2017 Encampment Facebook Page Link

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2017 Colorado Wing "Eagle" Encampment

Following COWG Encampment tradition, the each year's Cadet Commander selects the “theme aircraft” for the encampment from current or historically significant U.S. Air Force aircraft. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Victoria Schmidt, 2017 Cadet Commander has selected the McDonnell Douglas F-15 "Eagle" as the theme aircraft.


The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in aerial combat. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat, with the majority of the kills scored by the Israeli Air Force.

The Eagle has been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The F-15 was originally envisioned as a pure air superiority aircraft. Its design included a secondary ground-attack capability. The aircraft design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was developed and entered service in 1989. The F-15 Eagle is expected to be in service with the U.S. Air Force through 2025. Newer models are still being produced for foreign users. The F-15 production line is set to end in 2019, 47 years after the type's first flight. More than 1,500 F-15 aircraft have been produced with over 1,150 still in service worldwide with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, and with the air forces of Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Move to Various Pages on the Encampment Website From this area
  • Click HERE to go the the Basic Cadet Information Page. 

The Basic Cadet Information Page contains all of the important information for Basic Cadets (first time attendees) such as application information, arrival & departure information, packing lists.

  • Click HERE to enter information for the USAFA Entry Access List.

This permits those who have registered required information to enter USAFA Property 

  • Click HERE to go to the Cadet Staff Page.

The Cadet Staff Page contains information for Encampment Cadet Staff Members.

  • Click HERE to go to the Senior Staff Page

The Senior Staff Page contains information useful to Encampment Senior Staff Members

  • Click HERE to View Encampment Policy Letters

Encampment Policy Letters provide information to cadets and parents concerning current COWG Encampment Policies.


2017 COWG Encampment Arrival & Departure Instruction Document for Basic Cadets is available.

Click HEREto access the Basic Cadet Arrival/Departure Instruction Document.

USAFA Entry Access Registration

Click HERE to register for Entry Access to USAFA

What's in the Documents Above?

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.

Basic Cadet Guide - Preparing for Encampment is a great document to help the basic 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!

Grooming and Appearance in Uniform is information that is taken from CAPM 39-1 and provides a "one-stop-shopping" source that provides cadets (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 2015 Encampment policy regarding personal grooming standards (such as haircuts and hairstyles).

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.   

General Encampment Information

2017 Encampment Dates:

Cadet & Senior Staff Arrival - 6 June 2017
Basic Cadet Arrival - 10 June 2017
Graduation - 17 June 2017
Basic Cadet Encampment Fee - $225.00

Cadet Staff Encampment Fee - $235.00

Encampment Email & Mailing Addresses

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

Email to: Encampment.COWG@comcast.net 

Encampment Commander

Encampment Commander: Lt Col Buddy McCormick

EMail Lt Col McCormick