We enjoy a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. 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.

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. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)

26 January 2012

Open House

Please join us at our Open House on January 31, 2012 between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Learn all about the Civil Air Patrol first hand from our adult leaders and the cadets of the Middletown Cadet Squadron. Feel free to visit with us and ask our cadets what it is like to be a cadet, a proud member of the United States Air Force Auxiliary. CAP is looking for both adults and youths (12-18) to experience an incredible opportunity.

We will be located at the VFW Post 3792 in Townsend, DE (5695 Summit Bridge Road)

The Open House has also been mentioned in the Middletown Transcript - http://www.middletowntranscript.com/topstories/x690034653/Civil-Air-Patrol-seeking-cadets

We look forward to seeing you there.

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