Air Force extends CAP cadet encampment assistance

The U.S. Air Force grant program that enabled more than 1,500 Civil Air Patrol cadets to attend wing encampments throughout the nation in 2015 has been extended.
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, announced that the CAP Cadet Encampment Assistance Program will receive Air Force funding again in 2016. In 2015, the program’s first year, tuition and uniform scholarships were provided to cadets in need of financial assistance to participate in CAP’s encampment program. As a result, total summer attendance rose to almost 7,200, a 22 percent increase. CEAP assistance was directed toward first-time encampment participants.