What is the Civil Air Patrol?

This topic is informing people what the United States Civil Air Patrol is and what we do.

Since the Civil Air Patrol is not very well known, I figure that I let some people know who we are.

So sit back and enjoy.

About CAP
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 60,000 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 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.

Mission Statement
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power.

Vision Statement
Civil Air Patrol, America’s Air Force auxiliary, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Core Values
Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect.

Cadet Oath
I pledge to serve Faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Progam! I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly, to prepare myself to be of service to my community state, and Nation!

For those wondering what the Civil Air Patrol is, hopefully this has helped you out a bit.

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/about/who-we-are

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I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Says the youngest C/SMSgt in New Orleans

Also, you should probably add in the Cadet Oath:
I pledge to serve Faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Progam! I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly, to prepare myself to be of service to my community state, and Nation!

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Awesome organization we have an outstanding DET here at KCOS.

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Uniform Properly,

and Nation.

Ok. I’ll add it.

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I’m a C/Amn for the WVWG, Sergeant.

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Speaking of CAP, my profile picture was taken right after my first Orientation Flight

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Are you part of CAP at KCOS?

Negative, I am Active Duty but we share our airfield with them and I work them on occasion.

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I’m a Captain :)

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What wing? TXWG I’m assuming.

Yes, Texas Wing.

Hey guys! This is a really cool thread. I am a Cadet First Lieutenant in the CAP. I am part of the Alaska Wing (Polaris Composite Squadron, to be exact). I have over three years of experience in the program.

If you have any questions or need any help, please don’t hesitate to post to this thread, or you can always PM me!

Keep Flying,
C/1stLt Hollman

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Well said! This is such an awesome and accurate post. Thanks for sharing!

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Since everyone is sharing where they are.

I’m at the Mid Atlantic Region, West Virginia Wing, Morgantown Composite Squadron. I’m a C/Amn and I like to go on ES missions. That’s about it.

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Ok gotcha I want to join CAP as soon as marching band ends in 2 weeks

For anyone considering joining, CAP is a program that requires lots of commitment. If you frequently are unable to attend squadron meetings, it would be best for you to not join.

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meanwhile me in Canada watching this

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Good to know that CAP is getting more and more members. Here at KBKF the Mile High Cadet Squadron is looking for new members so if anyone is interested, please do contact our recruiter on the Colorado wing website and come try it out. We are doing a project where we build a balloon with avionics and GPS devices and a camera on it. We plan to launch it next year. Cadet Airman Vo of the Mile High Cadet Squadron.

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