well as equipment at the aerospace campus at the Murfreesboro Airport. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU’s senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, spoke to Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets Monday, June 6, during a session on leadership and service. Here’s a recap:
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— Video by Andrew Oppmann