Interested in Becoming a Cadet in Civil Air Patrol?
"I am pushing myself to be a better person"
I made my first solo flight at a CAP encampment." -Astronaut Eric Boe
Are You Interested in the CAP Cadet Program?
Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits. If your dreaming about a career in aviation, space or the military, CAP's Cadet Program is for you.
To become a cadet, you must be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets at the Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron meet every Monday evening from 1830-2100 hrs (6:30-9:00pm) at the Ossipee Town Hall on Main Street, Center Ossipee, and have the option of taking part in any of our regular weekend activities, cadet orientation flights, first aid and CPR training and much more. On top of that, our cadets also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies and other activities during the summer.
Squadron News & Current Events
2014 Aerospacefest - Saturday, 14 June
Four cadets and one Senior Member from the Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron helped out at the McAuliffe/Shepard Discovery Center's Aerospacefest on 14 June, 2014. Cadets Chick J, Smarzynski, Holt, and Kelley, and Senior Member Captain Holt were those able to attend. There were many educational displays and activities going on during the event, including an airport photograph display, science displays, weather balloon launching, and paper rocket making and launching. Also, NASA Astronaut Lee Morin attended and spoke. The cadets helped out with the rocket making, and made sure everyone stayed safe at the event. They were also able to meet Astronaut Morin, and have their picture taken with him. This was a great opportunity to learn about aerospace, and the cadets had a lot of fun helping out.
2014 NH Military Service Academy Day
17 April - Cadets who are interested in obtaining Service Academy nominations from the NH Congressional Delegation and/or are interested in attending any of our nation's service academies may wish to attend the NH Military Service Academy Day on May 10th from 0900 to 1130 at the NH National Guard Headquarters in Concord, NH. Please click here to see the flyer for the event.
Squadron Open House - Monday, 31 March
April 17 - The Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron held its open house at the Ossipee Town Hall in Center Ossipee on March 31, 2014. The event was very successful, as many people attended, including several prospective cadets. An introduction to CAP was given by 1st. Lt. Hardin and Capt. Holt after the posting of the Colors. After this, the public was allowed to look at the displays, including a remote control aircraft, a flight simulator, and an emergency services table. Refreshments were also available. After this, the event ended. This Open House was one of the most successful that the squadron has ever had.
Promotions for March, 2014
C/MSgt Benjamin Smarzynski - C/SMSgt
C/TSgt Jonathon Martin - C/MSgt
New Cadet Duty Positions
Congratulations to the following cadets on their new command and support positions:
Cadet Command Positions
Special Adviser - C/SMSgt Anthony Chick
First Sergeant - C/SMSgt Benjamin Smarzynski
Alpha Flight Sergeant - C/SSgt Zachary Phaneuf
Eagle Flight Sergeant - C/MSgt Jonathon Martin
Cadet Support Staff Positions
Cadet Activities NCOIC - C/SMSgt Benjamin Smarzynski
Cadet Public Affairs NCOIC - C/SMSgt Benjamin Smarzynski
Cadet Recruiting and Retention NCOIC - C/MSgt Jonathon Martin
Safety Cadet - C/SrA Liam Martin
Supply Cadet - C/SrA Gabe Martin
Cadet Aerospace NCOIC - C/SMSgt Anthony Chick
Cadet Emergency Services NCOIC - C/SMSgt Joel Chick
Cadet Communications NCOIC - C/SMSgt Joel Chick
Emergency Services Cadet - C/SrA James Huckman
2014 Summer Encampment
The NH/VT Wings 2014 Summer Encampment will take place from 13 July to 20 July at Norwich University. Enrollment for basic cadets began 1 March and ends 30 June. Cadets must enroll online. The cost for Basic Cadets is $285, which includes a $10 linen fee, and the cost for cadet staff is $335, which includes linen and an extra 1.5 days for training. Each cadet should complete CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 163, and both Norwich wavers. CAPF 31 needs to be signed by Lt Hardin for all cadets and senior staff that will be attending. Participants must mail their paperwork directly to Major Sandy Riis (1015 Highland Drive, Epsom NH 03234). All payments will be made through the squadron. The encampment website is available through the Wing website under cadet programs, or directly at nhvtencampment.nhcapcadets.org. Click Here to go directly to the encampment website.
Sign Up for NESA!
10 February 2014 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 National Emergency Services Academy (NESA). This activity is open to all members that will be at least 13 years of age by July 27. This activity is being held at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. Applications will be accepted through the 22nd of June for courses being held during two session weeks, July 19-August 2nd. There will be courses for all members interested in Emergency Services, and this is a great opportunity for young and old members to come train with hundreds of other personnel from across the country that have already signed up to attend. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis through the 22nd of June or until slots are filled, so don't wait too long to apply! Apply online directly by Clicking here. For additional information about NESA and the courses available this year, Click here. There are also staff positions available for the 2014 NESA as well. Generally, staff members are prior NESA graduates, but some exceptions may be made by the NESA Director to ensure the best qualified personnel are used to provide this training.
NH Wing SAREX
2013 NCO Leadership Academy
1 January 2014 - Four cadets from the Wylie Apte Squadron attended the NH wings Non-Commisioned Officer Academy (NCOA) at Fort Devens, Massachusetts from 26 December 2013 - 1 January 2014. Not only were there cadets from NH wing, but also Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, and even Michigan. At the Academy, cadets learned how to be good leaders in classes such as conflict resolution, different leadership styles, time management, and many more. There were also leadership reaction courses (LRCs), so the cadets could put their new learned skills into practice At the same time and location, the NH wing winter encampment and Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS) were also occurring. This is the first time that all three events were going on simultaneously. All four Wylie Apte cadets graduated
Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron NCOA graduates
C/MSgt. Anthony Chick
C/MSgt. Joel Chick
C/TSgt. Ben Smarzynski
C/SSgt. Jon Martin
Who we are and our mission
The Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron is a squadron of Civil Air Patrol, a non-profit organization and the official auxiliary of the United states Air Force. We, along with other squadrons throughout the state of New Hampshire and the nation, are committed to the three core missions of Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. For more information about these missions, please visit Civil Air Patrol's national site at www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
When and where we meet...
The Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron meets at the Ossipee Town Hall in Center Ossipee every Monday evening from 1830 to 2100. The address for the Ossipee Town Hall is 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.