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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

January 31, 2013

NDEP funds, provided by the Air Force STEM Outreach Coordination Office at the Pentagon, will allow CAP to implement an innovative “CAP STEM Kit Program” for our cadets and schools.  The kits will contain all the educational materials and tools necessary to provide hands-on, experiential learning in subject areas such...

January 15, 2013

Announcing the Cadet Honor Academy, the new regional program that prepares cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. CHA is envisioned as a weekend activity, perhaps conducted concurrent with Region Cadet Leadership Schools. A new program guide offers interim guidance, and...

December 17, 2012

  A special message for the Honor Guard Academy and overall CAP cadet communities   The Honor Guard Academy has successfully introduced hundreds of cadets to honor guard principles and the drug-free message over the past several years, thanks to a dedicated staff who’ve done a superb job. Many have...

October 5, 2012

Most readers of the Cadet Blog know that we're pursuing a nationwide standard for the encampment program. Part of that effort includes a "Cadet Encampment Handbook." “Hurry up and wait” is a fact of encampment life. Cadets stand in line waiting to be served their meals. They spend time in...

August 21, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's AV8RS program was created to help develop a new generation of pilots and members and to raise awareness of aviation and flight through education, engagement and cultivation. For more information, go to www.aopa.org/av8rs. Membership is free to teens ages 13 to 18, and, if you...

July 25, 2012

On Saturday 04 August, all CAP members are invited to participate in a list of 1-hour webinars. You can join in from your home, office, or squadron during any of 5 different times. For more information, please check out the DDR Webpage at www.capmembers.com/ddr

April 11, 2012

Please take a minute to read the latest article from Major Donna Bracken, DDRA NM Wing. In this article she tells us all about the wing's successful National Character Day. It is filled with many ideas and suggestions to get your creative thoughts flowing on hosting your own National Character Day....

March 22, 2012

http://www.vitalvoices.org/annpower  The Vital Voices Global Partnership is offering fellowships for young women in the 10th & 11th grades (rising high school juniors & seniors) through a leadership forum. This is a limited opportunity and applications must be received by March 31! Apply at their website!

March 8, 2012

Do you row to stay in shape? Now you can log your workouts for CAP's virtual rowing team! Create your free personal rowing logbook, receive inspiration and workout tips, and help Team Civil Air Patrol compete against other virtual teams online: http://log.concept2.com/challenge/univStandings2012.asp?sort=distance

March 7, 2012

Civil Air Patrol is proud to offer, along with our partners, academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets and seniors.  The list of the 2012 scholarship awards is now available.

March 6, 2012

Each year, Civil Air Patrol is required to provide a compiled report of Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Program activities and spending to the Air Force Surgeon General. The report outlines the DDR initiatives for the past year, gives an overview of funds spent, and highlights program successes. The 2011 annual report...

March 1, 2012

Are you feeling left out because you don’t have an Air Force installation nearby? Are you hosting drug-free outreach activities or events? Are you looking for drug-free education resources and promotional items? These funds are for you! Cadet Programs has received extra funds this year that are specifically dedicated to...

February 6, 2012

CAPP 52-12, Required Staff Training, has been updated and is available in draft form on the Cadet Proving Grounds. This training is required for all staff, cadets and senior members alike, at cadet activities lasting 4 days or longer. The new materials include an instructor guide, student guide, and PowerPoint...

February 3, 2012

Do you consider yourself an encampment expert? Are you skilled in curriculum development, including lesson plans and learning objectives? The Cadet Programs team needs your help! We are looking for 3 volunteers to travel to Maxwell AFB over the weekend of April 27-29, 2012, to participate in an all-day encampment curriculum planning...

January 30, 2012

209 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2011, up from 118 units in 2010! A total of 60 units were repeat winners, appearing on both the 2010 and 2011 winners' lists. The updated criteria to earn the 2012 award have been posted, and certificates for 2011 awards will be...

January 24, 2012

CAP picked up the two wildcard positions and will have four teams at the CyberPatriot Finals in National Harbor, MD!This is the second year that CAP teams have picked up the wildcard positions.The four squadrons representing CAP this year at the finals are Big Sioux Composite, SD; Colorado Springs Cadet,...

January 9, 2012

On March 21, 2012, thousands of youth in every state and around the world will STAND OUT … SPEAK UP … and SEIZE CONTROL AGAINST BIG TOBACCO. Kick Butts Day is a nationwide event targeting tobacco use and youth. Your unit can qualify for a mini grant of $500 or $1,000...

December 1, 2011

The Application Modules for NCSAs and Scholarships are now available in eServices. Make sure you apply before the 15 January Deadline! For more information, you can go to our web sites: For NCSAs, www.ncsas.com For Scholarships, www.capmembers.com/scholarships

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