2018 Colorado Wing Encampment

Following COWG Encampment tradition, each year's Cadet Commander selects the “theme aircraft” for the encampment from current or historically significant U.S. Air Force aircraft. Once the 2018 Encampment Cadet Commander is selected in late January 2018, the theme aircraft will be announced. 



2018 Arrival Instructions and Packing List for Basic Cadets


2018 Basic Cadet Packing List is available. 

Click HERE to access the Packing List for Basic Cadets (first time attendees)

2018 Encampment Arrival/Departure Instructions document is available.

Click HERE to access the Encampment Arrival/Departure Instructions.

General Encampment Information

2018 Encampment Dates - CONFIRMED

The 2018 Encampment dates are:

Cadet and Senior Staff Arrival - 12 June 2018. Times to be announced. 
Basic Cadet Arrival - 16 June 2018 - 0900. 
Graduation - 23 June 2018 

Basic Cadet Encampment Fee - $225.00
Cadet Staff Encampment Fee - $240.00

2018 CESSnA Cadet Staff Selection Process
2018 Cadet Staff Selection Activity (CESSnA) Information - Sunday, January 21, 2018

The 2018 COWG Encampment Cadet Staff Selection Activity (CESSnA) was completed on Saturday, March 17 March 2018. All 2018 Cadet Staff Positions have been filled.  

Selected Cadet Staff members can click HERE to access the Eventbrite Credit Card system to pay encampment fees/balances. 

2017 Encampment Facebook Page Link

Link to 2018 Colorado Wing Encampment Facebook Page:

Click HERE 


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 module is no longer available due to deadlines set by USAFA Security Forces requirements. 

  • 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.

  • Click HERE to go to the Eventbrite Page to pay encampment fees or balances by credit card.
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.   

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