On Dec. 10, the Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in honor of its founding members’ role in protecting the U.S. against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions.
As a premier sponsor of CAP’s Congressional Gold Medal presentation, CITGO is sponsoring the purchase of replica Congressional Gold Medals to be awarded to CAP World War II veterans who will travel to Washington, D.C., for the medal presentation, as well as the celebratory reception/dinner. Those who are unable to travel to Washington will be presented a replica medal by CAP in their hometowns.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The Air Force Association has honored Civil Air Patrol with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of its more than 70 years of helping secure the American homeland, especially its service during World War II.
The Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in at the organization’s 2014 National Conference.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Col. Larry Myrick of San Luis Obispo, California, has been confirmed as the Civil Air Patrol’s next national vice commander by the organization’s board of governors. Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP’s next chief executive officer and national commander, selected Myrick.
President Barack Obama has signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II.
When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition.
Some seven decades later, though, they’re receiving it, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote Monday afternoon to award CAP a Congressional Gold Medal for its volunteer service during the war, when more than 120,000 members stepped up to support the military effort and help keep the nation secure.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors.
Beginning today, the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol was placed on alert to commence a week-long emergency services exercise. Every two years the U.S. Air Force evaluates the capability and effectiveness of each wing’s personnel, equipment, vehicles and aircraft to successfully carry out assigned missions such as air and ground search and rescue and homeland security operations.