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Overview

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).

What are your interests?

Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

Congratulations to Cadets!!

Alaska Wing Cadet Awards

Cadet Competition:

2021: Kodiak Composite Squadron (who went on to win 1st Place in the Pacific Region Competition and 2nd Place in the National Cadet Competition!!!)

2020: Kodiak Composite Squadron (no region nor national competition held in 2020)

2019: Kodiak Composite Squadron

2018: 

Cadet of the Year

2021: C/Col Ryan Porter

2020: C/Maj Ryan Padgett

2019: C/Maj Ryan Porter

2018: C/Col Garrett Anderson (Region Award Recipient!)

Cadet Junior Officer of the Year

2021: C/1st Lt Michael Porter

2020: C/Lt Katarina Lukic

Frank G. Brewer Memorial CAP Aerospace Cadet:

2021: C/TSgt Logan Sabo

2020: C/Lt Col Ryan Porter (National Award Recipient!)

AFSA Cadet of the Year:

2021: C/SMSgt Madeline Ashlock

2020: C/CMSgt Cedar Shuler

AKWG Cadets at Service Academies*

C/2d Lt Jagan Nautiyal, USNA Class of 2025Cap

Capt(sel) Clare Porter, USAFA Class of 2023

C/SMSgt Victoria Austin, USMMA Class of 2022

*Cadets at the time they were admitted

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