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September 3, 2015

We're hiring. The National Cadet Team is in search of a full-time program manager for our National Cadet Special Activities program. If you're a professional with project management experience and a love for CAP's cadet mission, we might be a good match for you. This position is located in Montgomery,...

August 7, 2015

 Before you read any further, please view a one-minute, fantastic brief video with Scarlett Johansson, actress and granddaughter of WWII pilot, along with Jerry Yellin, WWII Veteran. Then, read on about how YOU can help with this exciting celebration of honor and respect to our WWII Veterans….  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B--QCFRuvQcKSUJfUTdUeUxyaUE/view?pli=1  More information...

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...

May 11, 2015

We are excited to announce the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program.   Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available this year to cover encampment fees, uniforms, transportation, and other costs associated with our encampment program, with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets.  This is a tremendous opportunity...

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 4, 2014

 In an effort to track cadet career interests, We are requesting that cadets between 16-21 years of age and any former cadets complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSDJXLT It should not take more than 5 minutes.  Thank you for your time,  The CAP Cadet Team 

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.

October 27, 2014

The Cadet Team is looking to hire a Deputy Activity Director for National Blue Beret and the International Air Cadet Exchange. The Deputy will work closely with the current Activity Director and then would be likely become the next Activity Director, so individuals seeking either of these positions should be willing...

October 10, 2014

 299 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2013-2014.  Certificates will be sent out to the wings in next coming weeks.  The list of winners and the data is available at www.capmembers.com/qcua

October 9, 2014

 Want to be a part of the FREE CyberPatriot program?  Find an adult in your squadron to register as a coach by Friday, 10 October.  All information, training materials, timelines, and registration information is found at www.uscyberpatriot.org.  For more information, read Gen Vazquez’s “Call to Action” letter HERE.  Please help...

October 2, 2014

We have opened the applications for CLA and NCLS.  Information on these two activities is available at www.ncsas.com.  Applications are due on 31 October.  Both activities require a Resume and a Letter of Recommendation and CLA also requires an essay (please see its web site for the topics). CLA is...

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...

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