posted May 14, 2015, 10:48 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:59 PM ]

Senior Members,

If you know of a cadet who is need of funding for a first time basic encampment fees and/or uniforms, please ensure they are aware of this very limited time offer.  This is for SUMMER encampments.  This must be completed by 1 June.

Linette M. Lahan, Maj, CAP
Kansas Wing Director of Administration
Kansas Wing Chief of Staff

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Dear Interested Senior Staff Members 

(The following email has been sent to each cadet that has not attended an encampment.  Following their portion, an explaination of how things will happen is for you.  The information is also availalbe on our web site,www.capmembers.com/ceap. 

Attend Encampment This Summer 
Financial Assistance is Available 
Nothing is Holding You Back!

Announcing the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program. Money is available to send you to encampment. Please go get your parent or guardian now and read through this announcement together. 

Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available this year to cover encampment fees, uniforms, transportation, and other costs associated with our encampment program, with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets. This is great news and evidence of the Air Force’s pride in your accomplishments and enthusiasm for your future. In short, if you want to attend an encampment this summer, don’t let an inability to afford it hold you back.

Eligibility. Assistance is available only to first-time encampment attendees. We can even refund fees you’ve already paid for encampment, if your family has a financial need and you meet any of the criteria explained below.

Deadline. Hurry. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Process.
 With a parent or senior member, log-in to eServices at www.capnhq.gov.

1. Click “Cadet Encampment Assistance Program,” answer the questions posed, and that’s it. For your information, those questions are shown below.

2. What do you need to support your participation at encampment? 
a. I need help paying for encampment lodging and meals. 
b. I need help paying for a camouflage BDU and/or Blues uniform. 
If you’ve outgrown your uniform, or if your used uniform is in poor condition, you’re eligible for uniform assistance. 
c. I need help with BOTH lodging/meals and uniforms.

3. Which encampment do you plan to attend? {select from list}


4. Please click the box below that best describes your family’s financial situation. CAP will keep this information confidential. Fellow cadets will not know that you’re participating in this program. Only the squadron commander, encampment commander, and encampment finance officer will know you’re receiving assistance.

1st Priority Cadets. 
My family has a real need for assistance because we meet at least one criterion below. 
No special paperwork is needed; you are self-identifying your eligibility on an honor system. 
a. My parent or guardian has been unemployed or worked only part-time during the past 12 months. 
b. Our family participates in the SNAP, WIC, School Lunch, Title I School, or HUD public housing program 
c. A parent, guardian, or sibling receives Social Security disability benefits 
d. We are a single parent household. 

2nd Priority Cadets. My family has limited resources. Financial support would help because we meet one of the criteria below. No special paperwork is needed; you are self-identifying your eligibility on an honor system. 
a. Our family has two or more cadets enrolled in CAP. 
c. Encampment is a “special” expense that we can’t easily budget for. 
d. We’ve experienced some financial challenges recently.

5. Register for Encampment. Remember to apply to attend encampment. You’ve just applied for financial assistance, but you still need to register for encampment itself, if you haven’t already. If you can’t attend your local wing’s encampment (i.e.: the date is inconvenient or they don’t have any vacancies), visit our Encampment Calendar and think about applying for an encampment in a nearby state.

Approval Process

1. After you complete your application, you’ll receive an email confirmation from National Headquarters.

2. We’ll alert your squadron commander and ask him or her to endorse your application. When that happens, you’ll receive another email confirmation.

3. Within seven days of your commander approving your application, National Headquarters will email you, announcing the status of your request for assistance.

4. If granted assistance with encampment fees, National Headquarters will send those funds directly to the encampment on your behalf. Or, if you’ve already paid your tuition, the encampment will send you a refund after your graduate.

5. If granted assistance for uniforms, National Headquarters will email you a voucher, redeemable at our uniform vendor, Vanguard. You would then visit the Vanguard website and shop for BDUs, Blues, or insignia, then a few days later your items would arrive in the mail.

