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Civil Air Patrol has been patrolling our nation's coastal borders since CAP's inception.

Today, the coastlines are borderless with the onset of cyber vulnerability and attacks. CAP is participating in a timely technological initiative, CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program, sponsored by the Air Force Association, to educate the next generation of patriotic cyber defenders of our nation's security and infrastructure. 

This highly competitive and highly technological event is training a new generation to ensure America is prepared to defend its national security from the air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. 

Kids working on Cyber Patroit.

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CyberPatriot VIII (2015-2016)  GEN. VAZQUEZ'S CALL TO ACTION!


Colorado Springs Composite Squadron receives third nationally in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot competition's 2016 All Service Division finals.

Congratulations to the Colorado Springs Composite Squadron for placing third in the National CyberPatriot Competition All Service Division finals. in Baltimore, Md., April 10-14. Read more.

Congratulations also to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Composite Squadron - who also represented CAP in this year's competition. 

Go to for competition timeline and all information, including training materials to prepare YOUR team for the 2016-2017 competition!

The competition timeline  is very helpful!!

  • Civil Air Patrol teams compete for FREE. SEE DETAILS
  • CAP cadets can compete in two levels:  high school and middle school.
  • YOUR squadron can have one coach who works with more than one team....
  • Click HERE  to learn about the CyberPatriot Program for CAP cadets.
  • Click HERE to learn How the Program Works for CAP cadets.

For registered teams

To keep up with the list of teams that have registered, go to, then click on the "Competition" link; then "Current Competition" and then "List of Registered Teams." (text version is best) At the site, you can also find out anything you wish to know about the program, to include training materials, competition dates, competition progress, etc. Summer Cyber Camps were piloted this summer, so those should be another exciting program option for 2015! Find out everything you need to know at that site.

IMPORTANT: Need assistance with a computer?  With internet access?  With securing a team mentor to assist the team coach?  The AFA CyberPatriot office can provide assistance with all of these issues!  Contact or call the CyberPatriot office at 877-885-5716.

Included in the competition is:

  • Excellent Aerospace Education Enhancement Program 
  • Teamwork
  • Career Exploration and Training
  • Scholarships
  • Mentorship by Cyber Experts
  • March 2015 Trip to National Harbor, MD/Washington, D.C. for Final Competition

CyberPatriot is a cutting-edge activity open to ANY middle or high school student team in the nation. There are two parallel divisions: Open Division (any high school) and All Service Division (any CAP, Sea, or JROTC cadets). Each team defends a computer network against a virtual cyber attack. Several rounds of competition culminate in a national competition for both divisions each March in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, D.C. All Division teams and Open Division teams can work and train together since they are not competing against each other in these parallel virtual competitions that lead up to the nation competition, so JOIN HANDS and TALENT and gather TEAMS to train together. Together Each Achieves More!

Adults who are coaching or mentoring a group of 2-5 young people in CyberPatriot teams are to be commended for going above and beyond!  We encourage other interested adults to help form a team for 2015!

*****CAP Cadets Have the Right Stuff to Compete, so Form a Team Today!

Congratulations to 2015 All-Service Division Runner-Up, Team Big Sioux of Big Sioux, SD, Composite Squadron

For a full list of CyberPatriot VII winners, GO NOW.

3 CAP Teams Participated in the National Competition in National Harbor, MD, 26 March, 2014:

  • South Dakota Wing's Big Sioux Composite Squadron- Coach Tyler Gross- Brookings, SD
  • Colorado Wing's CO Springs Cadet Squadron- Coach Bill Blatchley- CO Springs, CO
  • California Wing's Beach Cities Composite Squadron- Coach Mark Williams- San Pedro, CA

CONGRATULATIONS to all three 2014 nationally-recognized CAP high school teams!
An added bonus this past year was that the CA Wing Beach Cities Composite Squadron also had a second team that was one of only TWO inaugural teams from around the country competing for the first National Middle School Cyber Education Competition. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Beach Cities Composite Squadron Middle School team for earning the FIRST National Middle School Cyber Education Championship!


CONGRATULATIONS to 2014 middle school team captain, Lt Col Mark Williams, team mentor, SM Greg Grenier, and team captain, C/TSgt Harmont Grenier, 8th grade--- along with all cadet team members: 7th grader, C/Amm Alfredo Corrales; 7th grader, C/Amm Roberto Munoz; 8th grader, C/Amm Alejandro Munoz; 8th grader, C/A1C Amy Ross; and 8th grader, C/Amm Steve Velazco.  Proudest was Beach Cities, CA, Squadron Commander, Lt Col Sharleen Jordan, and CAP's National Commander, Maj Gen Charles Carr.

Read Maj Gen Carr's Call to Action Letter sent to all CAP Commanders to share with each squadron for CyberPatriot 2014 registration!  An amazing 360 CAP teams answered the call to action for the 2014 competition in the All Service Division!  With YOUR help, we can double the number of middle and high school CAP teams for 2015!

 Archives & Resources:

See October letter from CAP NHQ!
Check out a great CyberPatriot Recruiting Video!
Check out other CyberPatriot videos at the bottom of the CyberPatriot page!
Check out the AFA's CyberPatriot training materials HERE!

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