Capt Michael Wilkinson, CAPLafayette Cadet Squadron, PAOLafayette Cadet Squadron Louisiana Wing Welcomes New Senior MembersThe Lafayette Cadet Squadron recently welcomed two new senior members to its staff,Capt Debbie Hines-Wilkinson and 1
Lt Kale LeBlanc. Capt Hines-Wilkinson transferredfrom Thompson Valley Composite Squadron, Colorado Wing, where she was the DeputyCommandant of Cadets. She is currently the Lafayette Cadet Squadron Test ControlOfficer, and is its first female senior member. She looks forward to interfacing with theSquadron's female cadets. Capt Hines-Wilkinson joined Civil Air Patrol in August, 1998.Her son, Jordan, was Cadet Commander of
Thompson Valley Composite Squadron fromDecember, 2002 through February, 2003, when his Army Reserve unit was activated forOperation Enduring Freedom.First Lieutenant LeBlanc is Lafayette Cadet Squadron's previous Cadet Commander. Hewas also the Louisiana Wing Cadet Commander for the past two years, attaining the rankof Cadet Captain. Upon turning 21 in December, 2004, Lieutenant LeBlanc traded hiscadet officer's uniform for that of a senior member's. His father, Capt Dale LeBlanc, is thesquadron's commander. Lieutenant LeBlanc is currently serving as the squadron's medicalofficer. He is looking forward to viewing things from a senior member's perspective.LAFAYETTE PHOTOS CUTLINE
Lt Kale LeBlance (left) and Capt DebbieHines-Wilkinson (right)1
Lt Michael James, CAPLouisiana Wing PAOCENLA Composite SquadronCENLA Cadets attend summer encampmentSummer Encampment was held at Barksdale Air Force Base on June 12 through June 16,2005. There was an unscheduled need for the Air Force to use the Warrior Center for AirForce purposes. On June 16th, all civilians were asked to leave Barksdale by 1100.Thirty-nine cadets participated during the 2005 event. Encampment was considered agreat success this year. Our thanks are extended to Capt. Beth Salles and the Encampmentstaff for a wonderful job.Cenla Composite Squadron sent eleven cadets this year. This was the largest group of cadets from a squadron in Louisiana.