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Become a CAP Cadet

Join as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet

What if you could get opportunities that very few teens are able to experience?  

The Civil Air Patrol has hundreds of squadrons located throughout the United States.  The Concord Composite Squadron is based at the New Hampshire Army National Guard Armory in Concord, New Hampshire.

The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets learn how to be leaders, fly in our single engine aircraft, participate in emergency services training activities and create strong friendships with their peers. If you’re focused on getting into college, a service academy, or the military after high school, the CAP Cadet Program is for you.

Civil Air Patrol Cadets regularly have opportunities to:

  • Take the controls of a CAP aircraft and learn to fly a plane

  • Proudly wear the U.S. Air Force uniform with cadet insignia

  • Earn rank and leadership positions to be in charge of training fellow cadets

  • Participate in a variety of aviation activities ranging from launching rockets to flying on military aircraft

  • Serve the community through carrying the nation’s flag in parades (color guard) and learning emergency services qualifications for search and rescue and disaster relief

  • Dozens of summer activities every year ranging from Flight Academy and Hawk Mountain Search & Rescue School to Air Force Pararescue Orientation and Cadet Survival School

Cadets meet every week on Thursday nights at the NH Army National Guard Armory in Concord, NH.  Cadets from every school district in Merrimack County and surrounding areas meet to train for several hours each week.  There are also optional weekend activities and training events almost every month throughout the year, and longer training opportunities all over the country every summer.

What are you doing on Thursday nights? 

You could be learning to fly an aircraft, be put in charge of a classroom full of your peers, climbing into a Blackhawk helicopter, or getting in shape through teamwork — all things our cadets at the Concord Squadron have done recently.

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