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November 30, 2012

 1 December- 15 January: Request the Air Force Association's Annual "Civil Air Patrol Outstanding Squadron Cadet of the Year Award" AFA provides every CAP squadron or unit a unique medal, ribbon and certificate to present to the most outs tanding CAP cadet in each squadron each year. This gives cadets...

November 30, 2012

 The application modules for the summer NCSAs and CAP Scholarships are now available in eServices.  The summer NCSAs are listed on and the available scholarships are listed on  Members have until January 15 to apply.  Cadets must have an encampment credited in eServices to apply for an NCSA.

November 7, 2012

We will post the dates of the NCSAs by 1 December and the application module will open for the summer NCSAs on 1 December.  In the mean time, the supplementals for IACE are now available.  In addition, we have updated the scholarship web site and the application module for scholarships...

November 1, 2012

Last week we sent out a mail out to all of the cadet and composite squadrons, wing DCPs and wing CCs. It contains items from Aerospace Education, DDR and Cadet Programs. The AE material is the latest AEX book. This is a new book with 16 lesson plans. The DDR...

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...

October 2, 2012

The Air Force Association extended registration to 6 October for The High School CyberPatriot program. To see which CAP squadrons are participating check out the current registration list found at The 1 October multimedia news release about this FREE program available to CAP squadrons can be found at

September 28, 2012

  Does your squadron have a CyberPatriot team?  If not, please consider registering your squadron this week-end at  Registration closes 30 September, but if you have a problem registering this week-end, ask for assistance from the CAP contact person named at the bottom of this e-mail.    October training...

September 12, 2012

The winter national activities have been posted to  The two activities that are offered this year are the Civics Leadership Academy and the National Character and Leadership Symposium:  CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service.  Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at...

September 12, 2012

As we transition to a new fiscal year, please be aware that the Cadet Uniform Program that provides new cadets with a “Blues” uniform will be on hold from (roughly) September 20th until late October, depending upon when CAP receives its FY13 funding from the Air Force. Cadets and commanders...

September 12, 2012

An outstanding 194 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2011-2012.  The criteria will remain the same for the 2012-2013 period.  The certificates will be sent out the first week of October.  Visit to view the list of winners.  

August 31, 2012

We just finished the National Board meeting last week, where we introduced the draft of the Encampment Guide.  We are updating the curriculum for encampments to ensure a level of consistency throughout the nation.   

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 Membership is free to teens ages 13 to 18, and, if you...

August 9, 2012

Apologies to the cadet community. Due to an in-house error, our “Cadet Encampment Guide” was released to DCPs and National Board members before it was ready for the community’s review. Encampment is the #1 cadet activity in terms of participation, so it’s no surprise that people have dived-in to a...

August 9, 2012

What's new and what's in the works in Cadet Programs? Read our briefing handout and/or visit the "Cadet News & Innovations" seminar at National Boards in Baltimore. We've prepared the handout to be as helpful and comprehensive as possible to people who are unable to join us at the conference.

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

July 13, 2012

HOT!  Seeking CAP Cadets for CyberPatriot V Beta Test 20 July The AFA CyberPatriot office is conducting  a remote Beta testing of the new software to be used in CyberPatriot V and is seeking CAP cadets to participate.  The testing will take place on Friday, 20 July, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT...

June 14, 2012

The National Commander is looking for a qualified member to fill an important National Staff volunteer position -- National Cadet Advisory Council Liaison.  The National Cadet Advisory Council Liaison position was established to assist the National Leadership with the planning and successful implementation of their goals and vision for the National Cadet...

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....

April 11, 2012

After a 2nd National All Service Division CyberPatriot Championship for CAP, and much pride for our entire organization, Gen Carr is sending CAP’s leadership a “Call for CyberPatriot Support” letter.   Please share this letter with all squadron commanders to encourage them to organize a team for the 2013 CyberPatriot competition.  We hope that CAP...

March 22, 2012  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!

March 8, 2012

The Testing Officer Quick Reference has been updated so unit testing officers will have the most recent guidance. You can view the document in the Cadet Library at

March 8, 2012

Do you row to stay in shape? Now you can log your workouts for CAP's virtual rowing team! Create your free personal rowing logbook, receive inspiration and workout tips, and help Team Civil Air Patrol compete against other virtual teams online:

March 8, 2012

The Academy of Model Aeronautics publishes a youth newsletter, which is now available to CAP cadets and volunteers. Visit the AMA Youth Newsletter page (linked from the Cadet Programs Library) to read the latest issue. New issues will be posted as they become available.

March 7, 2012

Civil Air Patrol is proud to offer, along with our partners, academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets and seniors.  The list of the 2012 scholarship awards is now available.

March 6, 2012

Each year, Civil Air Patrol is required to provide a compiled report of Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Program activities and spending to the Air Force Surgeon General. The report outlines the DDR initiatives for the past year, gives an overview of funds spent, and highlights program successes. The 2011 annual report...

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