Would you like to honor and serve America? Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits.
If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, the military or if you want to hone your leadership skills, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.
Cadets typically meet for two hours per week on average, participate in occasional weekend events and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.
Ready to join?
Do you need information to show your parents?
Direct them to the Frequently Asked Questions for Parents page for more information about the Civil Air Patrol.