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Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

111 South Kuter Street, Building 711Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CAP supports America’s communities through emergency response, flying and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.

Description

Civil Air Patrol is congressionally chartered and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. CAP performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up of eight geographic regions consisting of 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia). It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions - Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. Civil Air Patrol -Saves an average of 80 lives per year -Operates one of the largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, with 560 planes currently in the fleet -Consists of 1,437 squadrons and approximately 56,000 volunteer youth and adult members nationwide -Flew over 104,500 hours in 2016 -Contributed nearly $167 million in man-hours in past year, serving the disaster relief and emergency service needs of communities, states and the nation.

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