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  • 100th CAP cadet earns his ‘wings’ — a new AF Auxiliary milestone

    Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Wilson, seen here in the Civil Air Patrol aircraft he used to take his early flight training, is the 100th CAP cadet to receive his private pilot certificate through the Cadet Wings program. Wilson, 18, earned his wings following a check ride on July 4 at the San Marcos Regional Airport, officially becoming the 100th graduate of the program.
  • Phelka named national commander of 1AF’s auxiliary: CAP

    Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander since 2017, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary.On Friday, CAP’s Board of Governors selected Phelka to be the volunteer organization’s next national commander and CEO. He will assume command Aug. 26 in a
  • 1AF’s Air Force Auxiliary members complete full year of COVID-19 support

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, reached another mission milestone on March 24 — 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.“Dedicated Civil Air Patrol members, across the U.S., support our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lt.
  • Operation Warp Speed: AFNORTH delivers COVID vaccine via Civil Air Patrol

    Before the sun rose, two Civil Air Patrol pilots, on mission as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary for Air Forces Northern and U.S. Northern Command, completed their preflight checklist inside a hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport, Minn. Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic knew what was at stake: time-sensitive distribution of COVID vaccine to Native American Tribes in the Midwest.
  • AFNORTH commander lauds CAP La Wing's efforts during busy hurricane season

    Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing recently “capped” a busy hurricane support season that began in late-July with Hurricane Hanna, which was followed by hurricanes Laura, Sally, Beta, Delta and Zeta.
  • 1stAF’s auxiliary capabilities surpass 10,000 pandemic man-days

    First Air Force’s pandemic-response auxiliary capabilities surpassed 10,000 man-days this week as Civil Air Patrol responded to interagency requests for assistance nationwide. Civil Air Patrol is the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary and is aligned with First Air Force for Defense Support of Civil Authorities for COVID-19 missions.“CAP is a
  • 1stAF, Mich. Guard, CAP continue to provide COVID-19 support through total force approach

    The Civil Air Patrol was established in 1941 and has evolved into a premier public service organization that continues to support emergency missions throughout the country when needed. As a total force partner and auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, the CAP found a way to assist with Michigan’s response to COVID-19 while preserving its 79-year legacy
  • First Air Force continues pandemic supply transport; bolsters response through CAP

    Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, New Hampshire Wing, enters the seventh week of COVID-19 pandemic-related missions. The most visible task the wing has carried out is the transport and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE).In its capacity as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, and at the request of the State
  • First Air Force’s Auxiliary supports FEMA for COVID-19 test transport

    The New Mexico Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health in Albuquerque for processing.The New Mexico Wing, in support of U.S. Northern Command’s support of the Federal
  • CAP Supports Air Force Rescue Coordination Center mission, attains Innovative Technology milestone

    Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, achieved a major milestone, recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since new, innovative technology was developed.“Technology applications are woven into the DNA of the Air Force, and our Civil Air Patrol is no exception,” said Lt.
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