Pegasus Composite Squadron CAP
Quality Cadet Unit Award Recipient 2010, 2011
Semper Vigilans - Always Vigilant
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide.
Our three primary missions are: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services.
CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 72 lives in fiscal year 2009. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 68 years."
Come discover one of America's best kept secrets – Civil Air Patrol.
There are nearly 2,000 squadrons and over 60,000 members of Civil Air Patrol nationwide. Civil Air Patrol is the Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
To join Civil Air Patrol as an adult member, or "senior" member, you must be 18. To join as a cadet you must be between 12 and 17. Cadets may remain cadets until they turn 21 at which time they must transfer membership to senior member.
CAP is divided into regions (groups of states), then wings (each state is a wing), then groups (i.e. Houston area), then to squadrons.
To learn more about the history and missions of the Civil Air Patrol, see the Introduction to the Civil Air Patrol.