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  • Civil Air Patrol continues auxiliary efforts for the Total Force

    The inclusion of the Civil Air Patrol allows for approximately 59,000 volunteers to support non-combat related Air Force missions within the United States. They also act as ambassadors to the Air Force to communities that may not have consistent military exposure.
  • Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 Fall class

    Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until May 25 to apply for the Fall 2021 Rated Preparatory Program.
  • Civil Air Patrol completes full year of COVID-19 support

    Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, logged 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronavirus pandemic March 24.
  • New opportunities in National Capital Region: Civil Air Patrol stands up new squadron

    The newly created Howard Town Civil Air Patrol squadron stood up due to interest within the local community, the proximity to a local Reserve Officer Training Corps program and its location in the inner-city of Washington, D.C.
  • CAP Helps Train Air Force Officers Aspiring to Fly

    Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often foster collaboration.
  • First Air Force provides COVID-19 support through CAP

    CAP’s Michigan Wing has partnered with Michigan State Police, who handle emergency management and lead the state emergency operations center. The wing was available with resources from the moment the center was set up in response to the pandemic.
  • Air Force inspires attendees at Women in Aviation International’s 31st conference

    The Air Force partnered with Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Civilian Service, U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, U.S. Space Force and the Air Force Reserve Command's Office of History and Heritage and Civil Air Patrol as they showcased their integrated recruiting strategies known as Total Force recruiting during the 31st annual Women in Aviation International conference at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Civil Air Patrol to provide IT training to Keesler AFB technical school graduates

    A memorandum of understanding between the Air Force and its auxiliary was signed earlier this month by the CAP national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith and Rich Aldridge, CEO and program executive officer for Business and Enterprise Systems, at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex.
  • Pilot Prep Program: 'Right answer for the Air Force'

    The new Air Force initiative to fill the need for military pilots was forged by Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, director of the Aircrew Crisis Task Force at the Pentagon. It’s one of many Total Force partnerships between the Air Force and its longtime auxiliary, CAP.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC, CAP cadets launch more than 200 rockets over River Region

    To commemorate the launch of Apollo 11, the Air Force’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the city of Montgomery, Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which is located in Huntsville, Alabama, joined forces as they sent more than 200 model rockets above River Front Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Flying High: Texas Cadet is First Graduate of CAP's New Cadet Wings Program

    Emma Herrington became the first Civil Air Patrol cadet to earn her private pilot’s certificate through the new Cadet Wings program January 24. The Cadet Wings Program is part of the organization’s Youth Aviation Initiative, funded by the Air Force.
  • Air Force PEAT leverages Civil Air Patrol in Total Force problem solving

    The Air Force Physiological Episodes Action Team is partnering up with the Civil Air Patrol as it continues to work toward solving physiological episodes or events.
  • Air Force Agile Pilot Program meets contracting needs in the wake of Hurricane Michael

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate’s Agile Pilot Program is consolidating four legacy contract writing systems into a single contract management system known as Contracting Information Technology, or CON-IT. It is currently rolling out Air Force wide.
  • Ga. cadets rescue man from sinking vehicle after wreck

    A late-night drive home from a squadron meeting quickly turned into a rescue scenario recently when two Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets swam to a rapidly sinking SUV in the middle of a rural pond and extracted the dazed driver.
  • ACE Flight Program helps combat pilot shortage

    Dover Airmen hosted a group of 24 future pilots as participants of the Aviation Character Education Flight Program for a tour July 19, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
  • Around the Air Force Dec. 8

    On this look around the Air Force the Joint Space Component gets a new commander, U.S. and South Korea forces exercise together during Vigilant Ace 18, and the Civil Air Patrol celebrates 76 years of service
  • Civil Air Patrol links 300 stranded people to needed help

    A Civil Air Patrol aircraft taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, received a radio call for help and observed a group of people gathered at Holy Families Catholic Church. Three hundred people sought shelter from the floodwaters that cut-off access to the town of 8,800 people, located about 60 miles southwest of Houston, and they were running low on food and water.
  • AFNORTH wraps up Hurricane Harvey ops, looks East to Irma

    As Hurricane Harvey slammed into coastal Texas the last week of August, Houston and the surrounding area were pounded with unprecedented amounts of rain – experiencing 50 inches of rain in a matter of days. That is more than the annual average for the region.
  • Air defense exercise hones air-intercept skills

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise are here for a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise from May 23-25, 2017.
  • Flexible opportunities available 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, utilizes officer and enlisted Reserve Airmen as liaisons between local CAP squadrons and the Air Force.
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