Civil Air Patrol
  • Civil Air Patrol volunteers have dedicated their service to communities across America since World War II. The legacy of volunteer service has become a CAP core value, and continues to define the Civil Air Patrol mission today.

Cadet Programs

Cadet Program – At a Glance

Mission: Transform youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders

Established: 1942

Age to Join: 12 through 18

Content Areas: Leadership, Aerospace, Fitness, Character

Total Cadets: 25,000

Locations: 1,000 hometown squadrons

Time Commitment: Ideally, cadets participate in a 2-hour squadron meeting each week, plus one “Saturday” event monthly and one week-long encampment in summer, but of course, school and family obligations take priority**

Costs: Annual dues of $25 – $60, depending upon location; some assistance is available with uniform costs and overnight activity fees; a fully-active cadet could incur $300 to $600 in costs during the first year, less any financial assistance

Military Obligation: None, but 8% of USAF Academy cadets are former CAP cadets

Annual Flying Hours: 25,000 hrs in single-engine aircraft; 12,000 glider sorties

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New Hampshire Wing Cadet Programs:

NH Wing Academies

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