Kentucky Aircrews Support Tornado Recovery
Kentucky Wing aircrews are flying storm surveys to assist the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency in gauging the official intensities of the deadly tornadoes that ripped into the Midwest on Dec. 10.

Acting as a Total Force partner and as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol helps First Air Force rapidly respond to nonmilitary threats domestically in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities capacity to save lives, relieve suffering, prevent property damage and provide humanitarian assistance.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tornado devastation, especially during this holiday season,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander, First Air Force-Air Forces Northern. “Our auxiliary support flying aerial surveys are working diligently to help the interagency response effort so our Kentucky neighbors can get through these challenging times.”
CAP Leaders Gather In Person for BoG Meeting
Members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors and the Civil Air Patrol Foundation gathered Dec. 6 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The occasion was a welcome reception at Signature Aviation, hosted by the Southeast Region and the Georgia Wing for the board members.
Pictured are (from left) Cols. John Longley and Larry Ragland, Lt. Col. Richard Flowers (Foundation), Karl Geng (Foundation), Dr. Sharon DeVivo, Cadet 2nd Lt. Miguel Daly , Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Kyla Moore, Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison (Foundation), Col. Curtis Boehmer (Foundation and BoG), Brig. Gen. Regena Aye, and Cols. Brian Ready and Raj Kothari (Foundation).

A CAP imagery sensor manufactured by WaldoAir was displayed on a CAP aircraft outside the reception, and inside the organization's sUAS, AERONet and communications equipment were on display. Staff members from CAP operations were on hand to describe and demonstrate how the equipment works.
National Aviation Hall of Fame Reveals Class of '22
Willa Brown, a history-making pilot and the first African American to become a Civil Air Patrol officer, is among the five 2022 inductees recently announced by the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2022 will be inducted at the 59th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on Sept. 24 in Dayton, Ohio. The class, led by Brown, is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and human exploration of space.
Aerospace Connections in Education Program Lifts Off for School Year

Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program has officially lifted off for the 2021-2022 school year, with a double national ACE award recipient in Texas for 2021 doing the honors as host for the launch.

Creekside Elementary School in Livingston was recognized as the 2021 National ACE School of the Year, and the school’s ACE coordinator, physical education teacher Melanie Justice, is the 2021 National ACE Coordinator of the Year. Justice integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons throughout her curriculum. She has recruited co-workers called the ACE Flight Crew to assist in ACE lesson presentations.

Justice, alongside principal Elisha Bell, coordinated the ACE liftoff, which included community leaders as well as area schools, the Air Force Association, CAP squadrons and the Texas Wing. The students all wore distinctive purple ACE shirts provided by CAP and the Air Force Association’s Houston Concho Chapter.
Four from Georgia Wing Join Spaatz Award Ranks
Not one, not two, not three, but four Georgia Wing cadets were presented Dec. 5 with Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievement, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.

CAP’s national commander and national vice commander, Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka and Brig. Gen. Regena Aye, were on hand for the award ceremony for newly promoted Cadet Cols. (from left) Harrison Haley, Gabrielle Brown, Hannah Neal. and William Laine.
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CAP Invited to Participate
in Space Force STEM Initiative

Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education program is participating in the U.S. Space Force's celebration of its second anniversary this month.
Cadets, senior members and aerospace education members are invited to view virtual presentations Dec. 14-17 to learn more about the Space Force and to be part of its STEM initiative.
Follow this link to register for one of the virtual presentations. 
Make an Impact Before Year's End
As 2021 comes to a close, create a tax-wise gift to support Civil Air Patrol while supporting your finances.
Many CAP supporters are turning to noncash gifts like appreciated stocks to
maximize their impact at less cost. The free resources linked below make it easy to learn more about your potential savings — and help you complete your gift before the December deadline.
There Won't Be a Newsletter in Your Inbox Next Week

Civil Air Patrol will be celebrating the Christmas holiday next week, so there will be no weekly newsletter. The next issue of PROPS and the final newsletter of 2021 will be distributed on the evening of Dec. 28.

Season's Greetings!
For This Week in CAP History, we're looking to the not-so distant past.

This week in 2019, Cadet Lt. Col. Ian Gonzalez-Munoz (right) of the Puerto Rico Wing earned his private pilot certificate after his CAP check ride with Maj. Ivan Garcia. Gonzalez-Munoz became the first Puerto Rico Wing cadet to graduate from the Cadet Wings program and just the 27th cadet to do so nationally.

Go to this link to learn more about Cadet Wings.
This Week's Top Headlines
“Civil Air Patrol Conducts Weekend Glider Operations, Training”
(Brooksville, Fla.)

“Civil Air Patrol Delivers Gifts to West Michigan Regional Airport”
(Holland, Mich.)

“Civil Air Patrol Honors Local Cadet Colonel with Spaatz Award”
(Troy, Ohio)
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Operation Pulse Lift

During the past week, Civil Air Patrol surpassed its 2021 goal of 8,500 units of blood and Operation Pulse Lift immediately set a new stretch goal of 9,000 units by year's end.

Every unit of blood collected through the combined efforts of CAP volunteers saves three lives. This year, Operation Pulse Lift has collected:

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