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New 75th Anniversary video unveiled at national conference

A Civil Air Patrol 75th-anniversary video highlighting our proud legacy, missions and members, created by Emmy Award-winning producer Scott Matthews, is available for viewing and sharing on CAP’s YouTube channel. The video was first shown during the 2016 National Conference in Nashville, TN. A shorter version will be shown during the Air Force Association’s National Conference scheduled for Sept. 19-21 in National Harbor, MD. Matthews is a 1999 Spaatz cadet.  

The video is a perfect introduction to CAP for school groups, community groups, recruiting events, open houses, air shows and other events. It also is ideal to share at squadron meetings.  


Cadet Enrollment Assistance Program Boosts Attendance

2016 Encampment-2

Enrollment in cadet encampment activities has increased through the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program, funded by the Air Force. See this NHQ news release for more information on this program.


Payson Squadron Leaders Interviewed on KRIM Radio



Payson 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."



AZ Wing Ground Team Searching for Missing Woman

GT AshFork-2Seven Arizona Wing Ground Team members are assisting with the search in Coconino County for a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who walked away from her home in Ash Fork on Saturday. Coconino County Sheriff's Dept requested CAP assistance through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.

UPDATE: August 4

The body of the missing woman from Ash Fork was found by Yavapai County Sheriff's SAR team. Read more here.


SWR Fly-By is Available

The July 2016 issue of The Fly-By, the Southwest Region quarterly publication, has been posted here. In addition to a message from SWR Commander Col. Mark Smith, this issue includes four articles from the Arizona Wing regarding: Cadet Summer Encampment, the AZ Wing Conference, CAP participation in the Luke Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, and the AZ Wing Aerospace Education event at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 


Five AZ Cadets Attend Cadet Officer School

Civil Air Patrol’s ‘very best’ cadets report
to Maxwell AFB for college-level leadership training

Medal of Honor recipient  to address 119 participants from 36 CAP wings

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – It’s one of the top professional development opportunities available to America’s youth, but you have to be a high-achieving Civil Air Patrol cadet to participate.

It’s Cadet Officer School, which begins today at Maxwell Air Force Base — site of CAP National Headquarters and home of Air University and professional military education for the U.S. Air Force. That makes it the ideal venue to develop the leadership skills of CAP’s top cadets.

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