The Civil Air Patrol<br />Ultimate<br />
About Civil Air Patrol<br />United States Air Force Auxiliary<br />Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation<br />Eight regions con...
CAP In Florida<br />95 Local Squadrons<br />Over 1600 cadets statewide<br />Organized into 8 geographic areas (Groups)<br ...
History of Civil Air Patrol<br /><ul><li>Founded on 1 December 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Originally organized under the Office of Civilian Defense
Immediately began flying missions for the Army Air Corps</li></li></ul><li>Disaster Relief<br />Airfield and Resource Secu...
Results<br />Over 500,000 hours and 27 million miles flown<br />Sighted 173 enemy submarines, dropped bombs & depth charge...
CAP After the War<br />On July 1, 1946, President Truman established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corp...
The Missions of CAP<br />Under Public Law 557, CAP was charged by Congress with three primary missions:<br /><ul><li>Aeros...
 Emergency Services
 Cadet Programs</li></li></ul><li>External Aerospace Education<br />Aimed at educators, institutions, and the general publ...
Internal Aerospace Education<br />Support of the cadet program with aerospace texts and materials.<br />Aerospace Educatio...
Emergency Services<br />Search And Rescue<br />Homeland Security<br />Disaster Relief<br />Humanitarian Assistance<br />Ci...
Florida During the HurricaneRelief<br />Coral Springs Cadet Squadron participated in over 150 hours of Shelter Operations<...
Operations Resources<br />SDIS<br />Satellite-Transmitted Digital Imaging System<br />Status<br />100 systems in service n...
SDIS<br />Satellite-transmitted <br />Digital <br />Imaging <br />System<br />
SDIS<br />Technology that enables CAP to send high resolution digital imagery from CAP aircraft to anyone anywhere in the ...
SDIS Images<br />
HSI Aircraft:  GA-8 Airvan<br />
Mission: Infrastructure Imaging<br />SITUATION: Incident caused damage to the Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River<br />REQ...
Cost-effective Force Multiplier<br />
Disaster Relief<br />Cooperation with Local, State, Regional and National authorities<br />Tasking includes:<br />Damage a...
Humanitarian Assistance<br />Includes missions such as:<br />Blood, tissue and organ transport<br />Patient transport<br /...
Counter-narcotics<br />Civil Air Patrol supports the Drug Enforcement Agency and the US Customs Service as well as state a...
EmergencyCommunications Network<br />Both HF (nationwide/regional) and VHF (local) communications capabilities<br />6,000 ...
Air Force Support<br />Assist the United States Air Force in any non-combative mission such as:<br />low-level route surve...
The Cadet Program<br />Develops the potential of youth aged 12 to 21<br />More than 26,000 cadet members nationwide<br />E...
Cadet Program Parts<br />To advance in the cadet program, cadets must learn and participate in the following areas:<br />L...
Cadet Program Activities<br />Locally, cadets participate in:<br />Drill Team & Color Guard Competitions<br />Academic Qui...
National CadetSpecial Activities<br />Air Force Para-Rescue Orientation Course<br />Air Force Flight Training Familiarizat...
SUPTFC<br />
Para-rescue Orientation Course<br />
Cadet Officer School<br />
Orientation Flight Program<br />Series of 10 flights (5 front seat, 5 back seat)<br />Missions reimbursed by USAF<br />Pro...
Summer Encampment<br />Week-long camp experience<br />Usually held on a military base or facility<br />Required for progre...
Currently, 18 different countries participate in the exchange<br />Minimal cost to cadets (mostly uniforms and spending mo...
Units participating in DDR actively perform the following activities:<br />Promoting CAP as an alternative lifestyle.<br /...
Scholarships<br />CAP offers many undergraduate, graduate, technical-vocation & flight-related scholarships each year.<br ...
530 Aircraft<br />990 Vehicles<br />4,500 Fixed Land Radios<br />CAP Resources<br />55,531 Members<br />33,762 Officers<br...
