About Us

Civil Air Patrol subchasers

Early Years

In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

Post War

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force.

Present State

The Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions:

ae-smallAerospace Education

Civil Air Patrol's award winning education program. Read more

 

cadet-smallCadet Programs

Aerospace themed training for teenage youth. Read more

 

es-smallEmergency Services

Saving lives and alleviating human suffering. Read more

 

Contact Information

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Calendar

APR
24

04.24.2017 19:00 - 19:30

APR
25

04.25.2017 19:00 - 19:30

APR
28

04.28.2017 - 04.30.2017

APR
30

04.30.2017 19:00 - 19:30

APR
30

04.30.2017 19:00 - 20:30

MAY
1

05.01.2017 19:00 - 19:30

Member Services

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Forms and Pubs

Looking for how to do things by the book? Regulations and other publications useful to California Wing members may be found and downloaded here.