||As a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol, young men and women between the ages of 12 and 21 are given countless opportunities to improve themselves through service to their communities. For a multimedia presentation on cadet life and other aspects of the Civil Air Patrol, please visit the Volunteer Now website.
|New cadets attend a week-long training
encampment during the summer. These encampments are planned and executed
by highly-trained and experienced Cadet Officers and NCOs (with a little
help from air force personnel and adult 'senior members' of course).
During the week cadet "basics" learn what it means to be a cadet and
have the opportunity to explore Air Force and other Aerospace careers.
Above all, these young adults learn the values of teamwork, integrity,
and service to others.
||All cadets learn Air Force drill & ceremonies. Aside
from encampments and weekly meetings, cadets living in Ohio have the
unique opportunity to attend a weekend Drill Academy and learn advance
maneuvers used in competitions by Civil Air Patrol drill teams.
|Among the many opportunities made available
to cadets, each cadet is entitled to Orientation Flights (or O-Flights)
in military and/or civilian aircraft. The picture on the right was taken
by Cadet 2d Lt Lucker during a KC-135 aerial refueling of a C-130.