The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is now included in the Air Force's definition of the total force. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, "Leadership," expanding the Air Force's descriptions of total force and Airmen to now consist of regular, Guard, Reserve, civilian and auxiliary members. CAP has approximately 57,000 volunteers and 550 aircraft assigned to more than 1,500 units stateside. The auxiliary members fly nearly 100,000 hours per year performing disaster relief, counterdrug, search and rescue, fighter interceptor training, aerial observation and cadet orientation flights. For more information, visit the Civil Air Patrol webpage.
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