Who Is Civil Air Patrol?
1941: CAP Established Dec 1st
1943: Transferred to War Department
1946: Incorporated (Public Law 476)
1948: Auxiliary of the United States
Air Force (Public Law 557)
CAP is a federally chartered nonprofit corporation.
CAP is also the official Auxiliary of the Air Force.
First National Board Chairman: Gen “Tooey” Spaatz
To Serve America
By performing Homeland
Security and humanitarian
missions for our communities,
states and nation…
…by developing our country’s
youth, and educating our
citizens on the importance of air
and space power.
Emergency Services Counterdrug
CAP School Program
Aerospace Education General Public
How Is CAP Part of USAF?
Headquarters, Air Board of
Education and Training SECAF Governors
Headquarters, CAP National National Commander
CAP-USAF Headquarters NEC / National Board
Region Liaison Offices CAP Regions (8)
State Directors CAP Wings (52)
Rocky Mt. North Central
Pacific Middle East
Region (Maxwell AFB, Ala.)
Where Is CAP?
= One Unit
57,060 Members 550
33,712 Seniors Aircraft
4500 Fixed 23,348 Cadets
New Technology In Use At CAP
– Garmin G-1000 glass
– ARCHER platform
• (description on next slide)
More New Technology
Satellite Digital Imaging System
– In service now
– Every Wing (state) by October
Airborne Real-time Cueing
Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon
– In Operational Testing &
– Will be in use during 2005
Response to September 11
CAP was FIRST non-military flight allowed
following the attack!
NORTHCOM (USAF Northern
FEMA Heartland Response ’04 - United Defense ’04
- New Madrid Fault Exercise -Determined Promise ’04
-TOPOFF 3/Ardent Sentry ’05
2004 Hurricane Response
13 August – 29 September ’04
• 486 Sorties
• 813 Flight Hours
• Over 1,000 Personnel
Fly over and observe critical infrastructures,
restricted or sensitive areas and borders
• Over 1500 Aerospace Education
– Reaching nearly 50,000 youth
– Many free aviation and space
– Meet national standards
– New International Space Station
– Journey of Flight textbook
Aerospace Education Foundation
Aerospace Industries Association
Wright State University
Experimental Aircraft Association
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Order of Daedalians
Soaring Society of America
Congressional Award Foundation
Be a Pilot
Sally Ride Science Festivals
– Engineering Technologies Academy
(Wright State University)
– NORAD tour at the Space Command
Familiarization Course (Peterson AFB, CO)
– Space Command Familiarization Course
– Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
Course (Cessna Plant, Independence, KS)
8 National Flight Academies
– 6 powered, 2 glider
6 Air Force Career Exploration
19 Leadership Activities
International Air Cadet Exchange
National Cadet Competition
Cadet Orientation Flights
– Over 10,000 cadets flown
– 6,516 flights (powered & glider)
Region and Wing Summer
Cadet Training Pays Off!
Capt Kim Campbell, USAF
• Former CAP cadet
Capt Archie DeJesus, USAF • Former USAF Academy cadet wing
• Former CAP cadet earns Bronze
Star in Iraq • Safely lands heavily damaged A-10
• C-130 Navigator after sustaining hostile fire over Iraq
• Same appointment
requirements as AF
• Provides CAP
• Assist Air Force
• Cadet – Ages 12-18
• Senior – Age 18 and over
• Cadet Sponsor – Parent, grandparent or
guardian of CAP cadet member
• Aerospace Education – educator,
administrator, student or organization
interested in aerospace education
How Can Join?
How Can IIJoin?
• Find a squadron close to you! Go to
www.cap.gov/join or talk to your presenter today!
• Visit the meetings. You may visit more than one
squadron. When you find the right squadron for
you, request an application and a fingerprint card.
• Mail completed application, fingerprint card and
check for dues to National Headquarters.
• Complete applications processed within 24 hours
• Will my child be obligated to join the military? No,
CAP is the civilian auxiliary of the USAF and supports the Air Force
through non-combat missions. No one in CAP is ever deployed or
obligated to join the military.
• Will I have to wear a uniform? Cadets must wear the blue
Air Force style uniform. Seniors may choose to wear any of the CAP
authorized uniforms. There is no obligation to wear a uniform unless
the member flies in a CAP aircraft or participates in a mission.
• What is the time commitment? You do get out of CAP
what you put into it. Most squadrons meet once a week; however,
there are activities, training exercises and missions that enhance your
experience with CAP. The more involved you are, the more you will
enjoy your CAP membership!
How Can You Help?
How Can YOU Help?
• Work with cadets •Legal Officer
• Manage squadron •Aerospace Education
finances (Finance Officer)
• Ensure squadron meets
all requirements (Admin •Communications
Officer) (high frequency radio
• Observer, Scanner or operators)
Ground Team Leader •Public Affairs
Local Squadron Contact Information
Squadron Point of Contact
Meeting day, time and location
CIVIL AIR PATROL
… performing missions for America!
Find out how you can be part of Civil Air Patrol!