Civil Air Patrol

Wilson, Secretary of Air Force, Hails CAP’s 70-Year Role as Auxiliary

Maj. Gen. Mark Smith (left), CAP national commander, and Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka, national vice commander, flank Wilson in a photo taken during the National Commander’s Reception.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Civil Air Patrol National Conference in Anaheim, Calif. She related the story of her grandfather, who was a CAP member during World War II, talked about her experience learning to fly as a young woman, and laid out her expectations for the members of the 70-year-old Air Force auxiliary. Read the story, see photos and listen to Secretary Wilson’s keynote speech in cap.news.

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