Our Missions

Following World War Two, the role of the Civil Air Patrol in servitude to its citizens needed redefining.  On May 26, 1948 the 80th Congress passed Public Law 80-557 permanently establishing the Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the newly established U.S. Air Force. On July 1, 1946 Congress passed 36 U.S. Code 40302 mandating five missions. The organization condenses these mandates into three core missions: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.

1. Aerospace Education

2. Cadet Programs

3. Emergency Services