--- Staff informaiton --- 

Computing Encampment Fees

We’ll reimburse you for the per person lodging fees plus your location’s Federal per diem rate for each cadet we financially support through this program. This figure will cover your expenses, but from an accounting and grants management perspective, this arrangement makes more sense than simply paying the advertised tuition, as we know many wings underwrite a portion of the encampment. Wing Financial Analysts are helping us compute your actual lodging.


Transmitting Financial Assistance

We’ll transmit lodging and per diem payments to you in one lump sum via EFT to your Wing, prior to your encampment. Of course, we’ll also give you a roster of cadets receiving the assistance so you know whose expenses are being paid.


No-Show Cadets

Although rare, it’s conceivable that a cadet who receives financial assistance might not show up for encampment or might not graduate. In that case, the wing must return that cadet’s financial assistance to National Headquarters. The routine encampment report you complete via eServices will include a field for this purpose. If a cadet departs early due to a hardship or medical emergency, we’ll handle that on a case-by-case basis.


Safety Fund

In addition to providing direct support to individual cadets, this program can also support your encampment’s overall training and safety needs, although we’ll give priority to requests for lodging, per diem, and uniform assistance from individual cadets. To request safety fund assistance, the DCP or designee must complete an online request form available here (link). National Headquarters will reply to these requests by 1 June, and reimburse wings for approved purchases. (If you’re a June encampment, we’ll put a rush on replying to your request.)

Transportation to & from encampment       Carpools in CAP or member vehicles; reimburse wings for fuel receipts Orange vests suitable for road guards       $15 each (2/flight + 4 for cadre / extra details)

Informational Webinars

We’ll be offering four webinars to discuss the program in more detail and answer any questions. These webinars are for DCPs and encampment commanders. Please email jlee@capnhq.gov and indicate your first and second choices for webinars to attend. The sign- in information will be sent to you.


Tuesday, May 13th at 5 pm CDT 
Wednesday, May 14th at 12 pm CDT 
Wednesday, May 14th at 7 pm CDT 
Monday, May 19th at 2 pm CDT 

The National Cadet Programs Staff

Congressional Gold Medal Coin

posted May 14, 2015, 12:03 AM by LtCol Pat Crockett   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:32 PM ]

Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch

Authorized by Congress, this commemorative coin celebrates and honors Civil Air Patrol Members for the extraordinary service of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during World War II. This coin is crafted to be rich in symbolic history. It represents not only an investment in maintaining our Civil Air Patrol Past, but also in ensuring our Future.

For a limited time, Kansas Wing is offering this replica coin. 



    Replica Coin


The Civil Air Patrol 1.5” Bronze Medal is a miniature bronze replica of the congressional Gold Medal awarded at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 10, 2014, for the extraordinary service of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during World War II.

The obverse features two CAP volunteers–one male and one female–watching the skies. In the background, a tanker is escorted by CAP planes overhead. Inscriptions are “CIVIL AIR PATROL” and “1941-1945.”

The reverse depicts a partial laurel wreath, representing honor and service, surrounding CAP insignia’s. Inscriptions are “HONOR,” “CIVILIAN VOLUNTEERS WHO FLEW ARMED & HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS,” and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2014.”


Design:Obverse/Reverse: Donna Weaver
Obverse sculpted by: Don Everhart
Reverse sculpted by: Michael Gaudioso
Struck Under Authority of:Public Law 113-108
Place Struck:Philadelphia

Missouri Wing Summer Encampment

posted May 8, 2015, 12:26 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

The Missouri Wing Summer Encampment and Staff Development School (SDS)

20-27 June 2015

Ft Leonard Wood


The 7th CTG is making great strides to ensure this is a quality encampment with not only marching and classroom to achieve the required training and contact hours, but filled with fun filled activities that undoubtedly will be remembered for the rest of their lives. Obstacle Courses, Helicopter Simulators, Orientation Flights, and other tours and hands-on applications are being scheduled, but are contingent upon weather of course.


