Maine Wing Encampment 2014

22 February 2014 Leave a comment

“An encampment can be the most significant and worthwhile training experience of a CAP cadet’s membership. Training is what the encampment is all about.”  This excerpt from the Encampments chapter of CAPR 52-16 eloquently and simply expresses the overarching principle that guides this activity.  Encampment is not a requirement for promotion, but the immersive learning environment and camaraderie of living and working with other cadets from across the Wing and Region will have a lasting positive impact on every attending cadet.

This year’s activity will be held at Bog Brook National Guard Training Facility in Gilead, Maine July 3rd through July 9th.  The application period is currently open and applications will be accepted through the deadlines listed below:

Cadet Cadre (formerly Cadet Staff):  Wednesday, April 30th

Senior Cadre:  Friday, May 30th

Cadet Students:  Friday, May 30th

Each cadet applicant, whether cadre or student, must submit a complete application package to be considered for one of only 50 student seats or 12 Cadet Cadre positions.  The application package includes a:

  • completed CAPF 31, Application for CAP Encampment or Special Activity;
  • completed CAPF 160, CAP Member Health History Form; and
  • check or money order for $175 made payable to Maine Wing CAP (full and partial scholarships are available based on need.  Please see your Squadron Commander for details.)

All attendees will also require a CAPF 161, Emergency Information form on their person when reporting for the activity.


Cadet Cadre:  Current CAP cadet members who have completed at least one prior Encampment and hold the grade of Sergeant or above at the time of application.


Senior Cadre:  Current CAP members who have completed Level I of the Senior Member Professional Development Program, including Cadet Protection Program Training (CPPT), are eligible to attend encampments.

Cadet Students:  Must be current CAP members who have completed Achievement 1 and are otherwise eligible to attend encampments.  Cadets who have not completed Achievement 1 by the application due date, but will complete prior to the start of the event may apply.  They will be placed on a “status pending” list and assigned to an available slot if any exist upon completion of Achievement 1.

Forward application packages to:

Maine Wing CAP HQ

Encampment Commander
PO Box 5006
Augusta, ME 04332-5006

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CP Boost

4 October 2013 Leave a comment

Any cadets logging on to the blog should be sharing the Cyber Patriot information with other who may not have seen it.  I am encouraging every MEWG cadet to consider participating whether you are experienced or not.  It’s an annual competition, and like anything else, you get better with time.  Please go to to check it out.

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Cyber Patriot 2013

4 October 2013 Leave a comment
Let me start by apologizing to the Maine Wing Cadet corps for not getting this out there sooner.  We now find ourselves up against a deadline of next Thursday, October 10th to register teams to compete in this year’s Cyber Patriot competition, but realize that this is not in any way a monumental task.  All you need is an adult coach to register your squadron’s cadet team(s) by completing a relatively simple online form.
At the bottom of this post I have linked the original announcement with all the associated links need to get started, and I will make myself as available as possible to support teams getting registered and identifying available resources.  Please let me know through you squadron cadet leadership what you need assistance with and I will do everything I can to make your efforts successful!
James R. LaPrade, Jr., 1Lt, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs, MEWG
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Encampment 2013

24 September 2013 Leave a comment

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Graduation DAY!

Good morning,

Welcome to graduation day, today is graduation day, graduation will be a 12:00 o’clock, today 8-28-2013. Dress code for graduation is formal/dress blues . Thank you.



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Day 5 pics

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here are some pictures  enjoy!

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Day – 4

Today the cadets reached a milestone in their training. They were informed early on in the day that it was”Hump Day.” They had no idea what this meant, and still have yet to learn it, but hump day is day 3 or day 4 of an encampment when the flights begin working together as a team, and really bonding together, getting over the metaphorical hump in their training. The day started off with their daily PT where the cadets did exceptionally well and were great at encouraging one another during the run, which was a good indication to the staff that Hump Day was in full swing. After breakfast and drill the encampment had a large-scale inspection where all the cadets and their barracks received careful inspection from the staff. The cadets then had a team building activity testing their communication skills and enjoyed their lunch before classes began. The classes covered a multitude of subjects including a radio call activity, put on by the 3 staff members who attended National Flight Academy this year. After dinner the cadets all had fun playing Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee to end the day. Overall it was a very productive day for the cadets (and a tiring one for staff) where overall everyone had a good time.


BY Sgt Hathaway


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Day – 3

23 August 2013 1 comment

Today the cadets were involved in a rare team building exercise called refined tanks.  Some more cadets also went on O flights. Here are some pictures of tanks.  Pictures for o-flights will also follow.

One other note, tonight the Kitchen staff  made Shepard’s pie to feed the cadets of the encampment.DSCN4476CIMG1776DSCN4472here are some O-Flight pictures 2013-08-22_09-37-19_8682013-08-22_09-46-20_552013-08-22_09-46-07_345


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Day – 2

22 August 2013 1 comment

Today the Commander, Maine Wing, Colonel Marc Brunelle made a visit  to encampment during  closing formation.  One of the highlights of the day was PT, we had a long run, about one mile (5280 feet), all cadet successfully completed the run.  Also some cadets had orientation flights  (this is a free flight that is both  fun and instructional activity conducted at about 3000 feet above sea level) (regrettably there are no pictures of these flight activities) here are some pictures of the other activities of the day.

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Day – 1

Today’s activity’s started with  PT early in the morning at 05:30, after a hardy  8 1/2 hours of  sleep cadets  underwent a 45 min PT regiment consisting of an upper body  empowerment  regiment.
Next there was a successful boot polishing class.

On the menu for dinner we are having cal-zones ; buffalo chicken, spinach and ricotta, sausage and mushrooms, BQ chicken, and pepperoni and cheese.


Here are some photos of your cadets CIMG1686CIMG1677

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