KINGWOOD, W.Va. - The West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol recently completed its annual cadet summer encampment at Camp Dawson, an Army National Guard training facility in Kingwood.
The weeklong event is held each year in order to give the CAP cadets a greater understanding of CAP and its Air Force missions and capabilities, develop the cadets' leadership skills, enhance their interpersonal and time management skills and instill a sense of pride and discipline in them.
A total of 104 cadets from around the state attended this year's encampment, including 13 cadets and three officers from the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Composite Squadron.
The local CAP members participating in this year's encampment were Cadet Basic Emily Amador, C/CMSgt. John Dye, C/CMSgt. Tim Dye, C/Col. David Hill, Cadet Basic Rachael Johnson, C/TSgt. Spencer Lunsford, C/SMSgt. Brandon Might, C/2Lt. Andrew Mitchell, Cadet Basic Timothy Pate, Cadet Basic Taylor Riner, C/TSgt. Ty Stansbury, C/CMSgt. Caleb Sullivan and Cadet Basic Ian Sullivan.