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St. Augustine Composite Squadron (SER-FL-173) September 4 th, 2009 St Augustine High School Cadet Program Orientation Brief Performing Missions For America.

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1 St. Augustine Composite Squadron (SER-FL-173) September 4 th, 2009 St Augustine High School Cadet Program Orientation Brief Performing Missions For America Civil Air Patrol

2 Video Intro Video Intro

3 The Missions of CAP Under Public Law 557, CAP was charged by Congress with three primary missions: Aerospace Education Aerospace Education Cadet Programs Cadet Programs Emergency ServicesEmergency Services

4 Internal Aerospace Education –Support of the cadet program with aerospace texts and materials Aerospace Education

5 Cadet Program Activities Locally, cadets participate in: Model Rocketry Model Rocketry Field Trips Field Trips Parades Parades Summer Encampment Summer Encampment Local aviation businesses Local aviation businesses Airshows Airshows Aerospace events Aerospace events Drill Team & Color Guard Competitions Drill Team & Color Guard Competitions Emergency Services Missions Emergency Services Missions Leadership & Aerospace training Leadership & Aerospace training Communications training Communications training

6 Summer Encampment Week-long camp Week-long camp Usually held on a military base or facility Usually held on a military base or facility Required for progression into the cadet officer ranks Required for progression into the cadet officer ranks Cadets tour facilities, fly in military & CAP aircraft, and get to see how the “real” military operates Cadets tour facilities, fly in military & CAP aircraft, and get to see how the “real” military operates

7 Orientation Flight Program Series of flights Series of flights Missions reimbursed by USAF Missions reimbursed by USAF Progressive learning, cadets move from basics to advanced subjects such as weather & navigation Progressive learning, cadets move from basics to advanced subjects such as weather & navigation Can include glider flights Can include glider flights

8 Leadership Aerospace Fitness CharacterActivities Cadet Program

9 Develops the potential of youth aged 12 to 21 (have to be under 18 to join as cadet) Develops the potential of youth aged 12 to 21 (have to be under 18 to join as cadet) To advance in the cadet program, cadets must learn and participate in the following areas: To advance in the cadet program, cadets must learn and participate in the following areas: –Leadership –Aerospace Education –Physical Fitness –Character –Unit Activities (Training Missions) Involves progressing through a 16–step program that includes aviation and aerospace activities Involves progressing through a 16–step program that includes aviation and aerospace activities –First step is the Curry Achievement

10 Emergency Services Search And Rescue Search And Rescue Disaster Relief Disaster Relief Humanitarian Assistance Humanitarian Assistance Civil Defense Civil Defense Counter-narcotics Counter-narcotics Emergency Communications Network Emergency Communications Network Air Force Support Air Force Support

11 Search and Rescue Missions directed by the USAF Rescue Coordination Center at Langley AFB CAP flies 85% of all inland SAR in the United States.

12 Disaster Relief Cooperation with Local, State, Regional and National authorities Tasking includes: –Damage assessments –Aerial reconnaissance –Emergency communications –Personnel & material transport

13 Humanitarian Assistance Includes missions such as: –Blood, tissue and organ transport –Patient transport –Aerial reconnaissance for illegal immigrants in distress during periods of extreme hot/cold weather.

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15 How To Join? Take home a membership packet. Come to at least 2 more meetings Turn in your membership paperwork & dues by Appear before the unit membership board Wait by the mailbox for your CAP ID & materials to arrive!

16 Other Benefits

17 Cadet Programs More than 26,000 cadet members nationwide More than 26,000 cadet members nationwide Opportunities to participate and compete in activities at the local, state, region, and national level Opportunities to participate and compete in activities at the local, state, region, and national level Participation in the International Air Cadet Exchange program Participation in the International Air Cadet Exchange program Scholarships available in several disciplines Scholarships available in several disciplines Opportunities to earn FAA pilot ratings Opportunities to earn FAA pilot ratings

18 National Cadet Special Activities Air Force Para-Rescue Orientation Course Air Force Para-Rescue Orientation Course Air Force Flight Training Familiarization Courses Air Force Flight Training Familiarization Courses Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course Air Force Weather Familiarization Course Air Force Weather Familiarization Course Airline Training Familiarization Course Airline Training Familiarization Course Cadet Officer School Cadet Officer School International Air Cadet Exchange International Air Cadet Exchange National Blue Beret National Blue Beret National Flight Academies - Glider National Flight Academies - Glider National Flight Academies - Powered National Flight Academies - Powered National Ground Search & Rescue School National Ground Search & Rescue School Mission Base Staff School Mission Base Staff School Mission Aircrew School Mission Aircrew School Other Summer Cadet Activities (Hawk Mountain, Music Academy, Space Camp) Other Summer Cadet Activities (Hawk Mountain, Music Academy, Space Camp)

19 Currently, 18 different countries participate in the exchange Currently, 18 different countries participate in the exchange Minimal cost to cadets (mostly uniforms and spending money) Minimal cost to cadets (mostly uniforms and spending money) USAF-provided transportation out of the country USAF-provided transportation out of the country Cadets must have received the Earhart award to participate Cadets must have received the Earhart award to participate International Air Cadet Exchange

20 Scholarships CAP offers many undergraduate, graduate, technical-vocation & flight- related scholarships each year. CAP offers many undergraduate, graduate, technical-vocation & flight- related scholarships each year. To qualify for a scholarship, a cadet must have reached the Billy Mitchell Award in the cadet program (1/2 way through the program) To qualify for a scholarship, a cadet must have reached the Billy Mitchell Award in the cadet program (1/2 way through the program)

21 Thank you for your attention If you would like more information about the please visit us at: Or contact SM Matt O’Toole at: Or by phone at: (914) St. Augustine Composite Squadron (SER-FL-173)

22 Questions? Video Video


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