Civil Air Patrol
Citizens Serving Communities
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Why do I have to give my Social Security Number on the application?

As the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Civil Air Patrol members are given access to entry on military bases. For teachers, this means that there is easy entrance onto the base when being given an orientation airplane in the Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flights. Social security numbers are needed for entry onto military bases and to fly on CAP aircraft.