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Squadron Commander's Welcome

You've found America's best kept secret, right here in Charleston, West Virginia. Our unit is growing and we need your help! If you're a pilot or have prior military experience  and want to continue serving your country, or you simply have a desire to volunteer and serve your community, then the Civil Air Patrol is the right place to be. Even if you are not a pilot, CAP welcomes folks from all walks of life. Your experience, skills, and interests will be put to great use in CAP. You will find unlimited adventures in CAP.

What is Civil Air Patrol?

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a rich heritage of civilian volunteer service from WWII to 9/11 and continuing today. Put simply, we are citizens aged 12 and up - A vital force that protects Americans in need by responding to disaster. We preserve the values that make our country great by developing young leaders as part of our Cadet Program, helping to ensure our Country's preeminence in aviation through our Aerospace Education program, providing useful services to the Air Force as part of our Emergency Services mission, and so much more.

Interested in learning more?

Take some time to read through our site. Learn about our missions. Check out our Facebook Page. Then come visit us. We meet every Tuesday evening from 1830 - 2100 (That's 6:30pm - 9:00pm on a twelve-hour clock.) and visitors are always welcome.


Capt Tara Mahoney, CAP
Charleston Composite Squadron, MER-WV-013
West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol
304 - 343 - 6040


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