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About CAP

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, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, 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 60,000 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 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.

Group II

Group II is one of seven major sub-commands within Texas Wing and covers eight local squadrons from Sherman in the North to Plano in the South, and East to Nacogdoches.

Headquarters Group II is responsible for the Civil Air Patrol squadrons and operations within its area as defined above. The Group is responsible to the Civil Air Patrol Corporation and the Texas Wing Commander for ensuring that corporate objectives, policies, and operational directives are effectively executed within the Group. The Group Commander represents the Texas Wing Commander within the Group.

Fully staffed with qualified and competent personnel, Headquarters Group II focuses on supporting its squadrons through effective training in mission readiness and operations. Headquarters Group II staff members represent Texas Wing as hands-on representatives, at the service of the squadrons.

Vision Statement

Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Core Values

Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect.

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