Va. Wing's Guertin Marks 78 Years of Service
Happy Birthday to Lt. Col. Carolyn A. Guertin of Civil Air Patrol's Virginia Wing!

Guertin turned 92 years old on June 29 and is the oldest serving member of CAP. She joined on Dec. 1, 1941, and has been an active and inspiring member for 78 years.

Her birthday celebration Monday included cards and letters from CAP members across the nation, her promotion to colonel, a photo album and a proclamation from Virginia’s governor. There were also virtual greetings from each member of her chain of command, including National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, National Vice Commander Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka and Carolyn A. Guertin Cadet Squadron Commander Col. John Payne.
Ind. Squadron, P.R. Wing Deliver Meals to Needy
The Indiana Wing’s Fort Wayne Composite Squadron has distributed 179,250 meals in 76 days of volunteer service as of June 22.

Since being activated April 24 to help out local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Wayne squadron has assisted Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, which works with nearly 400 partner agencies, or food pantries, to deliver food and make it available via direct service programs.

 Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico, CAP members helped distribute 2,000 meal boxes June 11 in support of Misioneros de Amor, a charity organization of the local Catholic church and the community organization Alianza Cultural y Deportiva de Macaná in Guayanilla.
Texas Cadet Headed to U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Cadet Capt. Katherine Jenkins, deputy cadet commander of the Pegasus Composite Squadron in Austin, Texas, leaves July 3 for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

She chose to attend the academy in New London, Connecticut, after also gaining acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy.

After graduation she hopes to serve in the Coast Guard as a pilot.
Members, Family Invited to Register for Virtual Air Force Marathon
Civil Air Patrol members can register alone or with a group at a discounted rate for the U.S. Air Force Marathon, which is being held virtually in September because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants run or walk four distances – 5 kilometers (3 miles), 10K (6 miles), 21K (13 miles) and 42K (26 miles). A “Fly, Fight, Win” package is also being offered that consists of a 5K, 10K and either half or full marathon distances in three events.

All distances garner a medal, T-shirt and patch. The Fly, Fight, Wing package also earns a quarter-zip warm-up. To ensure that medals and shirts are available, please register as soon as possible.

CAP members and their families will receive a 15% discount off general public fees, The promotion code is AFMCAP2020.

Members will also be able to register their distances covered as part of CAP's Walk to Mars health and wellness initiative. All members, regardless of whether they're participating in the marathon, are able to continue logging their mileage, steps and/or activities using the Walk-to-Mars form. The deadline for doing so has been extended to Sept. 30, National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith announced this week.
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Over 1,000 Students Now Trained

On June 17, the National Emergency Services Academy-Mobile Training Team (NESA-MTT) broke through the 1,000-member ceiling of CAP students trained. 

Beginning with three pilot courses conducted in Arizona in 2015, this academic program gradually accelerated in both classes offered and students taught, peaking with 32 classes and 558 students in 2019. This year, despite COVID-19 limitations, the program has taught 216 students, with another 76 scheduled for training in the past two weeks.
Hawk Mountain Offering Online Classes This Month

Hawk Mountain Ranger School is offering online classes July 10-19.

Since this is a virtual school and not a National Cadet Special Activity, cadets who haven't attended encampment are welcome to apply. CAP members will be provided a schedule of events and links to course content upon registering below. Although participants won’t be able to get sign-offs on Emergency Services or Ranger skills, they can complete the classroom portions.

There are no prerequisites and no limit to the number of participants who can register. For a look at the list of courses available through Hawk Mountain Ranger School, click the sign-up button below:
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