||The Civil Air Patrol has a long history of providing
Emergency Services on both a large and small. Originally established in
the 1940's, the Civil Air Patrol began its service mission conducting
coastal patrols during World War II.
|Today the Civil Air Patrol continues its
service mission both in the air and on the ground. With 65,000 active
volunteers and a fleet of over 550 small aircraft equipped to provide
search & rescue and homeland security missions, the United States Air
Force relies on the highly-trained volunteers of CAP to perform 95% of
its inland search & rescue missions.
||Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol are given an immense
amount of responsibility. Cadets can participate in actual missions
assigned by the Air Force by serving as a Mission Radio Operator, Ground
Team Member, Flight Line Marshaller, or even a Ground Team Leader.