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2024 National AEO School Registration Information

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AEO School class members stand for a class photo outside of the classroom building in 2023\

Registration Information

UPDATE: The 2024 National AEO School has sold out. Click the button below to join the waitlist.

Registration is a two-step process. Each participant needs to complete the following:

1. Sign up and pay for AEO School on Eventbrite.

2. Make lodging arrangements through Best Western.

Lodging information: 

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Cocoa Beach Best Western. 


  • AEOs:  Sunday, June 23, and check-out Friday, June 28, or Saturday, June 29

  • Times: Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. 

Hotel Rate: 

Exterior Room Garden Courtyard: $144 (+17.28 taxes) - Total: $161.28 per night   

Each participant will need to make their reservations online or by calling Cocoa Beach Best Western.

  1. Click on this link: Best Western Cocoa Beach Hotel And Suites | Hotel Rooms

  2. Click on Edit at the top right-hand side of the page. 

  3. Enter check-in and check-out dates and number of adults/number of children staying in room. 

  4. Click on UPDATE.  

  5. Select Room from the options displayed: Exterior Room Garden Courtyard $144.00 + tax = $161.28 daily.

  6. Click Select by room choice.

  7. Fill in Guest Information and Payment 

  8. Click on MAKE RESERVATION at the bottom of the page.

Email Jennah Hodge at with any registration issues.

*If attendees would like to come early, the Best Western will allow our group to check in up to three days early and honor the room rate.   

*If participants wish to come in early, registration will need to be completed by phone.  

Room reservations must be made by May 8. After that time, rooms will be released.  

Attendees are responsible for canceling reservations 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a first-night room cancellation fee.


Attendees will pay for their Cocoa Beach Best Western lodging and then submit receipt to CAP National Headquarters for partial reimbursement.

Reminder: In order to receive reimbursement for lodging, attendees must stay at the Cocoa Beach Best Western, which will serve as the home base from which we will leave and return for all events.  This is a per room reimbursement, not an individual reimbursement. 

  • AEOs - $500 

Hotel Amenities:

  • complimentary hot buffet breakfast 

  • free parking 

  • free wi-fi

  • microwave and refrigerator in rooms

  • outdoor pools 

  • exercise facility 

  • direct beach access

Airport arrival/departure:

If you are flying, please refer to the Airport information form.

A rental car is not needed during the school, unless you choose to have your own transportation. Transportation will be provided by CAP vans.

Dress code:

AEO School will be held on Patrick Space Force Base in the Education and Training Center. The dress code is casual -- no shorts or flip flops. Suits and ties are not required. Polo shirts and slacks are fine.

AEOs: CAP uniform is required on Monday. Any combination is acceptable. (Group photos will be taken.)

  • Field Trip Attire: Long pants and closed-toe, comfortable shoes.

AEO Read Ahead:

Familiarize yourself with CAP/AE Regulations and Pamphlets.

Refund/cancellation policy:
There is a $20 processing fee for cancellations until May 31. Attendees who cancel after May 31 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Registration is limited to 60 participants. Registration closes May 31 or when limit has been met.

Contact if you have any questions.




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