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Cyber Programs


Cadets in Virginia Wing are learning about cyber operations and security through various ways! 

Over 8 squadrons in the wing compete in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot, the national youth cyber education program. Several squadrons have more than one team of cadets competing, spending many hours each week preparing for their competition weekends, which start in October and end in April with the final's competition. Adults in CAP and also experts in the field support our teams, mentoring and providing guidance outside of competitions to help ensure their success. 

For three years, the wing has provided a weekend cyber camp open to all cadets and adults in the wing to come learn about cyber skills for their personal and professional lives. Members learn how to start a CyberPatriot team at their squadrons even if they have no adults with computer, IT, or cyber experience. Other wings members have attended the cyber camp and now are seeking to establish the same within their own wings through out the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

Major Jared Mast, of Newport News Composite Squadron, is Virginia Wing's cyber programs officer. He oversees education, training, and CyberPatriot participation across the wing. Any questions about cyber, please reach out to him! He can be reached at his Virginia wing email address. 
Be sure to also check out the CAP NHQ Cyber Programs Website

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