The Civilian Auxiliary of the United States Air Force
For Patriots ages 12 and up, Civil Air Patrol is a vital force that protects Americans in need by responding to disaster, preserves the values that make our country great by developing young leaders and ensures our country's preeminence in Aerospace and Cyberspace Education.
Click on one of the photos above to learn more about each of our missions; Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. If you have questions or want to learn more about joining a squadron near you, use the Contact Us page to get in touch! We look forward to serving with you!
With just over 1800 members in 24 squadrons across the state, the Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol uses its 24 vehicles and 12 single engine aircraft for serve the local community. In 2016, we participated in 16 Search and Rescue missions in addition to several disaster relief missions. Our pilots flew over 2000 hours in training time and service to the community. Nationally, it is estimated that Civil Air Patrol volunteer hours are valued at over $167 million as we perform missions for America.