Born of service, preserving our legacy, and maintaining our commitment to America. Since 1941.


More than 59,000 volunteers across the nation, and over 400 right here in Central California.


Large fleet of airplanes and vehicles, with a robust communications infrastructure and trained personnel.


2016 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for exceptionally meritorious service.

About Group 6

Central California Group 6 is the second largest group by land area in the California Wing, with a responsibility area of over 43,000 square miles.

Group 6 provides management and oversight for nine squadrons, which includes over 400 volunteers and three aircraft. Our nine squadrons are currently located in Bakersfield, Edwards, Fresno, Palmdale, Modesto, Atwater, Rosamond, Tehachapi, and Visalia.



Integrity is the very fiber of all core values, without it all other core values cannot prevail. It is the cornerstone for all that is moral and just in our society.

Volunteer Service

This core value speaks of “voluntarily giving of oneself, over personal desires, to provide for the welfare of others.”


In the CAP, the nature of our mission demands we focus on the results and get the job done right the first time and on time.


Respect means we value our diverse membership. We treat each other with fairness, dignity, and compassion. We work as a team.


RSS Civil Air Patrol Newsroom

  • Historic CAP Painting Bound for Pentagon Via 11-Wing Relay 17 May 2018
    “Total Force Partners,” a historic Civil Air Patrol painting by renowned aviation artist Rick Broome, is leaving Colorado Springs on Saturday morning on a 1,638-mile, 11-wing trek through the nation’s heartland to its final destination at the Pentagon. The CAP van relay begins at 7 a.m. MT on May 19 and will end at 11 […]
  • National Commander Visits Green Flag-West 15 May 2018
    Maj Gen Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander, visited one of CAP’s major programs in support of the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marines -- Operation Green Flag-West at North Las Vegas Airport in Nevada – on May 10. As part of both Green Flag-West and, in Louisiana, Green Flag-East, a sensor ball camera is […]
  • Cadet Experience Leads to a Career as Aircraft Maintenance Technician 9 May 2018
    Sheila PursgloveContributing WriterKristen Blue first learned about Civil Air Patrol at an eighth-grade open house. Thanks to her love of the outdoors and camping, she was immediately drawn to the organization’s search and rescue mission. Five years as a cadet led her to pursue a career in aviation. She’s now an aircraft maintenance technician at […]
  • Top '75 for 75 Challenge' Cadet Performers Recognized 4 May 2018
    The most successful cadet participants in Civil Air Patrol’s recent 75 for 75 Challenge have been announced, with the top-performing cadet generating more than $7,000 in donations for his Texas Wing squadron. The challenge, linked to Cadet Programs’ 75th anniversary last year, provided a structured, cadet-based national fundraising campaign with a goal of providing additional […]