Grumman Squadron personnel placed flags at the gravesite of our squadron's namesake and his wife on
May 29, 2016.
The Grumman family burial plot in Laurel Hollow, Nassau County.
On July 23rd, 5 cadets and 2 senior members of our squadron attended a tour of the Guide
Dog Foundation's Smithtown facility. We were met by William A Krol, their Communications
Manager and Docent Hugh Reilly and Guide Dog, Hulu. Hugh led us through a powerpoint
orientation and then put Hulu through his paces to show us the training the dogs receive.
Hulu opened handicap switch equiped doors, picked up various articles including a set of
keys and a credit card and returned them to Hugh. While the dogs are trained not to bark,
Hugh demonstrated that Hulu would bark on command or, if his handler fell and was unresponsive,
to get help.
Docent Hugh Reilly & Hulu
Tour Attendees - CAP Members and Families
After the powerpoint orientation, we toured the facility where the trainers work and went
outside to see some of the acres of park like land where the dogs encounter roads, various
types of walks and curbs, gratings, low hanging obstacles and stairs (open and closed back types).
We finished the tour at the statue of one of the facility's first trained guide dogs.
CAP Members & Hulu at Guide Dog Statue