CAP Chaplains<br /><ul><li>Same appointment requirements as AF
Provides CAP moral leadership  development
Assist Air Force Chaplain Service</li></li></ul><li>MEMBERSHIP<br />
Membership<br />We have a place for you...<br /><ul><li>Pilot
 Communications specialist
 Media Relations
 Human Resources
 Safety
 Mission observer
 Safety
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  1. 1. The Civil Air Patrol<br />Ultimate<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. About Civil Air Patrol<br />United States Air Force Auxiliary<br />Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation<br />Eight regions consisting of 52 wings (each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia)<br />About 55,000 members in 1,700 units nationwide<br />530 Corporate-owned & 4,000 member-owned aircraft<br />Largest fleet of single-engine, piston aircraft in the world<br />National Headquarters located at Maxwell AFB, Alabama<br />
  4. 4. CAP In Florida<br />95 Local Squadrons<br />Over 1600 cadets statewide<br />Organized into 8 geographic areas (Groups)<br />HQ in Miami, FL<br />27 Aircraft assigned<br />
  5. 5. History of Civil Air Patrol<br /><ul><li>Founded on 1 December 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  6. 6. Originally organized under the Office of Civilian Defense
  7. 7. Immediately began flying missions for the Army Air Corps</li></li></ul><li>Disaster Relief<br />Airfield and Resource Security<br />Pilot Training Activities<br />WWII Missions<br />Coastal Patrol<br />Cargo and Courier <br />Border Patrol<br />Aerial Target Towing<br />Searchlight and Radar Training<br />
  8. 8. Results<br />Over 500,000 hours and 27 million miles flown<br />Sighted 173 enemy submarines, dropped bombs & depth charges on 51, hit 10 and sank 2.<br />Summoned help for over 300 survivors of U-Boat attacks, and 91 ships in distress.<br />64 CAP members gave their lives during WWII.<br />
  9. 9. CAP After the War<br />On July 1, 1946, President Truman established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corporation.<br />Congress passed Public Law 557 on May 26, 1948, making CAP the auxiliary of the new United States Air Force. <br />
  10. 10. The Missions of CAP<br />Under Public Law 557, CAP was charged by Congress with three primary missions:<br /><ul><li>Aerospace Education
  11. 11. Emergency Services
  12. 12. Cadet Programs</li></li></ul><li>External Aerospace Education<br />Aimed at educators, institutions, and the general public.<br />Participate in over 100 aerospace conferences across the country per year.<br />Aerospace Education<br />
  13. 13. Internal Aerospace Education<br />Support of the cadet program with aerospace texts and materials.<br />Aerospace Education activities for adult members.<br />Aerospace Education<br />
  14. 14. Emergency Services<br />Search And Rescue<br />Homeland Security<br />Disaster Relief<br />Humanitarian Assistance<br />Civil Defense<br />Counter-narcotics<br />Emergency Communications Network<br />Air Force Support<br />
  15. 15. Florida During the HurricaneRelief<br />Coral Springs Cadet Squadron participated in over 150 hours of Shelter Operations<br />Cadet and Senior Involvement statewide<br />Reconnaissance & ELT deactivation<br />
  16. 16. Operations Resources<br />SDIS<br />Satellite-Transmitted Digital Imaging System<br />Status<br />100 systems in service now<br />ARCHER<br />Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon<br />Status<br />16 systems fielded<br />
  17. 17. SDIS<br />Satellite-transmitted <br />Digital <br />Imaging <br />System<br />
  18. 18. SDIS<br />Technology that enables CAP to send high resolution digital imagery from CAP aircraft to anyone anywhere in the world<br />Images are sent as JPEG attachments via standard e-mail to multiple addresses and/or a password-protected website<br />Imagery is transmitted near real-time. Files take less than 2 minutes to transmit.<br />
  19. 19. SDIS Images<br />
  20. 20. HSI Aircraft: GA-8 Airvan<br />
  21. 21. Mission: Infrastructure Imaging<br />SITUATION: Incident caused damage to the Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River<br />REQUIREMENT: Damage assessment photos ASAP<br />RESULT: CAP Images delivered within hours<br />Post-mission imagery<br />Pre-mission imagery<br />
