CADET PROGRAM

CAP CADET PROGRAM

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

* All figures are approximations that will vary year-to-year
** School-based squadrons may have different expectations for participation

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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