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A note from the Encampment Commander

I’d like to personally welcome each of you to the 2013 Iowa Wing Encampment. It’s an exciting time for Civil Air Patrol as we continue to grow, remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive to our community, state, and Nation’s needs. Civil Air Patrol is an exciting organization in which to work, study, and play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together, to ensure the Air Force Auxiliary –Civil Air Patrol remains at the cutting edge.

I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve over the week of training. Physical training, critical thinking, and demonstration of your CAP knowledge will be daily activities. You will be tested and will prove to yourself and us that you are truly one of the best, you are a Civil Air Patrol Cadet.

Before I close, I’d like to thank each of your for applying to our encampment and bringing your expertise to Camp Dodge. You, as CAP cadets, have the vision, the knowledge, the leadership, and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your continued efforts and leadership. Throughout this encampment, I ask you to stay engaged, keep proactive, and help us shape the future of this great nation of ours.

My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.

Jason S. Erickson, Capt
Encampment Commander, Iowa Wing
Civil Air Patrol


A note from the Encampment Cadet Commander

Welcome to the 2013 Iowa Wing Encampment! After a hiatus of many years, Iowa Wing will be hosting an encampment from 14-21 June, 2013 at Camp Dodge. If you are a new cadet in the Civil Air Patrol, I strongly encourage you to attend our encampment; the gateway to National Cadet Special Activities, the Billy Mitchell Award, and many other great opportunities. At a basic encampment, you learn to work as a team with the other members of your flight in a military setting, overcoming obstacles, conquering challenges, and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Along the way, basic attendees have the chance to learn valuable lessons in leadership, teamwork, and integrity from their mentors on the cadet staff.

Encampments have a profound effect on developing cadets and can mold them for success later in life. My 2007 basic encampment shaped the future I would have in the Cadet Program as a leader, why not give yourself the same opportunity? Applications will be open in March, and we are accepting on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make sure to reserve your slot in the 2013 Iowa Wing Encampment!

Currently, we are looking for qualified cadets to serve in Line, Support, and Command roles on the staff. If you have not done so already, please submit an application to the address listed on the packet checklist, so that you can be considered for a leadership role. Cadet staff are held to the highest standards, and are expected to serve as examples to the basic attendees in attitude, customs and courtesies, drill, physical fitness, uniform wear, and the Core Values.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with all of our cadet staff members and basic attendees to craft the best encampment in North Central Region. I look forward to seeing you there!

Semper Vigilans,

Adam W. Wachholz, C/Col
Encampment Cadet Commander, Iowa Wing
Civil Air Patrol


2013 Encampment Staff

Cadet Staff   Senior Staff  
Cadet Commander Wachholz Commander

Deputy Commander for Support

Commandant of Cadets

Admin/Personnel Officer

Finance/KP Officer

Logistics Officer

Public Affairs Officer

Medical Officer

Senior TAC/Safety

TAC Officers

Capt Jason Erickson

Maj Jim Currie

Capt Les Gilmer

Capt Jessa Erickson

2d Lt Joshua Howard

Lt Col Roger Elliott
Capt Paul Klees

Maj Cindi Wachholz

Capt Todd Bean
Capt Anna Klees

Lt Col Allen Chilcote

1st Lt Randi Blair
Capt Caitlynn Graham
1st Stephen Kropp
Capt Justin Sawyer

Cadet Deputy Commander Salvato
Cadet Executive Officer Mishmash
Squadron Commanders
Squadron 1
Squadron 2

Squadron First Sergeants
Squadron 1
Squadron 2

Flight Commanders
Alpha Flight
Bravo Flight
Charlie Flight
Delta Flight

Flight Sergeant
Alpha Flight
Bravo Flight
Charlie Flight
Delta Flight

Public Affairs Officer Christian
Logistics Officer Doremus
Services Officer Stohmeyer

Key Dates

  • Cadet Staff Applications DUE
  • Senior Staff Applications DUE
  • Basic Encampment Applications DUE
  • Encampment payment DUE
  • Required Staff Training
  • 2013 Iowa Wing Encampment
    14-21 June 2013


Parade & Graduation will be located at the parade grounds and begins at 0900.  Dismissal will follow for basics from 1045-1145 and staff from 1145-1245.


Click here to view a localized map of the Camp Dodge grounds.


Please also note that encampment payments are due IMMEDIATELY and need to be sent to:

Iowa Wing, Civil Air Patrol
Attn: 2013 IAWG Encampment
75 East Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315

The cost for the encampment is as follows:

Cadets - $130
Senior Staff - $50