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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...

October 1, 2014

 Today at  CAP/CC direction, we published a change to CAPR 52-10, Cadet Protection Policy (1 Oct 2014), that liberalizes a couple requirements and generally should make cadet operations easier to implement, while still protecting cadets from the risk of harm. Briefly: =  The requirement to have co-ed senior supervision at cadet...

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....

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