NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – The October-December issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer, CAP's quarterly magazine, is now available online, as is National Headquarters’ latest quarterly Open Cockpit report, rounding up news from the organization's different directorates and some of the direction CAP is heading.
Along with developments regarding CAP’s core missions – emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education – Open Cockpit also covers such aspects of the organization’s operations as government relations, logistics, public affairs and professional development for members.
The new Volunteer – presented in the innovative digital format powered by Imirus software, designed to enhance readers’ access through such features as easy navigation and flip-through pages – features a cover story on retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Airlift “Candy Bomber” who got his start with CAP.
Other highlights of the new issue include:
- Coverage of CAP’s response to the Colorado wildfires and of Louisiana Wing and Mississippi Wing missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
- A look at the first Cadet Day at CAP’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, as well as profiles of the top national award recipients honored during the conference.
- Memories of the earliest days of CAP’s cadet program by the Minnesota man who served as the first cadet commander of the first such squadron in the fall of 1942.
- Roundups of some of the organization’s top summer activities for youth – the International Air Cadet Exchange, National Cadet Competition and National Blue Beret.
- An overview of the National Emergency Services Academy.
- A feature on a Nevada Wing family that’s produced three high-achieving cadets.
- A summary of some of the special opportunities that CAP’s National Aerospace Education Officers offer for the organization’s educator members.