Civil Air Patrol Volunteer Now

    Special Oct.-Dec. 'Volunteer' marks CAP's 75th anniversary

    October 24, 2016

    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

     

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