An auxiliary of the US Air Force, and part of the USA's Total Force, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has three major missions: Aerospace Education, the Cadet Program, and Emergency Services. Aerospace Education is provided for cadets and adults. A major focus of the CAP unit at SVA is the Cadet Program for young people, ages 12 - 18. All senior members and cadets are encouraged to develop practical skills in emergency services, including disaster relief, search and rescue, and both ground and aircrew training. The cadet program provides leadership training, character development, aerospace education and physical fitness. See additional information, as well as the cadets' perspective on the program.
The Civil Air Patrol Sugar Valley squadron features a special speaker each month. Some of the past presenters have included: