Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol

With war clouds looming at the end of the Great Depression more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country.  As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born on December 1st, 1941, one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Thousands of volunteer members answered America’s call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Operating first under the Office of Civilian Defense and later assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

Today the Civil Air Patrol has nearly 62,000 members, just under 27,000 Cadets and nearly 35,000 Senior Members. Montana Wing has 300 of those professional volunteers that serve communities all over Montana.   I welcome you to email any Squadron Commander or Staff Member to ask questions about CAP.   Montana currently has 9 units but with the growing demands of our organization we are looking to start units all over Montana. Again I thank you for stopping by and look forward to hearing from you.

Nolan S. Teel, Col, CAP
Commander Montana Wing


Commander Nolan S. Teel


Our Missions


CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public.

Emergency Services

Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

Cadet Programs

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.

News & Events

Help Wanted

The Montana Wing has a great team to work with and training is provided. We encourage you to try out one of the following posisitons.
  • Wing Historian (HO)
  • Health Services Officer (HS)


Montana Wing Civil Air Patrol


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1887

Great Falls, MT 59403


Street Address:

7215 Goddard Drive Suite 18

Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402-6785


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