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Tri-Wing Encampment

Encampment is the most significant, worthwhile training experience in a CAP cadet's career. It is a week long basic training-like program and is required for the General Billy Mitchell Award. Encampment is designed to develop a greater understanding of CAP and Air Force missions and capabilities, personal and team leadership, and teamwork.

Video/slide show from 2006 Tri-Wing Encampment

The 2014 Tri-Wing Encampment will be held (tentatively) 23 June - 3 July 2014 at Camp Fretterd, Md.  For more information and to apply, visit our website at


Applications for Cadet Students (1st Year)

We are not yet accepting applications for cadet students. Once the application process is opened for students, this page will be updated.

Encampment Staff Selection

Encampment Primary Staff Selection for the 2014 Encampment has not yet begun.

The Senior Command Staff has already been appointed:

Commander: Maj Chris Hiles, CAP
Vice Commander: Lt Col James Friel, CAP
Chief of Staff: Maj Emily Hudson, CAP
Commandant of Cadets: Maj Colin Carmello, CAP

Applications are now being accepted for the Cadet Command Staff:

Applicants must be current cadets who have earned the Earhart Award:

For more information on these positions, please see the National Encampment Training Manual (draft) by clicking on the following link: as well as the Cadet Encampment Guide (draft) available at

Tentative dates for the encampment are 23 June - 3 July, 2014.

Applications must include the following items:
- Letter of intent, addressed to the Encampment Commander, Major Chris Hiles, CAP
- Résumé

Details concerning the content of the letter of intent can be found here.

**Please note that this year's application requirements are substantially more intensive than in previous years.**

Application packages are to be submitted through the Tri-Wing Encampment's website,, under "Cadet Command Staff Application." The deadline for applications is December 10, 2013.

Interview times will be scheduled once all applications are received. In-person interviews will be conducted at Maryland Wing Headquarters on 21 December 2013, during the Wing Drill.


Additional information about Tri-Wing will be posted on this webpage.

Questions regarding applications may be directed to