Worried about their diet? MSgt O'Neill is a certified dietitian and can support any special diet or allergy. Her team prepares healthy meals with alternatives in case the cadet doesn't like the main course. Even the pickiest cadet will leave encampment nourished and talking about how delicious the food was!


Even after 23 years I reminisce about every Encampment and the activities we participated in and the fellow CAP members I met and most of us still keep in contact!


Required documents for enrollment (Forms hyperlinked for your convenience):


1. CAPF 31 - Application for CAP Encampment

*Please identify Basic Encampment or Staff Development School (SDS) in "Title of Activity"*

2. CAPF 160 - CAP Member Health History Form

3. CAPF 163 - Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication

4. Hold Harmless Agreement


All parents/guardians and your squadron commander MUST sign. 


**Members outside of Missouri Wing *MUST* obtain permission from their Wing Commander.


Fee: $120.00 (Subject to change)


Required documentation can either be scanned/emailed (with all required signatures) to encampment@mowgcap.org and/or mailed to:


William Sander

PO Box 7055

Whiteman AFB, MO 65305-1755


Fees can be paid by check or money order. Please do not send cash.




*Cadets must also complete the Supplemental Application (Hyperlinked)


Last but not least, please monitor our website and Facebook page for important updates and pre-arrival tidbits:



https://www.facebook.com/MissouriWingEncmapment (Actual spelling)


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For Senior Members we are in dire need of Training Officers (Previously known as Tactical Officers or TAC) and/or our Dining Facility (DFAC) Culinary Staff. We have a Certified Dietitian (MSgt "Charly" O'Neill) who runs our DFAC and needs help lest we pull cadets in rotation from Staff and the Flights to work "KP." Seniors do not pay the fee.


For cadets, we are fully staffed as our process for selecting cadet staff began in January with a Staff Selection Exercise, and we've already completed one Staff Training Weekend and will complete another this coming weekend to groom our Cadet Cadre.


However, there are openings in our Staff Development School (SDS) that is led by previous CTG Commanders/Spaatz Cadets. The cool thing about SDS is, since there is more flexibility with contact hours they get more opportunities to visit more training facilities than the "Students" (Previously Basic Cadets) and half way through the week, they actually get OJT by teaching some of the classes and drilling some of the flights. The SDS is not only a professional course to groom cadets for future CTG Cadre, but they can also apply their skills back at their home units! I am about to distribute an SDS invitation to Missouri Wing Cadets. Here is a copy:


You are invited to attend the 3rd Missouri Wing Staff Development School. I am C/Col Marlan Campbell and will be directing the Staff Development School this year. This mission of this course is: To educate and train cadets to be professional, disciplined servant leaders for Civil Air Patrol and the United States.


      In order to attend, one must be a Cadet Senior Airmen or above in grade and have graduated a basic encampment. 

      The Staff Development School (SDS) will be held during the Missouri Wing Summer Encampment (20-27 June, 2015). 

      To apply visit http://ctg.mowgcap.org/announcements/applications and follow all instructions. Questions can be directed to plucitt370@gmail.com or campbell.marlancap@gmail.com. Be sure to state SDS as your course choice. 

      Course fee is $120.00 


       The SDS course will included classroom instruction, academic work, team building, daily physical fitness, and flight and squadron drill. Training is demanding and rigorous, but in accordance with operational risk management. Most training is conducted in a practical, hands-on learning environment to promote quality leadership training.  


       Join me at the 3rd Staff Development School to train in true leadership. Thank you for your time, and good day!

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Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol

PO Box 5044

Whiteman AFB, MO 65305


CADET O-Flight Weekend & Emergency Services Field Training

posted Apr 10, 2015, 3:34 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

When: 1-3 May 

Where: Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport Yoder, KS

What: O-Flights Glider and Powered and Emergency Services Field Training Exercise

More details coming soon!

