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August 9, 2011

It gives me great pleasure to announce that General Courter has selected C/Col John Brennan  (MER-MD-042) to serve as Chair of the 2011 / 2012 National Cadet Advisory Council and C/Lt Col Arielle Weeks (RMR-UT-067) to serve as Vice Chair. Both cadets should be proud of their accomplishments that set...

August 9, 2011

National Flight Academies are some of our most popular activities.  This year the Glider Avademy in Rome, GA got great press coverage including video. We plan to expand our use of social media in our programs for the 2012 activities, stay tuned!

August 9, 2011

Lead..Fly..Explore The next frontier is… ROBOTICS! Our AE Team has launched a new STEM related program that provides beginning robotics activities that are low-cost and high-interest. The activities progress into challenges that will require more resources and ingenuity to perform. The Introduction to Robotics can be found in eServices with...

August 9, 2011

The Spaatz Association is accpting applications for the 2012 Aerospace Leadership Scholarships that will advance a cadet from their solo license to their actual pilot certification. Perhaps you may know a cadet who is deserving of this scholarship. Please pass the flyer on to those who may be interested in...

August 2, 2011

Joe, Steven, Neil, and I are pleased to welcome two newcomers to the NHQ Cadet Team. Becci Sundhagen is an over-achiever, a registered nurse, electrical engineer, private pilot, Norwegian speaker, and our newest Education Manager. She’ll be focusing on curriculum, especially character and DDR-related products, as well as fitness and...

July 12, 2011

Congratulations to the Southeast Region Drill team and the Pacific Region Color Guard for winning their divisions in the National Cadet Competition. Drill Team First - South East Region Second -Middle East Region Third - Pacific Coast Region Color Guard First - Pacific Region Second - North Central Region Third...

June 21, 2011

Good news for cadets. The front page story in today's USA Today reports that America is facing a pilot shortage. According to the story, Boeing forecasts a need for 460,000 new pilots over the next 18 years. The demand for pilots will be so great that the industry could face...

June 16, 2011

A new cadet video has been developed and is on CAPChannel for your use.  A thirty second ad will be available soon. Visit for more video resources!

June 8, 2011

You’ve heard of wings hosting “aerospace days” and “leadership academies.” Why not a similar endeavor showcasing the character development aspects of cadet life?   National Character Day is a new, hands-on, wing-level activity that serves two purposes: (1)  Motivate cadets to take seriously issues of character and honor, while recommitting...

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.

June 3, 2011

The approval process for High Adventure Activities has been updated. If you have any questions, please advise CAPR 52-16, Change 1, is in regards to Page 8, Paragraph 2-10, High Adventure Activities posted on the publications page at The form referenced in this change is a CAPF 54 that can...

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...

May 11, 2011

  "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life."   -- Confucius Civil Air Patrol is seeking a professional with strong project management skills and teaching or curriculum development experience to join its National Cadet Team in Montgomery, Ala. Our Drug Demand Reduction Manager will...

April 20, 2011

Gen Courter would like to ensure that you are aware of the opportunity our cadets have with the Academy of Model Aeronautics – a FREE membership.  Yes, FREE.   When cadets join, what does this mean for us?  That they will receive discounts and will be available for scholarships from the AMA....

April 15, 2011

Additional Funding for Training and CAP Cadet Orientation Flights: Congress has finally funded CAP to a level in Fiscal Year 2011 that will allow us to conduct a lot more AF mission and proficiency training as well as cadet orientation flights. The additional money will be provided to CAP in...

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.  

March 11, 2011

We just sent out the announcements for the summer NCSAs.  Please note that there is a change in the dates for COS to 9-19 July.  You can check your status in eServices by selecting NCSA Main Menu and then select Activity Status.  If you are listed as an alternate, there...

March 10, 2011

We have seen an increase in the number of injuries when the cadets perform the shuttle run portion of the CPFT.  Please review the shuttle run guidelines to help ensure that the cadets remain safe while participating in this activity. Also, we have added video demonstrations on our fitness page. ...

February 25, 2011

The Cadet Drill Test booklet includes two minor changes, as explained on inside front cover.   Cadet Drill Tests can be found on the pages for Learn To Lead and Drill & Ceremonies in the Cadet Library.

February 16, 2011

In the past couple of years the Cadet Blog has become your source for what's new in the Cadet Program and for furthering discussion between members but we have not used it as a Q & A forum. Until Now. Beginning March 1 we will post the mailbag once per...

January 31, 2011

We’ve added a new feature to the Cadet Promotions module in eServices. The Multi-Entry function allows quick entry for Character Development classes, Physical Fitness Test completions and the Intro to Safety Course. 

January 28, 2011

Effective February 1, all cadets are required to complete the Introduction to CAP Safety for New Members course via a classroom-administered paper test or an online test accessed through eServices. Please see for more information.

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