40 Wings Now Allowing On-Site Meetings Through CAP's Remobilization Process
One full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 75% of Civil Air Patrol’s 52 wings are now in Phase II of the organization's three-phased remobilization process (allowing them to hold on-site unit meetings with up to 50 members).

CAP's remobilization plans begin at the wing level and are based on the more restrictive guidance in place state-level directives or federal guidance. Approval of the wing plans is made by a national-level team of subject matter experts led by Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka, CAP's national vice commander.

Civil Air Patrol remains committed to safeguarding the health of all our members and employees while maintaining mission readiness, Phelka said.

Several of the 40 CAP wings currently in Phase II are being evaluated for readiness to move into Phase III, which permits overnight activities like encampments.
Operation Pulse Lift Reaches 2,500-Unit Goal
The past week was another banner week for CAP's Operation Pulse Lift program, which surpassed its annual goal of 2,500 units of blood March 19 28 days earlier than hoped.

The 2,597-unit total includes 140 units collected in Arizona at four blood donor events. An additional 419 units were reported during the week by 29 CAP wings and National Headquarters.
Calif. CyberPatriot Cadets Place 3rd Nationally
The third time in the CyberPatriot All Service Division national finals was the charm for the California WIng's Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 cadet team, which finished third overall in the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

The team finished first in the Cisco NetAcad Challenge, All Service Division

Fullerton previously reached the title round  in 2018 when two teams from the unit made the championship round and 2019.

The cadets will receive a combined $3,000 in scholarships from Cisco and the Northrop Grumman Foundation for their performances.

Two other CAP teams also reached the 13-team final round the Colorado Wing’s Air Academy Cadet Squadron and the North Carolina Wing's Union County Composite Squadron.
CAP's Altieri Explores
Cold War-Era Mission

CAP’s role following World War II included assisting Civil Defense through support of nuclear testing, aerial radiological monitoring and post-attack damage assessments of cities and key economic infrastructures.

Col. Jayson Altieri of the Alabama Wing, former chair of CAP's Board of Governors, examines that mission in Minutemen and Roentgens: A History of Civil Air Patrol’s Aerial Radiological Monitoring (ARM) Program on pages 43-51 of the spring issue of Air Power History.
Please Take CAP's National Conference Survey
The upcoming National Conference is scheduled to be a hybrid event, Aug. 26-28, with virtual access online and in-person events in Bellevue, Washington.

CAP wants to gauge members’ feelings about attendance. Please take a moment to answer this 2-minute survey.
NHQ News
Commander Offers Recruiting and Retention Tips

National Headquarters' Marketing & Strategic Communications team is reprising National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith’s Recruiting and Retention Series from 2018.

Smith's  Tailoring the Message and Expectation Management” is featured today.
March 24 is Deadline for Presentation Proposals
Just one day is left in the planning team's extended March 24 deadline for presentation proposals for the 2021 National Conference.

All proposals made by national staff and members by the close of business Wednesday will be evaluated by the planning team, then vetted by the respective offices and functional areas for mission relevance and accuracy.

Presenters selected for the conference schedule will be notified by April 15.
Time to Register for This Summer's CyberCamps
Registration is now open for any CAP units that would like to host Air Force Association CyberCamp(s) this coming summer. The individual who will coordinate the camp(s) for the unit should be the one to register.

“CAP is expanding to five weeks of sponsored CyberCamps this summer, due to the tremendous success of the CyberCamps last summer,” said Lt. Col. Paul Creed III, national cyber mission deputy for education and awareness.

Standard and advanced curriculum options are available for specific weeks in June and July free for CAP units. The standard camp is for those who do not have experience in CyberPatriot, and the advanced camp is for anyone who has previously participated in CyberPatriot.
Proclamation Templates Available
for 80th Anniversary Celebration

Continuing the rollout of the CAP 80th Anniversary celebration, the national-level working group has created proclamation templates for units to observe the occasion.

The 80th Anniversary Resources pages on GoCivilAirPatrol.com and CAP.news each include a link at the bottom to download proclamation templates to provide state and local governments.
CAP Accepting Applications for National Diversity Officer
National Headquarters is accepting applications for CAP's National Diversity Officer, a member of the national volunteer staff. Applications will be accepted until April 5.
Last Call for Cadets to Apply for Lift, Take-Off Programs
CadetInvest provides financial assistance to CAP cadets to keep them aviation-ready. Applications are open through April 30, but please note this is for the Cadet Lift and Take-Off programs only. Apply here.
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Women's History Month with a special This Week in CAP History.Back in March of 1943, the Women's Advertising Club raised funds to purchase three planes for the Missouri Wing.
The planes were used for training purposes, greatly expanding the wing's capabilities.

Read the original article here.
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