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December 18, 2023

Save the Date: She Leads is scheduled for Sat. Feb 3, 2024

Minnesota Wing is excited to announce the upcoming She Leads event on Sat. Feb 3, 2024
This event has been created to support and inspire leadership development for our female cadet corps in the Minnesota Wing.

Why Female Cadets Should Attend She Leads: 

  • Network with other female cadets from around the Wing
  • Learn from female cadet and senior leaders
  • Interactive programming, like a hair and uniform clinic
  • VIP Guest Speakers
  • Female Leadership Panel

Registration will open on Jan 5.

Space will be limited to 30 participants. 

 


October 13, 2023

Winter National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs) have the following application windows:

SER Flight Academy: Ontime applications are accepted Sept 15-Oct 15, 2023
National Character Leadership Symposium: Ontime applications are accepted Oct 15-Nov 20, 2023
Civic Leadership Academy: Ontime applications are accepted Oct 15-Nov 20, 2023

 

Reminder: 

NCSA applications are first approved at the unit level and then the Wing level.  MNWG DCP Lt Col Albright requires all cadet applicants to submit a short essay (1 page or less) outlining why you want to attend the activity/activities applied for, what you hope to learn, how it would improve you personally and help your squadron and wing.  

Please email your essay to Lt Col Albright no later than Oct 15, 2023 for SER Flight Academy application and no later than Nov 20, 2023 for NCLS and CLA applications..  Advanced planning, demonstrating excellent time management skills, and not waiting until the last minute is preferred and will be weighed accordingly.

Your essay will be used to earn Wing approval so your application can be processed up to the National level.

 


September 20, 2023

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting Basic and Intermediate Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) alongside Minnesota Leadership Academy (MLA) this fall! 

If you are in need of TLC for your Cadet Programs specialty track, please take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to take the class while also getting to observe a fantastic cadet activity in action! 

Dates: 

19-20 Oct - Basic TLC

20-21 Oct - Intermediate TLC

Location: Camp Ripley in Little Falls, MN

Cost: FREE 

(this course does not include meals)

Uniform: Blues, ABUs, or corporate polo

 

This TLC will be structured so that students can take 1-2 hours of coursework at a time. In-between classes, you will get the opportunity to observe the various MLA Cadet schools. 

 

Basic TLC Schedule: 

Thursday 19 Oct - Classes will start in the morning (~8am) and will be spread out in 1-2 hour blocks throughout the day

Friday 20 Oct - Morning only, class will conclude by noon

 

Intermediate TLC Schedule:

Friday 20 Oct - Class will begin around 3pm and conclude around 8pm

Saturday 21 Oct - Classes spread out in 1-2 hour blocks throughout the day (class will conclude around 7pm)

 

FAQ:

What if I'm a Senior Member staffing MLA?

Please register! We are working closely with the MLA School Directors to ensure that the TLC classes do not disrupt or greatly conflict with the school schedules. You will be able to staff MLA and take TLC concurrently. (Your meals will be paid for via the MLA budget)

What if I'm a Senior Member not staffing MLA?

Please attend! You will have a great opportunity to enhance your learning by attending TLC and also get to observe part of a major cadet activity. This will be an experience to not only learn about cadet activities in a classroom, but be able to witness one first-hand!

Do I have to stay overnight?

Ideally, yes. If you are not within commuting-distance of Camp Ripley, we recommend that you stay overnight as these courses will cross two days.

What are the housing options?

If you are staffing MLA, your housing will be coordinated via the MLA staff. 

If you are not staffing MLA, here are your options:

  1. Free housing - BOQ (bring your own linens, sheets, blankets, toiletries, etc)
  2. Paid housing ~$35/night - MSQ (hotel room)

How do I register?

Register for Basic TLC HERE

Register for Intermediate TLC HERE

 

Please email lseery@cap.gov with any questions.

 


July 19, 2023

Applications are open for the the following leadership positions for the 2023-2024 MNWG Cadet Advisory Council:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Recorder

Applications are also open for: 

  • MNWG Representative to the North Central Region Cadet Advisory Council
  • MNWG Assistant Representative to the North Central Region Cadet Advisory Council

Please reference CAPR 60-1, Chapter 7 Cadet Advisory Council and  GoCivilAirPatrol.com/cac

Fill out the online application here: https://forms.gle/1YNKXabFTJbSeXEZ6

You will need your CAP-centric resume and letter of interest ready to upload into the online application as a PDF, DOC or DOCX.

Your letter of interest should include: 

  • Which leadership position you are applying for
  • If applying for more than one position, list positions in order of preference
  • In your own words, share why you wish to serve in the leadership position(s) you are applying for. This is your opportunity to professionally and confidently sell yourself; tell me why you should be selected
  • Include your vision/goals for what initiatives the CAC will work on, explore and accomplish for the 2023-2024 term

Review your formatting for professional readability before submitting.

Deadline: Please submit your complete application package by Sat Aug 5 at 2000. 

Selection Process: Once applications close, application packages will be reviewed by myself and CAC Senior Advisor 1stLt Caleb Gregory. 
Finalists may be interviewed the week of Aug 7 with selections completed no later than Aug 12.
This timing will allow the new leadership team time to prepare and have an orderly transition into the new term.

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