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10-12 Oct - Watsonville Fly-in - Watsonville
17-19 Oct - Drill and Ceremonies School - March ARB UPDATED!
24-26 Oct - Basic Cadet School/Airman Training School - Fresno NEW!
26 Oct - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos JFTB NEW!
7-10 Nov - Advanced Cadet Staff Seminar (ACSS) - Running Springs
8-9 Nov - ROCstock XL - Victorville NEW!
26-31 Dec - Oregon Wing Cadet Encampment - Monmouth, Oregon
13-16 Feb 2015 - Cadet Programs Conference - Camp SLO CALL FOR STAFF!
1-8 Jul 2015 - CAWG Cadet Encampment - Camp SLO SAVE THE DATE!


California Airshow Page - NOT a CAP site

Encampment information may be viewed at

Application for cadet activities: CAPF31
Some activities may require submission of additional forms:

CAPF160 - CAP Member Health History Form
CAPF161 - Emergency Information
CAPF162 - CAP Member Physical Exam Form
CAPF163 - Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication

10-12 Oct

Watsonville Fly-In

This is the 50th Anniversary of the Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow. This year's show will feature Vicky Benzing, Bill Stein, Greg Colyer in Ace Maker, Dr. D's Old Time Aerobatics plus others. A vintage car show will again take place at the same time as the airshow.

THIS IS YOUR FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP FOR A STAFF POSITION FOR THE WATSONVILLE FLY-IN AND AIRSHOW. If you are interested in leading a team of 40+ Cadet volunteers during this event, please email your cover letter and resume to Major Albert ( Open leadership positions include: Cadet Commander, Cadet Deputy Commander, Flight Staff (4 FC/4 FS), Support Staff (Logistics, Public Affairs/Recruiting, Finance/Administration, Communications, Mess Operations).

If you want to come and participate in CAP's support of this activity, you need to apply by emailing your signed/approved CAPF31, CAPF160, CAPF161 to Email applications received by 1 OCT will have a $20 fee, if received after that date fee will be $25. Join this activity and help us be of service to the Watsonville community.


Senior Officers:
We cannot make this airshow activity happen without your participation. We need volunteer leaders in each of the following areas, please contact me directly to indicate your interest: Safety/Health Services Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Operations Officer, Logistics Officer (to include Communications, Transportation and Mess Operations support personnel).

I am also looking for an AEO who would be willing to do an AEX activity with the Cadets on Saturday night and also a DDRO who would be willing to do a DDR presentation to the Cadets Friday or Saturday night. Please contact me if these are your Specialties and you are interested in helping.


Important Dates:
15 September - Participant applications open
1 October - $20 discounted registration closes, participant fee increases to $25 for late registrants and walk-ins.
10-12 October - AIRSHOW!

See flyer for registration information

Group 2 Airshow Coordination Officer
925-480-7509 (Y144)

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17-19 Oct

CAWG Drill and Ceremonies School - March ARB

22 Sep 14

DCS Deadline Moved UP!

Drill and Ceremonies School deadline for applications is changed due to a requirement from Pacific Region!  Please get your applications in to the on-line registration site by 1 OCTOBER!  The site is up and running again, though the link to PayPal is still down, so we’ll collect the payment later.  But everyone who plans to attend DCS at March ARB 17-19 October MUST REGISTER by 1 October.

Anyone with questions should contact the Project Officer, LtCol Grace Edinboro, at

Click on logo for flyer

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24-26 Oct

Basic Cadet School / Airman Training School - Fresno (Group 6)

Part of the California Wing Integrated Leadership Program

Call for Staff

Cadet staff positions available:
Executive Staff (Cadet Commander, Deputy Commander, Executive Officer, First Sergeant)
Flight Staff (Flight Commander, Flight Sergeant)
Support Staff (Mess, Logistics, Admin, Public Affairs)

Senior staff positions available:
Commandant: ATS and BCS
Flight Training Officers
Administration, Finance, Mess, Public Affairs

Cost:  (includes meals & billeting)
$45.00 Students
$35.00 Staff

Report time 1800 Friday, 24 October 2014 
Graduation: 1600 Sunday, 26 October 2014

Location: Fresno National Guard Armory, Fresno, CA

Cadet and Senior Staff Application Deadline: 27 September 2014

Cadets - Submit resume and cover letter at Group 6 Cadet Programs Website
Seniors - Please include a cover letter detailing your CAP experience if applying for any non-mess position. See the Group 6 Cadet Programs Website

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26 Oct

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos

Come help Civil Air Patrol SQ153 support the Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Forces Training Base in hosting the 13th Annual Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Expo.

Cadets & seniors needed. Duties include flight line safety, traffic control, and parking.

LOCATION: Los Alamitos JFTB, Bldg #284
3976 Constitution Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
TIME: 0600-1700
COST: Free
LUNCH: Provided


Cadet Staff: Email CAPF31, resume and cover letter
Senior Staff: Contact the Project Officer and Email CAPF31
Cadet Participants: Email CAPF31 with required signatures

Nathan Van De Brake, Capt
Project Officer / Squadron 153 Commander

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8-9 Nov

ROCstock XL - Lucerne Dry Lake Bed (Victorville)


Everyone is invited -- it's a great family event. CAP membership is not required and it's FREE for spectators. Don't miss it!

Contact Lt Col Ken Hartwell at for more information about CAP participation at this activity.

