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Cadet Programs

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.  Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program.  The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.  Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).

Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program.  Each year, cadets have the opportunity  to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level.  Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy.  Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Programs, click on the logo on the left hand side.

The Cadet Oath

"I pledge to serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation."

Interested in getting more information? 

We strongly recommend that you come to 3 to 4 meetings before you decide to join our squadron. It's a great way to see the types of activities we do and to meet your soon to be, fellow cadets. See below our current meeting information.


Currently unavailable to nonmembers until we are able to reopen completely.

Ready to Join the Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron?

The Pines-Miramar Squadron prefers that the Cadet Application be submitted and paid online. The current fee is $45.00/ year. (Fee subject to change without notice). Click on the "New Cadet Application" button in the drop down menu to complete the application.

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