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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
NATIONAL SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
OVERSEAS CADET UNITS
U.S. AIR FORCE

3-5/8" x 1-3/8"
merrowed edge
emb on light gray
National Headquarters
shoulder arc patch
Version 1
NATIONAL

3-1/8" x 1-1/4"
merrowed edge
embroidered on maroon
National Headquarters
shoulder arc patch
Version 3
NATIONAL

3-1/4" x 1-3/8"
merrowed edge
embroidered on gray
National Headquarters
shoulder arc patch
Version 4
NATIONAL

3-1/2" x 1-3/8"
merrowed edge
embroidered on gray
National Headquarters Staff
shoulder arc patch
Version 1?

NATIONAL STAFF

2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
cut edge
fully embroidered
National Board of Directors
left breast pocket
Version 1

CAP NATIONAL BOARD

2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
cut edge
fully embroidered
National Executive Committee
left breast pocket
Version 1

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2" x 2-3/4"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Command Council
left breast pocket
Version 1

CAP COMMAND COUNCIL

2" x 2-3/4"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Senior Advisory Group
left breast pocket
Version 1

SENIOR ADVISORY GROUP

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
CAP Government Relations
"Advisor", unknown use
Version 1

CAP GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

2" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Volunteer University (VolU) Instructor
left breast pocket
Version 1
Auth: August 9, 2021


VOLUNTEER UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
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NAT'L SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
NATIONAL SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
OVERSEAS CADET UNITS
U.S. AIR FORCE

3-1/2" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Advanced Technologies Academy
Version 1, 2009
pocket, 2009-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


CIVIL AIR PATROL
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Air Education and Training Command Familiarization Course
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


AETC FC

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course
Version 1a, 2000?
shoulder, 2000?-2006
pocket, 2006-2009


AFSC FC

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course
Version 1b, 2009
pocket, 2009-2016
shoulder, 2016-present

Corrected to USAF used abreviation.

AFSPC FC

2-5/8" x 2-7/8"
cut edge
emb on yellow felt
National Blue Beret
shoulder patch
Version 1a, 2000


8
NATIONAL BLUE BERET

2-1/2" x 2-5/8"
cut edge
fully embroidered
National Blue Beret
Version 1b, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


8
NATIONAL BLUE BERET

2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on orange
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Staff
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on red
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Alpha Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on black
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Bravo Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on yellow
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Charlie Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on gray
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Delta Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on brown
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Echo Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on purple
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Foxtrot Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on green
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Golf Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on gold
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Hotel Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on blue
National Blue Beret
beret flash
India Flight
1995


2" disk
merrrowed edge
embroidered on white
National Blue Beret
beret flash
Juliet Flight
1995


3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Cadet Aviation Ground School
Version 1, 2018
Began as a NCSA in 2015.

CADET AVIATION
GROUND SCHOOL

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
National Cadet Competition
not for wear
Version 1, c.2022-23

CIVIL AIR PATROL
NCC
NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION

3-7/8" x 2"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Cadet Leadership School
Version 1, 1968 to 1969

CLS

3-7/8" x 2"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Cadet Leadership School, Staff
Version 1, 1968 to 1969

STAFF

3-1/4" x 2-3/4"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Cadet Officer School
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


CADET OFFICER SCHOOL

3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Cyber Defense Training Academy
shoulder patch
Version 1, 2018

CYBER DEFENSE TRAINING ACADEMY
U.S. AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
CIVIL AIR PATROL

3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Cyber Academy
shoulder patch
Version 2, 2023

CAP NATIONAL
CYBER ACADEMY

2-7/8" x 3-1/4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Emergency Services Academy
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


NATIONAL
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY

3-5/8" x 3-1/2"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Engineering (Technologies) Academy
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


ENGINEERING ACADEMY

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
National Encampment
shoulder patch
Version 1

NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT

4" x 4"
cut edge
emb on dark gray
National Encampment
Large variation, c.2001-02
REPRODUCTION
Custom-made overseas for Phil Holbrook, KYWG.

NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT

4" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Cadet Flying Encampment
Reno, NV
Version 1?, 1970

RENO NEVADA
19 68
OK
FLYING ENCAMPMENT

4-3/8" disk
merrowed edge
emb on light blue
National Cadet Flying Encampment
License Course
Stillwater, OK
Version 3?, 1970


CFEL
1970
OK
STILLWATER

3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Flight Academy
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


NATIONAL FLIGHT
CAP
ENCAMPMENT

3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Flight Encampment
shoulder patch
Version 1, 1996 to 1999

NATIONAL FLIGHT
CAP
ACADEMY

2-7/8" x 3-1/4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Ground Search and Rescue School
shoulder patch
Version 1, 1996 to 1999

NATIONAL
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY

3" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Honor Guard Academy
Version 1

CIVIL AIR PATROL HONOR GUARD ACADEMY
WITH HONOR AND PRIDE

3-1/2" disk
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
National Inspector General College
Kirtland AFB, NM
Version 1, 2000

