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  • 1AF's Air Force Auxiliary Completes Louisiana Aerial Photo Mission

    Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing flew the last two aerial sorties of its request for assistance to photograph Hurricane Ida-impacted lands and waterways late last week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness requested the images to use in assessing damage from the Category 4 storm, which made landfall Aug. 29 on the Gulf Coast.
  • 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
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