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proving ground  n.  a place for testing or experimentation; military aviation has a long history of conducting test flights in airspace designated as proving grounds

Help us enhance cadet life.

The files listed below are DRAFT materials and are subject to change. We are sharing them so that the cadet community can have an opportunity to share their ideas, comments, and concerns during the development process. The materials you see below may be incomplete, in need of copy-editing, somewhat confusing in certain places, etc. Your constructive comments will be gratefully received.

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Posted on August 31, 2022 at 9:42 AM by Joanna Lee

Modeled upon USAF Academy program, proposed award would honor academic & fitness excellence Leadership and aerospace are arguably the two...

Categories: New Ideas

Posted on August 31, 2022 at 8:58 AM by Joanna Lee

Community service presents opportunity for cadets Awards program & training tools are on the drawing board What’s the biggest outcome...

Categories: New Ideas

Posted on August 30, 2022 at 11:01 AM by Curt LaFond

After two years of COVID, cadets are ready to go outside, get their hands dirty, and challenge themselves. Adventure-based learning...

Posted on August 23, 2022 at 3:34 PM by Elizabeth Hornbach

Adult leadership is the biggest factor affecting success in the cadet mission. Adult training programs such as Training Leaders of...

Posted on April 19, 2022 at 1:54 PM by Joanna Lee

A major component of the Cadet Program involves taking written test and exams based on comprehension of leadership and aerospace...

Categories: Curriculum, Publications

Posted on August 17, 2021 at 2:57 PM by Tammy Hallihan

The current Strategic Plan set a goal to reach new and underserved markets by reducing financial barriers that affect cadets...

Posted on June 16, 2021 at 2:46 PM by Joanna Lee

As the Cyber and STEM programs change and develop, it's important for our recognition program guidance to grow and change...

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 11:21 PM by Curt LaFond

Have you ever encountered a cadet whose troubling behavior was in desperate need of a "do-over"? When you're fifteen, it's...

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 10:55 PM by Curt LaFond

How many Cadet Airman Basics have you seen with a Red Service Award? Not too many. If a cadet earns...
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