National Commander's Holiday Greetings
Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander and CEO, shares his holiday message with the organization's members and friends.
42nd Cadet Achieves
Private Pilot Certificate
Via Cadet Wings
Cadet Timothy Richner, a member of the Missouri Wing's Warrensburg Composite Squadron, recently became the 42nd cadet to earn his private pilot certificate through the Cadet Wings program.
174th Attack Wing Thanks CAP for 3+
Years of Escort Flights
The Syracuse, New York-based Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing presented CAP with a “Thank You” print signed by the wing’s members in tribute to CAP’s more than three years of support for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper RPA (remotely piloted airplane) pilot training.
NHQ News
Choose Civil Air Patrol as your charity of choice this giving season by supporting CAP’s scholarship and aerospace education initiatives.
Have you seen the latest CAP field fundraising newsletter?
Check it out here and sign up here if you are interested in learning more fundraising practices from the field.
Did You Know The Gift of A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Benefits Donors Aged 70 1/2 and Up?
As you plan your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year, consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. You may receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction! The Qualified Charitable Distribution is an excellent way to show your support for Civil Air Patrol and receive tax benefits in return. Transfers to CAP must be made before Dec. 31 for this tax year !
The Week's Top Headlines
Media coverage of Wreaths Across America observances dominated the headlines over the weekend. Here are some locations where CAP contributed
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Picture of the Week
Insta Photo #CivilAirPatrol
Tweet of the Week
No PROPS Next Week
We'll be celebrating the holidays. The next issue of PROPS will be distributed the week of Dec. 30.

Happy Holidays!

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