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CAP'S Vision Statement: "Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force Auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers performing Missions for America. CAP'S Mission Statement : "Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power." CAP'S CORE Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, Respect CAP'S MOTTO: Semper Vigilans CAP'S Three Missions: 1. Aerospace Education 2. Cadet Programs 3. Emergency Services
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 o n Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, 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 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities.
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.