Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that
focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through
a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots,
engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.
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