Wing members teach SABC, land navigation to Civil Air Patrol cadets
By Tech. Sgt. Elisabeth A. Matulewicz, 111th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 12, 2009
WILLOW GROVE AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. -- Members of the 111th Fighter Wing supported Pennsylvania Civil Air Patrol Unit Northeast High School Flight from Philadelphia, by providing self-aid buddy care (SABC) and land navigation training at an event held at Fort Washington State Park on Jul. 15, and helped them apply the knowledge in a variety of hands-on scenarios. Cadets also determined their pace count for 100 meters and found specific places using a map and compass.
Several 111th FW units provided tools, personnel, and time to help make this event a success. The 270th Engineering Installation Sq. provided equipment, the 111th Operations Support Flight Life Support section provided compasses, and the 111th FW Recruiting Office and 111th Security Forces Sq. provided personnel.
"Overall, this was an awesome event," said Tech. Sgt. Kevin Watson, a recruiter with the 111th Fighter Wing. "Some of the cadets showed up here a week later to take the ASVAB test to join the Pennsylvania Air National Guard."