Over 1,300 Sign Up for National Conference
In the first week of registration, more than 1,300 CAP members signed up for the 2020 National Conference.

This is CAP’s first virtual conference event, scheduled for Aug. 14-15. Those who sign up for the conference can choose from 12 custom “learning tracks” covering over 100 topics. They also can learn more about the grand opening of Volunteer University and tune in to help ignite CAP’s Innovation initiative.

As part of the Innovation initiative, Dr. Todd Dewett (pictured, above left) will speak on “Bringing Creativity and Innovation to Life.” He is one of the world’s most-watched leadership personalities: an authenticity expert, best-selling author at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker.

Registration for the conference is free; CAPExcel2020 is the Access Code. (Please do not share the code on social media.)
Another COVID-19 Mission Milestone: 110 Days of Continuous Service for CAP
Civil Air Patrol just reached another milestone with our COVID-19 missions. During 110 continuous days, CAP members have contributed more than 23,500 volunteer days in service to their communities, states and nation.

Missions include distributing test kits, personal protective equipment (PPE) and food/critical supplies via air and ground. Additional missions include providing aerial and ground imagery and staffing emergency operations centers for state agencies.
Right now 29 CAP Wings are carrying out ongoing COVID-19 missions. These wings are performing a total of 38 Air Force and 14 corporate missions.

Here is a statistical rundown of what CAP has delivered, as of July 13:
  • 5.3 million meals;
  • 667,000 pounds of food;
  • 1.6 million masks;
  • 12,700 test kits; and
  • 72,000 test samples.
Retired Air Force General Serving in Hawaii Wing
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr. (at right) has joined CAP as a member of the Hawaii Wing’s West Oahu Composite Squadron.

Johns, a four-star general, retired from the Air Force in 2013 and most recently served as a co-CEO for FlightSafety International.

Johns said his focus now is on CAP and specifically its cadet flight opportunities. “At this point my desire is to put smiles on the faces of our cadets, he said, then to help them build their own path toward a career — be it in the military or civilian worlds — and be there to mentor them along the journey.”
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New Activity Encourages Cadets to Imagine 'Flying Cars'

This is the 'George Jetson meets the Air Force' virtual event you’ve been hearing about, said Curt LaFond, cadet program director, announcing June 11 that CAP has launched the Agility Prime cadet activity.

Agility Prime is an urgent, exciting new opportunity for cadets to engage with the Air Force initiative to accelerate the move to advanced air mobility vehicles yes, flying cars.

LaFond said CAP is looking for cadet teams to learn more about the initiative and produce a short video making their case for flying orb designs, manufacturing standards, deployment practices, problem sets,or even some other innovation nobody has yet classified.

Cadets are encouraged to read this Air Force flyer to learn more about the Agility Prime initiative and go to GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more CAP information .

Recently retired engineer Col. Larry Trick will be CAP's Agility Prime director.
Previewing CAP's Education and Training Program
In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 4 launch of Volunteer University, we're providing an overview of the focus and requirements for each level of CAP instruction.
Female Pilot Panel Diversity Series Is Underway
CAP and Air Force reservists have teamed with the CAP Diversity & Inclusion and Aerospace Education teams to conduct bi-weekly virtual career panel discussions for cadets about the life experiences of female pilots who work with CAP-USAF and CAP.

The next session will be July 15 for Great Lakes Region cadets (info HERE), but any cadet who has missed their region’s session or would like to join in can register and participate in the live event from 7-8 p.m. EDT. The next event, for the Southeast Region, will be July 29.

Among the panelists is Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Maria Hall (pictured above), a member of the Texas Wing's Kerrville Composite Squadron. Hall is a CAP cadet as well as a former Air Force ROTC Flight Scholarship recipient and current ROTC cadet, who provides encouraging mentorship to young CAP and ROTC cadets.

All info on CAP Diversity Series 1: USAF Female Pilots, including past and upcoming region events, can be found on the AE Diversity page.
Preparations Made for National Safety Officer College
National Safety Officer College (NSOC) 2020 is slated to begin Aug. 19 and last a little over two months.

This virtual online school will focus on helping graduates become leaders and mentors in CAP’s new safety program, increasing their understanding of the program and standardizing the overall approach to risk management in CAP missions and activities.

NSOC will be conducted annually, with this first year devoted to wing and region directors of safety, wing and region leaders, and safety officers nearing completion of their Master rating in the Safety specialty track. Invitations have already been sent to these members.

Email NSOC2020@capnhq.gov with questions about the new school or safety program.
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