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April 12, 2016

The purpose of leadership education in the Cadet Program is to develop in cadets the ability to think independently and lead others in an atmosphere of teamwork and mutual respect.  As cadets advance through the program they study progressively more complex leadership principles.  New cadets start with a foundation in...

March 24, 2016

Our national commander and our CAP-USAF commander released a joint letter today calling for CAP members everywhere -- and that includes member of our cadet community -- to join in their commitment to incorporate safety into all facets of CAP. For the first time, safety is part of CAP's strategic...

March 9, 2016

    Where will you find the biggest cadet and composite squadrons in CAP? Manhattan? L.A.? On a massive Air Force base? Nope. One of our biggest cadet units is located in Concord, NH, (pop. 42,695). For years, I've watched this squadron thrive, despite it being located in a small...

March 8, 2016

  Extension: Youth Preparedness Council Applications Due March 20 Due to numerous requests, the deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications has been extended to Sunday, March 20, 11:59 p.m. PDT. In addition, FEMA will accept applications for students currently in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade that are engaged in individual and...

March 3, 2016

 In order to align with flight scholarship recipient announcement, we are postponing the deadline for cadets to accept their primary slot to attend an NCSA with the exception of IACE.  Cadets have until 30 April to accept their primary slot by paying their $150 deposit through eServices "Registration and Payment"...

January 29, 2016

FEMA Summer Internships Available...Limited Slots...Don't delay, apply today! Remember, to qualify for FEMA internships, applicants must be CURRENT students, at least half-time, and meet the minimum GPA requirement (2.0 for high school or undergrad, 3.0 for graduate). Student Trainee (Administrative and Office Support) GS-399-2/5 (Grade varies by location) DC:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427846600...

December 8, 2015

NOTE: Registration is now OPEN UNTIL 31 JANUARY to be considered for primary status.  Late applications are accepted and will be placed in the alternate list.      

December 2, 2015

!! HOT HOT HOT!!!  !! HOT HOT HOT!!   NCSA Approved Winter Honor Guard Academy- KSWG - Applications now being accepted!  Apply now!  Late fees waived!    Kansas Wing Ceremonies School  December 27, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016 Salina, Kansas  CeremoniesSchool@KSWG.CAP.Gov   http://www.kswg.cap.gov/cadet-programs/ceremonies-school/student-applications  https://www.facebook.com/KansasWingCeremoniesSchool/

September 23, 2015

    Redesigned as a comprehensive program accessible to the typical CAP squadron, the National Cadet Competition returns from its strategic pause this coming winter school vacation. A kickoff announcement with details about logistics, travel, and registration requirements is available at www.capmembers.com/ncc2015. Region DCPs:  We do not yet know which...

March 24, 2015

To assist region and wing competition directors NHQ provides the following support tools: Question bank for written exam Question bank for Jeopardy! elective Uniform inspection preparation assignment cards An Excel file that computes CPFT percentiles based on the cadet’s age and gender   The CPFT Excel file is posted here and...

January 29, 2015

 Many units and wings now have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.   These are two great ways to reach out to cadets and get greater participation at activities!  Here are examples from the Youngstown unit https://www.facebook.com/YoungstownCAP         Civil Air Patrol, You were mentioned in a Tweet!  ...

December 22, 2014

This document represents a new vision for the NCC program. Senior leaders have already endorsed this new model, which was developed to achieve the following goals: ✪ Increase participation system-wide (NCC was reaching fewer than 5% of the cadet corps) ✪ Offer a comprehensive, holistic curriculum representing the full breadth...

June 23, 2014

The majority of a cadet’s annual contact hours with CAP occur in the squadron. Counting fifty weekly squadron meetings alone, cadets spend over 100 hours at squadron activities, a total surpassing even a week-long encampment’s duration. No mater how amazing our summer activities are, it is only through vibrant local...

May 29, 2014

Since the publication of the April 2014 CAPR 52-10, some of the most frequent questions coming in about the changes have been regarding the new CAPF 32 Cadet Activity Permission Slip.  We have put many of the questions with their answers on a new page in the Library.  If you...

April 21, 2014

Three outside organizations have told us about their programs and asked us to inform you about these great opportunities.  1. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, National Aviation Education and Training Center is offering a 7 day Sport Pilot Aviation Ground School, 27 July - 2 August, 2014, to be...

March 31, 2014

   CADET BLOG SPECIAL BULLETIN for REGION & WING DCPs    31 March 2014       Good news. More than $950,000 is available to support cadet programs during FY 14, with the majority of the funds directed at the region and wing levels. This money is aimed primarily at programs supporting the...

November 6, 2013

We anticipate that the Cadet Encampment Guide and Cadet Encampment Handbook that have been in draft status for over a year will be finalized and published by Christmas, in time for the planning season for the summer '14 encampments. We know that there are a couple spring encampments out there....

January 31, 2013

NDEP funds, provided by the Air Force STEM Outreach Coordination Office at the Pentagon, will allow CAP to implement an innovative “CAP STEM Kit Program” for our cadets and schools.  The kits will contain all the educational materials and tools necessary to provide hands-on, experiential learning in subject areas such...

January 15, 2013

Announcing the Cadet Honor Academy, the new regional program that prepares cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. CHA is envisioned as a weekend activity, perhaps conducted concurrent with Region Cadet Leadership Schools. A new program guide offers interim guidance, and...

December 17, 2012

  A special message for the Honor Guard Academy and overall CAP cadet communities   The Honor Guard Academy has successfully introduced hundreds of cadets to honor guard principles and the drug-free message over the past several years, thanks to a dedicated staff who’ve done a superb job. Many have...

October 5, 2012

Most readers of the Cadet Blog know that we're pursuing a nationwide standard for the encampment program. Part of that effort includes a "Cadet Encampment Handbook." “Hurry up and wait” is a fact of encampment life. Cadets stand in line waiting to be served their meals. They spend time in...

August 21, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's AV8RS program was created to help develop a new generation of pilots and members and to raise awareness of aviation and flight through education, engagement and cultivation. For more information, go to www.aopa.org/av8rs. Membership is free to teens ages 13 to 18, and, if you...

July 25, 2012

On Saturday 04 August, all CAP members are invited to participate in a list of 1-hour webinars. You can join in from your home, office, or squadron during any of 5 different times. For more information, please check out the DDR Webpage at www.capmembers.com/ddr

April 11, 2012

Please take a minute to read the latest article from Major Donna Bracken, DDRA NM Wing. In this article she tells us all about the wing's successful National Character Day. It is filled with many ideas and suggestions to get your creative thoughts flowing on hosting your own National Character Day....

March 22, 2012

http://www.vitalvoices.org/annpower  The Vital Voices Global Partnership is offering fellowships for young women in the 10th & 11th grades (rising high school juniors & seniors) through a leadership forum. This is a limited opportunity and applications must be received by March 31! Apply at their website!

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