Serve as a Public Service Volunteer with Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron
Finding a way to serve your country without joining the military? Or finding a place where you can contribute with your military experience? Become a volunteer with Civil Air Patrol (The United States Air Force Auxiliary)! Whatever your background may be, we have a place for you!
As a Senior Member, there are several different specialty tracks you can serve in:
- Public Affairs
- Inspector General
- Professional Development
- Standardization - Evaluation
- Emergency Services
- Aerospace Education
- Cadet Programs
- Health Services*
- Character Development
- Recruiting and Retention
- Information Technology
*Requires professional background and appointment by National Headquarters
Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
If you have any questions, feel free to send an email!
About Civil Air Patrol Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron
3330 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302, US
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power.
Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed - in the air and on the ground. As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members - preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.