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Required Staff Training (RST) 29 June 2016

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  • Cadet Staff Applications DUE TBD
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  • Basic Encampment Applications DUE TBD
  • Encampment payment DUE with application submission
  • Required Staff Training 29 June 2016
  • 2016 Iowa Wing Encampment 29 June - 6 July 2016

Please note that encampment payments are due with your application packet submission and need to be sent to:

Iowa Wing, Civil Air Patrol
Attn: 2016 IAWG Encampment
PO Box 65191
West Des Moines, IA 50265

The cost for the encampment is as follows:

Basic Cadets $150 if postmarked by 15 June, $200 if postmarked after 16 June
Cadet Staff $125
Senior Staff $50


Message From the Commander

Welcome to the 2016 Iowa Wing Encampment!

Let me introduce myself. I am Lt Col Roger Elliott and I have been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2002. During those 14 years, I have stepped into many different rolls. Being an encampment director, however, is a new experience for me.

As I write this letter, we are busy lining up the cadet and senior staff who will make this year’s encampment one to remember. If you are undecided about attending the Iowa Encampment this year, let me encourage you to come for the following reasons:

When you attend an encampment, you get to meet cadets from all over the mid-west, some of whom may become life-long friends. While at the encampment, you will get to experience an assortment of activities, training sessions, and classes that are planned to stimulate your learning, help you advance as a Cadet, and ultimately help you to become a more responsible citizen.

As the Encampment Commander, I will do my best to ensure that your experience is a positive and educational one. Yes, we have certain rules and guidelines which governs many of our activities but that does not mean that we can’t also have fun. Over the course of the week, you will be challenged with physical training, critical thinking, and putting into practice your CAP knowledge. You will be pushed to do more than you think you can but there is no doubt in my mind that each of you will be able to not only meet the expectations but you will have the ability to excel. How do I know that? Because I have worked with you or other cadets like you and I have seen what a young person who has the heart and the proper guidance can do. I once heard a squadron commander tell his cadets, “I don’t want you to meet the standard, I want you to be the standard”. That is what I want to see happen at this year’s encampment.

By applying for this encampment, you are taking the first step towards making this encampment great. Whether you are wanting to attend as a cadet or as a cadet staff or senior staff member, each of you will bring your own personal experience and ideas. Together, we can pave the way for a better future.

I eagerly look forward to seeing your application and I hope to see you at the 2016 Iowa Wing Encampment.

Very respectfully,
Roger Elliott, Lt Col, CAP