Did you know that 9 out of 10 search and rescue flights in the continental US are conducted by the Civil Air Patrol?
We, along with over 1,500 squadrons, 550 aircraft, 950 vehicles, and 60,000 members across the country, belong to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). CAP is a non-profit, volunteer, organization chartered by Congress on December 1st, 1941 as the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
CAP Mission Statement: Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.
CAP performs three primary missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. Cadets (12 to 18 years old) and Senior Members (18 years and older) have the opportunity to participate in community events, air and ground SAR training and missions, aircraft orientation flights, glider training flights, model rocket and balloon launches, communication training, leadership training, parades, and more. Teachers can optionally join as Aerospace Education Members and receive a vast array of aerospace related classroom materials at little or no cost. Corporate memberships are also available. The Civil Air Patrol is a 501(c3) non-profit corporation; so most donations are tax deductible.
If you are ready for a challenging way to serve your community and nation, WE WANT YOU!
Visit our hangar any Tuesday (1830 to 2100) for information on joining CAP and the Squadron 508 team.
Sqdn. 508 Commander
Yuma Composite Squadron 508
United States Air Force Auxiliary
Martha Taylor Bldg., Hangar #1
3490 South Fortuna Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85365
I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program,
and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities,
obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and
training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state,
I, (full name), having been promoted to the grade of __________ in the Civil Air Patrol, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and comply with the Constitution, Bylaws and regulations of the Civil Air Patrol; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge all duties and responsibilities as well as obey the orders of the officers appointed over me according to regulations, so help me God.