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45th Composite Squadron sent two teams complete with two alternates to the 2021 UBWC. Team (1) “HAWKS” and Team (2) “CONDORS”. First time for everyone except for Maj. Benner and C/Capt. Emerson.
Three team members arrived early in the day and assisted with event setup. The rest arrived EXTREMELY late due to a freeway closure because of a fire. Everyone kicked into high gear the next morning with reveille at 0600 Saturday. Plenty of great events and competitions with a huge emphasis on teamwork, support and especially on having fun. It was tiring, but everyone had a great time. We were VERY impressed with our team and their camaraderie with others. This is especially true of our team Alternates, Cadet Salem and Gillette. When another team from Squadron 49 lost two of their three cadets due to sprains, Cadets Salem and Gillette stepped up to the plate and filled in for this team. Without our alternates, Squadron 49 would have had to withdraw from the competition. Very proud of their Esprit De Corps and showing what true teamwork is all about. Great job guys! The night finished up with a Talent and skit show. Definitely interesting and unusual. You really had to be there. All in all everyone had a great time, and we are extremely proud of our Cadet and Senior 'Hawks' attending and the way they all represented the 45th Composite Squadron!!!