The digital version of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary “Volunteer” (a special 84-page October-December 2016 issue) is now available at http://www.capvolunteernow.com/todays-features/…. Just click on the Volunteer cover featuring Cadet Maj. Megan Laubhan, or the link under the cover, to access.http://cap.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vcap16/i4/p1 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
REGISTER NOW FOR THE ANNUAL COWG/RMR PAO TRAINING ACADEMY on SATURDAY, 05NOV16 at U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
RMR PAOs, PIOs AND COMMANDERS SHOULD REGISTER NOW FOR THE ANNUAL COWG/RMR PAO/PIO TRAINING ACADEMY on SATURDAY, 05NOV16 at the U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Colorado Wing To Host Public Affairs Officer Academy
November 5th – U.S. Air Force Academy’s Arnold Hall
The Colorado Wing will host its annual Public Affairs Officer Training Academy for all COWG and Rocky Mountain Region PAOs, Commanders and Recruitment and Retention Officers on Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 from 0930 to 1700 at the U.S Air Force Academy’s Arnold Hall Rm 181, Colorado Springs,CO.
The COWG Public Affairs Officer Academy has become known as one of the best offered in the Civil Air Patrol and includes everything a PAO needs to know to successfully perform their role and meet training and unit requirements. Annual PAO training is a requirement of CAPR 190-1, is necessary for advancement in the PAO 201 Specialty Track and essential for a unit’s SUI success. Recruitment and Retention are important for the Wing and CAP and as Public Affairs works toward recruitment of members, all Recruitment and Retention Officers are also invited.
There is no fee to attend this important and required training and a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided in addition to snacks and the award of prizes throughout the day.
This year we have a very special guest speaker and presenter as Lt. Col. Steven Solomon, CAP’s National Public Affairs Manager, will be presenting sessions along with other PAO Academy Staff members who are still being scheduled. A complete preliminary agenda is attached.
Although there is no fee to attend the PAO/PIO training seminar, all attendees can pre-order a Colorado PAO Academy polo shirt when they register and pay for their shirt upon receipt. Each year’s PAO Academy shirts are different and this year’s shirt will honor CAP’s 75th Anniversary. Cost should be about $20.
*Important to note is that pre-approved COWG assigned PAOs and commander attendees from distant squadrons located more than 4 hours round trip will be reimbursed by COWG for their travel expenses to include fuel and lodging (receipts required) to ensure as many COWG units as possible are represented! For PAOs from other RMR Wings please check with your Wing Commander and PAO to determine if travel expenses will be reimbursed by your Wing for this required PAO training.
Requirements When You Register
* Current senior or cadet membership.
* Seniors must have completed Level 1
* Cadets must have completed Lindbergh Award
0930 to 1700 Saturday 05 November 2016
Arnold Hall, Rm 181 (or East Ballroom depending on registrations)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
*MUST Access through North Gate with Drivers License and CAP ID Card if you do not have a USAFA DBIDS card or Military ID.
02 NOV 2016
PAO Academy Polo Shirt Pre-order Deadline: 18OCT16 (Be sure to include your size and whether you want a male or female shirt. Payment due upon receipt of shirt at PAO Academy 05NOV16 wil be approx. $20)
To Register for the COWG PAO Academy send your contact info to include your Name, Rank, Squadron, Wing, CAPID, Email Address and PH # to:
Lt Col Mike Daniels, CAP
RMR Director of Public Affairs