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Youth Mentors & Trainers/Bessemer Composite Sqn

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ORGANIZATION: Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing

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The Bessemer Composite Squadron has a long history of providing leadership and character development to youth ages 12-21 for many years at the Bessemer Airport. The squadron is in need of adults to work with cadets, assisting with planning, coordinating, training and mentorship.

Do you have a desire to volunteer and serve your community a few evenings per month? The Bessemer Squadron meets weekly. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, come meetings are held in person and some are held virtually. Contact us to learn more.

As a volunteer with the CAP you can participate in Search and Rescue missions, training exercises; and disaster relief efforts as part of the Auxiliary to the USAF. If that isn't your thing we also have opportunities in Cadet Leadership Programs, Aerospace Education, sUAS (drones), Aerial Photography, Pilot, Scanner, Observer, Logistics, Planning, Public Affairs, and Communications/Radio Operator. We have MANY opportunities to chose from.

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; 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, logistics, planning, and mission staff participation.

The following local Squadron is constantly training and preparing their members for the skills necessary to provide emergency services to the public in a time of need: Bessemer Composite Squadron meets each Monday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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.


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About Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing


111 South Kuter Street, Building 711, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, US

Mission Statement

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 for more information.


Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Emergency & Safety, Veterans & Military Families


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700 Mitchell Field RoadBessemer AirportBessemer, AL 35022



  • Search & Rescue
  • Mentoring
  • Aviation
  • Program Management
  • Operations
  • STEM




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. Squadron meets 2 hours weekly. Depending on interest, position, and availability 10-20 hours a month.
  • Cadets (Youth between 12 and 19.) Background Check Senior Members (Adult volunteers) must be at least 18 Orientation or Training

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