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CAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as the civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.   The Cadet Program is one of CAP's three missions.   As a CAP cadet, you will participate in a year-round program where you fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push yourself to new limits.   

The program transforms youth into dynamic citizens and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on four elements: leadership, aerospace, fitness and character.  

As you participate in these four elements, you advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way.   Many of the nation's astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.   The leadership skills, self-confidence and discipline you gain will prepare you to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself in life.  

If you’re between 12 and 18 years of age and dreaming about a career in aviation, space or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.

           
           

 

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