COLLEGEVILLE PA – Byron H. Muhlenberg, the son of Deane and Becky Muhlenberg of Morgan Lane, Collegeville PA, and a 2010 graduate of The Hill School, has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO. He is preparing for his first academic year at the academy.

The six-week, two-phase orientation program must be successfully completed by cadets before they can enter their freshman year. It prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

During the program, cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of their uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards. They then train outdoors, living in tents while learning to function in field conditions.

Cadets apply and practice team work, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations.  They complete obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.

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