1. How do I earn my first promotion?
Visit Stripes to Diamonds. It'll tell you exactly what you need to do to become a Cadet Airman. And if your New Cadet Kit hasn't arrived yet, you can download Chapter 1 of the leadership textbook above.


2. Where's my membership card?
You should receive your CAP ID card in the mail within 2 weeks of joining. If yours hasn't arrived, please contact us.


3. What is my CAPID?
Your CAPID is a 6-digit identification number. It's found on your membership card and in E-Services.


4. What is E-Services
E-Services is your online membership record. Be sure to visit E-Services, create your free account, and verify that we have your correct contact information. Maj Dan Routier created the The Guide to Starting E-Services to help new cadets navigate through the program.


5. How do I get my free cadet uniform?
Please visit our Cadet Uniform Program page for details.


6. How am I supposed to wear my uniform?
Download the uniform mini-posters above (they're also in your New Cadet Kit).For tips and tricks, visit Cadet Stuff.And for full details, see CAPM39-1, "CAP Uniform Manual."


7. How do I get insignia and patches for my uniform?
First, check with your squadron -- they might have insignia for you. If not,you can purchase them from our vendor, Vanguard. Here's a list of the insignia needed for the uniforms:

    Air Force Dress Blue Uniform                           BDU utility uniform (woodland camaflouge)

   Description             Vanguard Part #                  Description                    Vanguard Part #
Flight Cap Device                    CAP0748A                         "Civil Air Patrol" cloth tape                      CAP0599K
3-Line Nameplate (Blue)           CAP0599M                         Cloth Nametape ( Last name)                CAP0599HA
CAP cutouts                           CAP0820                           US Flag patch (reverse)                         4432430
Flight Cap ( male)                   CAP0994K                          Tennessee wing Patch                          CAP0638P
Flight Cap ( Female)                CAP1015J                           Flat top BDU cap (Woodland)                 CAP0990M
Shoes Patent Leather Dress      CAP2800NM                        Shoes Black Tactical Boots                    CAP2900A
Short sleeve Dress shirt (male)  CAP1001A                          BDU Shirt                                            1001506
Blue trousers ( Male)                CAP0993K                         BDU Pants                                           1001524 
Short Sleeve Blouse (Female)    CAP1017                           Blue Belt with Black tip and buckle            2500510
Blue Skirt (Female)                  CAP3600A
Blue Belt with polished tip         2500500                      I recommend that you obtain two sets of BDU uniforms.

The uniform items may be purchased from area surplus stores.
Note: We may have some extra uniform items which the squadron may loan.

8. How do I get my cadet binder and textbooks?
About 2 weeks after joining, you should receive a New Cadet Kit in the mail. If you haven't received yours yet, please contact us.


9. What are some general hints that will help me get the most out of CAP?
Check out our Top Ten wallet card, which is included in your New Cadet Kit.


10. Where do I go if I have more questions?
Talk with local leaders in your squadron, especially your Cadet Element Leader or Cadet Flight Sergeant. Their job is to help you succeed in CAP. You also might want to check out the CAP Knowledgebase and the articles and forums at Cadet Stuff.Moms and dads should visit our Parents' Page.

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