Today, members of Civil Air Patrol perform volunteer service to their communities in real world missions such as search and rescue, disaster relief, counterdrug, and homeland security missions.
Civil Air Patrol volunteers have dedicated their service to communities across America since World War II. The legacy of volunteer service has become a CAP core value, and continues to define the Civil Air Patrol mission today.
Opportunities for cadets to develop and hone leadership skills abound in Civil Air Patrol. Local activities and camps across the nation help inspire the next generation of character leaders.