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Charleston Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education & Literacy
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

114 Airport RdCharleston, WV 25311 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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

Description

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 56,000 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 80-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.

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