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Cadet (Not Staff) End of Activity Survey 2019

Staff End of Activity Survey 2019--coming soon


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.

Beginning 26 March after 1200 CDT the CadetInvest Module will be re-opened for 1) Cadet Lift and Take-off Program applications for spring/summer 2019 activities and 2) Cadet Wings. Applications must be submitted before 12 Apr at 1200 CDT for consideration this round.

Those who apply for Lift and Take-off will be notified as quickly as possible if they will receive financial assistance. Lift and Take-off are needs-based financial assistance programs which will pay activity tuition and travel costs for cadets selected as primary for National Cadet Special Activities, including flight academies. Please be sure your activity director knows that you have applied so they will hold your slot past the 31 March deposit deadline.  All notifications for Lift and TOP will be complete by 30 April.  Cadet Wings candidates will be told their status by 30 April as well.

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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
LESA South N/A N/A Lonestar Emergency Services Academy South
How to Apply:

This regional event is open to cadets nationwide. Registration is via a local site at this link and NOT the NCSA "Apply Online" button.

Go to for detailed course information and registration instructions.

Cadet Eligibility Requirements:

Completed Encampment 

C/SrA or above

At least 14 years of age

GES qualified

Physical Category I (must pass CPFT upon arrival and end of course for graduation)

Bring complete 72-hour pack

Senior Staff Requirements:

Complete Level 1/ CPPT

GES qualified

Working knowledge of drill and ceremonies (talk to your cadets)

Bring complete 72-hour pack

Contact for Activity:
Activity Goal:

LoneStar Emergency Services Academy South (LESA South) offers a week of intensive training that prepares members for participation in CAP Emergency Services and allows cadets to work with non-CAP emergency management professionals with an eye toward career preparation. Training accomplished will be used to increase the number of qualified Mission Aircrew, Mission Staff, Mission Support Staff, Ground Team Members (GTM) 3 and 2, and advanced skills for GTM 1 and Ground Team Leaders (GTL). A Medical Orientation Training School will be provided to train members to serve as first-responders. The Communications School will focus on training members on the use of the various CAP radios and frequencies. Curriculum from the CAP National Emergency Services Academy, NASAR, military medic training, and Texas-specific training will be used to implement the training.


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