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December 9, 2013

 Submit NOW!  AFA's Recognition Program for an Outstanding Cadet in EACH CAP Squadron Nationwide Each year, between 1 December and 15 January, each squadron or unit may select one outstanding cadet of the year. The AFA is proud to support the accomplishments of cadets at the grassroots level with an award package...

November 22, 2013

    Fifty years ago today, an angry man took the life of President John Kennedy. A lot of media outlets are running retrospectives, and the Cadet Team has some photos in its files depicting cadets meeting with JFK at the White House, giving us a starting point for our...

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....

October 28, 2013

 We’ve added two new criteria that can be used to earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award.  Since the start of the program is 1 September, we’ve simply added the two new criteria to the list, but did not change the number of criteria needed to earn the award.  The two...

October 16, 2013

We recently sent an email to the Region Commanders asking them to nominate activities that should garner the Cadet Special Activities Ribbon. If you have an activity that meets the standards and you think deserves recognition, please forward a request through your chain of command. In light of the delay...

September 23, 2013

We have opened the applications for CLA and NCLS. Information on these two activities is available at www.ncsas.com. Applications are due on 15 October. CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service. Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State...

September 12, 2013

 272 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2012-2013.  Certificates will be sent out to the wings in October.  The list of winners and the data is available at www.capmembers.com/qcua.   

September 9, 2013

When new cadets join CAP, NHQ mails them their cadet textbooks and other resources. The draft "New Cadet Guide" would collect some of those secondary resources under a single cover and, more importantly, provide step-by-step guidance for brand new cadets. How to wear the uniform, the Super Chart, and how...

September 6, 2013

 This is NOT to alarm anyone, it is intended to help you make Responsible Choices.   Jett Mayhew, Lt Col, CAP NHQ  DDRO   _______________________________ From the office of the Air Force Surgeon General   Team,   It has recently come to our attention that Chobani Greek Yogurt's "Blueberry Power...

August 30, 2013

Maj Gen Carr is looking for 2014 NCSA Directors; please see the attached announcement.   To that end, the Cadet Team is establishing a clear “hiring plan” for the 2014 NCSA Activity Director staff that will be built on the following principles:    1.         Standardization of...

August 20, 2013

By now everyone in the cadet community should know that after a three-year phase-out, the Leadership for the 21st Century textbook becomes obsolete on 1 October 2013.  From that date forward, only the Learn to Lead textbook will be in use in the CAP Cadet Program.   However, in the...

August 2, 2013

 Due to the depletion of the Aerospace Dimensions books, we are not shipping out New Cadet Packets at this time.  Once we have a new shipment of books, we will start shipping them out again. Cadets can go to the New Cadet Help page to view the material online.

April 1, 2013

  Cadets, pin this tracker to your wall and record your progress in the Cadet Program. This new document, CAPVA 52-101, "Personal Cadet Tracker" is sort of like a mini "Cadet Super Chart" that's tailor-made for the individual cadet. We should've had something like this available a long time ago....

March 27, 2013

Actually, FEMA would like nominations for their Youth Preparedness Council and our CAP cadets fit their requirements quite well. Please see their web site for more information,http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness.

March 25, 2013

The New York Times has an article about the growing need for Cyber Warriors.    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/technology/united-states-wants-to-attract-hackers-to-public-sector.html?emc=eta1&_r=0  

February 22, 2013

1) Aerospace States Association - $2,000 award - for up to two students (must be U. S. citizens, full-time student entering sophomore or junior year) pursuing an Aerospace-related (physical sciences, engineering, aviation, or aerospace) degree. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2013! Additional information is available at this link:  http://aerostates.org/education/scholarships...

February 20, 2013

CAPR 52-22, Drug Demand Reduction, is now available and governs the DDR program. This edition of the regulation rescinds CAPR 51-1 and represents a total overhaul of DDR guidance. A helpful summary of the new regulation is available in the presentation found at right. What’s most notable about the new...

February 15, 2013

This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti and was established for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen. It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the...

February 11, 2013

 We came across another flight scholarship opportunity... The Girls With Wings is offering two scholarships to women for flight training. One is to assist in getting a solo and the other one is to continue to a pilot’s certificate.  Girls With Wings is now accepting applications for flight scholarships now...

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 23, 2013

 This is not a CAP Scholarship.  We are announcing this scholarship on behalf of the Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund:   Requirements for the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship 1. Must be a Full Time Student at an accredited University 2. Must be Majoring in Aviation, with an emphasis in Pilot Related...

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...

January 9, 2013

The diamond insignia appearing on cadet first sergeant chevrons is less than 1 square centimeter in size and yet its propriety is hotly debated. The short version of the Saga of the Diamond is that yes, indeed, they are authorized for wear by CAP cadets in the grades of C/MSgt,...

December 21, 2012

CAPR 52-16 "Cadet Program Management" December 2012 edition is now published. This is an administrative update that changes minor wording now that CAP-USAF has ended its State Director program and the CAP governance structure has been redesigned. Perhaps the only change of note are: para. 5-13 Spaatz Exam administration by...

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...

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