More than 25 members of the Holger Storm Navy League Cadet Corps undertook a mock search-and-rescue exercise Oct. 5 in Nose Creek Park. The cadets, all 12 years old or younger, used GPS devices and radios to navigate from point to point, with the ultimate goal of finding clues to locate the trail of a downed pilot.
Holger Storm was founded in September 2018, and is currently in its second year of operation. The cadets meet Wednesday evenings throughout the school year at École Edwards Elementary School for weekly drills.
The corps is designed for boys and girls at least nine years old, according to Lieutenant Karen Murfin, and is based on naval traditions. Cadets also gain education in a variety of related fields, including sailing, knot tying, marksmanship, radio communication and geocaching.