CAP- 131 Squadron, Charlie Flight

CAP- 131 Squadron, Charlie Flight

CAP- 131 Squadron, Charlie Flight

The mission of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program is to transform youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. The cadet program brings the benefits of CAP's character education, fitness, leadership, and aerospace curriculum into middle and high schools as a weekly after-school program.

Air Force Affiliation
Cadets are never obligated to join the military, nor does CAP attempt to recruit cadets for the armed forces. However, the uniform, military customs and courtesies, and drill and ceremonies are important features of cadet life that contribute to individual self-discipline. Moreover, 10% of the cadets at the Air Force Academy got their start in CAP.

Junior ROTC Connection
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program complements JROTC opportunities at the high school level. CAP can also be implemented on high school campuses and is a possible option for schools where JROTC is unavailable. The two programs are complementary and CAP cadets are encouraged to be a part of both the JROTC and the United States Air Force (USAF) Civil Air Patrol. 

Cadet Advancement
The cadet program is a self-paced program of sixteen achievements. Cadets complete one task in each element of cadet life — leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character — during each achievement. There is a degree of academic rigor to the program; cadets study their textbooks and must pass written tests to advance. Along the way, cadets earn promotions, acquire new leadership responsibilities, and collect awards. 

Meetings are held Thursdays, after school, from 3:25-6:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Eloy. The bus leaves campus at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 12:30 p.m. 

More Information
If you would like futher information or to join, please contact Mr. Cassalata at [email protected] or Mr. Smothers at [email protected].


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Civil Air Patrol

Orientation Flight
November 4, 2022

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CAP- 131 Squadron, Charlie Flight

Red Flag Competition 
September 24, 2022


Richard Cassalata
Cassalata, Richard
Science Teacher
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4658
Ramon Estrada-Vega
Estrada-Vega, Ramon
CTE Automation & Robotics/World Languages Teacher
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4715
Gary Smothers
Smothers, Gary
Career Industry Electives Teacher
Office: 520-836-3434 x 4546


Thursdays @ 3:25-6:00 p.m. (Room 1258)
Saturdays @ 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Eloy
bus leaves campus @ 8:30 a.m. and returns @ 12:30 p.m. 


Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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