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
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
1 February 2014 - C/SMSgt. Anthony Chick, C/SMSgt. Joel Chick, C/MSgt. Ben Smarzynski, and 1Lt. Jeremy Hardin, members from the Wylie Apte Squadron, attended a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at the New Hampshire Wing Headquarters on 1 February 2014. This exercise was a big one. Members from all over the New Hampshire Wing attended this activity, and there were even planes in the air, looking for the "missing people." Major Peter Blais led this activity. Sergeant Joel Chick and Lt. Hardin helped out with the radio operations, while Sergeants Anthony Chick and Ben Smarzynski helped out as Mission Staff Assistants. This exercise proved to be a productive training activity for both cadets and senior members.
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
Promotions for January 2014
Congratulations to the following cadets for their promotions:
C/MSgt Anthony Chick - S/SMSgt
C/MSgt Joel Chick - C/SMSgt
C/TSgt Benjamin Smarzynski - C/MSgt
C/SSgt Jonathan Martin - C/TSgt
C/A1C James Huckman - C/SrA
Wreaths Across America
14 December 2014 - Seven cadets and three Senior Members had the privilege of holding a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the North Conway Cemetery. Several members of the North Conway American Legion also participated in the ceremony, with each branch of the military represented by Legion members. It was a great honor for the cadets to present the ceremonial wreaths to the veterans in honor of all veterans for each branch of the military as well as the POW/MIAs. Members of the Anna Stickney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were also represented at the ceremony and the cadets were honored to present wreaths sponsored by this chapter, one of which was laid at the grave site Abiel Lovejoy, husband of Anna Stickney and veteran of the American Revolution. The cadets were especially honored to present wreaths to Linda Apte in honor of her late husband, Wylie Apte, Jr., and her father-in-law, Wylie Apte, Sr. It was quite a moving moment. Mrs. Apte took the time to express to the cadets her pride in what they are accomplishing with their participation in the Civil Air Patrol.
By placing remembrance wreaths on the graves of military veterans during the holiday season, Wreaths Across America seeks to remember, honor and teach others about the courage and sacrifices of the men and women who have served in the armed forces. At the same time the ceremony was being held in North Conway, an estimated 10,000 volunteers were placing wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery and many of Arlington’s memorials, including the Tomb of the Unknowns. Simultaneous ceremonies were held throughout the day at 800-plus veterans’ cemetery or war memorial sites in all 50 states, as well as 20 foreign locations.
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.