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#1 12 years ago

if u are a member tell what squadron and rank u are and if u wanna find out more just post a question and ill answer to the best of my abilities. Civil_Air_Patrol_large.jpg




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#2 12 years ago

What exactly does CAP do? I've heard of it, and I know my brother's friend was in it. But I never understood what they do.




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#3 12 years ago

they provide search and rescue stuff and well heres a list of activities and other things CADET PROGRAMS [SIZE=-1]Responsible Citizens Throught Aviation and Leadership[/SIZE] cadet1.jpgCivil Air Patrol builds strong citizens for the future by providing leadership training, technical education, scholarships and career education to young men and women, ages 12 to 21.

Civil Air Patrol offers more than $200,000 in college scholarships each year, and about 10 percent of each year’s freshman class at the U.S. Air Force Academy is comprised of former CAP cadets.

cadet2.jpgThousands of young people have their first orientation flights through the cadet program, and hundreds have soloed in gliders and powered aircraft. Tens of thousands have attended CAP encampments throughout the nation. At a national encampment, CAP cadets gather from throughout the nation. They may learn techniques for search and rescue and disaster relief. They may sample possible career choices by studying with a university engineering or technology department. They may learn teamwork and leadership through competitions in problem-solving and physical endurance.

cadet3.jpgCadets can enjoy overseas travel through the International Air Cadet Exchange, and CAP families can welcome foreign exchange students into their homes here in the states.

For non-CAP members, the CAP School Program fills the gap between elementary school DARE and high school ROTC. CAP members, including cadets, volunteer their time in public schools, teaching respect, manners and personal accountability in a drug-free environment.

heres some operations

CAP OPERATIONS Supporting Our Communities in Times of Neeed While CAP has long been associated with search and rescue missions, its work also includes disaster relief and communications, as well as counterdrug and homeland security missions.

Search and rescue remains an important service provided by CAP members, however. CAP still flies 95 percent of all federal inland SAR missions, as directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at Langley AFB, Va. CAP also supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

On average, each year CAP members fly more than 100,000 hours in operational missions and save about 100 lives. CAP provides air and ground support for disaster relief, flying officials to remote locations, transporting blood or live tissue to critical care sites and performing aerial damage assessment.

CAP has one of the largest unified communications networks in the country, available 24/7.

In 1986, Congress authorized CAP to assist government and law enforcement agencies in the fight to eliminate illicit drug use, production and sale in the US and its territories. CAP now provides reconnaissance, communications and transportation for counterdrug missions.

CAP’s missions succeed through a seamless interplay of technology and teamwork. With new developments like satellite imagery and internet-based reporting, CAP is emerging as the resource of choice to support our nation’s strategy for homeland security.




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#4 12 years ago

I wanted to join the CAP unit at Selfridge ANGB. However when I went to a meeting to see what it was like it was just a bit too millitary for me with all the drilling and what not. Which is odd considering I want to join the Air Force. I just wasn't ready to start the millitary type stuff yet, I've got higher priorities while I am young and can still enjoy the less important things in life.

CAP, atleast the youth portion, seemed alot like the boyscouts except with aircraft and also a stronger disciplinary and millitary aspect to it.




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#5 12 years ago

Wait wait, that DARE crap they bugged us about was associated with ROTC and CAP?




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#6 12 years ago
Homer GonersonWait wait, that DARE crap they bugged us about was associated with ROTC and CAP?

kinda but not realy

plus at my squadron drill isnt that bad its kinda layed back most of the time but its good practice cause i wanna go into the air force when i get older and be a pilot.




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#7 12 years ago

CAP sounds kinda fun. Im in JROTC right now and its pretty sweet. All the different extra curriculars are what really makes it great. Such as rifle team and color guard. Is CAP like that or is it totally different?




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#8 12 years ago

cap is kinda like that theres beme which is marksmenship trainging,theres color gaurd, flying in a plane or glider search and rescue and a bunch more stuff its pretty kool im an airmen cause i just joined but my friend in the squadron is a master sargent. its pretty kool u should try it out.




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#9 12 years ago

Yea Im just not sure if there are any by where i live. Search andRescue sounds pretty cool. So do you guys actually rescue people?




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#10 12 years ago

yes if we get called by the police we go out and search if your on the ground team,theres also an air team i think to find a metting place near u go to this website and youll find all u need http://level2.cap.gov/index.cfm?nodeID=5177 and click on find a squadron near u. if u have any other questions just post um and ill answer




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