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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.


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.


CAP National Historian Seeks Squadron Patches

Arizona Wing Squadron Commanders: If you would like to have your squadron patch included in a display at the CAP National Conference in Nashville in August, please read and follow these instructions:…/Documents/Nat_Historian_Letter.pdf Squadron Patches to send your patch to the National Historian.


CAP-USAF Transfers Officially to Air Combat Command

On 24 June, at Tyndall Air Force Base, a Transfer of Authority ceremony was held to recognize the realignment of the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force – or CAP-USAF – from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command. According to the 1st Air Force news release, "The ceremony began with the arrival of a CAP C-182 Cessna carrying CAP’s National Commander CAP Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez and the CAP-USAF commander, Col. Mike Tynismaa. The aircraft landed and approached Tyndall Air Force Base’s base operations, rolling through a ceremonial greeting of fire trucks pumping arching water sprays high over the aircraft."

Read more Transfer-of-Auth-ceremonyabout the event here.



Southwest Region Positions - Director of Aerospace Education and Director of Recruiting and Retention

The Southwest Region Headquarters is looking for two active and enthusiastic members to fill the positions of Director of Recruiting and Retention and Director of Aerospace Education. The Recruiting and Retention position is now open and the Director of Aerospace Education position will open at the end of April 2016. If you are interested in either position, please email your CAP resume to the CS for the SWR/HQ at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click "Read More" to see the position descriptions for both positions that are available at Southwest Region.

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