Civil Air Patrol

Greetings from the Wing Commander

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Welcome to Ohio Wing Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol was founded merely one week before the United States entered World War II in 1941. During the war, CAP members flew many missions in defense of our homeland, and had a major role in keeping our coastal waterways safe from enemy attacks. After the war, the US Air Force and Congress believed that CAP can continue to contribute and in 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the creation of CAP as the Auxiliary of the US Air Force.

CAP was created with three missions, represented by the three propeller blades on our emblem. These three mission include emergency services, cadet programs, and aerospace education. Ohio Wing CAP has always been in the forefront of these missions, and we are active in all three.

Through our Emergency Services program we have responded to numerous natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and many local situations. We also work closely with the Ohio National Guard and USAF in support of their missions on a routine basis. Our Cadet program is one of the finest youth training programs available to young people ages 12 to 18. Our Aerospace Education program allows teachers and school administrators to become actively involved, and promotes aviation education with the highest quality materials available.

The Ohio Wing Civil Air Patrol web site is here to provide you with information for those who may wish to join, and also to those that are already members. For more information and to learn more about Civil Air Patrol on line or find a squadron near you please go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com

Semper Vigilans!

David Jennison, Col, CAP
Ohio Wing Commander

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