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April 1, 2013

  Cadets, pin this tracker to your wall and record your progress in the Cadet Program. This new document, CAPVA 52-101, "Personal Cadet Tracker" is sort of like a mini "Cadet Super Chart" that's tailor-made for the individual cadet. We should've had something like this available a long time ago....

March 27, 2013

Actually, FEMA would like nominations for their Youth Preparedness Council and our CAP cadets fit their requirements quite well. Please see their web site for more information,

March 25, 2013

The New York Times has an article about the growing need for Cyber Warriors.  

February 22, 2013

1) Aerospace States Association - $2,000 award - for up to two students (must be U. S. citizens, full-time student entering sophomore or junior year) pursuing an Aerospace-related (physical sciences, engineering, aviation, or aerospace) degree. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2013! Additional information is available at this link:

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...

February 15, 2013

This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti and was established for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen. It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the...

February 11, 2013

 We came across another flight scholarship opportunity... The Girls With Wings is offering two scholarships to women for flight training. One is to assist in getting a solo and the other one is to continue to a pilot’s certificate.  Girls With Wings is now accepting applications for flight scholarships now...

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 23, 2013

 This is not a CAP Scholarship.  We are announcing this scholarship on behalf of the Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund:   Requirements for the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship 1. Must be a Full Time Student at an accredited University 2. Must be Majoring in Aviation, with an emphasis in Pilot Related...

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...

January 9, 2013

The diamond insignia appearing on cadet first sergeant chevrons is less than 1 square centimeter in size and yet its propriety is hotly debated. The short version of the Saga of the Diamond is that yes, indeed, they are authorized for wear by CAP cadets in the grades of C/MSgt,...

December 21, 2012

CAPR 52-16 "Cadet Program Management" December 2012 edition is now published. This is an administrative update that changes minor wording now that CAP-USAF has ended its State Director program and the CAP governance structure has been redesigned. Perhaps the only change of note are: para. 5-13 Spaatz Exam administration by...

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...

November 30, 2012

 1 December- 15 January: Request the Air Force Association's Annual "Civil Air Patrol Outstanding Squadron Cadet of the Year Award" AFA provides every CAP squadron or unit a unique medal, ribbon and certificate to present to the most outs tanding CAP cadet in each squadron each year. This gives cadets...

November 30, 2012

 The application modules for the summer NCSAs and CAP Scholarships are now available in eServices.  The summer NCSAs are listed on and the available scholarships are listed on  Members have until January 15 to apply.  Cadets must have an encampment credited in eServices to apply for an NCSA.

November 7, 2012

We will post the dates of the NCSAs by 1 December and the application module will open for the summer NCSAs on 1 December.  In the mean time, the supplementals for IACE are now available.  In addition, we have updated the scholarship web site and the application module for scholarships...

November 1, 2012

Last week we sent out a mail out to all of the cadet and composite squadrons, wing DCPs and wing CCs. It contains items from Aerospace Education, DDR and Cadet Programs. The AE material is the latest AEX book. This is a new book with 16 lesson plans. The DDR...

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...

October 2, 2012

The Air Force Association extended registration to 6 October for The High School CyberPatriot program. To see which CAP squadrons are participating check out the current registration list found at The 1 October multimedia news release about this FREE program available to CAP squadrons can be found at

September 28, 2012

  Does your squadron have a CyberPatriot team?  If not, please consider registering your squadron this week-end at  Registration closes 30 September, but if you have a problem registering this week-end, ask for assistance from the CAP contact person named at the bottom of this e-mail.    October training...

September 12, 2012

The winter national activities have been posted to  The two activities that are offered this year are the Civics Leadership Academy and the National Character and Leadership Symposium:  CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service.  Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at...

September 12, 2012

As we transition to a new fiscal year, please be aware that the Cadet Uniform Program that provides new cadets with a “Blues” uniform will be on hold from (roughly) September 20th until late October, depending upon when CAP receives its FY13 funding from the Air Force. Cadets and commanders...

September 12, 2012

An outstanding 194 units earned the title "Quality Cadet Unit" for 2011-2012.  The criteria will remain the same for the 2012-2013 period.  The certificates will be sent out the first week of October.  Visit to view the list of winners.  

August 31, 2012

We just finished the National Board meeting last week, where we introduced the draft of the Encampment Guide.  We are updating the curriculum for encampments to ensure a level of consistency throughout the nation.   

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 Membership is free to teens ages 13 to 18, and, if you...

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