NATIONAL INSPECTOR GENERAL COLLEGE
KIRTLAND AFB, NEW MEXICO
2000
Dedicated to improving the Civil Air Patrol

3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
cut edge
fully embroidered
Model Aircraft & Remote Control Flight Academy
shoulder patch
Version 1, 2018

MARC FLIGHT ACADEMY

3" x 3-1/8"
merrowed edge
emb on light blue
Pararescue Orientation Course - "PJOC"
Version 1, 2000
shoulder, 2000-2006
pocket, 2006-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


PARARESCUE ORIENTATION COURSE
THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

3-1/8" x 3-1/2"
cut edge
embroidered on white
National Search and Rescue Competition
1984 (maybe 1985)

CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL SAR COMPETITION
Whiteman AFB, Mo

3" x 3-1/2"
merrowed edge
embroidered on white
National Search and Rescue Competition
1986

CIVIL AIR PATROL
1986
NATIONAL SAR COMPETITION
WHITEMAN AFB, MO

3" x 3-1/2"
merrowed edge
embroidered on white
National Search and Rescue Competition

CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL SAR COMPETITION
WHITEMAN AFB, MO

2-1/8" x 3"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Space Operations Academy

SPACE
OPERATIONS ACADEMY

3-5/8" x 3-5/8"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course
shoulder patch
Version 1, 201?-Present

SUPT   FC

3-1/8" x 4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
SUPT-FC Instructor
Columbus AFB
Version 1

SUPT-FC COLUMBUS AFB
INSTRUCTOR

2-7/8" x 4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
USAF Academy Survival Course
pocket patch
Version 1, 1970s

USAFASC

3" x 3"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
USAF Civil Engineering Academy
Version 1, 2009
pocket, 2009-2016
shoulder, 2016-present


USAFCE Academy

2-1/2" x 2-1/4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
CAP-NASA
unknown use

N A S A
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OVERSEAS CADET UNITS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
NATIONAL SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
OVERSEAS CADET UNITS
U.S. AIR FORCE

2-7/8" x 3-3/8"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
Overseas Cadet Units
shoulder patch
Version 1
- Auth: December 01, 1978


CIVIL AIR PATROL
US

3-3/4" x 4"
merrowed edge
embroidered on white
European Encampment
Ramstein AB, Germany
Version 1
Hosted by Ramstein Cadet Squadron.

CIVIL AIR PATROL
EUROPEAN ENCAMPMENT

3" x 3"
cut edge
emb on light blue
OS-100
Okinawa Cadet Squadron
Kadena Air Base, Japan
Version 2a, c.1982/83

1
OKINAWA CADET SQDN

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
OS-100
Okinawa Cadet Squadron
Kadena Air Base, Japan
Version 2b, used for 1 year

1
OKINAWA CADET SQDN

2-7/8" x 3-1/4"
merrowed edge
fully embroidered
OS-103
Yokota Cadet Squadron
Yokota Air Base, Japan
Version 1

THE TOKYO PATROL
YOKOTA CIVIL AIR PATROL

3" x 3"
cut edge
emb on light blue
OS-107
Incirlik Cadet Squadron
Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
Version 1b, missing symbol

INCIRLIK CADET SQDN

3-1/2" x 4"
cut edge
embroidered on blue
OS-113
Misawa Cadet Squadron
Misawa Air Base (Aomori), Japan
Version 1a
Kanji characters: "Misawa"

MISAWA CADET SQ
99113
AOMORI JAPAN

3-1/4" x 3-3/8"
cut edge
embroidered on white
OS-113
Misawa Cadet Squadron
"Junior Samurai"
Missawa Air Base (Aomori), Japan
Version 2a, partially embroidered on white twill

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILARY
CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRON 113
MISAWA AIR BASE JAPAN

3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
cut edge
fully embroidered
OS-113
Misawa Cadet Squadron
"Junior Samurai"
Missawa Air Base (Aomori), Japan
Version 2b, fully embroidered blue background

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILARY
CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRON 113
MISAWA AIR BASE JAPAN

3-1/8" disk
merrowed edge
embroidered on white
OS-116
Aviano Cadet Squadron
Aviano Air Base, Italy
Version 1

CIVIL AIR PATROL
ITALY

" x "
cut edge
woven
OS-116
Aviano Cadet Flight/Squadron
Aviano Air Base, Italy
Version 2
Aviano Flight under Mildenhall Cadet Sq (UK) c.2022-2024.

FACTA NON VERBA
AVIANO CDT SQ

2-3/4" x 2-7/8"
cut edge
embroidered on white
OS-119
Ramstein Cadet Squadron
Vogelweh Air Base, Germany
Version 1a


RAMSTEIN CADET SQ

3" x 3"
cut edge
fully embroidered
OS-119
Ramstein Cadet Sqaudron
Vogelweh Air Base, Germany
Version 1b


RAMSTEIN CADET SQ

2-7/8" x 3"
cut edge
embroidered on white
OS-119
Ramstein AB Cadet Squadron
Version 1c, with period

RAMSTEIN CADET SQ.

