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January 6, 2012

The Air Force Association is offering the Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship to minor dependents of active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen graduating this spring. It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering...

January 6, 2012

Drugs: What is the Answer? Read the recent article written by Major Donna Bracken, New Mexico Wing DDR Administrator, concerning DDR and the role of making responsible choices. Here is a link to the article.

January 3, 2012

Pre-press versions of Learn to Lead Volumes 3 and 4 have been posted. These temporary files, containing all text but without photos and sidebars, can be used by cadets to study for online leadership exams (available after 10 January). Full-color drafts with photos and formatting will be posted as soon as they are...

December 21, 2011

It’s the season for awards! Grab a blank CAPF 58 or CAPF 120 and submit your nominations for the following awards: Cadet of the Year, Brewer Aerospace Award, Air Force Association Award, Air Force Association AE Cadet of the Year, DDR Member of the Year, Outstanding DDR Wing of the...

December 11, 2011

In response to more organizations (not limited to cadet activities at NHQ) wanting to use an online capability to track applications and reporting you will see a couple of changes to the NCSA Main Menu in the near future: 1. The name will change to Registration And Payment System 2....

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...

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, For Scholarships,

November 10, 2011

Planning your Winter Encampment or 2012 Summer Encampment? Don't forget to check out the latest encampment curriculum, updated October 2011. You will find it under Cadet Programs > Activities > Cadet Encampments, or quick link

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...

November 10, 2011

As we close in on the release of Learn To Lead modules III and IV, Curt wanted everyone to have the latest information about timelines and implementation. Please see his attached memo.

November 1, 2011

Unfortunately, we are unable to announce all of the NCSAs at this time.  We are still awaiting approval of the Activity Directors.  All of the information for the activities will be up by 1 Dec, when the application module opens for summer activities.  We have updated the scholarship web pages...

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...

October 31, 2011

“The only thing my squadron does for physical fitness is the cadet physical fitness test (CPFT) once a month. We have a few cadets that fail the CPFT time after time, and it’s making them discouraged about staying in the cadet program. Besides the fitness test, what can my squadron...

October 26, 2011

“My unit does not do anything with DDR. How do I get my cadets involved in this program?” A lot of units struggle with this issue so we went to some successful members and asked them about it. Lt Danny L. Carter, PCR-WA-069 says: 1. Find a senior and cadet that...

October 18, 2011

The program guidance for RCLS is now available on our web site.This guide should aid course directors in planning an RCLS.The interim guide will be in effect until full lesson plans are created to further assist course directors and their staff.

October 11, 2011

Announcing a new Drug Demand Reduction program for use by all squadrons: the DDR Excellence (DDRx) Activity Guide has been released online for download and viewing. The DDRx program rewards a CAP cadet for successfully completing activities related to making good choices, choosing good role models, avoiding substances that have...

September 27, 2011

While we announce the summer national activities on November 1, we wanted to let you know that the destinations and number of cadet ambassadors for each destination for IACE is now available.  We have added back Singapore, which has a different schedule (25 May through 10 June), and increased the...

September 12, 2011

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.  Applications will be accepted through 15 October. CLA is for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service.  Cadets participate...

August 30, 2011

"Follow your dream & stay clean" Congratulations to Cadet Spencer Graham, NM wing, for his winning entry in the DDR slogan contest. His slogan was chosen out of 74 entries by a vote at the Annual Conference & National Board meeting in Louisville earlier this month. This slogan will be...

August 23, 2011

There's still time left to register your team for CyberPatriot.  The practice session starts next week and registration ends on 8 Oct.  Don't be left out of this great opportunity! To register, go to For more information about CyberPatriot, go to  

August 22, 2011

The current CAPR 51-1 Drug Demand Reduction Program, now 7 years old, has been updated and is available for field review in a working draft form. Its new number, 52-22, is a tangible statement that DDR is fully a part of the Cadet Program. The Cadet Program includes a character...

August 17, 2011

  The cadet experience is positioned along a continuum of discipline intensity, somewhere between Daisy Scout llama camp and Marine Corps boot camp. We never will tolerate hazing or ridiculous and counter-productive Hollywood-style approaches to leadership. At the same time, we know that one of the Cadet Program’s major attractions...

August 12, 2011

Every year as we head to the National Board Meeting we like to provide an update from Cadet World about what's new and what's on the horizon. Curt's brief is attached and you can take the quiz online at  You will need to create an account to take the quiz.  The...

August 9, 2011

It gives me great pleasure to announce that General Courter has selected C/Col John Brennan  (MER-MD-042) to serve as Chair of the 2011 / 2012 National Cadet Advisory Council and C/Lt Col Arielle Weeks (RMR-UT-067) to serve as Vice Chair. Both cadets should be proud of their accomplishments that set...

August 9, 2011

National Flight Academies are some of our most popular activities.  This year the Glider Avademy in Rome, GA got great press coverage including video. We plan to expand our use of social media in our programs for the 2012 activities, stay tuned!

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