On February 23, 2017, Broomfield Rotary had the honor of hosting Lt. Col Mike Daniels from the Civil Air Patrol as well as C/1st Lieutenant Gage Salyer who is a student at Broomfield High School and a member of the Broomfield Composite Squadron.
To learn more about the Civil Air Patrol, please click here to download and view the presentation!
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is celebrating its 75th anniversary! It was created the week before the Pearl Harbor attack to provide border and coastal patrols, and military training. CAP is the official US Air Force Auxiliary.
The CAP mission is Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, Homeland Security, Counter Drug, Humanitarian Services, and Air Force student ROTC Flights. It serves the local community, our State and the Nation as well as coordinating with other countries. CAP aircraft were the first in the air over New York City after 9/11. The CAP has 52 wings—in every State and territory.
The CAP has a very important function with their student Cadet programs, to provide leadership skills, aerospace education, physical fitness, and character development. There are several levels of Cadet squadrons, based on the age of the cadets. Every June the cadets may attend the COWG summer encampment at the US Air Force Academy. There, they have the opportunity to take orientation flights.
They fly small single engine aircraft painted in red, white and blue. The Colorado Wing has 34 squadrons and are over 1700 members. They support many community activities and disaster assistance. Their missions save the government a great deal of money, by accomplishing their mission in place of costly main-line military aircraft.