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  • 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.
  • WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.
  • Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years

    Seventy-six years ago, the Civil Air Patrol found its way into existence by administrative order from the Office of Civilian Defense, playing a crucial role in helping protect the United States homeland during World War II. Today, as the Air Force’s official auxiliary force, they continue that role along with several others.
  • Flexible reserve opportunities supporting Air Force auxiliary

    For Airmen who want to continue serving their country, but can no longer commit to a monthly or annual schedule, the Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program may be their next career move.The program, CAPRAP for short, utilizes officer and enlisted Reserve Airmen as liaisons between local CAP squadrons and the Air Force. The program is operated
  • CAP honored with Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    Civil Air Patrol received one of the U.S. Air Force’s top honors Tuesday at the Air Force Association’s annual conference.
  • 50 CAP members from Va., W.Va. take C-17 flight with 167th AW

    Fifty members of the Virginia and West Virginia Civil Air Patrol wings recently took wing on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, thanks to the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.V.
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