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Future Cadets

Would you like to honor and serve America?
Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends?
Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.

The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.
To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old.  Cadets usually meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer. 

Additionally, the Squadron Command Team requests that you attend at least three (3) of our meetings so that you can be sure that understand what it is that we do and the journey that you are about to embark on.  Once you have attended three meetings, you will be directed to fill out the Cadet Application online at https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.MembershipSystem.Web/CadetOnlineApp.asp

Once this is completed, you will then meet with the Squadron Commander to review all of the required documentation and will get your unique CAPID number and be welcomed as a member of Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron.


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Visitor Information -- 

We meet every Tuesday evening from 1830 (6:30 PM) to 2100 (9:00 PM) in Building 350 on Peterson AFB.  We welcome visitors to our squadron, but because we meet on an Air Force base, if you do not have access to the base we must make arrangements to authorize your base access. This process may take up to 10 business days for us to coordinate with base Security Forces. Contact our Recruiting and Retention Officer, Capt Bill Romano (719) 487-9021 william.romano@cscs.cowg.cap.gov for specific instructions regarding your visit. If you do not make contact, you will not be allowed access to the base for security reasons.

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