Letter from CAP National HQ

A Letter from CAP National Headquarters to Our Prospective Senior and Cadet Members...

Dear Prospective Member,

Welcome to Civil Air Patrol, the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force! You have the opportunity to join an elite group of dedicated volunteers– people making a difference in the lives of their fellow countrymen as “Citizens Serving Communities”. Did you know CAP members were the first to fly over the World Trade Center after the September 11th terrorist attacks to take aerial images of the disaster site? Also, CAP members were first in the air to take damage assessment photographs after Hurricane Rita slammed into the Gulf Coast in September 2005. Of course, flying and aerial photography are just a few of the exciting volunteer opportunities in which you can choose to participate as a member of CAP.

As a citizen volunteer, you can assist federal and state humanitarian agencies when disaster strikes, participate in search and rescue missions, and help keep your community safe through our homeland security efforts and fighting the war on drugs. Moreover, you can broaden the horizons of thousands of youth through CAP’s Cadet Program and its Aerospace Education Program for schools. We invite you to explore the possibilities featured in this brochure and let your mentor or commander know how we can help you find your place in America’s premiere volunteer organization. Also included is a checklist of milestone moments you should reach in your first year of membership, which will help you take full advantage of the many wonderful opportunities that will be made available to you.

On behalf of the more than 55,000 members of CAP, thank you for your decision to help America and your community by serving as a volunteer member of Civil Air Patrol.

With Sincere Best Wishes,
CAP National Headquarters