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National Character Day


 You’ve heard of wings hosting “aerospace days” and “leadership academies.” Why not a similar endeavor showcasing the character development aspect of cadet life? 

National Character Day is a new wing-level activity that serves two purposes:
(1)  Motivate cadets to take seriously issues of character and honor, while recommitting themselves to the drug-free ethic;
(2)  Further integrate the DDR program into CAP’s overall Cadet Program.

ACTIVITY FORMAT.   Cadets come together at the wing level to hear a character-affirming message from a distinguished guest speaker, and to engage in an exciting, hands-on “Character Challenge” that requires a degree of sobriety, trust, and courage (e.g., climbing wall, indoor skydiving, tethered ballooning, etc.).
OPERATIONAL CONTEXT.  Wings are encouraged to host “National Character Day” activities during the month of September, although the event can be held at any time during the year.

PROGRAM GUIDANCE.  The Curriculum Guide (see link at top right of page) offers recipe-like guidance on how wings can develop a National Character Day program.  

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