Three Additions to CAP's Board of Governors
Civil Air Patrol's Board of Governors is welcoming three new members in the coming months, thanks to recent appointments by the Secretary of the Air Force and CAP's Senior Advisory Group.

The latest additions to the board are (from left):

  • Brig. Gen. William D. Betts, vice commander of First Air Force and Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH) Command at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. (His appointment is effective immediately.)

  • Maj. Gen. Cedric D. George, who recently retired from the Air Force after a 32-year career. (His term begins Nov. 1.)

  • Col. Larry J. Ragland, CAP's national executive officer from 2014-2017. (His term begins Nov. 11.)
Ariz. Units Transport Food to Quarantine Facilities
Phoenix-area squadrons in Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing are transporting food to two facilities where people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are quarantined.

The mission began in mid-June in response to a Maricopa County Department of Health request tasked through the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

“This is our chance to demonstrate to our county and state partners that we are a resource they can count on today and in the future when other mission needs arise,” said Lt. Col. Paul Rehman, who is serving as incident commander.
Region's Virtual Staff College Graduates 100
One hundred Civil Air Patrol senior members sharpened their leadership skills over the Northeast Region’s staff college, conducted online May 19-June 30 because of COVID-19.
The participants represented 18 wings and all eight regions across CAP, including representatives from every wing in the Northeast Region. Staff and instructors covered a wide variety of topics crucial to the development of senior officers and NCOs.

“Because of the unique challenges we have been facing in 2020, Northeast Region assembled a fantastic training team to think of ways to conduct a virtual region staff college,” said Col Jack Ozer, region commander. “Their innovative ideas along with hard work led to a successful college and graduated the highest number of students in Northeast Region history. My congratulations to the staff and all the students.”
Member Makes Surgical Mask Straps with 3-D Printer
With COVID-19 presenting challenges to traditional American life, an opportunity for creative service was not lost on 1st Lt. Justin Ragsdale of the Arkansas Wing’s 99th Composite Squadron.

In response to a request from his wife, Audrey, 3D printing hobbyist Ragsdale put his equipment to work producing more than 400 surgical mask strap holders for Memphis-area hospitals.
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Time to Register for CAP's First Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 National Conference. Join thousands of other members from across America and the world for Civil Air Patrol’s first virtual conference event, to be held Aug. 14-15.

Choose from 12 custom “tracks” covering over 100 topics. Join us for the grand opening of Volunteer University, and tune in to help ignite CAP’s Innovation initiative.

And, as always, CAP members will be celebrated through a very special awards ceremony to “cap” this inaugural virtual event. Best of all, registration for the conference is free!

Just click this blue button to register. CAPExcel2020 is t he access code you'll use to sign up.
Previewing CAP's New Education and Training Program
In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 4 launch of Volunteer University, we will be providing an overview of the focus and requirements for each level of CAP instruction, beginning here with Level One.
Things You Can Do While At Home
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Take a few minutes to update and check off a few suggested items from our list:
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