New Mexico Group 800
P.O. Box 5069
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Contact Phone: (505) 301-7749
Office: (505) 853-7261 (Monday Nights)

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Welcome to the Group 800, New Mexico Civil Air Patrol Wing 
Our Civil Air Patrol Cadet Mission is to accomplish the Congressionally mandated Cadet Program through a curriculum of Leadership, Aerospace, Fitness, and Character; in a school setting. The program follows a military style model and emphasizes Air Force traditions and values all while providing skills to our young men and women in Leadership, Citizenship, Commitment, and Respect. Today's Cadets are Tomorrow's Aerospace Leaders.
The mission of Aerospace Education is to educate, inspire, and instill an appreciation for and an understanding of aerospace as it relates to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in today's and tomorrow's world. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) promotes and supports aerospace/STEM education both for its own members and the general public. Our educational programs help prepare the youth of today to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace/STEM society and understand its related global issues, especially as pertains to national security.

CAP offers national standards-driven educational products to CAP units, as well as to educator members from all types of schools, youth organizations, and museums. 
At Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, we're helping develop tomorrow's aerospace workforce.

Need more information? Click HERE for a historical overview of CAP's Aerospace Education Program.   Visit our Educator FAQ page. Interested in becoming an Aerospace Education Member of CAP? Click HERE to obtain more information.
Interested in becoming a volunteer member of CAP? Visit to learn of all the membership opportunities and benefits OR please visit one of our squadrons listed to the left under NM Squadrons.

Actions Events & Announcements

New Senior CPPT is now available. 2 Part course, Basic and Advanced. Both must be accomplished by all senior members prior to 1 July 2015.


NM CAP Announcements

  • New Mexico In School CAP Program is on the Rise The New Mexico Group 800 ended 2014 on the down side with loosing 2 CAP squadrons within the 800 program lowering the overall squadron count to 5. However in just ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 5:23 PM by Ben Noyce
  • Balloon Chase Crew Clinic  MARK YOUR CALENDARS! NM CAP Balloon Chase Crew Clinic coming up! September 19 - 21 LBJ Middle School $20 Registration Fee (due by 1 September) updated 1 Aug   Hands on training ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 9:12 AM by Ben Noyce
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AEO Bulletin Board

  • Group 800 Unit Challenge Each unit has been challenged with 7 tasks. This post will serve as the score board for each squadrons progress. The tasks are:1. To promote the education and skill ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2015, 12:26 PM by Ben Noyce
  • New Mexico Program Gets Into The Interntional Spotlight The sun just barely shining it’s presence over the mountain as the field below comes to life with the roar of inflation fans, rolling and boiling folds of ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2014, 11:51 AM by Ben Noyce
  • Aerospace Education Soars in New Mexico
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 2:39 PM by Ben Noyce
  • New Mexico Launches CAP Ballooning Program Although New Mexico is globally known as the Hot Air Ballooning capital of the World, the lighter-than-air program is fairly new to the members of the New ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2014, 10:43 AM by Ben Noyce
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CAP in the News

  • Civil Air Patrol balloon rises like a Phoenix to teach cadets about flight February 27, 2015 at 11:32amBy Master Sgt. Paula Aragon, Public Affairs Superintendent, 150th Special Operations Wing, New Mexico National GuardKIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - It seems ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 12:35 PM by Ben Noyce
  • Balloon pilot turns tragedy into inspiration February 17, 2015 NEW MEXICO – Balloon pilot Daniel Lovato stepped back into the gondola for the first time since losing his arm in a balloon accident over one year ago ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 5:29 PM by Ben Noyce
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