Civil Air Patrol-Lee Bird Squadron
The Emergency Services mission of Civil Air Patrol is to aid those who are in distress. Civil Air Patrol assets are available to state and local Emergency Management and Public Safety agencies for search and rescue operations, aerial reconnaissance imagery, contingency tactical communications, and emergency transport of humanitarian supplies, blood, tissue, or organs.
youths 12 to 20 years of age progress through a comprehensive program covering leadership, physical fitness, and aerospace education including an opportunity to
solo fly an airplane through a flight encampment or academy. Cadets earning cadet officer status may enter a United States military branch with advanced rank rather
than entry as an E1.
CAP's third mission is to provide Aerospace Education (AE) to CAP members and the general public. For CAP members this includes graded courses covering flight physics, dynamics, history, and application. Through outreach programs, including the External Aerospace Education program, CAP helps schoolteachers integrate aviation and aerospace into the classroom by providing seminars, course materials and through sponsorship of the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education.