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Mission Statement

"To serve America by developing our Nation's youth; accomplishing local, state and national emergence and humanitarian missions; and educating our citizens on the impact of aviation and space." --CAP Mission Statement


Civil Air Patrol, the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a benevolent, nonprofit, community based, volunteer organization performing humanitarian services on behalf of the U.S. Air Force.

Civil Air Patrol is your community based volunteer organization focused on providing youth leadership development, STEM based air and space education, and emergency community support. If you're interested in a worthwhile volunteer program for your son, daughter, or yourself Civil Air Patrol may be exactly what you've been looking for! CAP's cadet program ages 12 to 21, adult member 18 to 90. Parents of cadets credit our program with communicating to their children the importance of personal integrity, accountability, self-discipline and respect for others.

Because CAP includes both cadet and senior members, this can be an outstanding volunteer activity for your whole family. You can work together to serve your local community, learn new skills and share a common commitment to making our nation stronger and more secure. What can your family do in Civil Air Patrol? Adults work alongside the cadets, learning new skills for search and rescue missions, disaster relief, communications, mentoring, crisis management, moral leadership and teamwork. You do not have to be a pilot or have prior military service to participate in CAP. What you need is a desire to make a difference in your community and to your country as a volunteer with knowledge, experience, and the willingness to serve,

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