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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...

March 1, 2012

Are you feeling left out because you don’t have an Air Force installation nearby? Are you hosting drug-free outreach activities or events? Are you looking for drug-free education resources and promotional items? These funds are for you! Cadet Programs has received extra funds this year that are specifically dedicated to...

February 6, 2012

CAPP 52-12, Required Staff Training, has been updated and is available in draft form on the Cadet Proving Grounds. This training is required for all staff, cadets and senior members alike, at cadet activities lasting 4 days or longer. The new materials include an instructor guide, student guide, and PowerPoint...

February 1, 2012

CAP Pamphlet 52-23, Cadet Protection Policy Implementation Guide, has been approved and published for use in the field. Download your copy of this valuable resource from the CAP Publications page or the Cadet Programs Resource Library. CAPP 52-23 describes the advantages of the Cadet Program’s military training, defines military intensity levels,...

January 30, 2012

209 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2011, up from 118 units in 2010! A total of 60 units were repeat winners, appearing on both the 2010 and 2011 winners' lists. The updated criteria to earn the 2012 award have been posted, and certificates for 2011 awards will be...

January 27, 2012 There will be money available for cadet o-flights and our other programs for 2012!

January 24, 2012

CAP picked up the two wildcard positions and will have four teams at the CyberPatriot Finals in National Harbor, MD!This is the second year that CAP teams have picked up the wildcard positions.The four squadrons representing CAP this year at the finals are Big Sioux Composite, SD; Colorado Springs Cadet,...

January 11, 2012

Imagine you are in an elevator. The door opens, and guess who’s there? It’s the National Commander. Or perhaps it’s your state’s governor, or a pro athlete whom you admire. You’ll have a minute or two with this VIP until he gets off on his floor. What do you do?...

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 9, 2012

On March 21, 2012, thousands of youth in every state and around the world will STAND OUT … SPEAK UP … and SEIZE CONTROL AGAINST BIG TOBACCO. Kick Butts Day is a nationwide event targeting tobacco use and youth. Your unit can qualify for a mini grant of $500 or $1,000...

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