The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the volunteer, non-profit auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.  It's three missions are developing cadets, educating Americans on the importance of aviation and space, and performing life-saving humanitarian missions.
Through their experiences as CAP cadets, young adults develop into responsible citizens and become tomorrow's leaders.  The leadership skills, self-confidence, and discipline cadets gain through CAP prepares them to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves in life.
CAP has developed five program elements in order to build upon each cadet within the Cadet Programs, these elements are:  Leadership, Character Development, Aerospace Education, Physical Fitness, and Activities.  As each cadet progresses through each of these elements they also promote.  By earning grade, rank promotions, each cadet feels a sense of accomplishment, further encouraging them to excel in all aspects of life.

Please browse through the following pages on Civil Air Patrol History & Missions so that you can get a better feel for what the Civil Air Patrol is and what it can provide you or your child with.