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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, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, 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 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 60,000 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.

Mission Statement

Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.

Vision Statement

Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Core Values

Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.


Contact Information

Mailing & Physical Address:
HQ Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol
553 Terry Crawford Drive
Nacogdoches, TX  75964-2468
HQ Telephone Number:

Wing Administrative Office:
Wing Administrator E-Mail: ksmith@capnhq.gov

WMIRS Assistance E-Mail: admin_WMIRS@txwgcap.org (note underscore)




State Demographics:

Population: 29,145,505 (2020 est.)
Land Area: 268,596 sq mi (695,662 km²)

Texas Wing Demographics:

Membership statistics as of July 21, 2022
Total Membership: 4,085
Senior Members: 2,025
Cadet Members: 2,060


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