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)

20 February 2013

As a reminder, on 20 FEB 13, US Senator Tom Carper will be hosting his 12th Annual Service Academy Information Night in Dover, DE. The event will be held at Delaware Technical College located at 100 Campus Drive in Dover, DE. The event will run from 1800-2000.

You will be able to meet with representatives from the following;

United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Coast Guard Academy, ROTC Programs (Air Force, Army, and Navy) and the Civil Air Patrol

CAP members are authorized to wear their Civil Air Patrol uniform (no flightsuits or BDUs). This is a great opportunity to gather information about these prestiges universities and organizations.

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