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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

National Blue Beret Basic



National Blue Beret

- Attendees are responsible for paying for their own travel to/from  Milwaukee, WI (General Mitchell Airport) (MKE airport code)

-Apply using the "Registration and Payment System" on Eservices

Cadet Requirements: 
Minimum age of 16 by first day of the activity.
Must have encampment credit when you apply.

REQUIRED for participation:

Completion of Aircraft Ground Handling Video and Test                                               

Completion of Basic Risk Management          

Completion of Intermediate Risk Management

ICS 100 and ICS 700 courses

CAPF 101 for General ES (GES)

Complete CAP Test 116

Complete CAP Test 117, Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3

Completion of Introductory Communications Users  (ICUT) training 


You must complete all of the above to earn the Blue Beret!!!  

There will no time to complete this training at NBB.


Use website link:National Blue Beret


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