Cadet's Taps Tribute to Slain
Service Members Goes Viral

When Cadet Senior Airman Devin Linehan honored U.S. Marines and other service members killed in Afghanistan by playing taps outside his home with an American flag at half-staff, he had no idea the impact it would have.
A video of his late-night tribute taken by his father, Sean Linehan — a former Marine himself — has since gone viral. Since the video first appeared on Facebook, millions of people all over the world have viewed it and hundreds have responded to Devin’s simple gesture of respect.
Devin, 14, is a member of the Nevada Wing’s Carson City Composite Squadron. “The response to my video was very unexpected,” he said.
“When I heard about the bombing in Afghanistan, I was upset and sad for the Marines’ families,” he said. “Then I asked what I could do … and my mom suggested for me to play taps on my bugle and honor those who died that fateful day, so I did. I played with all my heart and prayers.”
Blood Used to Treat Injured in Afghanistan
Ten members of the Texas Wing's Alamo Composite Squadron could have made history Aug. 28 with the collection of 171 units of blood at the Joint Base San Antonio Blood Donor Center.

According to current and former CAP historians' recent memories, those squadron members may have participated in the first Civil Air Patrol activities directly affecting U.S. military overseas contingency operations since World War II over 76 years ago. said Lt. Col. Bob Ditch, director of CAP's Operation Pulse Lift.
The members found out, as confirmed by the director of the Air Force Blood Program, that the blood donated would be used to support the care of wounded U.S. service members from Afghanistan operations at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and military hospitals in Germany.
4 More Cadets Earn 'Wings' Through CAP Program
Four more Civil Air Patrol cadets have become pilots recently, earning their FAA certificates through the Cadet Wings program and becoming the 123rd-126th cadets to do so. They are:
  • Cadet Col. Graham Collie (#126) of the North Carolina Wing's Asheville Composite Squadron, pictured at right.
  • Cadet Lt. Col. John Borchelt (#125) of the Colorado Wing's Highlander Composite Squadron, pictured above in front of the CAP aircraft he used to take his check ride.
  • Cadet 1st Lt. Jordan McConville (#124), below right, of the Maryland Wing's Col. Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron in Edgewater.
  • Cadet Capt. Taj Lee (#123) of the Texas Wing's Randolph (AFB) Composite Squadron. below left, with his CFI, Edwin Cristancho.
Vol U Provost Named Chief of Education and Training
Civil Air Patrol’s national commander/CEO, Maj. Gen. Ed Phelka, has chosen Col. Joseph Winter (left) — provost of CAP’s Volunteer University as chief of the organization’s Education and Training Program and has elevated Jared Peregoy (right) to deputy chief learning officer. 
“We are excited to have Col. Winter and Mr. Peregoy assume these new roles,” said John Salvador, CAP chief operating officer. “Joe is a widely respected and accomplished leader both in CAP and the U.S. Air Force. As provost, he has steadily guided Vol U through a successful launch during the unprecedented instability of the pandemic last year.

“Similarly, Jared has a proven track record of aligning our training programs with our strategic goals and objectives, and in his new role Jared will work closely with Col. Winter to continuously improve CAP’s overall education and training efforts,” Salvador said.
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“It’s one thing to be involved in search and rescue and feel like you are a making a difference, it’s a whole other world when you are the one impacted and on the receiving end of such generosity.” CAP Response Fund recipient
Funds Available to Members Affected by Ida
As we work together as One CAP to support and assist our fellow Americans following Hurricane Ida, we must also never forget about our own the needs of Civil Air Patrol members affected by natural disaster and national emergencies. The CAP Response Fund was created to assist members who need help in times of crisis. The fund is also open to squadrons in need of assistance during recovery.
Timeline Flight Series Launches Ahead of Anniversary
With the approach of Civil Air Patrol's 80th anniversary on Dec.1, Maj. Ronald C. Finger of the Minnesota Wing's Crow Wing Composite Squadron worked with Col. Frank Blazich of the Col. Louisa S. Morse Center for Civil Air Patrol History on a special project to create “Timeline Flight” paintings showcasing some of the wide variety of CAP aircraft flown over the years.

The 21 aircraft selected span the Coastal Patrol days of World War II, the postwar years and finally the aircraft CAP aircrews fly today. This is the first one. Others will be posted every five days.
Interested in Learning More About Wing Command?
Have you ever considered being a Wing Commander one day? Ever wonder what a Wing Commander's role and responsibilities are? Wish you had an opportunity to learn more? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then you should consider attending a virtual seminar hosted by CAP's Mentoring Program.
The purpose of the seminar is to provide information to members interested in being a Wing Commander.  The seminar will be presented on two Saturdays, Oct. 9 and 16. Each day will consist of a variety of topics important to the success of being a Wing Commander, including wing and CAP National Headquarters department interactions. Several topics will be eligible for Volunteer University Level IV and Level V module credit.
Registration will be taking place through Oct. 15. For more information or to register, check out the Mentoring Program webpage.
Cadet Programs Seeking Assistant Advisor for NCAC
Cadet Programs is accepting applications for an assistant advisor for the National Cadet Advisory Council through 5 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 24.
It's time for “This Week in CAP History” Tuesday!

The New York Wing is featured this week with a 1961 feature on the cadet program. The Elmira Star-Gazette shined a spotlight on the cadet program and its amazing opportunity for youth. In particular, the Star-Gazette noted CAP's ability to respond to emergencies and serve the community.

Check out the article here.
What wing do you think will get our nod next week?
This Week's Top Headlines
“Civil Air Patrol Trains at Airport, MCC Facility”
(Waco, Tex.)

“Civil Air Patrol: A Cadet's Life”
(Bennington, Vt.)

“Civil Air Patrol Flight Instructor Earns Service Award”
(Rochester, N.Y.)

“South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Holds Aerospace Education Day at Philip Airport”
(Philip, S.D.)
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