Gumby's Space Adventure (leaves this site and links to YouTube)

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7-10 Nov

Advanced Cadet Staff Seminar (ACSS) - Running Springs

ACSS is the capstone activity in the Integrated Leadership Program where experienced Seniors and Cadets get together to discuss and improve the Cadet Program in California Wing.  This ACSS will focus on finalizing the Basic Cadet School (BCS) and Airman Training School (ATS) Program Manuals, along with conducting a review of the May, 2014 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer School (SNCOS) and work to develop an SNCOS Program Manual.  ACSS will also include classes and discussions in advanced topics in leadership, management and communications designed for executive level cadets.

Pre-requisites for cadet participants:
(requirements may be waived at ACSS Project Officer’s discretion)

-- Have attended or served on staff at a BCS, ATS or SNCOS.
-- Phase III required.  Phase IV recommended
-- COBC/RCLS Graduate

Application Details:
Deadline:  Cover letter and resume emailed by 10 October 2014     
Cost: $65 (Includes billeting, meals and Polo Shirt)

Cadet Participants: Email the following items to by 10 October 2014:
-- Cover letter and resume
In your cover letter respond to this statement:
There are currently 160+ cadet officers in CAWG; however, there is a small percentage who participate in activities at the wing level. 
In your resume please include school, community and CAP achievements.

Selected Cadet Participants will then be required to register for the activity at and upload forms and payment by 24 October 2014:
-- Signed CAPF31, CAPF160, CAPF161
-- Payment for $65 (Checks payable to Civil Air Patrol)

Senior Participants: Senior Members/Cadet Program Officers who have experience or interest in BCS, ATS or SNCOS and who would like to attend ACSS, contact Lt Col John Boyle, at

Scholarships are available, including travel scholarships, based on need.

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26-31 Dec

ORWG Cadet Encampment
Call for Staff

Cadet and senior staff pre-registrations are now being accepted for the 2014 Oregon Wing Winter Eagle Encampment being held at the National Guard Military Academy at the University of Western Oregon in Monmouth, Oregon. It is about 15 miles west of Salem, Oregon.
Cost should be around $125.00 for staff and basics. Senior staff will only pay for room and board, should be around $50.00.

Staff pre-registrations are to include your name, grade, CAPID, Wing/Unit and a short resume to include you CAP leadership experience, your first and second choices of positions that you wish to be assigned and why you would be the best choice to hold that post.

We recommend that you submit your pre-registration as soon as possible as promptness and order of receipt does add bonus points in the selection process.The first preliminary staff roster will be released on 01 October 2014. Please do not send CAPF 31 or payments in at this time. 

CAWG Note: All CAPF31's for activities outside CAWG must be approved by your unit commander and the CAWG commander. CAPF31's must be submitted to Lt Col Dave Goude, CAWG Director of Cadet Programs, at for approval. Please speak with your unit commander before pre-registering for this activity.

Shortly, we will have a website up and as of now, please send your pre-registration to or to the address below:

ORWG Encampment 
P.O. Box 853
McMinnville, OR 97128

Please review the new Cadet Encampment Guide CAPP 52-24  for the new curriculum and detailed descriptions of encampment staff duty position responsibilities.

The available cadet staff positions are below:
-Squadron Commanders
-Flight Commanders
-First Sergeants
-Flight Sergeants
-Logistics C/OIC
-Logistics Personnel
-Public Affairs C/OIC
-Public Affairs Personnel
-DFAC* Personnel
-Stan Eval C/OIC
-Stan Eval Personnel
-Admin C/OIC
-Admin assistants

The available senior staff positions are below:
-Deputy Encampment Commander
-Safety Officer
-Protocol Officer
-Commandant of Cadets
-Chief Training Officer
-Training Officers (TAC)
-Logistics Officer
-Personnel Officer
-Public Affairs Officer
-DFAC* Senior Personnel
-Admin Officer
-Medical Officer
-Stan Eval/Testing Officer

* Dining Facility

Note: Many one day instructor positions are needed. You do not need to be on staff for the full duration of the encampment to be a great help as a member of the part time staff!

William Ray, Major, CAP
ORWG Director of Cadet Programs
(503) 453-5833

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13-16 Feb 2015

Cadet Programs Conference (CPC) - Camp San Luis Obispo

Call For Staff!
Each year it keeps getting better and better!

Applications for staff are now being accepted:

Cadet Staff: - Resume and Cover letter due no later than Friday, 10 October 2014 ‚Äď email to Maj Sturgill ‚Äď

Cadet Staff Positions
Cadet Commander General Assemblies / Activities Fair
Cadet Deputy Commander / XO Seminar Coordinator
Recon (all positions) Seminar Instructor(s)
Banquet Planning Mess (Dining Hall) Staff
Senior Staff Position
(note; key positions have been filled but we are looking for assistants in each role to build succession)
Assistant Admin / Finance Assistant Recon
Assistant Banquet Coordinator General Assemblies / Activities Fair
Assistant Seminar Coordinator NRA Course Director
Seminar Instructor(s) NRA Course Instructors
Assistant Transportation Manager Mess (Dining Hall) Staff

Cadets and Seniors alike, this is an outstanding opportunity to be part of one of the largest CAWG activities in a very open and supportive environment. Ready to stretch your leadership wings? This is your opportunity.

All Inquiries/questions should be directed to:

Ken Sturgill, Maj, CAP

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1-8 Jul 2015

CAWG Cadet Encampment - Camp San Luis Obispo

Save the Date!

Latest encampment information will be posted at

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If you're applying to attend any CAP activities, please be sure you're using a CAPF31

Checks for CAWG activities should be made payable to "Civil Air Patrol."

Unless otherwise noted, all applications are to be mailed to:
California Wing Cadet Programs
<Name of Activity>

PO BOX 7688
Van Nuys CA 91409-7688