Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs Aerospace Education Emergency Services STEM Squadron 606 Greene County PA Pennsylvania Rocket Drone Community

Greene County Composite Squadron 606

Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary
445 E. Lincoln St.
Greene County, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Cadet Programs

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.  Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program.  The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.  Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).
 
Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program.  Each year, cadets have the opportunity  to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level.  Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy.  Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

 

Cyber Programs

“To develop a cutting-edge and robust cyber-security education and training program, in efforts to prepare cadets (and seniors) for a career defending critical United States digital infrastructure.”

When you think of “Cyber Programs,” you may be thinking of CyberPatriot. While CyberPatriot is certainly a large part of CAP’s current cyber program, the NHQ Cyber team is working to expand cyber beyond just CyberPatriot with the support of both CAP and the Air Force. The NHQ cyber team is looking to expand cyber programs for both cadets and senior members and there are exciting plans already in the works for next summer. Some of our future plans can be found at http://cap-cyber.org/.

 

In the meantime, I am here to support your efforts in the CyberPatriot program and your interest in cyber education. The NHQ cyber team has a dedicated Slack account that cyber operators in the field are welcome to use to discuss cyber education and CyberPatriot. Anyone wishing to join our Slack account will need to send me an email, requesting access, noting their interest in cyber and why they would like to participate. CyberPatriot teams are also welcome to join our Slack account and a private (to non-NHQ/Region/Wing cyber staff) Slack channel for your team can be created that may be used for your team’s training.