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Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 73 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

Attend a meeting

Mt. Airy Composite Squadron meets every Wednesday night from 6:45 - 9:15 pm. at the Mt Airy Chapter Izaak Walton League located at 6642 Woodville Road Mount Airy, Maryland 21771. If you need more information please contact our Squadron Commander Nathan Rolfe via email at or by phone at 443-758-8201.

Please visit us to learn more about our squadron first hand! 


Commander's Intent

My Commander's intent is simple:  We will execute each of our three missions (Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services) to the best of our ability with an orientation towards our local community.

Cadet Programs:  Cadet activities support accomplishment of the other two missions, as well as providing opportunities to excel in leadership, physical fitness, cybersecurity and other STEM subjects, and the wide variety of aviation programs available to CAP Cadets.

Aerospace Education:  We work to expand the availability of aerospace education to the community at large, working with local leaders and educators.

Emergency Services:  Provide trained personnel in support of Air Force-directed and locally requested missions, including ground and air assets.

Civil Air Patrol provides many opportunities for volunteers of all ages 12 and up to Serve the Community, Save Lives, and Shape Futures, and our Squadron will provide that for Mt. Airy and surrounding communities.

Captain Nathan Rolfe, Mount Airy Composite Squadron Commander

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