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									Who Is Civil Air Patrol?

              Presented by:
     Lee County Schools’ Cadet Squadron

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.

                       Homeland Security
Emergency Services       Counterdrug
                      Humanitarian Services
                        AFROTC Flights

                        Physical Fitness
Cadet Programs
                      CAP School Program

                         CAP Members
                          AE Members
Aerospace Education      General Public
               How Is CAP Part of USAF?

  Headquarters, Air                      Board of
Education and Training    SECAF         Governors

   Air University

   Headquarters,         CAP National         National Commander
    CAP-USAF             Headquarters         NEC / National Board

Region Liaison Offices                         CAP Regions (8)

   State Directors                             CAP Wings (52)

                                                    CAP Groups

                                               CAP Squadrons
                      CAP Regions

          Rocky Mt.    North Central
           Region        Region
                                       Great Lakes

Pacific                                                      Middle East
Region                                                         Region

                                   HQ CAP
               Region          (Maxwell AFB, Ala.)
Where Is CAP?

                CAP Units

                     Overseas Units
                        = One Unit
                   CAP Resources


                    57,060 Members       550
                      33,712 Seniors   Aircraft
4500 Fixed            23,348 Cadets
Land Radios

                      8100 Mobile
          New Technology In Use At CAP

Cessna 182

  – Garmin G-1000 glass

Gippsland GA-8

  – ARCHER platform
    • (description on next slide)
More New Technology

         Satellite Digital Imaging System

         • Status
            – In service now
            – Every Wing (state) by October

         Airborne Real-time Cueing
            Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon

         •   Status
              – 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
                                     Command) Support
FEMA Heartland Response ’04                - United Defense ’04
- New Madrid Fault Exercise            -Determined Promise ’04
                                   -TOPOFF 3/Ardent Sentry ’05


CT                            OH
2004 Hurricane Response

13 August – 29 September ’04
  • 486 Sorties
  • 813 Flight Hours
  • Over 1,000 Personnel
           Potential Missions

Fly over and observe critical infrastructures,
   restricted or sensitive areas and borders
             Aerospace Education

• Over 1500 Aerospace Education
  Members (AEMs)
  – Reaching nearly 50,000 youth

  – Many free aviation and space
  – Meet national standards
  – New International Space Station
    thematic unit
  – Journey of Flight textbook
Current Partners
      Aviation Week
      Aerospace Education Foundation
      Aerospace Industries Association
      Auburn University
      Dowling College
      Wright State University
      Experimental Aircraft Association
      Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
      Order of Daedalians
      Soaring Society of America
      Congressional Award Foundation
      Challenger Center
      Be a Pilot
      Sally Ride Science Festivals
      And more!
                  Cadet Activities

Aerospace Careers
  – Engineering Technologies Academy
    (Wright State University)

  – NORAD tour at the Space Command
    Familiarization Course (Peterson AFB, CO)

  – Space Command Familiarization Course
    (Vandenberg, CA)

Aviation Careers
  – Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
    Course (Cessna Plant, Independence, KS)
Cadet Activities
      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
CAP Chaplains

       • Same appointment
         requirements as AF
       • Provides CAP
       • Assist Air Force
         Chaplain Service
          Member Categories

• 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 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
  of receipt!
              Common Questions

• 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
• Chaplain
      Local Squadron Contact Information

 Lee County Schools’ Cadet Squadron
           Capt. Nancy Spieth
     239 772-5930 or 239 848-6341
Web Site:
 Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Gulf Middle School
            CIVIL AIR PATROL
… performing missions for America!

Find out how you can be part of Civil Air Patrol!

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