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)

10 February 2012

Service Academy Information Night

Senator Carper is hosting the 11th Annual Service Academy Information Night on 23 FEB 12 at the Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus in Dover. This is a great opportunity for cadets and parents who are interested in learning about the service academy's and ROTC programs. It starts promptly at 6:00pm with opening comments by Senator Carper followed by breakout sessions between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Representatives will be on hand from the military academy's to answer your questions. Uniforms are optional to this event as it is not a sponsored CAP event, but if you choose to wear your uniform, no BDU's. Transportation is not provided by the squadron.

1 comment:

  1. Good event...very informative and plenty of time to meet with the representatives. Met a lot of people, and CAP even had a booth.

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