Who Is Civil Air Patrol? Presented by: Lee County Schools’ Cadet Squadron History 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. Missions SAR/DR Homeland Security Emergency Services Counterdrug Humanitarian Services AFROTC Flights Leadership Physical Fitness Cadet Programs Activities 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 Command Headquarters, 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 Region Northeast Region Pacific Middle East Region Region Southeast Region Southwest HQ CAP Region (Maxwell AFB, Ala.) Where Is CAP? CAP Units Overseas Units = One Unit 2-Japan 2-Germany CAP Resources 918 Vehicles 57,060 Members 550 33,712 Seniors Aircraft 4500 Fixed 23,348 Cadets Land Radios 8100 Mobile Radios New Technology In Use At CAP Cessna 182 – Garmin G-1000 glass cockpit Gippsland GA-8 – ARCHER platform • (description on next slide) More New Technology SDIS Satellite Digital Imaging System • Status – In service now – Every Wing (state) by October 2005 ARCHER Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon • Status – In Operational Testing & Evaluation – Will be in use during 2005 Response to September 11 CAP was FIRST non-military flight allowed following the attack! Exercises NORTHCOM (USAF Northern Command) Support FEMA Heartland Response ’04 - United Defense ’04 - New Madrid Fault Exercise -Determined Promise ’04 -TOPOFF 3/Ardent Sentry ’05 TN 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 Teachers • Over 1500 Aerospace Education Members (AEMs) – Reaching nearly 50,000 youth Materials – Many free aviation and space materials – Meet national standards – New International Space Station thematic unit – Journey of Flight textbook Current Partners FAA NASA 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 Encampments Cadet Training Pays Off! Capt Kim Campbell, USAF • Former CAP cadet Capt Archie DeJesus, USAF • Former USAF Academy cadet wing commander • 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 character development leadership • 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 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 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) •Logistics • Ensure squadron meets all requirements (Admin •Communications Officer) (high frequency radio • Observer, Scanner or operators) Ground Team Leader •Public Affairs • Chaplain •Recruiter Local Squadron Contact Information Lee County Schools’ Cadet Squadron SER-FL-816 Capt. Nancy Spieth 239 772-5930 or 239 848-6341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.webmastersswfl.com/0816/ 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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