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2023 Cadet Competition


(updated 24 Nov 2023)

The 2023 AKWG Cadet Competition is scheduled for Saturday 11/25/23 (Virtual) and Saturday 12/2/23 (In-person & virtual options)

Admin Google Meet for Checkin & Questions:

Judges' Chambers:


Team Google Meet Codes:

Kenai #1:

Kodiak #1:

Lake Hood/Polaris:



Kodiak #2

Kenai #2


DAY 1 SCHEDULE & GOOGLE MEET CODES (For Saturday 11/25/23)


Uniform of the Day:

  • Cadet on competition teams: PT gear for PT Test. Class B Dress Blues for all other events.
  • Cadet Spectators: ABUs
  • Cadet staff: Class A or Class B Dress Blues
  • Senior Member Staff: Class A or Class Blues if in reg. Otherwise Corporate Aviators (white shirt/gray pants) or Corporate (blue polo/gray pants)
  • Other adult staff: Active duty/reserve/guard uniform or civilian professional attire.

The CAP Cadet Competition showcases the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the squadron level and new areas of learning that are important to America.

By participating, all participants agree that the Activity Director's ruling on all challenges is final, comparable to Section 1-7 in CAPP 60-75.

For quick reference in slideshow briefing attached to this webpage:

  • Slide 11: Event Equipment list
  • Slide 15: indoor layout
  • Slide 17: drill card options
  • Slide 20-12: Standard Colors Drill

First Team Briefing: Sat 11 Nov 2023 at 0800 (8am) on Google Meet code aak-zpnn-ajn (

Team Leaders' meeting: Sat 18 Nov 2023 at 1000 (10am) on Google Meet code aak-zpnn-ajn (

On Sat 25 Nov 2023 & Sat 2 December 2023, Please join us for our AKWG Virtual & In-Person Cadet Competition!

Registration Deadline: xxx

Meal costs (teams pay for their own members' meals at Dining Facility and/or Subway):

Teams may change their rosters up to the day before the competition.

As of 11/24/23, 7 teams are competing. This is a record level of participation for Alaska Wing!


Virtual Spectating opportunities:

  • The Google Meet link for the Competition Control Room is shown above
  • To view other teams during the competition, go to their Google Meet codes above.  
  • Virtual spectators must be muted at all times, and must not chat except to identify themselves if their CAP name does not show.
  • Meeting hosts may mute you or remove you from the Google Meet at their discretion.  Please abide by their actions.  Your connection may be electronically disrupting the competition for some reason.  
  • NOTE: Spectators are on their honor to not share *any* information with *any* members of teams in the competition.  If this is found to happen, the team may be disqualified.

In-Person Spectating opportunities: Saturday 12/2/23 at UAA Aviation Technology Division, 2811 Merrill Field Drive.  Start time depends on final number of teams registered.

Code of Conduct: For all events, judges and scorekeepers are relying heavily on SM escorts to honestly and fairly report results.  We recommend SM escorts take videos and photos to help answer judges' questions that may arise. Computer glitches, faulty internet connection, and misinterpretation of event procedures may raise questions. For example, a very high number of curl-ups may cause a judge to question whether the cadet performed competition-style curl-ups (max elbow-to-thigh situps in 60 sec) vs. promotion-style curl-ups (low crunches on 3-sec cadence).  

Welcome & Orientation will begin at (TIME TBD) on Google meet (code TBD).

Each team will have its own Google Meet "room."

Events will start every xxxxxx minutes (teams will have breaks between events, judges will not) 

At (time TBD), the written test will be administered.

The winning team will be announced TBD & celebrated at the 2022 AKWG Cadet Programs Conference the following day (also on Google Meet code aak-zpnn-ajn).

The top 2 winning teams are expected to be eligible to compete in the CAP Pacific Region Cadet Competition scheduled for Late March or early April 2023, possibly in Las Vegas, NV.

We recommend all SM Escorts and Cadet Competitors set up their own individual CAP Google accounts.  It may ease the use of the Google Meets, the Google Form (for the written test), the AKWG Google Calendar, Google Drive, and other GSuite items we may utilize during the competition. Instructions are here:   Cadets with CAP GMail accounts may receive a bonus point on the written test.


