The Civil Air Patrol is the official Auxiliary for the USAF. CAP is charged to conduct three ongoing missions. Best known are our search and rescue/disaster relief missions, but youth education and development (the cadet program), and aerospace education for the community at large are also integral parts of our charter. Community members need only attend 3 meetings and apply for membership, and this is open year-round. OPEN MEMBERSHIP Year-Round: community members ages 12 - 100+ yrs are welcome to attend three meetings and apply.