Colo. Searcher Hails Cell Phone Team 'Game-Changer' in Lost Hiker Search
I nformation gleaned by Civil Air Patrol's National Cell Phone Forensics Team helped lead searchers to a man lost while hiking near Mount Evans in Colorado.

The missing man had reported being 2-3 miles from his car at the trailhead, but the cell phone team’s Maj. Justin Ogden used a messaging function that generated coordinates showing he was actually 6½ miles from the vehicle.

“It was a game-changer,” said Paul “Woody” Woodward, a mission coordinator with the volunteer Alpine Rescue Team. “We would have been searching in the wrong place without those coordinates.”

“Within 16 minutes after alert, we had a pinpoint location,” Ogden said. “This is as good as it gets.”
From Tuskegee Airman to CAP Wing Commander: Col. George Boyd
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Black History Month by honoring the late Col. George Boyd, Tuskegee Airman and former Kansas Wing commander. 

Boyd joined the New Jersey Wing’s North Bergen County Squadron in 1943. As a cadet sergeant he taught new cadets how to drill and the importance of maintaining discipline.
The following year, at 18, Boyd joined the Army Air Corps and became one of the Tuskegee Airmen. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years through three wars and retired as a major.

After that he reconnected with CAP, eventually achieving command of the Kansas Wing after serving as deputy commander, chief of staff and executive officer. At the national level, he served as controller, as a member of the National Board and the National Executive Committee, and as Urban Programs adviser.

He also helped establish the Kansas State Department of Civil Air Patrol and served as its director.

Boyd died June 21, 2018, two days before his 92nd birthday. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Last fall, CAP named Achievement 14 of the Cadet Program after Boyd.  
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HubCAP Innovation Portal
Open for Submissions
HubCAP, the online innovation marketplace designed by the Technical Advisory Group, or TAG (the Region IT leadership team), is open for submissions via eServices. Software developers who own a code repository, as are available in services such as GitHub, can submit a request to post a link on the portal.

Members who submit their innovations will certify that their solution doesn’t violate Civil Air Patrol regulations and that they agree to allow CAP members free use of their solutions. Approval for inclusion will be limited to cursory review for safety or security concerns, with no approval gates. These innovations will be evaluated through member crowdsourcing.

TAG conceived of HubCAP, which is managed by members (who conduct all reviews). IT at National Headquarters provided the tool TAG asked for, but it’s a member-driven innovation – an innovative tool to encourage sharing of innovation. TAG talks about it as members helping members.

Plans call for expanding HubCAP submissions beyond IT code to allow for sharing of other types of innovative solutions.
TikTok or Not
Commanders in Civil Air Patrol shouldn’t approve the use of TikTok, a China-owned video sharing app, on behalf of CAP. This includes using the app to record video and then share that video to a different social media channel like Twitter.

The federal Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and State Department have all banned the use of TikTok on government devices.

TikTok is a social media platform launched three years ago by a leading Chinese technology company. The app was one of the most downloaded apps last year, with 110 million downloads in the U.S. alone. 
Summer Cyber Training Accepting Applicants
Civil Air Patrol is redesigning the summer cyber National Cadet Special Activity, and we want you to attend. 

Please check out the Civil Air Patrol National Cyber Academy (CNCA) ads on for course and campus details and for instructions on how to register your interest in attending. 

The deadline to register your interest is March 14!
National Cadet Special Activity Slot Announcements Go Out March 2
You’ve waited long enough … well, almost long enough. Announcements for priority placement in summer National Cadet Special Activities and Flight Academies will go out March 2.

Be watching your inbox for “Primary” slot notifications.  
Accepting Applications for National Staff Positions
Communications and Development are accepting applications for several open positions:

  • Wreaths Across America Coordinator

  • National Grants and Research Manager

  • Grants Specialist

  • National Traffic Net HF/ALE Station Operator
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