Welcome, to Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region web site. Civil Air Patrol, the official United States Air Force Auxiliary, is very active in our service to our citizens. Search and rescue, disaster relief operations, aerospace education, and our excellent cadet program (ages 12-21) are just a few examples of the ongoing activities happening within this region. Our region includes the seven mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The terrain in the MER ranges from rugged mountains to coastal plains and from rural to heavily populated cities and our volunteers perform a wide scope of missions on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. We take our missions very seriously and spend the majority of our time training for the critical moments when we will be needed. This region is rich in aviation service history with the coastal patrols for German U-boats during World War II to the Homeland Security missions we fly today. In addition to our emergency missions, CAP continues to be an organization to mentor young people for their future roles as leaders; encourage aviation and expand one’s own confidence and leadership abilities. We have a dedicated membership who gives their time and talent for the benefit of this great country. I sincerely hope your visit to this web site is informative and helpful, and that you may also consider serving with our elite group of volunteers.
Larry J. Ragland, Col, CAP MER/CC