About Civil Air Patrol


The Civil Air Patrol was organized in December 1941. It fulfilled many non-combatant roles for the US Army Air Corps in the U.S. including border surveillance, target-towing, courier duties, and pre-flight training. Today, C.A.P. is chartered by Congress as the official civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force. We have almost 61,000* civilian volunteers nationwide, including over 26,000 cadets members ages 12-20, who share an interest in aviation and community services. Our missions are aerospace education, emergency services, and an exciting cadet program.

The Arundel Composite Squadron is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland,unit and draws members from all over northern Anne Arundel County as well as Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We have a thriving cadet program and our ES program specializes in ground search and rescue. For more information about becoming a member of our unit, click here. General information about the Civil Air Patrol is available from National HQ, Civil Air Patrol. For directions to our unit click here.