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)

07 February 2014

Military Services Academy NIght

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) will host the 13th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night for Delaware middle and high school students, along with their families, teachers and school counselors on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Education and Technology Building on the Terry Campus of Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. Sen. Carper will begin the program with a few remarks at 6:00 p.m., followed by informational breakout sessions from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

You may wear your Class A uniform (no BDUs, flight suits or knit shirts)




WHAT:
13th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night
WHO:
Sen. Carper will be joined by representatives from the service academies and other military organizations. Participants include:
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • Delaware National Guard
  • Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC program
WHEN:
February 19, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Terry Campus of Delaware Technical Community College (Education and Technology Building), 100 Campus Drive Dover, DE 19904

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