Welcome to Civil Air Patrol, Erie Composite Squadron 502, based in Erie, PA!

What is CAP?  Americas best kept secret!  Here are a couple of videos that describe just a little bit about what we do:

From the History Channel program "Tactical to Practical".

CNN ran a piece about CAP.


But neither of these videos explains the commitment the Air Force and CAP has for its cadets.

CAP is committed to creating leaders for tomorrow through teaching STEM subjects.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  While military bearing is taught, the fundamentals of leadership and these core subject areas is the primary focus.  Take a look at the first books cadets must learn from and be tested on before advancing in rank:
http://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/library/learn-to-lead/