CAP National Headquarters has released the following information about temporary pauses of CAP activities because congress is still finalizing the 2012 budget.
Temporary pause in effect for some operations
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS -- To ensure Civil Air Patrol’s continued support for critical U.S. Air Force-assigned missions, some aspects of the organization’s operations are being temporarily paused during the continuing federal budget uncertainty.
“It is necessary to take these actions in order to ensure CAP is able to support all ‘real world’ Air Force-assigned missions,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, adding, “CAP’s emergency response services provided to communities across the nation will continue uninterrupted. ”
Priority is being given to search and rescue, disaster relief, air defense intercept and other critical missions tasked by the Air Force, said Carr. CAP’s National Executive Committee decided on this approach in response to the reduced funding authorization in effect for CAP.
Reduced funding is also impacting the Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies. The situation will likely continue until Congress and President Barack Obama approve the final Fiscal Year 2012 DoD Appropriations Bill.
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CAP NHQ has also posted information about the activity pause on Facebook and Twitter.
CAP is ensuring its ability to provide continued support for Air Force-assigned missions amid continuing federal budget uncertainty by temporarily pausing some facets of its operations. The situation is expected to continue until the final Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill is approved by Congress & the president.
Support for Air Force-assigned missions continuing despite federal budget uncertainty. Some other operations temporarily paused.