Civil Air Patrol

The Maine Air National Guard is fortunate to have a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron on base. The Bangor-Brewer Squadron meets every Wednesday night in Building 510 from 6:00pm -9:00pm.

The members of the Bangor Squadron assist the Maine Emergency Management Agency during natural disasters and exercises, perform missions for the United States Air Force, and provide services for the local community. As the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force and having been chartered by Congress in 1946, CAP is a volunteer, nonprofit corporation functioning in three primary missions--emergency services, cadet programs, and aerospace education.

Volunteers for the CAP are always needed!  Male and female CAP senior members join the CAP to be Cessna 172/182 mission pilots, observers or scanners; aerospace educators; help prepare cadets for military careers; be active in community service; or join because their children have joined as cadets.

Cadets must be at least 12 years of age or have completed fifth grade to join CAP and can remain a cadet until the age of 21 or become a senior member at age 18. Cadets can apply for solo flying scholarships, attend summer encampments, practice search and rescue while camping, learn first aid and communications skills, be part of the CAP drill team, fly with CAP orientation pilots, and participate in many other cadet activities. For more information about the local CAP Squadron you can contact the local CAP commander via email.