Mission Statement

Supporting America’s Communities With Emergency Response,
Diverse Aviation And Ground Services, Youth Development, 
And Promotion Of 
Air, Space, And Cyber Power


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     The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).[3] CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross. The program is established as an organization by Title 10 of the United States Code[4] and its purposes defined by Title 36.[5]

 

     Membership in the organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and senior members 18 years of age and up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; the cadet program contributes to the development of the former group with a structured syllabus and an organization based upon United States Air Force ranks and pay grades, while the older members serve as instructors, supervisors, and operators. All members wear uniforms while performing their duties.


     Nationwide, CAP is a major operator of single-engine general aviation aircraft, used in the execution of its various missions, including orientation flights for cadets and the provision of significant emergency services capabilities. Because of these extensive flying opportunities, many CAP members become licensed pilots.

 


Gold Coast Air Force Association Holds Essay Contest for Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squad
May 25, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
In recognition of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th years of outstanding community service, the Air Force Association (AFA), Gold Coast Chapter (GCC) members who are active partners with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in Aerospace and STEM Education, proposed an essay ...
Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron Has Another Successful Open House
May 25, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron recently conducted another one of its popular open houses at their home base at Fruit Cove Baptist Church in Julington Creek, FL.
Marco Island Squadron holds Annual Open House
May 14, 2017 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Another Success! Our dedicated Squadron Open House Committee, led by Major Ken Bardon, was prepared, on time and on station to open our doors on Saturday May 6th at 11:00 am. Visitors toured our 6000 sq. ft. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) facilities consisti ...
Florida Wing 2017 Conference
May 11, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
The 2017 Florida Wing Conference and Awards Banquet was held April 27-30 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The annual event attracted over 300 Civil Air Patrol members who attended the senior member training, cadet conference, awards banquet, change of comman ...
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