CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT WINGCIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT...
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. ... Read more
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. 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 performed by over 62,000 members. Visit gocivilairpatrol.com for more info. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) 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 performs other missions as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia). The Vermont Wing executes CAP missions primarily in Vermont, and adjacent states, but members can go anywhere in the nation to serve on CAP missions such as hurricane response or cadet encampments.
The Vermont Wing offers exciting opportunities to individuals of all ages. We are headquartered in South Burlington with squadrons in Springfield, Rutland, Bennington, Montpelier, and South Burlington. Some squadrons have only senior members (ages 18 +), while others are composite with cadet members (ages 12 - 21) along with senior members who train and mentor cadets.
We supported Vermont Air National Guard providing airborne communications relays and targets for the jet pilots to train in intercepting low- and slow-flying aircraft.
Conducted four searches for overdue airplanes, coordinating aircraft and ground crews.
Participated in a large search and rescue and communications training exercise with the Vermont State Police Ground Team.
Provided aerospace and STEM education in state technology education centers, elementary, middle and high school campuses.
Our cadets benefited from powered and glider orientation flights. They participated in Wreaths Across America observations to honor the nation’s fallen patriots, and provided color party at parades, Lake Monster games, and more.