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
The 2014 NH/VT Wings Summer Encampment took place from 13 July to 20 July at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Two cadets from the Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron, C/Amn Pressley and C/Amn Robinson, attended and graduated from the basic encampment. Two other cadets completed encampment as cadet staff. C/CMSgt Smarzynski was assigned to Administration and was chosen to be the senior rifle-bearer for the encampment color guard. C/SMSgt Jonathan Martin was assigned as the Foxtrot Flight Sergeant. Foxtrot Flight earned honor flight during the encampment. Outstanding job! Click Here to go directly to the encampment website. There you can see pictures from the encampment (under the heading "Daily Updates") as well as the 2014 encampment video. Congratulations to all four Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron cadets for a job well done!
2014 Summer NCO Academy
This year was the first year that NH Wing supplemented its annual NH/VT Wing Summer Encampment with a Non-commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA). There is usually only one NCOA per year that is held during the Winter at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. This year was the first annual NH/VT Wing Encampment/NCOA and was a huge success, graduating 19 cadets, including our own C/SrA Huckman. 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. For pictures and descriptions of the daily activities, please click here to be brought to the encampment/NCOA website. Congratulations to C/SrA Huckman, who was also awarded "Honor Cadet" on the very first day! Just last year, he was named "Honor Cadet" for his flight during the 2013 NH/VT Wing Summer Encampment. Keep up the good work!
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 J. Chick, Smarzynski, Holt, and Kelley and Senior Member Capt. 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.
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.