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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...

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.

March 25, 2013

The New York Times has an article about the growing need for Cyber Warriors.  

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:

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...

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...

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...

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

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 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...

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 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 6, 2012

The Air Force Association is offering the Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship to minor dependents of active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen graduating this spring. It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering...

January 6, 2012

Drugs: What is the Answer? Read the recent article written by Major Donna Bracken, New Mexico Wing DDR Administrator, concerning DDR and the role of making responsible choices. Here is a link to the article.

December 21, 2011

It’s the season for awards! Grab a blank CAPF 58 or CAPF 120 and submit your nominations for the following awards: Cadet of the Year, Brewer Aerospace Award, Air Force Association Award, Air Force Association AE Cadet of the Year, DDR Member of the Year, Outstanding DDR Wing of the...

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