The magazine's cover features Cadet Maj. Megan Laubhan, a member of the Kansas Wing's Smokey Hill Composite Squadron, dressed in a World War II-era CAP uniform at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin.
The digital version of the special 84-page October-December 2016 issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer, commemorating the organization’s 75th anniversary, is now available online.
The issue features an article by Col. Frank Blazich, CAP national historian, on CAP’s wartime commander, Army Air Forces Col. Earle L. Johnson, along with an updated timeline of CAP’s 75 years of service; a look at notable members past and present; a historical perspective on CAP’s Total Force partnership with the Air Force; and a retrospective on memorable missions.
Here is a complete list of features:
5 A Rich Heritage
75 Years of Unique Service and Selfless Sacrifice
13 Earle L. Johnson
Army Air Forces Colonel Served as CAP’s Wartime Commander
18 George A. Stone
Without His Plan, There Would Be No Planes
22 Total Force Partner
CAP Fulfills Role as Force-Multiplier for U.S. Air Force
27 Citizens Serving Communities
CAP Becomes Nation’s Premier Public Service Organization
38 Today’s Toolkit
CAP Technology Has Evolved with the Times
44 CAP Membership
Volunteers Include Notable Names from Past and Present
54 A Source Of Pride
CAP Single-Engine Air Fleet One of Largest in the World
61 "The Right Stuff"
Youth Development Still Cornerstone of Cadet Programs
66 Aerospace Education
With STEM Emphasis, Mission Grows in Importance
72 Top-Notch Venues
The Training Is Essential to CAP’s Success
78 Chaplain Corps
Founder’s Heroism Provides 65-Year Legacy for Followers