Volunteer with the local US Air Force Auxiliary, California Wing, Civil Air Patrol (Group 1-35)

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Whiteman Airport12653 Osborne StreetPacoima, CA 91331


The Squadrons of California Wing, Civil Air Patrol are looking for enthusiastic people to become part of our all volunteer non-profit organization chartered by Congress as the US Air Force Auxiliary.

Do you have a desire to volunteer and serve your community a few evenings per month? Do you have an interest in becoming part of a Search & Rescue organization that saves numerous lives every year throughout Southern California and the United States? As a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol you can participate in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; Search and Rescue training exercises (SAREX’s); and disaster relief efforts as part of the Auxiliary to the United States Air Force. The Civil Air Patrol also participates with other disaster relief and governmental organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, DoD, FEMA and Cal EMA office of emergency services.

If you’re up for the task, CAP offers ordinary citizens stimulating training opportunities few experience outside the military. Our volunteer members train diligently to acquire the life-saving and emergency service skills necessary to assist Federal and State humanitarian agencies when disaster strikes; participate in search and rescue missions; help keep community’s safe through homeland security efforts; and fight the war on drugs by participating in California Wing's Counter Drug program.

While the central focal point of our effort is training and preparation of aircrew for the California Wing fleet, there are many roles available to non-flying members such as radio communications, logistics, planning, and mission staff participation.

The following local Squadrons are constantly training and preparing their members for the skills necessary to provide emergency services to the public in a time of need:

Hawker Squadron 128 meets meet every first, second and fourth Monday of the month, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at 7800 Hayvenhurst Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406 adjacent to Runway 16R at the Van Nuys Airport.

South Bay Squadron 129 meets Monday’s at 7:30 PM at Zamperini Airfield (TOA) 2853 Airport Dr. Torrance, CA. To visit Squadron 129, arrive at the Torrance Airport East Gate by 7:15pm and call 310-539-3422. A CAP member will come and escort you to our hangar.

Brackett Composite Squadron 64 meets most Monday’s promptly at 7:00pm to 9:30 p.m. at Brackett Field at 1615 McKinley Ave., La Verne, CA. Drive west on McKinley Ave from Fairplex Ave. Road will dead end into parking lot. Enter the glass doors to find meeting.

Clover Field Composite Squadron 51 meets 7:00 pm on Thursdays at the Santa Monica Airport - 3200 Airport Ave, #7, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

San Fernando Squadron 35 meets the first three Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 at Whiteman Airport- 12653 Osborne St., Pacoima, CA. (Note that there are TWO signs which say 12653 Osborne. Use the entrance to the WEST of the LA County Facility.)

El Monte Composite Squadron 21 meets 7:00 pm every Thursday at the El Monte Airport - 4233 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, CA 91731.

We invite and welcome you to be our guest for an evening at one of our weekly squadron meetings. When you arrive, one of our members will give you a tour of CAP facilities. You'll also get a chance to meet some of our members who will discuss the organization and provide you with informational pamphlets and accompany you for the evening to answer any questions you might have about the Civil Air Patrol.


  • Strong organizational skills, people, and communication skills.
  • Aged 18 or older.
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Enthusiasm for community service.

Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to join.




  • Transportation
  • Disaster Response
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Public Relations
  • Search & Rescue
  • Operations

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers meet weekly at their local Squadrons

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