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April 22, 2014

  Some members of the cadet community have been expressing concerns about the new CAPR 52-10, Cadet Protection Policy (CPP).   CAP’s prior CPP has served the organization well for many years.  During the past year CAP met with leaders from other national youth organizations as well as nationally recognized experts...

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...

September 30, 2013

We are continuing to craft a cadet protection policy (CPP) that reflects the latest wisdom from academic researchers and experts who work face-to-face with youth every day. Having received over 100 comments on the first draft, we know that this issue is important to everyone in the cadet community. Please...

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...

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 7, 2012

Do you have a great success story or interesting presentation that would be suitable for delivery at CAP’s annual conference in August? Cadet Programs wants to put you on the stage! Please send proposals for your presentations, or ideas for presentations you’d like to see, to Steven Trupp (strupp@capnhq.gov) by...

January 9, 2012

Drug Demand Reduction Program Introduces a Speech Contest. This week, look for the details of the NEW Cadets Leading the Way to Your Future Speech Competition. We will be sending the details via email to all wing DDRA, Region DDRC, and DCP. It will also be posted on the DDR resource...

January 3, 2012

Pre-press versions of Learn to Lead Volumes 3 and 4 have been posted. These temporary files, containing all text but without photos and sidebars, can be used by cadets to study for online leadership exams (available after 10 January). Full-color drafts with photos and formatting will be posted as soon as they are...

December 5, 2011

Funds for cadet orientation flights, new cadet kits, and cadet uniforms have been turned back on! - O-rides can commence (starting 28 November, 2011) - Backlogged AE modules are now being shipped (2,500 packets total) - New cadet kits are being shipped, starting with backlogs (800 binders total) - Limited...

October 31, 2011

Because the Congress has not yet passed the 2012 budget, CAP is having to put a temporary hold on cadet flying and the shipment of textbooks and uniforms that normally follows soon after a cadet joins CAP. The budget situation does not affect Vanguard purchases. We are sorry for the...

June 7, 2011

Cadet Programs has revised the online test banks for Learn to Lead Chapters 1-8. We are currently making revisions to the hard-copy tests associated with these online tests.

May 16, 2011

Cadet Programs has revised the online test banks for Learn to Lead Chapters 1-3 and is currently editing the test banks for Chapters 4-8. We believe these revisions will greatly assist cadets taking online tests.

May 12, 2011

Cadet Programs is pleased to announce audio versions of the first three chapters of Learn to Lead. CP thanks CAP Lt Col James Shaw for producing these recordings that will benefit auditory learners and sight-disabled persons as well as many others. Please see the Learn to Lead page in the Cadet...

April 8, 2011

  If you missed the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition last week (along with AFA's first ever CyberFutures symposium) you missed a great event.  The nearly 100 high school students competing in the final rounds of the National High School Cyber Defense Competition were energetic, focused, and on the top of...

March 16, 2011

Five cadets from the Orlando Cadet squadron are headed to Washington, D.C. this month to test their skills in a national cybersecurity competition. CyberPatriot III started three years ago by the Air Force Association and defense industry-related partners. In Washington DC, the cadets will compete against 11 teams in not only...

March 15, 2011

Civil Air Patrol and our partners provide academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets and seniors.  The list of the 2011 recipients is now available.  

January 13, 2011

An interesting story of Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, from "A Question of Loyalty," Douglas Waller's account of the court-martial of Billy Mitchell.  (Harper-Perennial, 2004, p. 172). "When Spaatz returned to the United States [at the end of World War I], he took command of the West Flying Circus, which staged...

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