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2015 Colorado Wing Cadet Encampment

The "Blackbird" Encampment

The Cadet Commander for the 2015 Colorado Wing Encampment has chosen the Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" as the name for the 2015 Encampment. The SR-71 was developed as a "black" project by the Lockheed "Skunk Works" and entered service in 1966. Developed as a long-range, high altitude strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the SR-71 was capable of Mach 3.2+ at an altitude of 85,000. In the late 1960's, some SR-71 aircraft were based at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. The local people thought that the strange, somewhat wicked looking airplane looked like the local Habu snake. They started calling the SR-71s the Habu airplane. The name came to be recognized with the blackbird program and was even incorporated into the insignia worn by SR-71 crewmembers.    


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UPDATED - 15 Oct 2014 - C/Capt Nicholas Essek of Mustang Cadet Squadron (CO-148) has been selected as the Cadet Commander for the 2015 COWG Cadet Encampment

UPDATED - 16 July 2014

Confirmed dates  for the 2015 Colorado Wing Cadet Encampment are:

Staff Arrival and Training - Tuesday, 09 June through Friday, 12 June 2015. (times to be announced)

Student Cadet Arrival - Saturday, 13 June 2015. (times to be announced)

Graduation - Saturday, 20 June 2015. (times to be announced)

Student Cadet Fee for Encampment -To be announced

When details are finalized, an email announcement will be sent to wing email subscribers and this site will be updated.


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This box contains important documents for encampment preparation, the packing list, and arrival information. Check back often for updates and additions to these documents.

Encampment Grooming Standards Policy 2015 - Under Development

Photo Maps to Encampment Location 

Student Cadet Arrival/Departure Instructions - Under Development 


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Why are the documents in the box above so important?
AFMAN 36-2203 Drill & Ceremonies is the US Air Force Drill "Bible". Everything you ever wanted to know about drill is in the manual. If you want to become a real expert, this is where you need to look! BE PATIENT - This is a large file and will be a slow download.
Learn-to-Lead Cadet Drill Guide is the very, very abbreviated CAP version of the Air Force Drill & Ceremonies Manual. This is probably all you will need to study prior to encampment.
Preparing for Encamment - Parents Guide is a lot of useful information for parents about encampment. This is "must read" for parents of a Basic Cadet (first time attendee) that is going to encampment.
Student Cadet Guide - Preparing for Encampment is a great document to help the cadet, who is a first time attendee, to prepare for encampment.
CAP Manual 39-1 CAP Uniform Manual is the complete reference to wearing the CAP uniforms. Everything that you will ever need to know about CAP uniforms is in this manual - if you can find it!
Dress and Appearance in Uniform is information that is taken from CAPM 39-1 and provides a "one-stop-shopping" source that provides a cadet (and parents) with all of that important information about what kind of jewelry you can and cannot wear with the uniform, CAP's policy toward "body piercing", male and female grooming standards for haircuts, hairstyles, (don't show up with green hair) and makeup, etc. This is an important document. It should be reviewed by cadet applicants and parents, before encampment.
Encampment Grooming Standards Policy is the 2014 Encampment policy regarding personal grooming standards.
CAP Pamphlet 151 - Respect on Display is the source for learning about CAP/Military Customs and Courtesies. This is a "must read"  for new cadets. This is your source for learning who to salute, when to salute, how to salute, and other important military traditions, customs, and courtesies. Be sure to study this before encampment. 


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Colorado Wing CAP Encampment
19210 East Breckenridge Avenue, Stop 33
Buckley Air Force Base, CO 80011-9525

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