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Our Alliances

AFA - The Air Force Association (AFA) and CAP have maintained a long and outstanding partnership to synergistically promote aerospace/STEM education since 1996.  Please click here for more information about this synergistic partnership that benefits AFA, CAP, and our country.  If you are not a member of an AFA chapter and wish to be, information is found on the CAP link to AFA. 

AFJROTC - CAP provides complimentary AE membership to Air Force Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) instructors to perpetuate the AE mission of the USAF and CAP.  AFJROTC instructors are offered to apply for CAP's STEM Kit program.  AFJROTC Cadets are also provided orientation flights by CAP.  *

AFSA - The Air Force Sergeants Association has offered to provide mentors for CAP cadet AE and leadership programs.  The AFSA also provides a National CAP NCO Cadet of the Year Award.

AAS & SW - CAP provides Air Force ROTC's Arnold Air Society (AAS) and Silver Wings (SW) teams across the nation with Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) materials, special certificates and plaques, and instructional manipulative items to support the college students' efforts in their national STEM Outreach Program.

Air Force STEM Outreach Coordination Office - CAP is working with the AF STEM Outreach Coordination Office at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH, and their STEM representatives on each AF installation across the nation to provide resources and support in their STEM outreach initiatives. The AFSOCO has named CAP as a recipient of a National Defense Education Program (NDEP) grant for the nationwide CAP STEM Kit program.

AGI - Analytical Graphics, Inc., provides a free license for Satellite Tool Kit (STK) to any CAP member.  CAP provides online STK lesson plans for units and educators that complement the STK program. 

AMA - The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) offers cadets under the age of 19 FREE membership to AMA.  Click here for AMA membership info.  AMA and CAP signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2011.   Check out the 9-minute video clipshowing the signing and information about CAP.  CAP is promoting AMA's remote control aircraft program to CAP members.  The Model Airplane and Remote Control (MARC) program is available and includes many R/C lesson plans for use in schools or squadrons. 

DoD STARBASE  - CAP's collaborative partnership with Starbase began in 2010.  Click here to learn more about the partnership and to learn about special opportunities that CAP provides to teachers who bring classes to STARBASE, as well as opportunities for administrators and STARBASE employees.

EAA - CAP works with the Experimental Aircraft Association on many collaborative initiatives that involve "flying youth."

FAA - CAP provides free TOP flights, workshop sessions, and materials for educators who work with Departments of Transportation- Aviation, under the auspices of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation and Space Education (AVASED) office.  The FAA and CAP signed a new MOU in 2011 to revitalize the collaborative efforts to promote aviation education. Each organization helps promote educational opportunities of the other through website and social media outlets. 

FLIR Systems, Inc. - FLIR (the world leader in design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras) has been a sponsor of CAP's Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) Program. CAP appreciates FLIR's support for youth aerospace education.

Lightspeed Aviation Foundation - Lightspeed Aviation Foundation has provided an annual $10,000 grant to support the CAP K-6 Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program since 2010.  Selected as a nominee for these grants by the LIghtspeed Aviaition Foundation, the pilot community then votes each year with the popular vote determining grant recipients.  CAP is proud to work with Lightspeed Aviaiton in the flying programs of CAP and for their support of CAP's youth aviation ourtreach programs. 

Middle Tennessee State University- MTSU and CAP have had a long history of partnership wherein MTSU and CAP conduct Aerospace Education programs for CAP educators and cadets.  A renewed partnership MOU was signed in April 2014. Click HEREfor signing video.  

NAR - CAP promotes and supports the National Association of Rocketry.  The National Association of Rocketry can get individuals connected to the cutting edge of the hobby so they can learn how to fly higher, faster, and better. NAR members get: access to launch sites through local NAR clubs, a bimonthly magazineinsurance coverage for flights, and certification for high power rocket flying.  Additionally, NAR provides support for the largest rocket contest on Earth, hundreds of other NAR contest launches, free materials and handouts for teachers, a self-paced rocketry skills and training program available to try for free before purchasing, and dozens of specialty products.  Click to learn how to join the NAR.

NASA - CAP promotes National Aeronautics and Space Administration products and programs.

NCAE - The National Coalition for Aviation Education is a collaborative organization, of which CAP is a member, promoting aviation and space education and workforce development.

NSTA - CAP provides free TOP flights, workshop sessions, and materials for educators working with state science teachers associations under the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Real World Design Challenge- CAP promotes the Real World Design Challenge to CAP's 26,000 cadets and over 2,000 educators nationwide.  CAP members are encouraged to form and mentor teams of cadets and/or students in grades 9-12, working through the office of the state's Governor or Lt Governor. 

SEEC - Each February, Houston Space Center, the official visitor center of Johnson Space Center (JSC), hosts the annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) in Houston, Texas.  CAP provides educators in attendance the opportunity to attend AE workshop sessions and/or half-day Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flight sessions at the conferences.  SEEC promotes CAP as a conference sponsor.

State Departments of Education - CAP provides TOP flights, workshop sessions, and materials for educators; is assisting the Southern Region Education Board with development of an AL high school Aerospace Engineering technical course and has been requested to offer CAP’s ACE program to elementary schools to prime students’ desire to enter the AE track in high school

US Science and Engineering Festival - CAP has contributed as a Volunteer Outreach Team sponsor and provided AE materials and programs for youth at the national festival in Washington, D.C.

USSRC - At the US Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, AL, CAP provides Teacher Orientation (TOP) flights, workshop sessions, and materials for teachers from across the nation attending select weeks at the summer Educators Space Camp.

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Youth Organizations, Educational Institutions, and Air Shows - CAP provides programs, products, and volunteer personnel support for special events to promote AE to the general public, youth, and educators nationwide

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