Before we launch into Pearl Harbor, we must visit the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), who celebrates its birthday on December 1, of each year. Cadets range in ages from 12-20 with older members who are 18 and older.
CAP missions include support of Red Cross disaster relief operations and work in natural disaster areas.
CAP has eight regional commands and 52 wings with one in each US state, Puerto Rico and Washington DC, with a total of approximately 60,000 members.
In the 1930s the office of Civilian Defense worked to create what would become America’s civilian aircraft as part of homeland def...