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In the Military: Effects of drugs impressed upon Civil Air Patrol cadets

The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, in conjunction with New York Civil Air Patrol, provided a drug prevention program, a low ropes challenge, a rock wall and impairment simulation goggles for Civil Air Patrol Cadets from across the state on Wednesday morning at Stratton Air Force Base. Here Cadet Kenneth Brown, center, wears Fatal Vision Kit, which simulates the impaired perception of a person under the influence of alcohol. He is guided by Civil Air Patrol Cadets, J.D. Mitchell, left, and Dom Emmart, at right.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, in conjunction with New York Civil Air Patrol, provided a drug prevention program, a low ropes challenge, a rock wall and impairment simulation goggles for Civil Air Patrol Cadets from across the state on Wednesday morning at Stratton Air Force Base. Here Cadet Kenneth Brown, center, wears Fatal Vision Kit, which simulates the impaired perception of a person under the influence of alcohol. He is guided by Civil Air Patrol Cadets, J.D. Mitchell, left, and Dom Emmart, at right.
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The folly of drugs was the message of the day at the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Encampment on the Stratton Air National Guard Base last week. That message, which was being espoused by the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, came packaged in the form of a rock wall, alcohol-simulating goggles, a team-building exercise and a close encounter with a helicopter. The helicopter in particular was "very cool," but the anti-drug sentiment already resonates ...

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