Dry run/Tech check:  At TBD, Judges, SM Escorts, and Team Cadet Commanders will practice going through the motions of the competitionJudges & SM Escorts, discovered the importance of having all Team Google Meet codes handy to be able to move quickly from room to room.  Teams learned the importance of keeping an eye on the screen to admit the judges, especially the CAP-USAF judges who are outside the CAP Google domain.  Judges moved through the 6 Team Rooms at 5-minute intervals to make sure everyone knows how to navigate and manage the Team Rooms and to make sure the computer cameras can be angled to see the cadets performing the visual events (Indoor Posting of Colors, Element Standard Drill, and the TLP).

Team Rooms: 

  • SM Escorts will manage their Team Rooms (ie their team's Google Meet link).
  • SM Escorts competing virtually can determine whether or not they have in-person spectators.  We encourage each team to invite members of their own squadron to observe their team.  SM Escorts have the discretion to remove spectators from their Google Meet.
  • All participants & spectators are on their honor to *not* observe competing teams nor communicate information that would give any team an unfair advantage.

Google Drive: An AKWG Google Drive has been created for teams & judges to upload information. You must be logged into your CAP Google account to access the drive.  CAP-USAF Competition Staff will not be able to access the drive & can email or text score sheets or other information to their event marshall. When you log into using your CAP Google account, you will see a "Shared Drive" called "AKWG Cadet Competition".  This link may also take you there:    That will be our information repository


Team Roster Changes: Teams have until midnight TBD  to change or add team members and alternates and to choose an optional 1-2-word team name (e.g. Birchwood Beavers, Tok Air Commandos).  

Supplies for Teams will need to provide the following for themselves:

  • 6 computers with wi-fi access, at least one of which has a camera for judges to view the live events and speakers that can pick up what cadets are saying during the live events
  • Computer chargers
  • Wi-fi access (note: the wi-fi password for all Alaska Wing hangars is probably chenega1959.  Hot spots are recommended as backup)
  • At least one cell phone or other device (in addition to above computer with a camera)  to take photos and video clips of the live events for potential judging questions and for public affairs.
  • Printer--access to a printer is recommended but not essential
  • Ability to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" in such a way that the judges can hear it through the Google Meet
  • Color Guard equipment for posting of the colors
  • 4 orange cones or other high-vis items to distinguish the corners of the indoor area in which cadets will post the colors, perform standard element drill, and work through the Team Leadership Problem (TLP)
  • TBD for TLP
  • 1 (or more) writing utensils
  • Tape (a small roll of transparent or masking tape will be sufficient)

Supplies for Teams *and* Staff: 

  • Clocks/watches to stay on schedule and to time the 70-minute written test
  • Uniforms for cadets (competitors and staff) is Class B dress blues without tie or tie tab and *with* covers
  • Uniform for SM Escorts & SM staff is Aviators (White shirt, gray pants uniform), Dress Blues, or Corporate (Blue CAP polo, gray pants) IAW CAPR 39-1.
  • Notebooks/journals: we highly recommend all participants take notes to best make sure they are remembering all instructions and to provide feedback at the end of the competition.
  • Judges & staff, please have at least (#teams + extras) score sheets for each event you are working, and extra writing utensils.
  • Maintain ready access to the relevant sections of CAPP 60-75 to best score the teams, and the list of google meet codes and schedules (available on the website)

Fewer than 6: If a team competes with fewer than six cadets, see CAPP 60-75 for scoring provisions that will be made for "ghost" cadets.  If any event is missing team members, similar provisions will be made for "ghost" cadets (eg if a team of 6 submits only 4 or 5 CPFT results, or if a cadet does not submit written test results properly)

Events:  (see briefing slides)

Random Selections: The following items will be randomly selected by (list & method TBD) may consist of...

  • Team Numbers
  • Which two cadets' PACER run tests will be used in scoring (for example. # 4 & 5 in alphabetical order in each team)
  • Which cadets' uniforms may be inspected
  • Other items at the Activity Director's discretion

DETAILS FOR THE EVENTS: See briefing slides!


FOR JUDGES/EVENT MARSHALLS:  The confidential competition information will be sent to you separately.

Blank Score Sheets: 6 printouts each of pages 27 (Indoor Posting), 30 (Element Standard Drill), 31 (TLP), and 32 (Uniform Inspection) from CAPP 60-75 (provided on the website).  Judges, please be prepared to judge *all* live events in case we need to make last-minute changes.Completed Score Sheets: Event Marshalls will upload the completed score sheets for their events to AKWG Cadet Competition Google Drive.  Make sure the score sheets indicate "Chief Judge" and name, "Assistant Judge" and name, and "Event Marshall" and name.  Event marshalls, please score events if at all possible...just in case.REFERENCES: (also see downloaded documents to the right, same versions as the links below)


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