  • Camping  Severe Weather provisions have been made.
  • Bathrooms and showers available.
  • $20 for Food 
    • Saturday Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner 
    • Sunday Breakfast and Lunch
  • Set up Friday Evening 
  • Fly & ES Training Saturday & Sunday 
  • Sunday Afternoon Pack Up

Registration is required in order to coordinate pilots and food counts.


2015 Kansas Wing Conference

posted Apr 10, 2015, 2:08 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

22-24 May 2015

Kansas Wing Headquarters
3024 Arnold Avenue Salina, KS 67401


Please Register Each Individual Separately
  • Senior Members $35
  • Cadets $30
  • Guest/Banquet Only $25
  • RCLS $30 Banquet Included-C/TSgt and above

Billeting Options
  • On Your Own
  • Free Open Bay Lodging located at North Bay (Cadets and Seniors)
  • Nickel Hall Reservations (Hotel Type Accommodations)
    • 2930 Scanlan Ave, Salina, KS 67401
    • 785-822-3298
    • $30/night Double

Cadet Activities
Check Back Soon!!

Packing List

Kansas Wing is hosting a Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS) from 22-24 May 2015! 

1800 Friday-through Sunday 17:00

If you need to complete and RCLS, this is a great opportunity for you!

Cost of the RCLS is $30 and this includes the cost of lodging, meals, and study material. Banquet is included

Eligibility: Because RCLS addresses skills relating to indirect leadership and company-grade cadet officer topics, participating cadets need to be cadet officers or cadets on the cusp of officership. Therefore, students attending RCLS should have completed an encampment and hold the grade of C/TSgt or higher. 

Required Forms:(download to be fillable)
    • Wing Commander's Signature is required if you are not from Kansas Wing
    • Medical Waiver


For more information, please contact Capt Robin Dutton at: robin.dutton@kswg.cap.gov.

2015 Kansas Wing Conference Schedule

(Draft Schedule)

At Nickel Hall
Uniform: civilian
19:00 – UTC   Welcome BBQ
At Starbase/Auditorium
Uniform: Blue Service
                Aviator Shirt
09:00 – 10:30  Opening Ceremony (Color Guard, KSWG/CC, NCR/CC, NCLR ADO, NHQ rep)
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation (WMIRS 2.0 for everyone)*
11:00 – 13:00  Lunch (Everyone on their own, except: Sqdrn/CCs who will eat with KSWG/CC)
13:00 – 13:30  Q&A with KSWG/CC and CVs
13:30 – 14:00  KSWG staff available to answer question
14:00 – 15:30  Seminars, Period A**
15:30 – 17:00 Seminars, Period B**
17:00 – 18:00 Free time
At St. John’s Military Academy
Uniform: Mess Dress or Service Dress, AF Semi-Formal (Cadet Only)
    Corporate Semi-Formal or Appropriate Civilian Attire
18:00 – 18:30  Social Gathering
18:30 – UTC   Dinner
At Starbase/Auditorium
Uniform: Blue Service
               Aviator Shirt
09:00 - UTC   Seminars, Period C** and Events to be determined
* Time could shift based guest speakers.
Period A          (1) Operations 1 (WMIRS for ICs and Staff and Budgeting/Planning)
                        (2) Operations 2 (Photography; aerial and ground plus use of equipment/data)
                        (3) Cadet Programs
Period B          (4) Safety (best practices, program requirements)
                        (5) Communications (HF radios; Networks local, Wing and Region, procedures)
                        (6) Aerospace Education
Possible           (7) Public Affairs
                        (8) Professional Development

                        (9) Inspector General (New SUI on-line system, best practices)

New Cadet Protection Courses

posted Feb 21, 2015, 5:58 PM by Lt Col Doug Crockett CAP   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:55 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett ]

  • Senior Members in higher levels of authority in CAP

click here for Advanced Course




posted Jan 24, 2015, 2:40 PM by Lt Col Doug Crockett CAP   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:56 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett ]

SAR-Eval 24-26 April 2015

This will be hosted by the New Century Composite Squadron in Olathe and Gardner, Kansas. It will be a full weekend of activity as we demonstrate our abilities to the US Air Force. Click here for the Welcome Packet.


