Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of more than 80 lives annually. CAP’s more than 65,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to nearly 28,000 young people ages 12-18 participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Our Aerospace Education Members (AEM) are able to receive curriculum and STEM kits for free. For information on full membership in Civil Air Patrol, contact . For information on becoming an Aerospace Education Member, please contact . More information on Civil Air Patrol con be found at and the Alabama Wing at . 

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