Kan. Wing Transports
Lab Samples for State
COVID-19 Response

The Kansas Wing is performing critical lab specimen transport for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) as part of
that agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At KDEM’s request, the wing made additional resources – including vehicles and aircraft – and members available as part of the transport mission, including vehicles and aircraft.

“For several years now, our volunteers have transported blood for the American Red Cross, and we welcome this new opportunity to serve as our state responds to this health crisis,” said Col. Linette Lahan, Kansas Wing commander.

Wing members reported to the state’s Emergency Operations Center on March 13 to augment logistics and planning staff. As of March 20, the wing has supported the state's response to COVID-19 by transporting critical lab specimens from rural and remote areas to KDEM’s laboratory in Topeka.  To be effective, the specimens must be delivered to the lab within 48 hours, as the tests are only viable for 72 hours.
Calif. Wing Helps Distribute
Food to Needy Students

The California Wing is assisting the Los Angeles County Red Cross and other community volunteers in preparing and distributing breakfast and lunch kits to Los Angeles Unified School District students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

The district's schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 wing members like Cadet Lt. Col Colin Rodriguez of Edwards Air Force Base Composite Squadron 84, seen here organizing meals for distribution have participated so far.
Md. Wing Takes Photos for Health & Human Services
Responding to a  F ederal Emergency Management Agency   request on behalf of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , a  Maryland Wing aircrew provided high-quality overhead photos of a drive-through testing site mock-up in Frederick.

The images will be shared with those involved in setting up such sites elsewhere.
Saluting Sally Ride for Women's History Month
CAP salutes Women's History Month with a profile of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, for whom Cadet Achievement 15 is named.

Ride became the first American woman to fly in space in June 1983 with the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-7). Twenty months later, with Challenger mission STS-41G, she became the first woman to fly into space twice.

After the Challenger exploded during launch Jan. 28, 1986, Ride served on the Rogers Commission investigating the cause of the accident. She would later be part of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board after Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry Feb. 1, 2003.

After leaving NASA, Ride continued to encourage others to study science and math, especially girls and young women.
Cisco software engineer Roy Vestal holds the CAP rank of captain and coaches the CyberPatriot team for the North Carolina Wing's Raleigh Wake Composite Squadron. He joined CAP after his son became a cadet.

During his seven years in CAP, Cisco has become a CyberPatriot sponsor, and CAP is now a partner of Ezxprt - CISCO Networking Academy.
48th Cadet Achieves Private Pilot Certificate
Via 'Wings' Program

Cadet Capt. Caleb Dawson from the Virginia Wing is the 48 th cadet to earn his private pilot certificate through CAP’s Cadet Wing program.

Dawson is a member of the Coastal Composite Squadron. 
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CAP Safety Wants Your Help

As the organization turns to virtual meetings and learning online, CAP Safety would like to expand its online library to bring new safety topics and lessons to members. 

We’re asking all safety officers, including the squadron, group, wing and region levels, to send us your best go-to safety briefings. 

  • How are you reaching out to your members to reinforce risk management lessons you’re seeing every day? 

  • What’s the favorite briefing you give on a safety topic? 

  • What kind of safety discussions do you like to lead? 

  • What are you sharing during this time of social distancing?

  • How do you stay in touch and share the risk management message with your members? 

Send us and show us what you’re doing now, and we’ll share some of them on our national website. Briefings, slides, documents, videos, recordings … send them all
Cadet Coronavirus Resource Page

How can we conduct a “virtual” cadet squadron? See the Cadet Coronavirus Resource Page .

Your ideas are welcome -- let’s crowdsource this effort!
Coronavir us & CAP --
Stay Informed
Make sure to watch for the Special Bulletins that National Headquarters has been emailing the membership to announce CAP's latest actions regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on the organization's policies and activities.

In addition, the latest updates can always be found on GoCivilAirPatrol.com and CAP.news.
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