Celebrating CAP's Diversity
This Holiday Season
Thanksgiving, perhaps more than any other holiday, is a uniquely American celebration that transcends culture, religion and ethnicity. In all things, we are more alike than we are different. And in all things, we should seek to find the common ground we share and appreciate the differences that make us stronger. This Thanksgiving, as you gather with family and friends, know that you are a valued member of our Civil Air Patrol family and celebrate how we, as a diverse team, come together to serve, educate and grow. As I reflect and give thanks for the year drawing to a close, I am thankful for the important role you play in remaining always vigilant in the service of others.   Happy Thanksgiving!

National Wreaths Across America Day On the Horizon
Since 2006, Civil Air Patrol has enjoyed an important partnership with Wreaths Across America. The Wreaths Across America campaign is a very moving way to honor those w ho have served, and it's also a very effective unit-level fundraising activity. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, Dec. 14. For more information on how your unit can participate, click on CAP's online resource  and  publicity guidance .
Chaplain Receives National Award
 Mont. Chaplain Recognized With National Award
Chaplain (Capt.) David Knight of the Montana Wing has been recognized with the Military Chaplains Association's Distinguished Service Award, which honors ministry excellence of chaplains in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Veterans Affairs and Civil Air Patrol. Knight, who serves as chaplain for both the Montana Wing and the Butte Composite Squadron, received the award at the Military Chaplains Association National Institute meeting in Columbia, South Carolina.
NHQ News
New CAP Pamphlet Explains
Pilot Onboarding
National Headquarters has published a “Pilot Onboarding” pamphlet to provide information most applicable to new pilots joining CAP. The pamphlet, CAPP 70-12, is located on the publications website. It provides a checklist of items that need to be completed to become a fully qualified CAP pilot. In addition, the pamphlet provides guidance on the information systems (WMIRS, eServices, etc.) used by CAP pilots day-to-day.
Giving Tuesday – Dec. 3 this year, the first Tuesday after Black Friday – is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

Choose CAP as your Giving Tuesday charity and help us save lives and shape lives and create America's future ... today!
Exercise Risk Management: Have a Safe Holiday Season
Holidays are a time to come together with friends and family and celebrate traditions. Historically, they’re also a time for increased mishaps. This year, exercise a bit of Risk Management ahead of time. If you’re planning a road trip, check your vehicle’s tires, fluids and lights to make sure everything is in working order. Check the weather for your route. Snow chains or an emergency kit might be a good idea just in case you get stranded. If you plan on cooking for a house full of guests, now is a great time to check your smoke detectors. Also consider the need for a properly rated fire extinguisher.
The Week's Top Headlines

"WV Wing Civil Air Patrol Holds 3rd Annual Cadet AE Weekend"
- WBOY-TV (W.Va.)

"Dover AFB Partners With Delaware CAP for Counter UAS Testing"

"Marco Civil Air Patrol to Rebuild Hangar Destroyed
During Hurricane Irma"

Tweet of the Week
Nearly four dozen cadets and senior members from the Texas Wing’s Alamo, David Lee “Tex” Hill and Pegasus composite squadrons visited Lackland Air Force Base earlier this month as guests of the U.S. Air Force Air Reserve’s 433rd Airlift Wing.
Picture of the Week
Cadet Lt. Col. Christopher Franklin's Instagram post features a selfie he took while piloting a CAP Cessna under Lt. Col. Bruno Krioussis' direction. The two belong to the Colorado Wing's Thompson Valley Composite Squadron.
Member Benefits

Office Depot and OfficeMax offer discounts for CAP members. Shop or print your in-store purchasing card online, or text CAPSPS to 555-888 to save your discount card on your phone. 

Auto-renewals are available for adult members. Sign up for auto-renewals in your eServices account. The card information must be saved in your account by the last day of the month before your renewal month. More information is available online.

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