Florida Wing Cadet Programs News

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Lee County Squadron holds End of School Year Banquet
By 1Lt Ruth Byron, Public Affairs Officer
June 15, 2018
Special awards along with CAP promotions and milestone awards were presented at the annual year-end banquet hosted by Lee County Schools Cadet Squadron.
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Venice Cadets explore STEM Through Air Force Outreach Program
By Capt. Madeline Kirsten, Commander
May 16, 2018
STEM kits provided by annual program offers unique learning experiences that enhance current CAP educational curriculum and programs.
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SRQ Squadron Hosts Open House to Attract New Members
By C/MSgt Putman, Cadet Public Affairs Officer
May 16, 2018
The Civil Air Patrol SRQ Composite Squadron held an open house and welcomed more than 25 new visitors.
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Change of Command At Charlotte County Cadet Unit
By 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski, Public Affairs Officer
May 16, 2018
The banner of leadership for cadets at Charlotte County's FL051 was passed forward during the time-honored change of command ceremony.

75th Cadet Year

Even before the Civil Air Patrol completed its first year of service to the nation, CAP leaders recognized that to truly fulfill its mission, it needed to “extend the opportunities for service . . . to the young people of the United States.” And so on 1 October 1942, CAP created a Cadet Program. National Commander Earle Johnson urged every squadron and flight to “take prompt action in organizing a counterpart (cadet) unit for the young people of its community.”