  22. 22. Cost-effective Force Multiplier<br />
  23. 23. Disaster Relief<br />Cooperation with Local, State, Regional and National authorities<br />Tasking includes:<br />Damage assessments<br />Aerial reconnaissance<br />Emergency communications<br />Personnel & material transport<br />
  24. 24. Humanitarian Assistance<br />Includes missions such as:<br />Blood, tissue and organ transport<br />Patient transport<br />Aerial reconnaissance for illegal immigrants in distress during periods of extreme hot/cold weather.<br />
  25. 25. Counter-narcotics<br />Civil Air Patrol supports the Drug Enforcement Agency and the US Customs Service as well as state agencies in the search for illegal narcotics in the United States.<br />CAP support is limited to flights involving aircraft patrol and reconnaissance. Civil Air Patrol personnel are not permitted to participate in CD ground operations<br />
  26. 26. EmergencyCommunications Network<br />Both HF (nationwide/regional) and VHF (local) communications capabilities<br />6,000 fixed and 10,000 land & airmobile stations operated by 20,000 trained operators<br />National Digital Radio Network – 2000 stations nationwide for digital message traffic (“Packet” radio)<br />Interface with national (FEMA), regional, state & local communications networks for emergency purposes.<br />
  27. 27. Air Force Support<br />Assist the United States Air Force in any non-combative mission such as:<br />low-level route surveys<br />exercise support<br />assisting in open house events<br />community support for a base project<br />providing airpower advocate speakers at local events. <br />
  28. 28. The Cadet Program<br />Develops the potential of youth aged 12 to 21<br />More than 26,000 cadet members nationwide<br />Encompasses a 16–step program that includes aviation and aerospace activities<br />Cadets who have earned the General Billy Mitchell Award are eligible to enlist in the Air Force at a higher pay grade<br />Opportunities to participate and compete in activities at the local, state, region, and national level<br />Participation in the International Air Cadet Exchange program<br />Scholarships available in several disciplines<br />Opportunities to earn FAA pilot ratings<br />
  29. 29. Cadet Program Parts<br />To advance in the cadet program, cadets must learn and participate in the following areas:<br />Leadership Laboratory<br />Aerospace Education<br />Physical Fitness<br />Moral Leadership<br />Unit Activities<br />
  30. 30. Cadet Program Activities<br />Locally, cadets participate in:<br />Drill Team & Color Guard Competitions<br />Academic Quiz Bowl<br />Parades<br />Aerospace events<br />Emergency Services Missions<br />Air Shows<br />Model Rocketry<br />Leadership & Aerospace training<br />Military & CAP aircraft orientation flights<br />Summer Encampment<br />Conferences<br />Bivouacs<br />Communications training<br />
  31. 31. National CadetSpecial Activities<br />Air Force Para-Rescue Orientation Course<br />Air Force Flight Training Familiarization Courses<br />Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course<br />Air Force Weather Familiarization Course<br />Airline Training Familiarization Course<br />Cadet Officer School<br />International Air Cadet Exchange<br />National Blue Beret <br />National Flight Academies - Glider<br />National Flight Academies - Powered<br />National Ground Search & Rescue School<br />Mission Base Staff School<br />Mission Aircrew School<br />Other Summer Cadet Activities (Hawk Mountain, Music Academy, Space Camp)<br />
  32. 32. SUPTFC<br />
  33. 33. Para-rescue Orientation Course<br />
  34. 34. Cadet Officer School<br />
  35. 35. Orientation Flight Program<br />Series of 10 flights (5 front seat, 5 back seat)<br />Missions reimbursed by USAF<br />Progressive learning, cadets move from basics to advanced subjects such as weather & navigation<br />Can include glider flights<br />
  36. 36. Summer Encampment<br />Week-long camp experience<br />Usually held on a military base or facility<br />Required for progression into the cadet officer ranks<br />Cadets tour facilities, fly in military & CAP aircraft, and get to see how the “real” military operates<br />Leadership Laboratory “Immersion”<br />
