GSF Resources for our new cadets and parents
NEW CADET GUIDE
This is the best resource for new cadets! Check it out for info on CAP, the uniform, how to promote and more!
Help! I have questions!
No problem! The CAP Cadet Program can be confusing and overwhelming when you first join. We have some frequently asked questions below. Your best resource will be your leaders. Cadets should start with their Wingman, Element Leader or Flight Sergeant. Parents will want to ask the unit commander, deputy commander for cadets or leadership officer. The CAP Knowledgebase
can also be a great resource.
1. How do I earn my first promotion?
Visit Stripes to Diamonds.
It'll tell you exactly what you need to do to become a Cadet Airman. Keep track of your progress through the Cadet Program using the Personal Cadet Tracker
. And if your New Cadet Kit hasn't arrived yet, you can download Chapter 1 of the leadership textbook above.
2. Where's my membership card?
You should receive your CAP ID card in the mail within 30 days of joining. If yours hasn't arrived, please contact us
3. What is my CAPID?
Your CAPID is a 6-digit identification number. It's found on your membership card and in eServices
4. What is eServices
eServices is your online membership system. Be sure to visit eServices
, create your free account, and verify that we have your correct contact information. Maj Dan Routier created the The Guide to Starting eServices
to help new cadets navigate through the program.
7. How do I get insignia and patches for my uniform?
First, check with your squadron -- they might have insignia for you. If not,you can purchase them from our vendor, Vanguard
. Here's a list of the insignia needed for the uniforms:
|Air Force "Blues" Uniform
||Camouflage "BDU" Uniform |
|Flight cap device - CAP0748A
||"Civil Air Patrol" cloth tape - CAP0599K|
|3-Line nameplate (last name) - CAP0599M
||Cloth nametape (last name) - CAP0599HA|
|| |8. How do I get my textbooks?
About 30 days after joining, you should receive a New Cadet Kit
in the mail. If you haven't received yours after one month, please contact us
9. What are some general hints that will help me get the most out of CAP?
Check out our Top Ten wallet card
, which is included in your New Cadet Kit.
10. Where do I go if I have more questions?
Talk with local leaders in your squadron, especially your Cadet Element Leader or Cadet Flight Sergeant. Their job is to help you succeed in CAP. You also might want to check out the CAP Knowledgebase
and the articles and forums at Cadet Stuff