CAP Gen. Vazquez announces that Civil Air Patrol is officially a member of the United States Air Force's Total Force!
The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. All members are volunteers and receive no pay. As the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is organized along military lines, on the National, Wing, and local/Squadron levels, though it is a civilian volunteer organization.
Civil Air Patrol was established in the Office of Civilian Defense on 1 December 1941 to organize and direct the activities of volunteer civilians who made their time, airplanes, and equipment available for wartime tasks.