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February 5, 2016

  Read the first blog post on CAPM 36-2203 for context.   Okay, drill fans.  I’ve taken a lot of the feedback you’ve sent me or blogged.  I appreciate the opinions of those who don’t believe we need a CAP D&C Manual, but I’ve made my argument to NHQ and...

January 29, 2016

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January 25, 2016

In December 2015 the National Cadet Team published a draft CAPP 52-18 with a new model of fitness program for cadets.  This has generated a great deal of feedback which has been read with great interest.  We are now opening the program to interested units for beta testing.  We invite...

January 19, 2016

  CAP Members: A year ago, I was asked how we can improve drill in CAP, since it’s such a great leadership tool.  I asked to be allowed to put together a drill manual for CAP.  AFMAN 36-2203 works all right for the Air Force, but with the importance of drill...

December 22, 2015

  National Cadet Special Activity Timeline 2016 Most deadlines pushed back 2-3 weeks 1. NCSA Announcement. Applications for National Cadet Special Activities have traditionally opened on 15 December. This year that timeline is being adjusted slightly. All NCSAs will be announced on www.ncsas.com by Saturday 9 January. 2. Application Window....

December 8, 2015

NOTE: Registration is now OPEN UNTIL 31 JANUARY to be considered for primary status.  Late applications are accepted and will be placed in the alternate list.      

December 4, 2015

  A draft version of the proposed CAPP 52-18, Cadet Physical Fitness Program, has been published to the Proving Grounds.   The stated goal of the cadet physical fitness program is “to make you physically fit and to motivate you to develop a lifelong habit of exercising regularly.” Squadrons have been...

December 2, 2015

!! HOT HOT HOT!!!  !! HOT HOT HOT!!   NCSA Approved Winter Honor Guard Academy- KSWG - Applications now being accepted!  Apply now!  Late fees waived!    Kansas Wing Ceremonies School  December 27, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016 Salina, Kansas  CeremoniesSchool@KSWG.CAP.Gov   http://www.kswg.cap.gov/cadet-programs/ceremonies-school/student-applications  https://www.facebook.com/KansasWingCeremoniesSchool/

October 20, 2015

The shuttle run exercise from the Cadet Physical Fitness Test is discontinued effective 1 November 2015.  CAPR 52-16 and CAPP 52-18 have been updated to reflect this change.  Reports and other materials which reference the shuttle run will be updated over time. The National Cadet Team is in the middle...

September 23, 2015

    Redesigned as a comprehensive program accessible to the typical CAP squadron, the National Cadet Competition returns from its strategic pause this coming winter school vacation. A kickoff announcement with details about logistics, travel, and registration requirements is available at www.capmembers.com/ncc2015. Region DCPs:  We do not yet know which...

September 16, 2015

202 units earned the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2014-2015.  Congratulations to those units working hard to offer vibrant programs!  Certificates will be sent out in October.  The list of winners and unit data is available at capmembers.com/qcua.      

July 29, 2015

  What's new and in development for the CAP Cadet Program? The Cadet News + Innovations booklet provides a summary. Inside you'll find cadet news -- information about projects that are already underway that we'd like you to know about. You'll also find cadet innovations -- information about projects in...

June 9, 2015

  Critique after critique, cadet programs officers tell us that the TLC course is excellent. But can we make it better? Perhaps we could attract even more students if we could somehow transform the current 1.5-day course into a 1-day course. On the Cadet Proving Grounds, we’ve posted a draft...

April 6, 2015

 We had planned to announce the winners of the Civil Air Patrol flight and academic scholarships today.  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to announce the scholarship finalists until 17 April.  The unexpected passing of Lt Col Michael Foster, the National Scholarship Committee Chair, necessitated a...

March 24, 2015

To assist region and wing competition directors NHQ provides the following support tools: Question bank for written exam Question bank for Jeopardy! elective Uniform inspection preparation assignment cards An Excel file that computes CPFT percentiles based on the cadet’s age and gender   The CPFT Excel file is posted here and...

March 16, 2015

Laurie Twibell came across a way to ensure that the cadet officer grades look great when sewn onto the BDUs. She is the mother of a Spaatz cadet, so she has a lot of experience with sewing on cadet grade.  https://enjolivure.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/sewing-civil-air-patrol-officer-patches-the-easy-way/

March 9, 2015

    With great sadness, the National Cadet Team announces the passing of one of its own, Lt Col Michael Foster, CAP, our national college and flight scholarships manager. Michael died suddenly at his home on March 6th. He was 59 years old. While Michael was an instructor at Air...

January 29, 2015

 Many units and wings now have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.   These are two great ways to reach out to cadets and get greater participation at activities!  Here are examples from the Youngstown unit https://www.facebook.com/YoungstownCAP         Civil Air Patrol, You were mentioned in a Tweet!  ...

December 22, 2014

This document represents a new vision for the NCC program. Senior leaders have already endorsed this new model, which was developed to achieve the following goals: ✪ Increase participation system-wide (NCC was reaching fewer than 5% of the cadet corps) ✪ Offer a comprehensive, holistic curriculum representing the full breadth...

December 3, 2014

The goal of the Cadet Program's character element is to develop in cadets an ability to think critically about moral and ethical issues, and the commitment to live CAP's Core Values.   The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has put together an outstanding character development program, Medal of Honor: Lessons of...

November 14, 2014

Due to the generosity of our membership, CAP is able to offer flight scholarships to help cadets attain a private pilot's license in honor of Col. Mary Feik. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Must be a current CAP cadet. 2. Must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (Does not require the Billy...

November 14, 2014

 Due to the number of inquires on the Deputy positions that have come in recently, we are extending the deadline until Wednesday, 19 November.

September 30, 2014

 The Air Force Academy and ROTC aren’t the only way to become an officer in the Air Force.  For those that decide later that they’d like to be an Air Force officer, Officer Training School is the way.  The Air Force has asked us how many of our members are...

September 30, 2014

 High School Seniors, are you currently applying to the Air Force Academy?  Please take the time to complete a simple survey we have available here, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VH29N38.  Completing the survey will allow us to better understand the needs of our academy bound cadets and offer targeted support. As you move through...

September 30, 2014

 High School Seniors, are you currently applying to the Air Force Academy?  Please take the time to complete a simple survey we have available here, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VH29N38.  Completing the survey will allow us to better understand the needs of our academy bound cadets and offer targeted support. As you move through...

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