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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 www.ncsas.com.  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 www.uscyberpatriot.org For more information about CyberPatriot, go to www.capmembers.com/cyber  

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 http://www.trainingsupportgroup.com/cp/login/index.php.  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!

August 9, 2011

Lead..Fly..Explore The next frontier is… ROBOTICS! Our AE Team has launched a new STEM related program that provides beginning robotics activities that are low-cost and high-interest. The activities progress into challenges that will require more resources and ingenuity to perform. The Introduction to Robotics can be found in eServices with...

August 9, 2011

The Spaatz Association is accpting applications for the 2012 Aerospace Leadership Scholarships that will advance a cadet from their solo license to their actual pilot certification. Perhaps you may know a cadet who is deserving of this scholarship. Please pass the flyer on to those who may be interested in...

August 2, 2011

Joe, Steven, Neil, and I are pleased to welcome two newcomers to the NHQ Cadet Team. Becci Sundhagen is an over-achiever, a registered nurse, electrical engineer, private pilot, Norwegian speaker, and our newest Education Manager. She’ll be focusing on curriculum, especially character and DDR-related products, as well as fitness and...

July 29, 2011

Have your squadron preserve history by interviewing a veteran and sending the interview to the Library of Congress. Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.  VHP relies on volunteers to collect veterans’ stories on behalf of...

July 12, 2011

Congratulations to the Southeast Region Drill team and the Pacific Region Color Guard for winning their divisions in the National Cadet Competition. Drill Team First - South East Region Second -Middle East Region Third - Pacific Coast Region Color Guard First - Pacific Region Second - North Central Region Third...

June 21, 2011

Good news for cadets. The front page story in today's USA Today reports that America is facing a pilot shortage. According to the story, Boeing forecasts a need for 460,000 new pilots over the next 18 years. The demand for pilots will be so great that the industry could face...

June 16, 2011

A new cadet video has been developed and is on CAPChannel for your use.  A thirty second ad will be available soon. Visit CAPChannel.com for more video resources!

June 8, 2011

You’ve heard of wings hosting “aerospace days” and “leadership academies.” Why not a similar endeavor showcasing the character development aspects of cadet life?   National Character Day is a new, hands-on, wing-level activity that serves two purposes: (1)  Motivate cadets to take seriously issues of character and honor, while recommitting...

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...

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