Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations.

In 2017, RIAHOF helped to honor the RI CAP on 75 years of achievement.

The Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program was established in 1942. CAP cadets wear modified Air Force uniforms, hold ranks, and practice military customs and courtesies. They are required to maintain physical fitness standards, and are tested on their knowledge of leadership and aerospace subjects. Cadets are given many opportunities to lead and to follow; they may hold leadership positions at squadron and wing activities, and are often involved in planning these activities.

For more information on RI CAP, please visit their Facebook page.

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      Barrington natives James Allen (1824-1897) and his younger brother Ezra Allen (1840 – 1902) distinguished themselves through a lifelong commitment to aeronautics in the 19th century.

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      Alabama-born Richard Warren Blackman (1939—2013) made a major contribution to aviation in RI through
      his lengthy service with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

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