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April 22, 2014

  Some members of the cadet community have been expressing concerns about the new CAPR 52-10, Cadet Protection Policy (CPP).   CAP’s prior CPP has served the organization well for many years.  During the past year CAP met with leaders from other national youth organizations as well as nationally recognized experts...

April 21, 2014

Three outside organizations have told us about their programs and asked us to inform you about these great opportunities.  1. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, National Aviation Education and Training Center is offering a 7 day Sport Pilot Aviation Ground School, 27 July - 2 August, 2014, to be...

April 16, 2014

  CAP Publishes Revised Cadet Protection Policy New CAPR 52-10 takes effect 1 October 2014  18 April 2014 CAP has revised CAPR 52-10, Cadet Protection Policy, effective 1 October 2014  18 April 2014. The regulation is available now so that members can familiarize themselves with the new standards before they take effect....

April 1, 2014

  A new CAPP 216, Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track, dated 1 April 2014, is now available. This edition replaces the edition dated 21 January 2014. Obviously, it’s uncommon for any CAP publication to be as short-lived as the January 2014 edition was. That edition was released prematurely, and consequently created a...

March 31, 2014

Beginning 14 April 2014, young people can apply for cadet membership online. Alternatively, hard copy CAPF 15 applications will continue to be accepted, too. Online applications improve the membership process in several ways, including: 1.                   Cadets can join more quickly and attend special activities as soon as the commander or...

March 31, 2014

   CADET BLOG SPECIAL BULLETIN for REGION & WING DCPs    31 March 2014       Good news. More than $950,000 is available to support cadet programs during FY 14, with the majority of the funds directed at the region and wing levels. This money is aimed primarily at programs supporting the...

February 10, 2014

  Shhh…this is a secret…Mary Feik does not know CAP is doing this for her. Col. Mary Feik turns 90 on March 9, and the National Staff wants members to share their congratulations and birthday wishes with her and also express appreciation for the decades she has devoted to aviation...

January 31, 2014

Cadet teams from the California, Colorado and South Dakota wings are hoping the third time’s the charm as they head into the All Service Division national finals of CyberPatriot VI, the Air Force Association’s national high school cyber defense competition.  For more information, please visit CAP's Volunteer now, http://bit.ly/L3KHCz.

January 24, 2014

We've posted an updated version of the DCP SmartBook in the Proving Grounds.  After reviewing the document, please give us any feedback about how we can further improve it before placing it the library. 

January 21, 2014

  With sadness, the National Cadet Team announces the passing of Colonel Ray Bean USAF, age 70, former Director of Cadet Programs at CAP National Headquarters. For 18 months Colonel Bean was a pancreatic cancer survivor, fighting valiantly and good naturedly against the odds. After he retired from CAP, Colonel Bean...

January 16, 2014

 The Spaatz Association has a new Leadership Grant Program available online! Each year, the Association will approve up to $20,000 in leadership grants to CAP cadets or units at the squadron, group or wing level. Grant requests may be of any amount, so long as they are used directly for...

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...

November 6, 2013

We anticipate that the Cadet Encampment Guide and Cadet Encampment Handbook that have been in draft status for over a year will be finalized and published by Christmas, in time for the planning season for the summer '14 encampments. We know that there are a couple spring encampments out there....

October 29, 2013

We are pleased to release an online version of the Cadet Protection (CPPT) course for cadets on the Learning Management System (LMS) in eServices. The course is restricted to cadets age 17 and over.  The course still includes a required conversation with a senior member but in addition to the...

October 28, 2013

 We’ve added two new criteria that can be used to earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award.  Since the start of the program is 1 September, we’ve simply added the two new criteria to the list, but did not change the number of criteria needed to earn the award.  The two...

October 16, 2013

We recently sent an email to the Region Commanders asking them to nominate activities that should garner the Cadet Special Activities Ribbon. If you have an activity that meets the standards and you think deserves recognition, please forward a request through your chain of command. In light of the delay...

September 30, 2013

We are continuing to craft a cadet protection policy (CPP) that reflects the latest wisdom from academic researchers and experts who work face-to-face with youth every day. Having received over 100 comments on the first draft, we know that this issue is important to everyone in the cadet community. Please...

September 23, 2013

We have opened the applications for CLA and NCLS. Information on these two activities is available at www.ncsas.com. Applications are due on 15 October. CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service. Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State...

September 12, 2013

 272 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2012-2013.  Certificates will be sent out to the wings in October.  The list of winners and the data is available at www.capmembers.com/qcua.   

September 9, 2013

When new cadets join CAP, NHQ mails them their cadet textbooks and other resources. The draft "New Cadet Guide" would collect some of those secondary resources under a single cover and, more importantly, provide step-by-step guidance for brand new cadets. How to wear the uniform, the Super Chart, and how...

September 6, 2013

 This is NOT to alarm anyone, it is intended to help you make Responsible Choices.   Jett Mayhew, Lt Col, CAP NHQ  DDRO   _______________________________ From the office of the Air Force Surgeon General   Team,   It has recently come to our attention that Chobani Greek Yogurt's "Blueberry Power...

August 30, 2013

Maj Gen Carr is looking for 2014 NCSA Directors; please see the attached announcement.   To that end, the Cadet Team is establishing a clear “hiring plan” for the 2014 NCSA Activity Director staff that will be built on the following principles:    1.         Standardization of...

August 20, 2013

By now everyone in the cadet community should know that after a three-year phase-out, the Leadership for the 21st Century textbook becomes obsolete on 1 October 2013.  From that date forward, only the Learn to Lead textbook will be in use in the CAP Cadet Program.   However, in the...

August 15, 2013

Senior CAP leaders, cadets, academics, and experts from leading youth-serving organizations have helped CAP develop an enhanced Cadet Protection Policy. This draft policy is available for your review and comment. A white paper explains the context for an enhanced policy, an executive summary presents a list of proposed new rules,...

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