CAP, the official U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is a nonprofit organization with more than 56,000 members. CAP is tasked by the Air Force to perform 90% of U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Adult volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of government agencies. Members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 24,000 young people in CAP's cadets programs.
Adult members range in age from 18 years and older, with no upper age limit. CAP has been performing missions for America for 75 years. Become a volunteer and be a part of CAP's legacy of service.
Here are just a few ways you can make a difference in CAP:
Participate in aviation and ground search and rescue
Mentor youth to help develop them into responsible citizens and leaders
Provide disaster relief
Inspire and teach children through aerospace education
Provide critical civilian support to the United States Air Force as well as other federal, state and local agencies
To join all perspective members, must attend 3 meetings at their local unit, meet with the Membership Committee. Then all members can fill out the application either online or on paper, have a fingerprint card completed with their application, and then wait for the Squadron Commander's approval for membership.
For more information, go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com or talk with your Squadron Commander or Personnel Officer.