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For media inquiries, contact Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing Public Affairs Team at publicaffairs@natcapwg.cap.gov. For high-resolution photos, see our Flickr channel. For more about Civil Air Patrol and media downloads, scroll to the botom.

The posts below include news releases, media advisories, and other stories about the members and missions of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing.

 

About Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

Media Downloads

2020 CAP Fact Sheet

2020 National Capital Wing Statistics

2019 CAP Annual Report

 

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