REPORT TIMES: Senior Staff: 0945 - Cadet Staff - 0945 - All others - 1000 at the latest. All members to meet in Section R, Committal Shelter A (same place we met for placement day). Parent pick-up will be from the same location. If Shelter A is not available, we will meet nearby.
SAFETY BRIEFING: 1000. The safety briefing is not optional - ALL MEMBERS attending this event are expected to be at the safety briefing.
PARENTS - Pick-up Time: sometime between 1:00 & 1:30. Parents are requested to remain in the area and participate if possible. If anyone other than your cadet's parent or guardian is picking them up after the event, you MUST provide a letter (or email) authorizing us to release your cadet to this other person. Parents are respectfully requested to make every effort to pick-up on time if you are not staying with your cadet. Many of our Senior Members and Cadet Staff will be working all day and it isn't fair to them if you are very late. They must wait until the last cadet is picked-up to leave themselves.
IMPORTANT - all bags and backpacks are subject to search. DO NOT bring any knives or other weapons with you as you may be turned away! This applies to survival knives in 24-hour packs and pocket knives.
CONTRABAND ITEMS: Weapons of any kind including all knives in 24-hour packs, video games, sports equipment (baseballs, footballs, etc), energy drinks, vaping equipment. All contraband items will be held by a senior member and returned at the end of the day.
CADETS MAY NOT: wander off alone, have any contraband items (there will be a gear check). Excessive cell phone use will result in a senior member holding your phone until dismissal. Horseplay will not be tolerated - you will be warned once and sent home if the behavior continues.
NOTE THAT THIS IS A COLD WEATHER EVENT. Warm coats, gloves, thermal underwear, hand / foot warmers, heavy socks are required. Footwear appropriate for the weather and possible snow on the ground are a must. CADETS NOT DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER WILL BE SENT HOME IMMEDIATELY!!! Be prepared by watching the weather report the night before. Bring a rain poncho if the weather forecast calls for rain.
REQUIRED ITEMS: WORK GLOVES, CAPID, (2) CAPF-161, CAPF-60-80 (Cadets), (2) 16-oz. Water Bottles or equivalent, snacks and a bagged lunch.
PLEASE EAT BREAKFAST prior to arriving in the morning. Recent experience has taught us that cadets do not fully understand this requirement. We mean eating a balanced breakfast; not having a few cough drops, a piece of candy, a can of soda or beef jerky.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and send an LOA to Capt DelOrfano at email@example.com.
Please respond only once. If you need to change a response, please notify your flight staff or Capt Del Orfano.