Who We Are
Welcome to the Idaho Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) official website.
We have approximately 237 senior members (adults) and 228 cadets (ages 12-21) volunteering and supporting our three primary missions: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education. We are always looking for new members to join our team so if you are interested in joining, we have 7 squadrons in different cities statewide.
Please visit our Squadron page for more information on meeting times and locations. Membership fee is $64 for seniors (background check required) and $38 for cadets (cadets can submit application direct online or paper copy). Member benefits come along with your approved membership.
Maybe you’re not ready to join, but still want to support us? You can become a friend and supporter of the Civil Air Patrol Program and still get member discounts for just $35, click for details. Don’t forget, these dues are tax deductible.
We are the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force and a force multiplier in #TOTALFORCE.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program.Performing missions for America for the past 75 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. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.