Public Affairs

Welcome to Kansas Wing Public Affairs!  Here you will find resources to help support the Public Affairs Mission and resource to help your Public Affairs Officer.

The Public Affairs Mission

The mission of the Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs (PA) program is to inform internal and external audiences of Civil Air Patrol’s national importance, safeguard the image and assets of the corporation, and strengthen relations with key audiences and customers, which enables the organization to grow.

Successful Public Affairs Officers are very important to the Civil Air Patrol. They tell our story to our members as well as the larger audience outside the organization. They also have key roles in protecting CAP by advising our commanders and senior leaders on important public affairs issues, including handling crisis communications and planning long- and short-term goals, besides being involved themselves in operational missions as PAOs.

Many of our PAOs are not trained in the arts and skills required by the more specialized Public Information Officer, yet they do have the enthusiasm and energy to learn the basic skills to successfully tell the CAP story.

The role of the Public Affairs Officer

Advises and assists the commander on all media relations, internal information, community relations and protocol matters. Plans, develops and implements a Public Affairs program. Supports subordinate units as required, providing editorial guidance, technical expertise, and training opportunities. They shall:

  • Release information on unit activities to news media.
  • Publish unit newsletter or bulletin.
  • Coordinate participation of unit members in community activities.
  • Coordinate with other organizations and agencies as required.
  • Supervise all public affairs activities of subordinate units.
  • Provide training opportunities.
 Public Affairs Badge

Public Affairs Officer

Assistant Public Affairs Officer

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Kansas Wing Public Affairs NHQ Public Affairs Resources Public Affairs Regulations and Pamphlets


National HQ Public Affairs
CAP 190-1 Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Program

CAP P201 Specialty Track Study Guide-Public Affairs Officer

CAP P152 Social Media Guidelines