I read with interest your editorial regarding lost opportunities for publicity on the outstanding contributions of the aviation community during Hurricane Katrina (The New Orleans example, Oct. 7 issue).
The attached documents present the Civil Air Patrol’s Hurricane Katrina media relations program and a report on the publicity received. Please know that I applaud your call for increasing public understanding of the critical role CAP and others in the aviation industry play during times of crisis.
The National Headquarters public affairs team, in concert with our public affairs officers in the field, work extremely hard on an ongoing basis to establish public awareness of our missions for America. I believe you will agree that our efforts are paying off.
Deputy Director Public Affairs
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters