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Welcome to the New Jersey Wing Basic Encampment 


You are viewing the website dedicated to the 2024 New Jersey Wing Basic Encampment (BE24). This website is to provide vital information concerning BE24 for Staff, Students and their parents should be aware. 

During the week-long basic 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 at Fort Dix bivouac sites.  No matter the location and no matter the conditions, we have maintained one thing, a great Basic Encampment experience!

The NJ Wing Basic Encampment is scheduled for 21 - 27 July 2024


For BE24 we are planning once again to use Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for housing in dorms. The support we receive 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 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 BE24, and our command staff has been developing contingency plans if required.



The Encampment PAO has setup a Facebook page so that Parents and Family members are see the Encampment in action.

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*New for 2024* Summer CEAP Application Windows

The Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP) has launched for Summer 2024!

Summer CEAP applications now have a start and end date to ensure that funding for cadets is distributed equitably for all applicants. Please market the dates 1 March – 1 May to all your encampments as the application window for encampment assistance. Priority 1 cadets will be processed weekly. Priority 2 and 3 cadets will receive notification of approval or denial for funding support the first week of May. Late summer encampments will have an additional CEAP application period in late June with limited funding available. All cadets should be encouraged to apply in Round 1. See below for the application windows.

Summer CEAP Round 1: Includes all registered Spring and Summer encampments. Best chance at funding support.

March 1       CEAP  Applications Open 

May 1           CEAP Applications Close 

Summer CEAP Round 2: Includes only late Summer encampments (those beginning 20 July and after). Limited funding available.

June 15       CEAP  Applications Open

July 1           CEAP Applications Close

How do I apply for CEAP?

Visit eServices, open the "Cadet Encampment Assistance Program" module, and follow the on-screen instructions to apply for CEAP. However, you will also need to apply for encampment itself, if you haven't already. Click here for a more detailed walk-through of the application process.

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If you have any questions please let us know!

Commander, BE24

Contact the NJWG BE24 Team

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