Florida Wing Cadet Programs News

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Charlotte County Composite Squadron Volunteers at the Florida International Air Show
By 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski
October 29, 2018
Exemplary service provided by the Charlotte County Composite Squadron at the Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda.
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Venice Cadet Squadron's Recruiting Event A Success
By Capt. Madeline Kirsten
September 6, 2018
Student Leadership Academy's school squadron recruits nine new cadets, and their very first Cadet Sponsor Member, at their annual recruiting event.
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From Wings to the Sea - A Cadet's Naval Journey Begins with CAP
By C/1st Sgt Putman, Cadet Public Affairs Officer
July 19, 2018
Excerpts from an interview between C/1Sgt Putman and former Civil Air Patrol cadet, C/2dLt Lumpkin who recently received his appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
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Leadership Lectures at FLWG Encampment
By 1st Lt Donald Binner
June 29, 2018
Cadet Command give lecture to staff at Red Horse at FLWG Summer Encampment

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.”