Civil Air Patrol

75th

75 Year Anniversary of the Cadet Program

Throughout 2017, CAP is celebrating it’s 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.”

Find out more about the history – Trifold brochure

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