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Civil Air Patrol cadets take part in Cyber Operations Fundamentals Course
September 1, 2022
cyber operations fundamentals course

Rated Prep Program students take control of AETC’s Instagram March 23-24
March 19, 2022
Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (RPP) students will take control of Air Education and Training Command’s Instagram page @aetc_firstcommand March 23-24, 2022, to give an exclusive look of how the program provides Airmen a unique opportunity to gain and strengthen basic aviation skills.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Travis Taylor, assigned to the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming,  will take over the AETC Instagram page March 23. 

During the takeover, AETC’s Instagram followers will a get a closer look at training sessions, as well as students and instructors in action while in flight. Followers will also be able to ask Taylor and Cerino questions about the ins and outs of the program.

Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary
December 2, 2021
CAP Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Interested in flying in Air Force, but have little to no experience? Applications for Spring ‘22 Rated Prep Program being accepted now!
November 29, 2021
The Air Force Rated Preparatory Program provides qualified Airmen interested in cross-training to an Air Force rated career field the opportunity to gain and strengthen basic aviation skills. 
Program participants receive self-paced ground training, approximately eight flight hours in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane, and additional training in FAA-certified simulators—helping them become more competitive for rated selection boards.

Civil Air Patrol cadets visit Alamo Wing
July 12, 2021
Master Sgt. Sean Preston, 433rd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, explains the C-5M Super Galaxy engine mechanics to Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 8, 2021. The Cadets were able to ask in-depth questions to further their understanding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Wich)

Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 Fall class
April 19, 2021
Air Force wings logo on blue background

Texas Civil Air Patrol units tour C-5M, units
November 18, 2019
Maj. Matt Menendez, 68th Airlift Squadron pilot, talks to Civil Air Patrol cadets about the C-5M Super Galaxy landing gear to Civil Air Patrol cadets Nov. 6, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren M. Snyder)

Civil Air Patrol Cadets fly on C-5M Super Galaxy at JBSA-Lackland
March 27, 2019
Civil Air Patrol cadets, Cadet Senior Airman Allen Doroshko, Cadet Airman Basic Caleb Wood, and Cadet Lt. Col. Jackson Baker, observe operations on the flight deck during an incentive flight over West Texas March 12. The cadets flew with the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Civil Air Patrol: citizen volunteers serving America
November 30, 2018
This iconic 1943 CAP recruitment poster was designed by V. Clayton Kenney of Cleveland, himself a member of Squadron 511-3 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Source: U.S. Office of War Information, National Archives.