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I attended the 1999 National
Blue Beret, one of the National
Cadet Special Activities.
NBB is held each summer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is an Air Force precautionary SAR mission that deals with overdue aircraft and ELTs associated with the annual EAA AirVenture airshow, held there each July/August.
|It was extremely hot!
|The activity is very well organized and everyone is busy all the time.
|Everyone who attends, seniors and cadets, is in for a lot of hard work!
|There are many returning seniors and cadets who keep things on track from year to year.
|Don't go if you don't like airplane noise!
|Cadets must be 16 to attend. However I don't recommend this activity for smaller or less mature 16 year olds. It is ideal for 17 year olds and up, especially those who have achieved their ground team badge or solo wings already.
|Maj Ted Lohr's National Blue Beret Page
|National Blue Beret video on the National HQ web site
Delta Team. Delta was one of twelve cadet teams in 1999. Each team had 11 or 12 cadets plus a Tactical Officer.
Delta team eating lunch. One of the tough aspects of NBB that cadets and seniors alike have to endure is eating in record time and at odd hours.
9/12 of Delta Team plus their Tactical Officer. We are pictured here during a visit to Vette Seaplane Base on Lake Winnebago. Note nine different shoulder patches!
We got damp with spray while watching the takeoff of a mighty Albatross.
In the thick of things - marshalling hundreds of aircraft each day to their parking spaces.
|Other pictures to come:
|Experimental aircraft abound, and many exciting aircraft fly in and can be
viewed on the West Ramp.
Click here to see the AirVenture
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