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.

Civil Air Patrol "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 stongly 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 activites we do and to meet your soon to be, fellow cadets. 

We meet every Thursday (excluding holidays) at the Everglades High School Bass Creek Rd & 172nd Ave, in the cafeteria.

Keiser University
1640 SW 154th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Meetings on Thursdays

1830 - 2100

(6:30 - 9:00 pm)

*Parents, please be at pickup at 9pm sharp

Ready to Join 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 to complete the applicaiton.

DDR - Drug Demand Reduction

The primary objective of the DDR program’s education element is to increase knowledge, both among CAP members and the community, about the dangers of drug abuse.  The education element focuses especially on CAP cadets as the target audience, and provides the foundation necessary for DDR outreach.

Program Goals:​​


The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Program assists units at all levels to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in CAP members, Air Force families, DoD civilians and school-age children through a comprehensive program that:

• Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.

• Encourages youth to remain in school.

• Focuses on drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.

• Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.


The CAP DDR Program supports the President’s National Drug Control Strategy.

a. Cadets. In the context of the Cadet Program, the CAP DDR program’s vision is: “CAP cadets applying their leadership skills by serving as ambassadors of the drug-free ethic.”

b. Adults. In the context of senior member activities, the CAP DDR program’s vision is: “CAP senior members ready to perform Missions for America, unimpeded by substance abuse.”


Unit commanders will concentrate their efforts upon the goals listed below when conducting DDR activities within their units:

• To promote drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.

• To provide positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.

• To promote CAP as a positive, service-oriented lifestyle.

• To encourage youth to succeed in school.

• To share the overall drug-free message with the community at large.


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