8 people are interested
Do you like organizing events? activities? equipment? -Tuscaloosa Civil Air Patrol needs you!
ORGANIZATION: Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing
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8 people are interested
The Civil Air Patrol is a federally chartered non-profit corporation that is also the Air Force auxiliary. CAP’s mission is supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power through aerospace education. CAP flies a wide range of operational missions daily, including search and rescue, disaster response and supporting counterdrug operations. They also execute aerial target missions to maintain combat readiness of air defense assets, conduct special-use airspace surveys and fly orientation flights for teachers, Air Force ROTC and Air Force JROTC cadets.
Our volunteer members train diligently to acquire the life-saving and emergency service skills as well as the necessary logistics, transportation, and communications necessary to assist Federal and State humanitarian agencies when disaster strikes; participate in search and rescue missions; and help keep communities safe through homeland security effort.
While the central focal point of our effort is training and preparation of aircrew for the Alabama Wing fleet, there are many roles available to non-flying members such as radio communications, aerial photography, transportation, sUAS operations, aerospace education, logistics, planning, and incident and mission staff participation.
The Tuscaloosa Composite Squadron is in need of such volunteers. The squadron meets each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Airline Terminal Building at the Tuscaloosa Airport. We invite and welcome you to be our guest for an evening at one of our weekly squadron meetings either in person. You'll 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.
Qualifications: · Strong organizational skills, people, and communication skills. · Aged 18 or older for Senior (adult) members and 12 to 18 for Cadet members. · 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.
"CITIZENS SERVING COMMUNITIES"
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing
111 South Kuter Street, Building 711, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, US
Mission/Vision Statement Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures Core Values Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.
Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 108 lives last year. CAP’s 56,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education resources. Members also serve as mentors to over 23,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.
Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
Tuscaloosa National Airport7601 Robert Cardinal Airport RdTuscaloosa, AL 35401
July 5, 2023
- Search & Rescue
- Teaching / Instruction
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Varies. Weekly or bi-weekly 2 hour meetings. Training (independent study and OJT). Practice activities weekends and summer. Depends on your availability and interest.
- Various FEMA courses including to become fully qualified.