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This site lists Civil Air Patrol's upcoming Cadet Special Activities (CSAs). It includes national activities and those wing and region activities approved to receive the CSA ribbon. These activities are designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, develop leadership, and enhance emergency services skills.

NCSA Registration Status Updates

EServices Registration & Payment System is open for LATE applications for summer activities. Applications submitted in eServices after 15 Jan are considered after all "On-Time" applicants.  Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of winter placements went out in December. Notifications for on-time summer applicants will go out on 1 March.  Those cadets who remain on alternate lists after 1 March may be contacted at anytime to fill a slot.

Use the following course numbers to verify you are selecting the correct activity in the eServices preferences tab of your application.  Activities appear alphabetically, but will have the course number next to them in the tab.  You can download a sortable spreadsheet on the homepage for a complete listing of activity preference numbers.

eServices Short Name Cadet Participant
Course #
Staff Participant 
Course #
Activity Full Name
AF PJOC 211 212 AF Pararescue & Survival Orientation Course-Advanced

Only Advanced Course offered at Davis-Monthan in 2019. See AF-PARARESCUE & SURVIVAL ORIENTATION COURSE New Mexico for Basic COurse.

Contact for Activity:
Activity Website (if applicable):
How to Apply:

Use the "Apply Online" link here or on the homepage to connect you to eServices' Registration and Payment System.  Applicants will need to complete the application to include uploading the following documents in PDF format to the supplemental tab of their eServices application.  All staff must apply via eServices, or they will not receive credit for the activity in their records. For staff applicants, you will be contacted to let you know whether or not you have not been selected. Applications will be accepted from 1 December onward.  To be considered for priority placement status, the completed application including supplemental documents must be submitted by 15 January.  Applications submitted after 15 January are accepted but are marked "late" and will be considered AFTER all applications submitted before the deadline. Priority timelines do not apply to staff applications. Participants: 

Staff: Apply in eServices, and send resume and letter of interest to Activity Contact.

Reservists: Use Sharepoint site to apply if CAP-USAFR, or, if can't access, contact Cadet Programs Reserve Support Liaison at

Eligibility Requirements:


16 years of age at activity start
Prior PJOC Graduate
Physical Participation Category I - Unrestricted*
Take proctored Physical Fitness Evaluation Physical Fitness Examination Demonstration
Must be able to swim 500m unassisted by the start of the activity

If selected, your unit must certify that you have successfully passed the Physical Fitness Evaluation at your home squadron as verified on two separate affidavits signed by your squadron commander or designee and a parent/guardian/financially responsible party

A Physical Fitness Evaluation will be administered on training day one of the activity. If you do not pass, you will be sent home at your own expense.

*APJOC is a very physically strenuous activity in austere conditions.

Cadets: Prior PJOC/APJOC graduate
Senior Members: Pararescue, CRO, SERE, military, special tactics, and former PJOC / APJOC graduates. All in excellent physical condition, highly self-motivated and willing to learn. Must be able to conduct PT with cadets. 
Reservists: Pararescue, CRO, SERE, or medical background preferred.  Must be in excellent physical condition to lead physical challenges for cadets.

Graduation Requirements:
Student Earliest Arrival Date Student Earliest Arrival Time Student Latest Arrival Date Student Latest Arrival Time Student Earliest Departure Date Student Earliest Departure Time
6/19/2019 1000  6/19/2019  1400 6/30/2019 2200
Staff Earliest Arrival Date Staff Earliest Arrival Time Staff Latest Arrival Date Staff Latest Arrival Time Staff Earliest Departure Date Staff Earliest Departure Time
6/15/2019 1700 6/16/2019 1800 7/1//2019 0600

Required Staff Training Date/Time: 6/18/2018 0900

Staff will provide transportation to and from Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Activity Goal:

The mission of APJOC is threefold: Orient CAP Cadets to the USAF Pararescue, Survival, and Combat Rescue Officer career fields; introduce CAP Cadets to certain Pararescue/Special Tactics Team operations; demonstrate to CAP Cadets that one can progress far beyond perceived limits.  APJOC is the second course in the PJOC program and is designed to build upon skills learned at PJOC and give cadets a more in-depth understanding of the Guardian Angel Weapon System (GA) of the United States Air Force. The APJOC curriculum goes far beyond that of PJOC by introducing the student to Pararescue/Special Tactics Team Operations, Technical Rescue, Medical, Survival, Team Building, and Rigorous Physical Conditioning.*APJOC is a very physically strenuous activity.

GA is organized into nine specific capabilities: Prepare, Mission Plan, Insert, Movement, Actions on Objective, Medically Treat, Extract, Reintegrate, and Adapt. For 10 training days APJOC pairs cadets with an active duty or reserve USAF Rescue or Special Tactics Squadron. For more details on GA please visit:  Guardian Angel Factsheet , Guardian Angel Factsheet #2
 All in excellent physical condition, highly self motivated and willing to learn. 

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