MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Civil Air Patrol will continue to perform emergency and disaster response missions authorized by the Air Force during the federal government shutdown.
More than 500 Civil Air Patrol members are headed to Denver Aug. 15-17 for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s Annual Conference.
By CAROL LEE ANDERSON
NEW HAMPSHIRE – When school teacher Dan Caron instructs in the classroom during the current school year, a new honor will have been added to his already impressive resume. He was chosen as the 2013 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Civil Air Patrol is providing communications support to Air Force National Guard and Reserve units when they are engaged in fighting forest fires in the western U.S.
Dozens of personnel from Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing remain on duty in Moore, Okla., performing photo damage assessment of homes, public buildings and businesses more than a week after a twister ripped through the town of about 45,000 residents.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had a mission like this one,” said Lt. Col. Dave Roberts of the door-to-door ground team sorties Civil Air Patrol is performing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mission, which began last Wednesday, is to photograph up to 12,000 home sites damaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes.
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced an amendment to the new defense spending bill that would dramatically reduce funding for CAP missions and programs for Fiscal Year 2013. The Senate is expected to vote on the amendment on Monday, March 18.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civilian volunteers who served during World War II may soon be recognized for their service with the Congressional Gold Medal.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has introduced S. 309 and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced H.R. 755 in the 113th Congress to honor the founding members of Civil Air Patrol who used their own aircraft to conduct combat operations and other emergency missions during World War II.
NEW YORK – The Civil Air Patrol was front and center Friday morning at the New York Stock Exchange, with high-ranking CAP officers and cadets perched atop the podium on the trading room floor to open the third day of business for the new year.