Florida Wing Cadet Programs News

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Civil Air Patrol Cadets Ride in C-17 Globemaster
By Maj Patrick White
February 25, 2019
Florida Wing cadets and senior members participate in C-17 Globemaster orientation flight out of Tallahassee.
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Opa-Locka hosts Elementary School STEM Space Club for Rocketry Day
By 1st Lt Christian Dominguez
February 18, 2019
The Opa-Locka Cadet Squadron hosted members of the Palm Springs North Elementary School STEM Space Club for an annual Rocketry Day at the Florida Memorial University
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Florida Cadets Participate in a KC135 Orientation Flight at MacDill AFB
By Capt. David Taylor
February 6, 2019
Cadets from Group 3 take an orientation flight on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 from MacDill Air Force Base
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Florida Wing 2019 Special Acts and Selection Boards
By Capt. Sybrian Castleman
February 4, 2019
Florida Wing Special Acts and Selection Board Award Winners for 2019

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.”