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Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving on average, 95 lives annually.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is home to Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing headquarters and Tuskegee Cadet Squadron. National Capital Wing encompasses the greater Washington, D.C., metro area and has approximately 260 volunteer officers, senior members and 160 cadets.
The National Capital Wing is the primary point of contact for all CAP activities and Air Force support missions in the Washington, D.C. metro area and National Capital Region (NCR). The wing has six squadrons, including the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron, which meets on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.
Volunteers perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs.