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We are excited about your interest in being part of one of the most premier volunteer organizations in the nation. No experience necessary; just an adventurous spirit and a desire to serve. We’ll help you learn the rest.

CAP offers fun and rewarding opportunities to learn leadership skills and earn real world experience in a wide range of areas.

Whether you are young — or young at heart, there’s a place for you with the United States Air Force Auxiliary – Civil Air Patrol.


CAP's Mission Statement

“Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.”

Become A CAP Member

Click on one of the membership options below to find out more about becoming a youth or adult member of our CAP team.




Membership Policy:  Membership in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a privilege, not a right. It is reserved for those individuals who desire to promote the objectives and purposes of CAP and who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in CAPR 39-2. (See CAPR 39-2, para 1.1.)

Volunteer Service:  Civil Air Patrol members are not employees of the CAP; they are volunteers who provide their services for the public good without expectation or receipt of salary, pay, remuneration or compensation of any kind. (See CAPR 39-2, para 1.1.1.)

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