You are viewing the website dedicated to the 2017 New Jersey Wing Basic Encampment (BE17). This website is here to pass along vital information concerning BE17 of which all officers, cadets, and their parents should be aware.
During the week-long encampment, cadets will attend classes covering topics such as military airpower, core values, and a drug-free lifestyle. Cadets will participate in physical fitness and drill and ceremonies activities daily. We are planning orientation flights in CAP aircraft, allowing cadets to experience flying firsthand. Throughout all activities, the values of discipline, teamwork, personal responsibility, sportsmanship, confidence, and respect are taught and encouraged. New Jersey Wing has been conducting Basic Encampments for decades. Over these many years we have been guests in barracks on McGuire Air Force Base, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, and Fort Dix. As our Armed Forces began to consolidate and military bases were realigned we even found ourselves running the Basic Encampments in the field utilizing military tents on Fort Dix bivouac sites. No matter the location and no matter the conditions, we have maintained one thing, a great Basic Encampment experience!
Join us 29 July 2017 - 5 August 2017
During BE17 the Air Force has agreed to house us in their dorms located within the Expeditionary Center area of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL). The support we are receiving from the Air Force is an example of the value they place on CAP and the importance of the Cadet Program as a source of future Air Force leaders. This support is extremely significant considering that we are still a nation at war and JB MDL is a training hub preparing many of our airmen and troops prior to deployment. With this in mind, we understand that the needs of our nation take precedence over BE17, and our command staff has been developing contingency plans if required.
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