Drug Demand Reduction Officer
e: ddr@iawg.cap.gov


Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Vision

To be a leading force in America’s drug demand reduction strategy through the development of tomorrow’s leaders in volunteer community service for a drug-free world.

Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Mission Statement

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program assists squadrons, groups, wings, and regions to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in Civil Air Patrol members, Air Force families, DoD civilians, and school-age children through a comprehensive program that:

  • Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
  • Encourages youth to remain in school.
  • Focuses on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.
  • Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.

Community Outreach

The object of the Community Outreach element is to place local CAP units in the forefront of their community to communicate a drug-free message to youngsters. Cadets and unit members partner with base and local community coalitions to support anti-drug activities. Together, they provide essential and supplemental assistance to community outreach activities. Check within your local community at law enforcement agencies, schools, etc. for ways in which you can assist with, not only formal drug-free campaigns, but other community events as well. The following is a very incomplete list of different events and outlets in which you can work within your community.

  1. Family community centers
  2. Community health fairs
  3. Base-sponsored community activities
  4. Base open houses and air shows.