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75th Anniversary Volunteer Special Issue Now Available


The digital version of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary Volunteer (a special 84-page October-December 2016 issue) is now available here. The Volunteer cover features Cadet Maj. Megan Laubhan.

This e-edition of the Volunteer includes an article from CAP National Historian Col. Frank Blazich about CAP’s first commander, Army Air Forces Col. Earle L. Johnson. There is also an updated timeline of CAP’s 75 years of service and an article about notable members past and present, along with a new look at CAP’s Total Force partnership with the Air Force and a look back at memorable missions.

Read the full article…

Awards for AZ Wing and Cell Phone Forensics Team

brian-readyCivil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing and the organization’s two National Cell Phone Forensics Team experts have been selected to receive all three of the International Association of Emergency Managers’ inaugural Volunteerism in Emergency Management Awards.

The award recipients:

Arizona WingEmergency Management Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Col. Brian Ready (right in photo) — Uniformed Service Auxiliary Member of the Year Award

Maj. Justin Ogden (left in photo) — USA Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Maj. Ogden and Col. Ready for this international recognition of excellence in Emergency Services.

Read more about the awards in CAP Volunteer Now.

Volunteers Needed for CAP Displays at AOPA Fly-in

aopa-fly-in-graphicAll AZ Wing members are invited and encouraged to travel to KPRC (Prescott Airport) on Saturday, 01 October, for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-in from 0900 to 1600. The event will include commercial and organizational display booths, food, and aircraft on display. This includes an AZ Wing Recruiting and Information booth and a CAP aircraft parked in the static display area.

In addition to seeing all of the displays and visiting the booths, members are needed to assist in staffing the AZ Wing booth and the CAP aircraft on static display.

Use the eWing OPLAN Submittal System to sign up to participate at the Fly-in. Go to the OPLAN list, read about the event in the “CAP Participation in the AOPA Fly-in” plan, and sign up to participate.

Learn more about Fly-in activities here.

Save the Date for AZ Wing 75th Anniversary Celebration

AZ Wing Commander Colonel Martha Morris announced the date for the Arizona Wing’s commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the CAP — its 75th Birthday Party. This birthday celebration will be held (beginning at 11:00) onSaturday, 3 December 2016, at the Falcon Composite Squadron building with a grand spaghetti lunch, birthday cake, and monster group photo. This will be an all Wing and family members’ event.

Mark this occasion on your calendar and do your utmost to fly/drive in. Closer to the event, it will be determined if funds are available to support the use of air/ground corporate vehicles to fly/drive in for the occasion.

More information will follow, but please take the time to mark your calendar and hold that day for the AZ Wing CAP 75th Birthday Party. Please add this event to all unit calendars.

Payson Squadron Leaders Interviewed on KRIM Radio

20160728_100127_resizedPayson Composite Squadron 209 Commander 1st Lt David Barry and 2nd Lt Susan Barry were interviewed on July 28 for the Community Spotlight program on KRIM radio. For 18 minutes, they covered a wide range of topics including the history of the CAP, the three key CAP missions, what kinds of positions CAP volunteers may hold, when cadet and senior member meetings are held, the territory the squadron covers, and the 182T aircraft that the squadron is about to received — one that formerly was in service in Afghanistan. Listen to the interview here.

Book Focuses on CAP Role in WWII


As the Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary, a book that highlights the role CAP members played, particularly with coastal patrols, during WWII is getting some attention. Check out this links to a story and interview with author Roger Thiel about his book, “America’s Homefront Air War: The Untold Facts of Armed U.S. Civilians and Their Successful Light Plane Retaliation to the Invasion of America’s East Coast.”

Arizona Wing Participates in Luke AFB Open House

2016 Luke DaysBy Lt Col Pete Feltz

The Luke Days Airshow on 2-3 April celebrated 75 Years of Airpower in 2016.  Interestingly, the Civil Air Patrol also is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year.

There was a lot of preparation for the event by Civil Air Patrol, in part because of tighter security at the Air Force Base entrance. Maj Matt Fields served as project officer and was the primary point of contact between CAP and Luke AFB. Thirty-two seniors and 87 cadets signed up to participate in this activity from Friday to Sunday. Some of the participants camped overnight on base and had their breakfast and dinner in the Luke Dining Facility. Arizona Wing provided lunch both days at the activity headquarters. Read the full article…

Southwest Region Position – Director of Recruiting and Retention

The Southwest Region Headquarters is looking for an active and enthusiastic member to fill the position of Director of Recruiting and Retention. If you are interested in either position, please email your CAP resume to the CS for the SWR/HQ at

Click “More” to see the position description for this position that is available at Southwest Region. Read the full article…

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