As the Oklahoma Wing Commander I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to you.
Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.
As a Total Force partner and the Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
Are you looking to be a part of a civic minded group dedicated to volunteer service? Are you committed to the principals of integrity and excellence? Does respect for your fellow man, your country, and yourself sound like you? Then the Civil Air Patrol may be the organization you’ve been looking for.
Take a few minutes, look around and then contact a unit near you for more information.
Col. David L. Roberts Jr, CAP
Commander Oklahoma Wing