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About Group 4

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About PA Wing Group 4

Pennsylvania Group 4 (NER PA-005) is spread out geographically from Bucks County across from the state of New Jersey to the Southern border with New York State.

This large area is the 2nd largest group in the Pennsylvania Wing, geographically covering 7,648 square miles in 14 counties.

We have three very active mission bases where our aircraft are stationed; at Doylestown (DYL), Quakertown (UKT), and Luzerne County (WBW).

In addition to the mission base squadrons, Group 4 has squadrons located at Scranton, Mount Pocono, Bangor, Lehigh Valley, Bristol, and Hilltown. One of these units is a specialized squadron which manages and conducts a glider flight academy for the cadets.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol's three core missions are:

(1) Emergency Services -  Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of the Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. Ever vigilant, these true patriots make a difference in their communities, not only to assist in times of disaster but also to search for the lost and protect the homeland.

(2) Cadet Programs - Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.

(3) Aerospace Education - Civil Air Patrol’s awarding-winning aerospace education program promotes aerospace, aviation and STEM-related careers with engaging, standards-based, hands-on curriculum and activities. It shapes the experiences and aspirations of youth both in and outside of CAP’s cadet program.


EXAMPLE: The Blue Beret Program


CAP's 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.

Mission Statement

Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

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.

Join Us

Our squadrons consist of both senior members 18 years of age and older, and cadet members between 12 and 21 years of age. 

Our three core Civil Air Patrol missions are:


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