SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL -- This past SAT (28 SEP 2019) McCluer Army JROTC Comet Battalion (along with the other 4 St. Louis area high school Army JROTC departments - Vashon, Sumner, Jennings & Cahokia) partnered with Washington University Army ROTC Department and conducted a combined Team Building Exercise at Scott Air Force Base, IL. The team building exercise was comprised of 10 physical and mental events in which the high school JROTC Cadets was put into 10 squads consisting of 12 Cadets from each of the different high schools. This allowed the high school Cadets to meet, work with, and be mentored by the college/university Cadets to accomplish each tasks presented. The team building events were timed/scored and the Cadets in the top three squads were recognized by being awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals. The medals were presented by Brigadier General (Retired) E. Tracy Beckette former Deputy Commander of Missouri State Area Command, Missouri Army National Guard. Highlight of the event was a visit by Major General Stephen E. Farmen, the current Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), which is the Army Service Component Command to the U.S. Transportation Command. After lunch, the Cadets ended the day visiting Army Medical, Psychological Operations and Recruiting Static displays and discussions with members of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), St. Louis Chapter, and Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), St. Louis Chapter, the event sponsors.
Attached photos are of McCluer Cadets doing the Sprint-Drag-Carry event, photo op with General Farmen, McCluer Cadets in the squad that won 1st place and our visit to the Airpark museum.... HOOAH!!!