Join Civil Air Patrol


The Midrivers CAP Squadron is actively recruiting. If you have a desire to serve your country and community, we welcome you to visit one of our meetings and find out more about this unique service opportunity.

Please contact our Squadron Commander, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to find out more about our squadron and arrange to visit a meeting. We look forward to talking with you.

To learn more about CAP, visit the national site here.

As an introduction to CAP from the National Commander:

Civil Air Patrol enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades.  The first Civil Air Patrol members of 1941 were a heroic breed,  men and women who served their country by sinking or chasing away German submarines off America's East and Gulf coasts. As a result of their bravery, patriotism and tenacity, CAP subchasers effectively thwarted German U-boat attacks and, in the process, saved countless lives.

Today, CAP handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions, with approximately 75 lives saved each year. Our members are generally the first on the scene transmitting satellite digital images of the damage within seconds around the world and providing disaster relief and emergency services following natural and manmade disasters, including such phenomena as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Texas and Oklahoma wildfires, tornadoes in the south and central U.S., North Dakota flash flooding and the October 2006 earthquake in Hawaii, as well as humanitarian missions along the U.S. and Mexican border.

In addition, CAP members are dedicated to counterdrug reconnaissance and to teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. And our cadet programs ensure our youth receive some of the finest leadership training the nation has to offer.

Unlike our founding CAP fathers, many of whom flew their own airplanes and performed life-threatening missions without any formal training, our more than 60,000 members are now provided with top-notch, year-round professional development training opportunities and with aircraft equipped with the most advanced technologies available for search and rescue.

Indeed, Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact each and every day, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America's communities. As a vigilant CAP volunteer, you save lives and preserve liberty for all. Thank you for your service.

Semper vigilans!

Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr
CAP National Commander

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