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CTS 2019

Basic Encampment

The highlight of a cadet’s first year is the encampment, a week-long immersion into a regimented environment. Cadets develop leadership skills, explore STEM and military careers, challenge themselves on obstacle courses, and have a lot of fun in the process.

Encampment challenges you. It pushes you so you’ll grow. Are you self-disciplined? Can you lead? Can you truly work as a team?

These are some of the questions the cadre will help you  answer for yourself as you participate in awesome, hands-on activities and tours. Specifically, our goal is to inspire you to:

   ● Develop leadership skills

   ● Learn about aviation, space, and technology

   ● Commit to a habit of regular exercise

   ● Live the Core Values

As cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, your training will emphasize not only leadership and character, but fitness and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as you explore career opportunities in those areas and so much more.

Congratulations to all the Squadron 712 cadets who attended and passed Encampment this year

  • Allard, Chase

  • Fish, Kennedy

  • Jackline, John

  • Jackline, Kurt

  • Larson, Chara

  • Larson, Stephen

  • Rieder, Christopher

  • Sedlak, Mark

  • Snyder, Tyce


Leadership Development Course

The PA Wing Leadership Development Course (LDC) is an intermediate-level professional development course for emerging cadets in the CAP Cadet Program. The purpose of the school is to bridge the gap between the entry-level followership skills taught in Encampment and the advanced leadership theory taught in the Region Cadet Leadership School and Cadet Officer School programs.  LDC teaches cadets to be "first line supervisors" and conveys key leadership concepts for leadership at the Flight Sergeant and Flight Commander levels.

Completion of LDC allows graduates to apply for the following cadet cadre positions at CTS sponsored cadet programs: BCOP, NCOA, JOTC, ENC, and LDC. As of 2015, this course now meets the requirements for credit as an Advanced Student at Encampment, allowing graduates to wear the bronze clap on the Encampment Ribbon.


Congratulations to Hanna Klemm who attended and passed LDC this year!!!




Click HERE to watch the video of the PA CTS Graduation Ceremonies



Below are photos of our cadets at CTS 2019....We're so proud of you!!


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