While there are many youth oriented programs in America - CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Membership consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and senior members 18 years of age - on up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits.
The cadet program allows young people to progress at their own pace through training that includes aerospace education, leadership, physical fitness, and search and rescue. Cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than and E1 (airman basic).
The goal of the 42nd Composite Squadron is to "get our cadets equipped and trained to be effective on the ground and in the air." This is achieved by progressing through and passing leadership, search and rescue, and aerospace education tests. Tests are derived from reading materials, classroom instruction, and real-world and hands-on experience. Our cadets also have opportunities to participate in orientation flights and encampments across the nation.
We also have a great time with each other! On month's that have a fifth Tuesday, we have a fun time of hanging out - often involving food and games!
Whatever your interests - there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. if you're not already a member - join today!
2016 Arkansas Wing Encampment
Little Rock Air Force Base and Camp Robinson
Ground Team Academy
Rogers Arkansas, January 2016
Cadet Orientation Flights