Vanguard (www.vanguardmil.com) is CAP's official supplier of uniform insignia. Here is a list of the preliminary insignia needed for the "blues" and "BDU" uniforms:
Air Force "Blues" Cadet Uniform
Note: only one set of CAP cutouts is needed, even if the cadet has both uniforms
Some uniforms and accessories may be able to be issued at the squadron, however you may also purchase these uniform items as well through Vanguard.
- Civil Air Patrol Uniform: ABU Cap-Flat Top - CAP0991U
- Civil Air Patrol Uniform: Flight Cap: Airman - male - CAP0994K
- Civil Air Patrol Flight Cap: Airman - female - CAP1015J
Note: Officers and Seniors have different headgear than enlisted cadets, make sure to note the difference when ordering. To properly order a ABU cover, you’ll need to know your hat size. Use the following links for help:
Belts and Buckles:
Boots and Shoes:
Boots and/or shoes can be ordered from Vanguard or they may also be ordered from the following companies:
For CAP Members that need a flight suit, they can be ordered from Gibson & Barnes
Q: Where do the patches, insignia, etc. go on the uniform?
A: See the uniform mini-posters (PDF) included in your son's or daughter's member kit.
To determine the proper arrangement of your CAP awards, ribbons, and devices - click here.
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