The young Cadet of the 355th waste no time in breaking out the donated tent and commence to assemble it and set it up for the Saturday drill meeting
Instilled with the sense of working as a team, it was naturally instinctive of them to work as one for a common goal as we observed them setting up the tent
Within a period of no less then 20 minutes the tent was up and the Squadron colors posted
Past President Benny F. Benitez, AFA-317th representative and unofficial liaison by and between the AFA-317th and CAP-355th with Squadron Cadet and adult members
Miami, Florida May 16th 2015: In keeping with the spirit of support, AFA-317th Chapter member and past Chapter President Mr.Benny F. Benitez company, the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group donated a portable / pop up tent and portable fold-away table to the Civil Air Patrol 355th Squadron to support their field activities during their weekend drill day.
The Cadets of the 355th despite meeting at Tamiami Regional Airport have no indoor facility to operate / drill out from the weather and are often subjected to the South Florida rain showers. The tent offers them slight sheltered from the weather for the Cadet drill paper work and general equipment and to place their personal backpacks from getting wet. This is the first step toward hopefully establishing a local grass root effort to create and establish a permanent facility on the airport.