Please let us know you are coming.


Arrival Instructions:
Report to Mission Base upon arrival in Work Uniform or BDU's with
  • Complete ES Notebook (click here for contents) with fresh copy of 101 Card printed in the month of April!!!!
  • CAPF 160
  • CAPF 161
  • CAPF 32 (cadets only)

New Century Airport- Gardner KS
Report to Mission Base at:
New Century Army Reserve Center (Click Here For Map)
404 Mission Parkway
New Century, KS 66031


Food (UPDATED 22 Apr):
                    ALL Meals will be on your own. There were not enough attending to secure the services of a caterer. There are plenty of fast food and sit-down
                        restaurants within 2 miles of the activity.
ONLY 3 meals will be catered. Saturday Lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast: $8/per meal. You MUST pre-register for each meal at the link above and you will be expected to purchase and eat the meals for which you have signed up.


Super 8 (Gardner)

2001 E Santa Fe, Gardner, KS 66030

20 Rooms blocked (mixture of 1-King-bed and 2-bed, non-smoking & smoking)

$56.95/ night single, $61.20/ night double

April 1 reservation deadline, April 20 cancellation deadline

LaQuinta (OP)

10610 Marty, OP, KS 66212

20 1-King-bed Rooms

$65.12/ night

April 10 reservation deadline, cancellation deadline April 24 by 18:00

Free Lodging at the Lenexa Armory is being arranged (open barracks-style)

Other info:

Cadet Lock-in

posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:39 AM by Lt Col Doug Crockett CAP   [ updated Aug 20, 2015, 8:31 PM by LtCol Pat Crockett ]

CADET LOCK-IN!!!! 13-14 March 2015

Update! The Lock-In was a great success! See photos here!

New Century Composite Squadron with the help from Kansas Wing and others will be presenting an Emergency Services and Rocketry Lock in. Click HERE to let us know you are coming. Anyone with extra rocket kits can bring them. Senior members are welcome to attend any of the training as long as they have CPPT. Anyone attending must be current on Safety. Safety will be confirmed. Anyone not current will be taking online Safety immediately.

  • Arrival Instructions: Registration open 1600-1800 hours

  • Uniform of the Day: BDU’s (see packing list)

  • When: 1600 hours 13 March 2105 through 1700 hours 14 March 2015

  • Where: Lenexa Christian Center, 17500 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66219

  • Fee: No fee

  • Food: Friday night snack, Saturday breakfast and lunch ALL PROVIDED

  • Lodging: Bring sleeping bag and cot or pad (sleeping quarters are separate by gender)

  • Other info: Listed below is the schedule for events for the lock in Lenexa, Kansas. New Century will sponsor meals for breakfast and lunch on Saturday, 14 March 2015. There may be snacks on Friday. Bring your own dinner. Anyone with food allergies or needing a special diet contact me ahead of the lock in.

  • Cadets in the Kansas City metro area do not have to stay the night. However, in non-emergencies, I MUST be contacted by your parent or guardian prior to the lock in that you will be leaving. Cadets will remain at Lenexa Christian Center unless they have prior arrangements made with me. Contact me by phone at 785-317-1298, or email david.furnas@kswg.cap.gov

  • Review the equipment list needed for this event. This is going to be a fun and learning experience for us all. Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have.

Packing List:


*Reflective vest. Limited number provided.

*Sleeping bag and sleeping pad or cot.

*Hydration system-canteen, Nalgene bottle, Camelbak.

*PT gear- shorts, sweat pants, t-shirt (KSWG or squadron if possible), tennis shoes.

*BDU uniform and black boots. Field jacket.

*Personal Care Kit.

*CAP ID card.

*101 Card.

*CAPFs 160, 161 to keep with you at all times.

*CAPF 32

*Less than $5 for beverage vending machine. $.50 items.

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