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)

29 August 2012

Kansas Wing's Winter Encampment

Kansas Wing Training Group Encampment: December 26th 2012 – Jan 2nd 2013


For more information regarding the Kansas Wing's Winter Encampment, please refer to the URL below.


Non-staff (basic first time) cadets planning to attend need to apply by 1 Nov 2012. Cost this year is $130 for Cadets and $110 for Senior Members. Any applications received after 1 Nov will incur an increased registration fee of $150. Any application received after 30 Nov will not be included on the MSA and will not fly. If you are a senior member interested in helping out, please contact us! Kansas Wing Encampment accepts applications from any CAP member regardless of home wing or squadron. Space may be limited this year so apply early to guarantee your spot at this wonderful event. 

Last year’s events included:
  • NRA Certified Rifle Shooting (most cadets earn their NRA marksmanship badge)
  • Obstacle Course
  • KC-135 Orientation Ride
  • Black Hawk Orientation

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