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ORGANIZATION: Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing

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Etowah County Cadet Squadron is looking for enthusiastic people to become part of our all-volunteer non-profit organization chartered by Congress as the US Air Force Auxiliary. WE NEED Volunteers to work with Cadets teaching them all kinds of skills including drill and ceremony, leadership, radio communications, sUAS (drones), STEM, and Aerospace Education

As a volunteer with the CAP you can apply your skills or learn new ones and participate in Search and Rescue missions, training and practice exercises; and disaster relief efforts as part of the Auxiliary to the USAF and other disaster relief and governmental organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, DoD, FEMA and ALA EMA office of emergency services.

Many roles volunteer positions need to be filled to help us fulfill our mission of serving communities and saving lives. In addition to working as youth leaders and mentors, there are opportunities to learn how to operate a radio and provide communications during a search and rescue operation; logistics, planning, transportation, professional development, recruiting, aerial photography, sUAS operators and other positions are open and all while working with young people in your community.

The Etowah County Cadet Squadron meets Tuesday's from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Alabama Regional Airport.

We invite and welcome you to be our guest for an evening at one of our weekly squadron meetings. 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. (Cadets - ages 12-18)

  • 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.


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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 www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.


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


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2-268 Ira Gray DrGadsden, AL 35904



  • Search & Rescue
  • Aviation
  • Program Management
  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • 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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