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CAP’s Three Missions

The Civil Air Patrol Pacific Region is made up of the six beautiful western states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. These six states comprise over one million square miles of territory, making the Pacific Region the largest of the eight regions in Civil Air Patrol.

Each wing (state) has its own headquarters, command structure, and many local or community level units of membership. The Pacific Region is very active in each of the Civil Air Patrol's primary missions of Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services.

As the Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol participates in numerous search and rescue missions, counter drug missions, and disaster relief missions each year. Because of an abundance of harsh terrain and high elevations, the Pacific Region is one of the most active regions in Emergency Services, saving numerous lives each year.

Civil Air Patrol cadets participate in activities such as powered and glider flights, aerospace education, leadership, and management education in an environment of self-discipline and self-responsibility.

If you are interested in working with youth, in emergency services, or in support of our country's homeland security and counter drug missions then consider Civil Air Patrol. Visit gocivilairpatrol.com to find the unit nearest you.

Celebrate CAP’s Legacy

Emmy Award winning former Spaatz Cadet and Tennessee Wing member, Scott Matthews, has produced this inspiring 75th-anniversary tribute to CAP’s proud legacy, its missions, and its members.

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  • Incoming Senior Staff Appointments Announced August 17, 2017
    Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, Civil Air Patrol CEO and national commander, and Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, incoming CEO/national commander, announce the following six appointments to the incoming senior staff: Col. Arlinda C. Bailey, national executive officer Bailey, a 19½-year member of CAP, is in her third year as the first female commander of the Tennessee Wing. […]
  • Search & Rescue Saves Surpass Century Mark for Fiscal 2017 August 16, 2017
    Sheila PursgloveContributing WriterCol. Martha Morris, Arizona Wing commander, calls Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team “The League of Secret Super Heroes:" “They work in the dark of night, many hours, sifting data and saving lives with no one knowing who they are or what they do,” she said.  The team, consisting of Col. Brian […]
  • Aerospace Education Program Promotes STEM at Natl. Scout Jamboree August 10, 2017
    Capt. Margaret DilleyAssistant Director of Aerospace EducationWest Virginia WingCivil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education program stepped up this summer when organizers of the massive quadrennial National Scout Jamboree decided to include one of the AE program’s core goals – inspiring interest in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) – in the spotlight. When 28,000 […]

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