2-7/8" x 3"
merrowed edge
embroidered on white
OS-119
Ramstein AB Cadet Squadron
Version 2
"Always Alert"

IMMER WACHSAM
RAMSTEIN CDT SQ

3-1/8" x 2-7/8"
cut edge
fully embroidered
OS-119
Stuttgart Flight,
Ramstein Cadet Sq
Version 1
Later chartered as "OS-131 Stuttgart Garrison Cadet Sq".

USAF AUXILIARY
STUTTGART FLIGHT, RCS

3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
cut edge
fully embroidered
OS-120
120th Clark Cadet Squadron
Clark Air Base, Philippines
Version 1
Clark AB was closed in 1991.

OVERSEAS WING
120TH CLARK CADET SQ

3-1/8" x 3-1/8"
merrowed edge
embroidered on gold
OS-122
Rhein-Main Cadet Squadron
Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
Version 1a, merrowed edge & partial embroidery

RHEIN-MAIN CIVIL AIR PATROL

2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
cut edge
emb on light blue
OS-126
Spangdahlem Cadet Squadron
Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Version 1

SPANGDAHLEM
CXXVI
CIVIL AIR PATROL CADET SQUADRON

2-7/8" x 3-7/8"
cut edge
embroidered on white
OS-127
Osan Cadet Squadron
"Mad Mustangs"
Osan Air Base, Korea
Version 1

NHQ-127 MAD MUSTANGS
Semper Vigilans
CIVIL AIR PATROL

2-3/4" x 3"
cut edge
emb on light blue
OS-???
Alconbury Cadet Squadron
United Kingdom
Version 1

CIVIL AIR PATROL
USAF AUXILIARY

4" x 3-1/2"
cut edge
emb on light blue
Aerospace Cadets of Europe
The forerunner & model for all CAP overseas cadet squadrons.


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U.S. AIR FORCE
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
NATIONAL SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
OVERSEAS CADET UNITS
U.S. AIR FORCE
Civil Air Patrol - United States Air Force (CAP-USAF)
CAP Reserve Assistance Program (CAPRAP).
Civil Air Patrol - United States Air Force (CAP-USAF)
Subdued
Office of Civilian Defense
1941-1943
CAP was moved from Civil Defence to the Department of War on April 29, 1943.
US Air Force
1948-1959
Congress passed Public Law 557 making CAP the USAF's auxiliary on May 26, 1948.
Continental Air Command
1959-1968
REPRODUCTION
CAP assigned to its first major command in 1959 until the command was disc August 1, 1968.
Headquarters Command, USAF
1968-1976
CAP reassigned to this major command August 1, 1968 until the command was inactivated July 1, 1976.
Air University
1976-1978
CAP was assigned to AU command on July 1, 1976.
Air University
Subdued, 1976-1978
CAP was assigned to AU command on July 1, 1976.
Air Training Command (AU)
1978-1983
AU lost command status and placed under ATC on May 15, 1978.
Air Training Command (AU)
Subdued, 1978-1983
AU lost command status and placed under ATC on May 15, 1978.
Air University
1983-1993
REPRODUCTION
AU regained major command status July 1, 1983.
Air Education & Training Command (AU)
1993-2016
AU changed to a subordinate organization under AETC on July 1, 1993.
Air Education & Training Command (AU)
Subdued, 1993-2016
AU changed to a subordinate organization under AETC on July 1, 1993.
Air Education & Training Command (AU)
OCP, 1993-2016
AU changed to a subordinate organization under AETC on July 1, 1993.
Air University, AETC
1994-2016
Revised AU emblem in 1994 under AETC.
USAF Total Force
Novelty Patch
CAP members became "Airmen" in the USAF's Total Force on August 28, 2015.
Air Combat Command (1AF)
2016-Present
Part of Total Force inclusion was a realignment of CAP-USAF to ACC on June 24, 2016.
Air Combat Command (1AF)
Subdued, 2016-Present
Part of Total Force inclusion was a realignment of CAP-USAF to ACC on June 24, 2016.
Air Combat Command (1AF)
OCP, 2016-Present
Part of Total Force inclusion was a realignment of CAP-USAF to ACC on June 24, 2016.
1st Air Force, ACC
2016-Present
REPRODUCTION
Realigned to ACC and assigned under 1st Air Force on June 24, 2016.
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
USAF only, not CAP worn. AFRCC is also part of 1st Air Force, Air Combat Command.
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center:
SAR Management Course, Graduate

Version 1a, cut edge
Worn by CAP member graduates.
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center:
SAR Management Course, Graduate

Version 1b, merrowed edge
Worn by CAP member graduates.
 
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