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About Civil Air Patrol

Since the Civil Air Patrol's formation during the early days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. With a desire to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources, CAP was founded on December 1, 1941 and continues in its dedication to public service through emergency service missions in the air and on the ground.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol works diligently to carry out three primary mission areas in service to the local communities, state and our nation. Its almost 60,000 members volunteer time, efforts and expertise toward the well-being of communities, the promotion of aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping to develop future leaders through CAP's cadet program. The three primary missions of Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services give our nation's youth age twelve and up an opportunity to learn new skills and put experience to good use through volunteer efforts. The same vigilance of the founding members drive today's adult and cadet members to perform their duties thus preserving CAP's almost 80 year legacy of service. 

Mission Statement

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

Core Values

Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect.

Lynchburg Composite Squadron 

Proudly serving the citizens of the greater Lynchburg area, Lynchburg Composite Squadron is one of the best volunteer organizations in our area. Dedicated to serving our community, state and nation, our squadron is comprised of approximately 65 cadets and 30 adults. Both teen and adult members train for and participate in various rolls and duties. Each mission is unique, but part of CAP's purpose is to be always ready to support its members and communities.

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