Wing Commander’s Welcome
Welcome and thank you for visiting the North Carolina Wing, Civil Air Patrol website. I hope you find the information located on this site helpful.
As the all-volunteer civilian Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, the North Carolina Wing and it's more than 2200 members share a rich history going back to its formation during the earliest days of World War II. Today, we continue our heritage of dedication, excellence and service demonstrated by our predecessors.
We serve our nation, our state and communities in the air and on the ground as a premier public service organization when Emergency Services missions are needed. As a Total Force partner of the United States Air Force and working closely with North Carolina Emergency Management and it’s Emergency Operations Center, we are here to search for and find the lost, serve to provide comfort and support in times of disaster and work to keep our homeland safe. We have supported North Carolina as well as other States during times of natural disasters such as many of the named hurricanes.
We promote aviation in our schools and communities and to all ages through Aerospace Education and applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus as well as help to shape our country's future leaders though our Cadet Program. In addition to the academic knowledge gained through our Aerospace Education program, our cadets also have the unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of flight firsthand through our powered and glider orientation flight program. Our cadets also develop and tune their leadership skills as well as strengthen their application of CAP's Core Values which they will carry with them throughout their life.
North Carolina Wing is recognized as one of the leading Wings in our nation and we are very proud of this accomplishment. Our members are very dedicated, highly competent and of good character and we enjoy what we do!
We invite you to join and become involved with us. Contribute your talents, refine your leadership and skills and serve to carry out these very important missions for America.
DENNIS BISSELL, Colonel, CAP
Commander, North Carolina Wing