Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron

Civil Air Patrol - The official auxiliary of the United States Air Force

CADETS- Special Encampments

CY2010

17-20 Feb Leadership National Character & Leadership Symposium US Air Force Academy CO
20-27 Feb Leadership Civic Leadership Academy Washington DC
05-10 Jun Technology JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp Albuquerque NM
11-19 Jun Aviation Glider Flight Academy Mattoon IL
12-21 Jun Aviation Powered Flight Academy Oshkosh WI
16-26 Jun Air Force Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
17 Jun-01 Jul Aviation Powered Flight Academy Camp Ashland NE
19-26 Jun Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Fam Course Laughlin AFB TX
19-24 Jun Technology JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp Albuquerque NM
20-26 Jun Aviation Manufacturing & Maintenance Academy Independence KS
24-27 Jun Leadership National Cadet Competition McMinnville OR
02-11 Jul Aviation Powered Flight Academy Ft. Pickett VA
02-10 Jul Aviation Powered Flight Academy Augusta ME
05-15 Jul Leadership Cadet Officer School Maxwell AFB AL
05-15 Jul Leadership COS - Falcon Flight Maxwell AFB AL
09-19 Jul Aviation Powered Flight Academy Shawnee OK
09-17 Jul Aviation Glider Flight Academy Rome GA
10-17 Jul Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Fam Course Columbus AFB MS
10-18 Jul Leadership Hawk Mountain Search And Rescue School Kempton PA
10-25 Jul Aviation Glider Flight Academy Pagosa Springs CO
10-15 Jul Technology JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp Albuquerque NM
11-17 Jul Aviation MKS Business Academy McMinnville OR
11-24 Jul Air Force Honor Guard Academy Westminster MD
13-20 Jul Air Force Pararescue Orientation Course Kirtland AFB NM
17 Jul-04 Aug Leadership International Air Cadet Exchange Washington DC
17-24 Jul Technology Advanced Technologies Academy Peterson AFB CO
19 Jul-02 Aug Leadership Blue Beret Oshkosh WI
24-31 Jul Air Force Space Command Fam Course Peterson AFB CO
24-31 Jul Technology Engineering Academy Auburn AL
24-29 Jul Technology JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp Albuquerque NM
25-30 Jul Air Force Civil Engineering Fam Course Tyndall AFB FL
31 Jul-08 Aug Air Force Space Command Fam Course Patrick AFB FL

 

 

Applications to attend any of these activities are submitted in December prior to the date of the activity desired, and participation in a Review Board by Long Island Group staff is part of this process.  To attend any of these activities, typically Cadets must be at least 14 years old prior to the start of the academy, have completed the Wright Brothers Achievement (i.e., be a Cadet Staff Sergeant) and have successfully attended/completed a New York Wing Basic Leadership Encampment.

In addition, to enroll in powered flight academy, participants must be at least 16 years old by the start of the academy. Those who want to solo must also obtain a student pilot certificate, issued by an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner. NFA 2010 registration was $750, covering room and board as well as flight instruction for up to two weeks. Cadets with a demonstrated need may be eligible for scholarships.

CADETS - National Academies and Encampments - Videos

Hawk Mountain Ranger School

National Flight Academy - Glider

Pararescue Jumper Orientation Course

Honor Guard Academy

Academy of Model Aeronautics

Civil Air Patrol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Academy of Model Aeronautics to work together to advance Aeronautics. As a result, CAP cadets can get a  FREE membership to the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Upon joining they will  receive discounts and will be eligable for scholarships from the AMA.

CADETS - Education Financial Assistance

CAP Cadets who achieve at least the rank of Cadet Second Lieutenant are looked on favorably by all the military academies because of their prior leadership training. In addition, CAP's contacts with Government officials make it easier to gain the recommendation needed for application to those academies.

Not interested in the military academies and the free tuition they offer?

More than $350,000 in scholarship opportunities are available for Civil Air Patrol Cadets and senior members each year. Money is available for everything from helping students attend a college or vocational school to enabling cadets to earn a pilot's license.

