NEW CADET GUIDE
|NEW CADET PACKET ||ONLINE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS||CURRY ACHIEVEMENT |
|CADET STUFF |
|CADET SUPER CHART ||PERSONAL CADET TRACKER |
1. How do I earn my first promotion?
Visit Stripes to Diamonds. It'll tell you exactly what you need to do to become a Cadet Airman. Keep track of your progress through the Cadet Program using the Personal Cadet Tracker. And if your New Cadet Kit hasn't arrived yet, you can download Chapter 1 of the leadership textbook above.
2. Where's my membership card?
You should receive your CAP ID card in the mail within 30 days of joining. If yours hasn't arrived, please contact us.
3. What is my CAPID?
Your CAPID is a 6-digit identification number. It's found on your membership card and in eServices.
4. What is eServices
eServices is your online membership record. Be sure to visit eServices, create your free account, and verify that we have your correct contact information. Maj Dan Routier created the The Guide to Starting eServices to help new cadets navigate through the program.
5. How do I get my free cadet uniform?
Please visit our Cadet Uniform Program page for details.
6. How am I supposed to wear my uniform?
Download the quick reference uniform guidance (it's also in your New Cadet Kit). For tips and tricks, visit Cadet Stuff. And for full details, see CAPM39-1, "CAP Uniform Manual."
7. How do I get insignia and patches for my uniform?
First, check with your squadron -- they might have insignia for you. If not,you can purchase them from our vendor, Vanguard. Here's a list of the insignia needed for the uniforms:
|Air Force "Blues" Uniform||Camouflage "BDU" Uniform|
|Flight cap device - CAP0748A||"Civil Air Patrol" cloth tape - CAP0599K|
|3-Line nameplate (last name) - CAP0599M||Cloth nametape (last name) - CAP0599HA|
|CAP cutouts - CAP0820||US Flag patch (reverse) - 4432430|
|CAP cutouts - CAP0820|
|Note: only one set of CAP cutouts is needed, even if the cadet has both uniforms|
9. What are some general hints that will help me get the most out of CAP?
Check out our Top Ten wallet card, which is included in your New Cadet Kit.
10. Where do I go if I have more questions?
Talk with local leaders in your squadron, especially your Cadet Element Leader or Cadet Flight Sergeant. Their job is to help you succeed in CAP. You also might want to check out the CAP Knowledgebase and the articles and forums at Cadet Stuff. Moms and dads should visit our Parents' Page.