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