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January 27, 2011

Drug Demand Reduction’s Fit  for Flying Book and Instructor’s Guide are complete!  Geared for upper level cadets and high school students, this learning module focuses on the human element of flying, explaining how drugs, alcohol and over-the-counter medications seriously affect flight performance in the three-dimensional world of flight.  Copies of...

January 19, 2011

1,670 cadet applications were successfully received for this summer's National Cadet Special Activities. Units and Wings now have until 15 February to do approvals.  The approvals are located in eServices under the NCSA Main Menu, 1 each for units and wings. Once approved, an application will be grayed out but...

January 13, 2011

An interesting story of Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, from "A Question of Loyalty," Douglas Waller's account of the court-martial of Billy Mitchell.  (Harper-Perennial, 2004, p. 172). "When Spaatz returned to the United States [at the end of World War I], he took command of the West Flying Circus, which staged...

January 11, 2011

Announcing the (draft) “Cadets Take-Off” booklet. This 18-page handbook is designed to meet two needs that local leaders in the field have identified and been asking for help with.   First, “Cadets Take-Off” is a “tier 2” recruiting resource that can bridge the gap between the 1-page “Learn, Lead, &...

January 4, 2011

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...

December 20, 2010

  The 2011 edition of CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, is now available online. This is the main document governing the Cadet Program. Although this regulation was just approved, it does not take effect until 1 February 2011 so that cadet program leaders will have time to review it and...

December 17, 2010

The 823rd Civil Engineering Squadron at Tyndall AFB has set the dates for the Civil Engineering Academy at 17-23 July.  The 342nd Training Squadron and Pararescue Schoolhouse at Kirtland AFB have agreed to host PJOC from 23-30 July. You may begin applying for both activities (or their staff events if...

December 13, 2010

Cadets hooked Treadwell into service A rated mission pilot, scanner, and observer, Maine Wing’s Col Craig Treadwell could have slipped the surly bonds on a daily basis, performing life-saving CAP missions and enjoying the independence that can come from sailing aloft. Instead, the new National Cadet Advisor has committed more...

December 8, 2010

Cadets can receive certificates for passing aerospace and leadership tests online. After successfully completing an online test, cadets can find their certificates at the "Certificates" link under "Modules" on the left-hand side of the Cadet Online Testing module.

November 16, 2010

Let's celebrate those squadrons that have strong program fundamentals... Let's get even more squadrons pointed in the right direction... What's measured tends to be what gets done:  Enter the Quality Cadet Unit Award. Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earnthe Quality Cadet Unit Award. This new award...

November 10, 2010

The Outstanding Sq Cadet Award is available for each squadron and is one way to recognize a top performer.  AFA provides each CAP squadron or unit a unique medal, ribbon and certificate to present to the most outstanding CAP cadet in each squadron each year. AFA is proud to support these accomplished...

October 18, 2010

Wreaths Across America is an as annual community service event that CAP supports. Their motto reflects CAP’s own feelings about America and its veterans: Remember the fallen. Honor .........those who serve. Teach .............our children the value of freedom. This great event gives CAP members the opportunity to honor America’s veterans...

October 13, 2010

The Cadet Programs has now created a facebook page to help our members.  This will make it easier to keep up with the latest information affecting cadets. The name of the fan page is simply CAP Cadet Programs.  Each blog post we write will now also be on the fan...

October 4, 2010

  A second edition of the Aerospace Dimensions textbook series of six modules is now available. The “Dimensions” are the texts cadets use to study aerospace during Phases I and II of the Cadet Program. We have added new content to each of the six modules. The second edition offers...

September 22, 2010

Nevada Wing is again hosting an Air Force Security Forces Familiarization Course (SFFC) at Nellis AFB, NV from December 26 - January 2. An activity page has been set up with the other winter events on NCSAS.com and details are in the attached flyer. Please direct questions to usafsffc@gmail.com. * USAF SFFC...

September 10, 2010

Think you know all about the Cadet Program's activities and resources? Take the Cadet News Quiz to find out! Go to http://www.trainingsupportgroup.com/cp/login to setup an account and take the quiz.     Due to network security or firewalls, some members may not receive the notification that their account was created.   If you do not receive a notification, contact...

September 9, 2010

If you weren't able to join us at the National Board meeting in San Diego, you can check out our seminar handouts (see box at right). "Cadet News" is a summary of recently published training aids, new programs, and new activities. "Cadet Innovations" describes some new ideas we have in...

August 31, 2010

Information on the two winter NCSAs are now available. CLA is a CAP national activity for cadets interested in politics and careers in public service. Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State Department, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, Arlington, and more. For more information, see www.capmembers.com/civics.  ...

July 29, 2010

Today begins the process to move back into building 714, the National Headquarters Building. We will lose phone, fax and internet service later in the day, 29 July, and should be reconnected on Monday, 2 Aug.  It will take us a while to get settled into our new surroundings and work...

July 20, 2010

Online testing, Learn to Lead, ORM, “character development.”  There have been a number of changes in Cadet Programs in the past year or two. Therefore, we think it’s time to update the cadet regulation, CAPR 52-16. The document you see at the right is a DRAFT. As always, we want...

July 19, 2010

Cadet Programs Officers are busy explaining how the new Learn to Lead curriculum and online achievement test system is being implemented. To help them do that, we've created a slide presentation. Of course, slides are no substitute for the detailed information available on this website, but we offer them as...

June 18, 2010

Maj Gen Courter is seeking two expert Cadet Programs leaders to join her volunteer staff. For details, click here for the announcement.

June 10, 2010

With the launch of our Learn To Lead curriculum we decided it was time to update the cadet wesite. The Opportunities link has been removed from the left side navigation.  - Flying/Cadet Orientation Rides is now on the Activities page  - Scholarships are now in the Library under Leadership  -...

May 28, 2010

Beginning 11 June, a new IMAX® 3D film will be released, entitled Legends of Flight.  The Legends film will showcase some of history’s most amazing aircraft -- highlighting the design challenges, financial risks, and many lessons learned from a century of aviation trial and error, bringing us to the dawn...

May 19, 2010

CYBERPATRIOT is a cyber defense competition that tests the ability of the students to defend a simulated corporate network from external hostile attacks. But, it is far more than just a competition. It is designed to educate and motivate your cadets to become the cyber defenders the nation needs while...

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