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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...

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 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...

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....

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 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 16, 2014

  CAP Publishes Revised Cadet Protection Policy New CAPR 52-10 takes effect 1 October 2014  18 April 2014 CAP has revised CAPR 52-10, Cadet Protection Policy, effective 1 October 2014  18 April 2014. The regulation is available now so that members can familiarize themselves with the new standards before they take effect....

April 1, 2014

  A new CAPP 216, Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track, dated 1 April 2014, is now available. This edition replaces the edition dated 21 January 2014. Obviously, it’s uncommon for any CAP publication to be as short-lived as the January 2014 edition was. That edition was released prematurely, and consequently created a...

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....

September 30, 2013

We are continuing to craft a cadet protection policy (CPP) that reflects the latest wisdom from academic researchers and experts who work face-to-face with youth every day. Having received over 100 comments on the first draft, we know that this issue is important to everyone in the cadet community. Please...

September 9, 2013

When new cadets join CAP, NHQ mails them their cadet textbooks and other resources. The draft "New Cadet Guide" would collect some of those secondary resources under a single cover and, more importantly, provide step-by-step guidance for brand new cadets. How to wear the uniform, the Super Chart, and how...

August 15, 2013

Senior CAP leaders, cadets, academics, and experts from leading youth-serving organizations have helped CAP develop an enhanced Cadet Protection Policy. This draft policy is available for your review and comment. A white paper explains the context for an enhanced policy, an executive summary presents a list of proposed new rules,...

February 20, 2013

CAPR 52-22, Drug Demand Reduction, is now available and governs the DDR program. This edition of the regulation rescinds CAPR 51-1 and represents a total overhaul of DDR guidance. A helpful summary of the new regulation is available in the presentation found at right. What’s most notable about the new...

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...

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...

December 5, 2011

Funds for cadet orientation flights, new cadet kits, and cadet uniforms have been turned back on! - O-rides can commence (starting 28 November, 2011) - Backlogged AE modules are now being shipped (2,500 packets total) - New cadet kits are being shipped, starting with backlogs (800 binders total) - Limited...

November 10, 2011

The Training Leaders of Cadets course has been updated, and the November 2011 version is now available online! Directors who request TLC kits after November 10 will be shipped the new curriculum, along with an expanded selection of student handouts and resources. Changes of note in the 2011 TLC course...

October 31, 2011

Because the Congress has not yet passed the 2012 budget, CAP is having to put a temporary hold on cadet flying and the shipment of textbooks and uniforms that normally follows soon after a cadet joins CAP. The budget situation does not affect Vanguard purchases. We are sorry for the...

June 7, 2011

Cadet Programs has revised the online test banks for Learn to Lead Chapters 1-8. We are currently making revisions to the hard-copy tests associated with these online tests.

June 3, 2011

The approval process for High Adventure Activities has been updated. If you have any questions, please advise safety@capnhq.gov. CAPR 52-16, Change 1, is in regards to Page 8, Paragraph 2-10, High Adventure Activities posted on the publications page at http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R052_016_2011_02_BFAB729553AB1.pdf The form referenced in this change is a CAPF 54 that can...

May 16, 2011

Cadet Programs has revised the online test banks for Learn to Lead Chapters 1-3 and is currently editing the test banks for Chapters 4-8. We believe these revisions will greatly assist cadets taking online tests.

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