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About Braden Squadron 303

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About Braden Composite Squadron 303

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP’s cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP’s cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).

Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there’s a place for you in CAP’s cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

Northeast Pennsylvania Group 4 is composed of seven composite squadrons, one senior squadron, and a headquarters staff.

The Group’s mission is to support the overall success of the Civil Air Patrol in general, and the Pennsylvania Wing in particular through excellence in Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Education, as well as adherence to the CAP Core Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.

We will accomplish our mission by understanding the rules, regulations, and procedures set forth by our National Headquarters and through the talent, experience, and selfless service of our valued membership.

Semper Oriens!

Literally translated from Latin means ‘Always From The East’.
As the sun rises in the east, the accepted translation is ‘Always Rising’.

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