Lead Lab 5 complete! We had a guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran Mr. Navarro, who spoke about hard work and his experience as a PJ (pararescueman) in the U.S. Air Force. Cadets had the opportunity to ask questions and learn from a veteran who chose to work very hard and be a part of something bigger than himself. Someone who risked his life to save others. A true American hero.

This week, cadets also learned some very useful skills during lead lab. Cadet Colonel Cooney, and Cadet Captain Weatherby, both nursing students, instructed cadets in Self Aid Buddy Care (SABC). We were briefed on first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and many tips unique to military situations. After being briefed, cadets went out to Hadley Field and put these new skills to practice. Members of the POC played the role of injured/dying Airmen while GMC had to assess the situation and apply the proper care based on the situation. While this was a learning experience, it was also a great way for some GMC to display leadership in stressful situations.

As John Holmes once said, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” Continue to be wingmen, leaders, and warriors. AFROTC is the beginning of a life of service. Let us embrace it and accept nothing less than excellence.


Written by C/3C Salvatti and C/Capt Barnhorst

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