In 2016, CAP Celebrated 75th Anniversary

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. Congressionally chartered 75 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capmembers.com for more information.

CAP -- over 57,000 Strong... Join Us.. in service for America!
Click on the above video to watch on Vimeo
While CAP will officially turned 75 on Dec. 1, 2016, having been founded six days before Pearl Harbor, a yearlong observation of the milestone was underway.

Anniversary activities and displays were planned throughout the year – in April at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida; in June at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania; in July at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and in September at the Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The observances culminated with a 75th Anniversary Gala in the nation’s capital at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Dec. 1.

“I encourage CAP members to take advantage of our 75th anniversary to tell CAP’s stories of service and love of country nationwide,” said the organization’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez at the beginning of the annual recognition. The website and the other resources “can be extremely effective in
capvolunteernow.com       gocivilairpatrol.com       capmembers.com
increasing awareness of who CAP is, the amazing things our members do in cadet programs, aerospace education and emergency services to serve their communities and the nation and what CAP’s brand represents,” Vazquez said.
CAP - A Proud History!
Click on the video above - to view on Vimeo
Maryland Group II
Martin State Airport
Hanger 4, Suite 411
Middle River, MD 21220
Copyright 2017 Civil Air Patrol Maryland Group II.
All rights reserved.




LINKS OR REFERENCES TO INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM SUCH SOURCES.  Implement per CAPR 110-1.