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  38. 38. Currently, 18 different countries participate in the exchange<br />Minimal cost to cadets (mostly uniforms and spending money)<br />USAF-provided transportation out of the country<br />Cadets must have received the Earhart award to participate<br />Very competitive selection process<br />InternationalAir Cadet Exchange<br />
  39. 39. Units participating in DDR actively perform the following activities:<br />Promoting CAP as an alternative lifestyle.<br />Encouraging youth to remain in school.<br />Educating youth on the dangers of drugs.<br />Providing alternative activities to drugs.<br />Drug Demand Reduction<br />
  40. 40. Scholarships<br />CAP offers many undergraduate, graduate, technical-vocation & flight-related scholarships each year.<br />To qualify for a scholarship, a cadet must have reached the Billy Mitchell Award in the cadet program (1/2 way through the program)<br />Information available at www.cap.gov<br />
  41. 41. 530 Aircraft<br />990 Vehicles<br />4,500 Fixed Land Radios<br />CAP Resources<br />55,531 Members<br />33,762 Officers<br />21,769 Cadets<br />8,100 <br />Mobile Radios<br />
  42. 42. CAP Chaplains<br /><ul><li>Same appointment requirements as AF
  43. 43. Provides CAP moral leadership development
  44. 44. Assist Air Force Chaplain Service</li></li></ul><li>MEMBERSHIP<br />
  45. 45. Membership<br />We have a place for you...<br /><ul><li>Pilot
  46. 46. Communications specialist
  47. 47. Media Relations
  48. 48. Human Resources
  49. 49. Safety
  50. 50. Mission observer
  51. 51. Safety
  52. 52. Teaching cadets
  53. 53. Training
  54. 54. and many more</li></li></ul><li>What Do We Need?<br />Public Affairs<br />Communications<br />Mission Observers<br />Ground Team members<br />Computer skills<br />Pilots<br />Chaplain & Moral Leadership <br />Chaperone & supervision for cadet activities<br />Oh, and of course, cadets!<br />
  55. 55. Cadet Membership<br />12 years old through 18 years old<br />Enrolled in or graduated from school with a satisfactory record of academic achievement. Home School welcome!!<br />Not married.<br />Not a member of the active duty Armed Forces.<br />US citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S..<br />Good moral character.<br />
  56. 56. Senior Membership<br />Must be at least 18 years old. <br />US citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence <br />No felony convictions by any court of record whether federal,state or military.<br />No pattern of arrests and/or convictions including but not limited to sex offenses, child abuse, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), dishonesty and violence.<br />If previous military, you must have been discharged under honorable conditions.<br />
  57. 57. Cadet Sponsor Membership<br />Cadet Sponsor Members (CSMs) assist their unit’s cadet program with adult supervision, transportation, overnight chaperons, and any other cadet related tasks including, but not limited to, social events, conferences, encampments, training exercises, education events and special activities. <br />CSMs must be a parent, grandparent or legal guardian of an active CAP cadet. <br />They must be assigned to the same unit as their cadet child, grandchild or ward. <br />Their membership stays in effect until their cadet leaves the CAP program for any reason. <br />
  58. 58. The Commitment <br />For cadets<br />Weekly unit meeting<br />Unit, wing, region & national activities<br />For seniors<br />Depends on staff position and duties<br />At least the monthly staff meetings<br />“Civil Air Patrol can keep you just as busy as you want to be…”<br />
  59. 59. How To Join?<br />Take home a membership packet.<br />Come to at least 2 or 3 more meetings<br />Turn in your membership paperwork & dues<br /><ul><li>Wait by the mailbox for your CAP ID & materials to arrive!</li></li></ul><li>Come join our TEAM!<br />CIVIL AIR PATROL!<br />America’s Air Force Auxiliary!More Than Meets The Skies!<br />
  60. 60. Questions?<br />

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