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At a change of command ceremony in Utah on Saturday, 07JAN17, former CAP National Inspector General, Col. Tom Kettell, was officially installed as the Commander of the Rocky Mountain Region after taking the flag from Col. Bob Bost. Col. Kettell is a 20+ year member of the Civil Air Patrol having served in leadership roles at the squadron, group, wing, region and national levels. Congratulations and welcome back to RMR, Col. Kettell!

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75th Anniversary “Volunteer” Magazine Published Online

The digital version of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary “Volunteer” (a special 84-page October-December 2016 issue) is now available at…. Just click on the Volunteer cover featuring Cadet Maj. Megan Laubhan, or the link under the cover, to access. This E-edition of the Volunteer includes an article from CAP National Historian Col. Frank Blazich about CAP’s first commander, Army Air Forces Col. Earle L. Johnson. There is also an updated timeline of CAP’s 75 years of service and an article about notable members past and present, along with a new look at CAP’s Total Force partnership with the Air Force and a look-back at memorable missions.

Be sure to check out the “Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary Tribute Video” on the cover.

Here is a complete list of features in the Oct.-Dec. Volunteer:

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

Upcoming Events

  • Trend Analysis Reporting January 31, 2017
  • Annual Inventory due January 31, 2017
  • Safety Survey January 31, 2017
  • RMR CAC Meeting February 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm As Invited POC: Lt Col Alisha Christian
  • AE Plan of Action due Region February 15, 2017