Participating National Scholarship Partners are:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

American Sentinel University

Auburn Universally

Clara Livingston (Contact Puerto Rico Wing for information)

Dowling College of Aviation

Norwich University

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

The Order of Daedalians

The Spaatz Association

Texas A & M University

U.S. Air Force Academy

United States Automobile Association

Contributing CAP members

The following criteria apply to all scholarships unless noted otherwise in the various announcements on the scholarship Web pages:

Be a current CAP member.

Have earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award (cadets only)

Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school

Be enrolled in a full time course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

Visit gocivilairpatrol.com for detailed eligibility rules and application instructions.

In addition, ROTC scholarships are available at many colleges for specialized flight training.

CADETS - Colonel Francis Gabreski Scholastic Grant Awards

The Long Island Chapter, 202, of the Air Force Association (AFA) covers the three counties of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk and is seeking qualified applicants from the "Air Force Family", defined as –

 

A) Children who are graduating High School Seniors (and residing in the three counties as listed) who's parent or parents are:

 

1)       On active duty as a member of the United States Air Force (USAF),

 

2)       On active duty as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve (USAF Reserve),

 

3)       On active duty as a member of the New York Air National Guard (NYANG),

 

4)       Honorably Discharged veterans of the USAF, USAF Reserves or NYANG,

 

or

 

B) Cadets who are graduating High School Seniors (and residing in the three counties as listed) and:

 

1)       Are active participants enrolled in a USAF Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit, or

 

2)       Are active participants in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

 

In 2009, one Cadet from CAP's Long Island Group and one Cadet from the AFJROTC were the winners of the two scholastic grants offered. Both were Cadet Commanders, both were National Honor Society members, and both were active in High School activities as well as active in Community Organizations.

 

Click for the (1) Cover Letter and (2) Application documents related to this scholarship program.

 

CADETS - Additonal Opportunities

For cadets who are not interested in attending a military academy but are interested in military careers as a commissioned officer, the ROTC has many scholarships available. One of our recent graduating cadets has had both her college and helicopter ground school/flight training completely paid for by Army ROTC.  The training in customs and courtesies our cadets have received as CAP members has served them well in their endeavors as active/reserve members of the armed forces.


 For cadets who are considering enlisting in a branch of the armed forces, there are other incentives.
      Cadets who have earned the Mitchell Award and who chose to enlist in the the United States Air Force or the United States Coast Guard are promoted to E-3 upon successful completion of Basic Military Training (BMT), instead of E-1. 
      Cadets who have earned the Mitchell Award and who chose to enlist in the United States Army, United States Navy, or United States Marine Corps are promoted to E-2 upon successful completion of BMT, instead of E-1.


    Cadets reaching the age of 18 can continue in CAP as follows:

1.) Remain as a Cadet and continue their Cadet Programs advancement until they turn 21, at which time they must transition to Senior Member (SM) status.  Upon reaching the age of 21, cadets may be awarded Senior Member officer-grade equivalents depending on their program progression to that time: Mitchell Award = 2nd Lt, Earhart Award = 1st Lt, and Spaatz Award = Capt, if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer.

2.) Cadets who have not achieved their Mitchell Award may transition to Senior Member With Out Grade (SMWOG) status. SMWOGs may be awarded Flight Officer (FO) grade if they have completed Level I training, have three months Time-In-Grade (TIG) as an SMWOG, hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer,

3.) Cadets who have achieved their Mitchell Award may transition to Flight Officer (FO) grade, if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer,

4.) Cadets who have achieved their Earhart Award may transition to Technical Flight Officer (TFO) grade if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer, and

5.) Cadets who have achieved their Spaatz Award may transition to Senior Flight Officer (SFO) grade if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer.

Note - Upon reaching the age of 21, Senior Members holding FO grades are awarded Senior Member officer-grade equivalents: FO = 2nd Lt., TFO = 1st Lt., and SFO = Capt.

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Balloon Festival

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