Texas Wing Cadet Programs
Standard Operating Instructions (every cadet basic will be issued this upon arrival)
All cadets applying for CEAP or other tuition assistance: Please go ahead and send your paperwork as per the instructions below to Chaplain (Lt Col) Nancy Smalley and put "Applying for CEAP" or "Applying for Tuition Assistance" at the top of your CAPF 31. This will allow us to track that you are planning to attend and possibly help you find tuition assistance.
Applications are Open
Texas Wing Cadet Programs is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for Winter Encampment 2017. Dates are 26-31 December 2017.
Basic Encampment is for those cadets that have not previously attended an Encampment. Encampment is required for cadets to promote to the officer grades. It is also required for a cadet to attend the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy, Intermediate Encampment, or any National Cadet Special Activities. A cadet at basic encampment will learn how to drill as part of a flight, teamwork, aerospace opportunities, leadership opportunities and other classes. Please see CAPR 52-16 Chapter 9 for all opportunities that encampment offers.
The Basic Cadets will need to submit via mail their application to Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, Nancy Smalley.
Lt Col Nancy Smalley
416 Victorian Drive
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
All forms must be received by 1 December 2017; STAFF FORMS MUST BE IN BY 1 November 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. No one arriving without having previously sent a CAPF 31, 160, 161, 163 and Certificate of Understanding will be allowed to sign into the activity. DO NOT send forms by any postal or delivery method that requires a signature; just mail them. If you feel they will not arrive by mail on time, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that they are on the way.
For Cadets and Seniors, the following forms must be included with their application (all forms are available at www.texascadet.org):
1. CAPF 31:
(a) Under “ACTIVITY APPLYING FOR” put Basic Encampment. Be sure to include your current CAP grade.
(b) The medical section must be completed.
(c) Cadet’s parent(s) must sign the CAPF 31.
(d) Squadron Commanders should verify the information and sign the CAPF 31.
2. Certificate of Understanding
3. CAPF 160
4. CAPF 161
5. CAPF 163
A CAPF 31 received without the above information will not be accepted until all missing information is received.The activity will be held at Camp Swift Training Center, Bastrop, Texas. There will be a $165.00 charge for basic encampment students. The charge for cadet and senior staff will be $105.00. This covers food, drinks, t-shirt, billeting and administrative costs. The fee will be paid via the EventBrite link https://2017txwgwinterencampment.eventbrite.com. DO NOT send cash. This is non-refundable after 1 December 2017.
Update 12 August 2017
Good afternoon all, thank you for applying to the Texas Wing Winter Encampment 2017! This is a notice to inform all applicants that we have received a record 130 applications for about half that number of cadet staff positions. Because of these remarkable number of applications, unfortunately we will only be able to accept 50% of you for staff.
We expect to announce final staff positions around the 20th of August. That being said, if you do not receive a position, do not be discouraged because this is an extremely competitive encampment with many qualified applicants; you are highly encouraged to apply again for Summer Encampment. I appreciate all of you taking the time to apply and being willing to come staff. Thank you once again.
On behalf of the Encampment Commander Lt Col Kost and the Executive staff, to quote High School Musical, “We’re all in this together.”
C/Lt Col Laura Turpen, CAP
Cadet Commander, TXWG Winter Encampment 2017
Senior Staff Announced
Thank you to all of the Senior Members that volunteered to work the Winter Encampment. We have posted the staff to the Staff List page. We appreciate every person that volunteers to help.
We are still looking for a Chaplain and a Communications Mentor. If you have these abilities, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.