The U.S. Air Force - Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an organization that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Its main purpose is to provide emergency services, aerospace education, and cadet programs. CAP assists in search and rescue missions, disaster relief efforts, and supports the Air Force and other agencies in various missions. It also promotes aviation and aerospace education for both its members and the general public. The organization offers leadership and training opportunities for young cadets interested in aviation and the military.