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Deadline for all submissions isthe 25th of the precedingmonth. Email submissions to email@example.com, editoror deliver a hardcopy.All photographs are by 1st Lt James Kalemis, 2nd Lt PaulEbanks or Cadet Shelby McMa-hon unless otherwise noted.
When I joined CAP in 1998 it was because of my sons. They did great and I soon discovered thatthe program provided rewards for me too. A pat on the back and some bling for a job welldone; I was easily “bought”. Especially true, since at the time, I was a stay at home mom/homeschool teacher, a position rewarding in the long run, but not always appreciated on a daily basis.This, however, is not what has kept me coming back for the long haul.The true reward has been the opportunity to develop cadets and officers. I think of the manycadets who have benefited from membership at MCCS. Cadet Mangano whose boot-camp likeexperience with boards caused her to look within herself and become an adult; or Cadet De-Craene, who seeking the best has realized that the best does not always have to be perfect; orCadet Williams who needed guidance and was given an opportunity to lead where he proved hecould excel.At MCCS, we have also had the opportunity to provide development for adult officers. Some,not unlike me, begin the program for the rewards, but most find, that the real reward is inwatching/mentoring others to succeed. CAP is not unlike life. It is as we take our eyes off of ourselves and become “other” oriented that we can find the true rewards life has to offer.Thank you cadets for making the cadet program a reality at MCCS. Thank you officers/staff forwalking beside me in guiding the young people that have been placed in our care. And thank youparents for entrusting us with your most precious gifts. Leading MCCS was one of the mostrewarding opportunities given tome…one that I do not leave lightly,but one that I feel confident that willcontinue under the current leader-ship, and continue to be a shinningexample of CAP program capabili-ties.May each of you be blessed with thewind to your back, and may yourCAP career goals become a reality.Be Blessed,
Major Rhonda Anderson
Relinquishing Commander1st Lt James Kalemis and staff…Best wishes and Godspeed.