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Aerospace Education

Our Mission

Empowering members with opportunities and resources to promote aerospace-related STEM education and careers.

Aerospace education in the Ohio Wing embraces and supports aerospace programs for our cadets, senior members, education members, and the communities we serve.

Internal Aerospace Education

Our internal aerospace education programs are managed by aerospace education officers (AEOs) that provide educational activities for cadets and senior members throughout the wing. Aerospace education is a cornerstone mission of CAP, providing an aerospace education professional development track, cadet rocketry programs, and recognitions in this program area.  We support AE programs at the unit, group, and wing levels.

External Aerospace Education

Our external aerospace education members (AEMs) programs recruit educator members to enrich their classrooms with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) themed resources to aid in their class lessons.

2019 National Commander’s Challenge Winner

In 2019, Ohio Wing won the Aerospace Education Member recruitment challenge set by our National Commander, Maj General Mark Smith, winning for recruiting the most AEMs in the large state category!


Director of Aerospace Education

Maj Mark Holtzclaw

External Aerospace Education Officer

1st Lt Cassandra Green

Resource Links for Ohio Aerospace Education Officers (AEOs)

Resources for Ohio CAP Aerospace Education Officers

National Civil Air Patrol – Aerospace Education

Great Lakes Region Civil Air Patrol – Aerospace Education

Additional Resource Links for Ohio Aerospace Education Members (AEMs)

Aerospace Education Members Information

STEM Kit Program

Ohio Wing Aerospace Publications

The Ohio Wing periodically publishes an Aerospace Education newsletter, Buckeye Airspace.  See below for past issues.

Buckeye Airspace Newsletter

2013    Fall

2014    Spring



2015    Spring


2016    Spring

2018    Spring

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