The Maine Wing Civil Air Patrol is Maine's civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Founded in 1941, CAP originally assisted the War Department by defending the coastline of the United States during World War II. Two of those Coastal Patrol bases were located in Maine, Base 19 in Portland and Base 20 in Trenton. The Civil Air Patrol was federally chartered as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in 1946.
These days, our mission is to serve America by developing our Nation's youth; accomplishing local/state/national missions in Air Search & Rescue, Disaster Relief and Homeland Security; and educating citizenry to ensure our Nation's air and space supremacy.
The Wing Commander is Col. James Jordan.
As a Civil Air Patrol member, I pledge to promote an uncompromising safety environment for myself and others, and to prevent the loss of, or damage to, Civil Air Patrol assets entrusted to me. I will perform all of my activities in a professional and safe manner, and will hold myself accountable for my actions in all of our Missions for America.