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Welcome to Montana Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Our mission is to train leaders, save lives, prevent human suffering, mitigate property damage, and expand aerospace education to members of the community. We do this by empowering our members to take on the challenges of supporting our communities by also providing low cost or free airborne, ground, and communications assets to assist local emergency responders; particularly those in counties with little to no funding. We provide curriculum and STEM tools to education to schools and teachers to instill a love of aerospace and technology. Montana Wing is looking for motivated, high speed, low drag, individuals who are interested in helping make the Civil Air Patrol one of the premier service organizations in Montana. Montana Wing is currently comprised of over 350 dedicated, professional volunteers. For more information please contact us or find a unit near you!

Civil Air Patrol Nationally:

Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its over 61,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 80+ year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.



Spencer Gilchrist, Col, CAP
Commander, Montana Wing



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