The uniform is a key trait of cadet life:
CAP promotes teamwork and high standards of personal conduct by granting cadets the privilege of wearing an Air Force-style uniform. The uniform and the related traditions of rendering military customs and courtesies distinguish cadets from ordinary youth. These military aspects of cadet life are important motivators. Every activity should allow cadets to wear their uniform and properly render military customs and courtesies. -CAPR 52-16, 1-3
There are two main uniforms in the cadet program. These are the blues uniform and the BDUs.
Uniform items may be purchased through a variety of sources. The official source for CAP insignia and uniforms is Vanguard. Shop with them at civilairpatrolstore.com, (800) 221-1264.
If you're near an Air Force installation, you can buy uniform garments (but not CAP insignia) at the Exchange or base thrift store.
Speak to your unit leaders about local options, too. Sometime the squadron has a "supply closet," and military surplus stores may be another option.
Cadets will also need appropriate athletic clothing for physical fitness. Check with your local leaders for information on their standard PT uniform.
CURRY BLUES PROGRAM
The Curry Blues Program provides Cadet Airmen with a voucher for $100 towards the purchase of the USAF-style "Class B" blues uniform.
ELIGIBILITY. This program is open to all cadets who joined after 1 March 2015.
SIZING CHART. Vanguard sizing charts.
EXCHANGES. Contact Rita LaBarre or Norine Sasser at 1-800-221-1264
RECYCLING UNIFORMS. When a cadet outgrows a uniform, or if he or she leaves CAP, local leaders will request that the cadet return the uniform so it can be issued to another cadet.