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    May 2, 2016

    2016 Scholarship Announcements 

    April 12, 2016

    The purpose of leadership education in the Cadet Program is to develop in cadets the ability to think independently and lead others in an atmosphere of teamwork and mutual respect.  As cadets advance through the program they study progressively more complex leadership principles.  New cadets start with a foundation in...

    March 24, 2016

    Our national commander and our CAP-USAF commander released a joint letter today calling for CAP members everywhere -- and that includes member of our cadet community -- to join in their commitment to incorporate safety into all facets of CAP. For the first time, safety is part of CAP's strategic...

    March 9, 2016

        Where will you find the biggest cadet and composite squadrons in CAP? Manhattan? L.A.? On a massive Air Force base? Nope. One of our biggest cadet units is located in Concord, NH, (pop. 42,695). For years, I've watched this squadron thrive, despite it being located in a small...

    March 8, 2016

      Extension: Youth Preparedness Council Applications Due March 20 Due to numerous requests, the deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications has been extended to Sunday, March 20, 11:59 p.m. PDT. In addition, FEMA will accept applications for students currently in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade that are engaged in individual and...

    March 7, 2016

    The National Cadet Team is delighted to announce that the Wright Brothers, Mitchell, and Earhart milestone exams are now available online. As of today cadets may now take these exams online with the supervision of a testing officer.  Cadets have been able to take their leadership and aerospace achievement tests...

    March 3, 2016

    This winter, over 250 highly-qualified cadets applied for CAP’s college and flight scholarship program. Winners will be announced online at capmembers.com/scholarships by 30 April, with wing commanders receiving 24 hours’ advance notice via email. The CAP Foundation’s scholarship program supports these and other programs. If individuals would like to provide...

    March 3, 2016

     In order to align with flight scholarship recipient announcement, we are postponing the deadline for cadets to accept their primary slot to attend an NCSA with the exception of IACE.  Cadets have until 30 April to accept their primary slot by paying their $150 deposit through eServices "Registration and Payment"...

    February 29, 2016

    Spotlight Oscar’s Best Picture Illuminates the Risks of Youth Sexual Abuse and Suggests Strategies for Keeping Kids Safe   If you want to understand why cadet protection is such an urgent matter, watch Spotlight, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.  ...

    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

    FEMA Summer Internships Available...Limited Slots...Don't delay, apply today! Remember, to qualify for FEMA internships, applicants must be CURRENT students, at least half-time, and meet the minimum GPA requirement (2.0 for high school or undergrad, 3.0 for graduate). Student Trainee (Administrative and Office Support) GS-399-2/5 (Grade varies by location) DC:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427846600...

    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/

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