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Becoming a Member

The Civil Air Patrol is a US Air Force Auxiliary. We provide myriad emergency services and operational missions such as: Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Services, Air Force Support and Counter Drug operations.    

Currently the Long Island Group has seven squadrons on Long Island. We are actively looking to recruit new members.

The Civil Air Patrol has both cadet and adult programs. The three (3) primary areas are emergency services, cadet programs, and aerospace education. Our Cadet program also stresses leadership, self-confidence, character development, physical education, and community service. To learn more about CAP view our site or visit

With training, members participate in search and rescue missions, assist in disaster relief, and help with community service projects. Cadet members can learn to fly and senior members who hold a pilots license have the opportunity to fly CAP aircraft.

Membership Requirements



- Both male and female are welcome
- At least 12 years of age
- Not Having reached their 19th birthday (You may remain a cadet until 21)
- U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status
- Satisfactory scholastic performance

- Both men and women are welcome
- At least 18 years of age
- U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status
- No military or flying experience required

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