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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...

September 29, 2014

 Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary that tells a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community. For more information, visit http://www.studentcam.org/

September 15, 2014

America needs today’s cadets to become leaders, and it’s a pleasure to serve on the National Cadet Team and assist the cadets with their important work. Our team is growing. We’re in search of Cadet Programs professionals to serve in the positions listed below. What’s most important for applicants to...

September 10, 2014

 We are still putting together the list of squadrons that sent an AAR for their STEM Kit via email, before our online system was up, so this list is NOT complete.  I know how everyone wants to see the numbers, so I thought I'd post what I have now.  Once...

August 25, 2014

If asked to name a few components of the Civil Air Patrol leadership program most members could rattle off a dozen things.  Chain of command, drill and ceremonies, teaching, core values, leadership expectations, mentoring, team leadership problems, the uniform, the academic textbooks, and testing might come to mind.  When asked...

August 22, 2014

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program uses Air Force Manual 36-2203, Drill and Ceremonies as the guide for persons teaching, learning, or participating in drill and ceremonies.  It has come to our attention that the Air Force updated this manual in November 2013.  The new document supersedes the June 1996 version.   A...

August 4, 2014

Now announcing the 2014/2015 Drug Demand Reduction Speech Contest. This contest is part of the continuing effort to teach cadets and seniors to make responsible choices and help reduce the demand for illegal and illicit drugs in America.  The national speech contest is open to all cadets and is an...

August 1, 2014

The changes to the Cadet Protection Policy and update to CAPR 52-16 set into motion some new cadet-related training requirements.  The new Cadet Wingman Course introduces cadets to the CAP Core Values, a pro-safety mindset, and age-appropriate child abuse prevention training during their first month in CAP.  It replaces the...

July 18, 2014

It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of one of our own, Lt Col Bill Duke.         Lt Col Duke was a steadfast CAP member for 37 years.  His dedication, commitment and service to our community, state and nation will be sorely missed.  The Maryland Wing is...

June 30, 2014

 The new uniform manual is out, available here, and while it does a great job of explaining how to correctly wear the uniform, some members have been confused about how to measure the 1" for cadet officer grade on the BDUs.   Question:  Where does cadet officer grade insignia go...

June 23, 2014

The majority of a cadet’s annual contact hours with CAP occur in the squadron. Counting fifty weekly squadron meetings alone, cadets spend over 100 hours at squadron activities, a total surpassing even a week-long encampment’s duration. No mater how amazing our summer activities are, it is only through vibrant local...

June 19, 2014

    The June 2014 edition of CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, is now available.  What’s in the new version? Mostly just housekeeping edits along these lines: -        References the new encampment curriculum that is already in operation this summer -        Introduces the “Cadet Wingman Course,” wrapping the Curry’s introduction...

June 19, 2014

  Have you ever noticed that the thirteen aerospace pioneers who have lent their names to the CAP Cadet Program's achievements and awards hail mostly from the pre-Apollo era? That's because 10 of those 13 individuals were selected in 1964, when CAP leaders decided it was time to reorganize the...

June 12, 2014

Young people learn best through personal experience. You can’t simply tell a kid what cadets do. You can’t simply show cadet life to them, either. Prospective cadets need to participate actively to see how exciting the Cadet Program is, and to decide if we’re a good match for their interests....

June 10, 2014

 ***Webinar Announcement*** An Introduction to the FEMA Youth Preparedness Technical Assistance Center Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT   Join the upcoming webinar on Wednesday, June 11 to learn about the tools, resources, and personalized assistance that are available from the FEMA Youth Preparedness Technical Assistance Center. Across the...

June 6, 2014

 Come one come all! The national conference will be here in no time.  Now is the time to register. We have a terrific line up for this year’s conference and as a part of the Cadet Programs sessions, we are offering time for our members to show off their best...

June 3, 2014

June 14th is Flag Day! Celebrate this magnificent holiday with the Smithsonian’s “Raise it Up!   In 2014, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will “Raise It Up!” and celebrate the 200th anniversary by uniting the original manuscript with the flag at the Museum from June 14-July 6, 2014....

May 29, 2014

Since the publication of the April 2014 CAPR 52-10, some of the most frequent questions coming in about the changes have been regarding the new CAPF 32 Cadet Activity Permission Slip.  We have put many of the questions with their answers on a new page in the Library.  If you...

May 29, 2014

Starting this week when a cadet's promotion is approved in eServices their notification email will include a link to share the good news on Facebook.  If a cadet chooses to share the information a picture of their new grade insignia will post on their Wall.  Friends and family who follow...

April 25, 2014

                          When a man dies at far too young an age, it's almost trite to say, "he was one of the finest men," but in the case of John McGaha, that's the plain truth. I knew John mostly...

April 24, 2014

  UPDATED- Check out our new FAQ on the CAPF 32! “Is a CAPF 32 still required for activities which utilize the CAPF 31 given that much of the information would be duplicated?” CAPR 52-10 mandates that the CAPF 32 Civil Air Patrol Cadet Activity Permission Slip be used for all...

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 in...

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...

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