Florida Wing Cadet Programs News

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National Commander visits Tennessee university
By Public Affairs Team
April 15, 2019
Civil Air Patrol’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith, visited Middle Tennessee State University recently to celebrate the fifth year of the partnership between MTSU’s Department of Aerospace and the Tennessee Wing of the U.S. Air Force auxi ...
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Civil Air Patrol Cadets Ride in C-17 Globemaster
By Maj Patrick White
February 25, 2019
Florida Wing cadets and senior members participate in C-17 Globemaster orientation flight out of Tallahassee.
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Opa-Locka hosts Elementary School STEM Space Club for Rocketry Day
By 1st Lt Christian Dominguez
February 18, 2019
The Opa-Locka Cadet Squadron hosted members of the Palm Springs North Elementary School STEM Space Club for an annual Rocketry Day at the Florida Memorial University
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Florida Cadets Participate in a KC135 Orientation Flight at MacDill AFB
By Capt. David Taylor
February 6, 2019
Cadets from Group 3 take an orientation flight on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 from MacDill Air Force Base
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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.”
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