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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.

Eligibility

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 http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/Pages/default.aspx 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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Seeking Your Input

31 March 2013 Leave a comment

I am asking for your help to enrich the cadet experience across the Wing.  How can you help?  It’s simple.

If you learn of an event or activity that you think is an appropriate learning opportunity for you and your fellow cadets, especially those your squadron already plans to attend, please let me know the details.  There may be other squadrons across the state interested in attending and it’s always better when we can share the experience with the widest audience.

Keep your eyes and ears open, and if you have something to propose, please email me the details along with your squadron POC if applicable.

1Lt Jim LaPrade

jlapradejr@roadrunner.com

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Airman Clinic Schedule Change

31 March 2013 Leave a comment

The Maine Wing Airman Clinic schedule has been adjusted to eliminate the Friday evening arrival, and will now be just Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of April.

This activity is designed to give Cadets in the Basic and Airman ranks everything they need to jump-start their development and put them on the leadership fast-track in the CAP Cadet Program. Successful completion will give you everything you need to test for Staff Sergeant (except time in grade and fitness requirements.) The only prerequisite is you must be safety current upon arrival.

Cadet applicants and prospective Cadet Staff members must submit CAPF 31, Application for CAP Encampment or Special Activity. Senior Staff applicants must submit a CAPF 17, Application for Senior Member Activities. Cadet staff participation is open to those Senior Airmen and above meeting all Staff Sergeant promotion criteria except time in grade and completion of the promotion exam.

Tuition: Free!

Application deadlines:

Cadet Attendees     12 April

Cadet Staff                 8 April

Senior Staff                    8 April

Forward completed applications to 1Lt Jim LaPrade, Assistant Director of Cadet Programs at jlapradejr@roadrunner.com, or to his attention, C/O 38th Composite Squadron, 84 Caruso Dr., Trenton, ME 04605.

For planning purposes, attending Cadets should arrive at the Bangor Squadron HQ not later than 0845 Saturday morning, April 20th. Graduation is planned for 1500 on Sunday, April 21, and guests are welcome. Please forward your guest list to one of the application addresses above as soon as possible.

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Airman Clinic

Attention Pre-NCO Cadets!

The first Maine Wing Airman’s Clinic is schedule for 19-21 April, 2013 in Bangor.  This activity is designed to give you everything you need to jump-start your development and put you on the leadership fast-track in the CAP Cadet Program.  Successful completion will give you everything you need to test for Staff Sergeant (exception time in grade and minimum fitness requirements.)  The only prerequisite is you must be safety current upon arrival.

Cadet applicants and prospective Cadet Staff members must submit CAPF 31, Application for CAP Encampment or Special Activity.  Senior Staff applicants must submit a CAPF 17, Application for Senior Member Activities.  Cadet staff participation is open to those Senior Airmen and above meeting all Staff Sergeant promotion criteria except time in grade and completion of the promotion exam.

Tuition:  Free!

Application deadlines:

Cadet Attendees         8 April

Cadet Staff                 31 March

Senior Staff                 8 April

 

Forward completed applications to 1Lt Jim LaPrade, Assistant Director of Cadet Programs at jlapradejr@roadrunner.com, or to his attention, C/O 38th Composite Squadron, 84 Caruso Dr., Trenton, ME 04605.

For planning purposes, attending Cadets should arrive at Bangor between 1700 and 1900 Friday evening, April 19.  The reporting location will be announced prior to the event.  Graduation is planned for 1530 on Sunday, April 13, and guests are welcome.  Please forward your guest list to one of the application addresses above as soon as possible.

Keep an eye on the MEWG Cadet Blog for more details as they become available.

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Airman’s Clinic

10 January 2013 Leave a comment

We were sorry to have to cancel the January clinic, but we have a great plan developing for the April offering.  Please keep eyes on the blog because I hope to trickle details as they become available.  Remember we also plan to offer and NCO Academy during April vacation also.

Cadet Officers and Senior NCO should start identifying cadets for both programs now, so we can build a strong student body and capable Cadet staff.  Thanks for your support!

2Lt Jim LaPrade

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