We enjoy a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)

12 September 2011

Website Highlights

Along the margins of this new site, you will see informational tidbits such as the upcoming meeting agendas, required uniforms, awards/promotions, and a bit of history and Aerospace Education as well as other items of interest.

As you can see, under the Agenda section, this weeks meeting (9/13/2011) we will have Character Development and Promotions and the UOTD will be Blues.

The left hand margin includes additional pages as well as some external links. The content on the secondary pages is static and does not have blogging capabilities, unlike the home page which supports blogs. There will be some additions and changes along the way as we continue to build out the website to be a useful information portal as well as a strong recruiting tool.

If you have any recommendations as to what type of content you would like to see in addition to what is already out there, please let SM Rick Desrosiers know or any other Senior member.

Thanks and enjoy !

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