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Cadet Encampment

2021 Encampment

The 2021 Colorado Wing Encampment is planned at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School beginning on Saturday, June 5 with Graduation on Saturday, June 12.

Understand that confirmation by the Air Force Academy has NOT yet been received NOR has COWG moved into Remobilization Phase 3.  Two prerequisite requirements for encampment.  COWG is proceeding with plans anticipating both approvals.  Moving forward now and stopping later is easier than re-starting later.  Today, there is NO GUARANTEE that encampment will happen; it is possible that encampment could be cancelled.

  • Student Cadet (First Time Attendee Arrival) – Saturday, 5 June 2021. Arrival time will begin at 0900 hours and stop accepting arrivals at 1000 hours.  Parents/guardians & other family members arriving must be listed on the Entry Access List provided to Security.  Everyone entering the Air Force Academy is required to wear a face mask.

    • The registration & application process for Student Cadets (first time encampment attendees) will begin on March 29, 2021. The COWG Encampment webpages will be refreshed then and contain complete instructions for applying.

    • Graduation – Saturday, 12 June 2021. The Pass in Review will start at 1000 hours, ending around 1100 hours.  Departure will start once dormitories are returned to Prep School custody and is expected to be completed around Noon.  Parents/guardians & other family members planning to attend must be listed on the Entry Access List.  Again, everyone entering the Air Force Academy is required to wear a face mask.

  • Cadet Staff and Senior Staff Arrival – PIPER will begin on June 1.  Cadet arrival is Noon.  Cadet staff parents/guardians or self must be on the Entry Access List. 

    • The registration & application process is closed. 

The Entry Access List registration will open after the selection of first-time cadets.

Cadet Command Staff Selection Process - Cadet Command selected for the canceled 2020 Encampment were invited to return.  Filling the two vacant cadet squadron commander positions will happen during CESSnA.

Cadet Encampment Staff Selection Activity - The CESSnA Cadet Staff Selection for the remainder of the Cadet Staff positions will be on April 10, 2021.  This year CESSnA will be at Colorado Military Academy in Colorado Springs.  The CESSnA process will select of Safety, Stan/Eval, Squadron 1st Sergeants, Flight Commanders, Flight Sergeants, and all support staff positions to include Admin, Public Affairs, and Logistics.  No Health Services staff will be selected.

Senior Staff Positions – The Senior Staff identification is underway now.  The senior registration & application will be opened on the COWG Encampment webpages.  Interested senior members may contact Lt Col Don Bolles, Encampment Commander at


Updated 4/7/2021

Encampment Commander

Lt Col Don Bolles

Encampment Mailing Addresses

Colorado Wing CAP Encampment
19210 East Breckenridge Avenue, Stop 33
Buckley Air Force Base, CO 80011-9525


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