July 2021
News for Alumni & Friends
Citizens Serving Communities to Save Lives and Shape Lives

Inside This Issue... CAP's next national vice commander, cadets in action, 100th cadet achieves wings, Annual Report is released, Development announces new deputy director of philanthropy, Operations team win national awards, Alumni Spotlight, appreciated stock gifts, CAP remembers Malcolm Kyser, Final Salute and more...
Cadet Alumna Aye, Education Program Chief, Chosen Next National Vice Commander
Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander/CEO, Maj. Gen.-select Ed Phelka, has chosen Col. Regena Aye — chief of CAP’s Senior Member Education and Training Program, who developed Volunteer University — as his national vice commander. The announcement was made after Aye was approved by CAP’s Board of Governors.

Aye will join Phelka on Aug. 26 for a change of command ceremony in ...
Excelling Cadets - Experiencing Aerospace Education

"It's a good community, there's a lot of people with similar interests, drive, and knowing what they want for their future." Cadet Senior Airman Amber Ganger, North Valley Composite Squadron, Colorado Wing
Wisconsin Wing at Patriot 21
"This is one of our best exercises because we are able to work with disaster relief agencies that allow us to practice independently as an organization." Lt Col Mark Niemi, Fox Cities Composite Squadron, Wisconsin Wing
Texas Wing's Wilson is 100th Cadet to Earn Wings Through Air Force-Funded Program
CAPl is marking a major milestone after Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Wilson of the Texas Wing’s David Lee (Tex) Hill Composite Squadron became the 100th cadet to earn his private pilot certificate through CAP’s Cadet Wings program.

Wilson, 18, received his certificate following a check ride with a Federal Aviation Administration examiner on the Fourth of July at San Marcos Regional Airport, just days before reporting to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“It was a good day,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to have it done, and for what comes next.”
He hopes to eventually become a...
Civil Air Patrol Releases 2020 Annual Report
Thank you for your support!
We are pleased to share with you our 2020 Annual Report for CAP as an informative overview of a challenging yet inspiring time for our organization. Our response tempo during the last year was our single largest mobilization since World War II! Inside this publication is an opportunity to learn, in depth, the impact CAP makes in meeting the needs of the communities we serve locally and nationally thanks to your generous support.
Because of donors like you, we continue to embrace opportunities to build America’s future through cadet programs and scholarships, aerospace education, and our lifesaving and humanitarian operations. Your support makes a difference in the lives of our youth and the success of our missions. Thank you!
Did you find your name in CAP's Annual Report?
Yes, I did. Thanks so much!
Still looking...
Not this year, but please let me know how I can be listed next year.
Not this year, but appreciate the information.
New Deputy Chief of Philanthropy, National Partnerships Joins Staff
Molly Longmire is CAP’s new deputy chief of philanthropy and national partnerships, Kristina Jones, CAP chief of philanthropy, has announced.

Longmire will primarily focus on creating and developing strategies to establish, cultivate and provide overall leadership and management of gifts from institutions to support budget and strategic planning priorities; leadership of organizational partnerships; responsibility for managing the national grants program and serving as a supervisor to the national staff grants team; and support for efforts in other areas of philanthropy, including individual, planned, major and annual giving efforts.

“We are so excited to have Molly Longmire join the CAP team,” Jones said. “Her energy and experience in fundraising, particularly her understanding of military and veteran communities, will assist us as we move forward with growing our corporate and foundation support across the country.”
Saving Lives
CAP's search and rescue missions continue. This map represents the number of saves since Oct. 1.
Is your state represented with a saved life?
Yes, so glad CAP was able to help.
Not yet, but we know CAP will be there, if needed.
Emergency Services Takes National Top Honors
CAP has captured the three highest national-level awards for volunteers and volunteer organizations from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
The awards will be presented in October at the IAEM's annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2021 National Emergency Management Volunteer Organization of the Year Award
CAP's Arizona Wing

2021 National Emergency Management Uniformed Services Auxiliary Emergency Manager of the Year Award
John Desmarais, CAP Director of Operations

2021 National Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year Award,
Lt. Col. Bob Ditch, of the Arizona Wing and CAP's National Emergency Service Academy-Mobile Training Team
Alumni and Friends Spotlight
Capt. James Hadley Williams
Missouri Wing
James Hadley Williams alumni
I was assigned as an Air Force liaison officer to the Jefferson City and Rolla squadrons from 1966 to 1968. My role as a CAP member did not began until 1999. It is essential to convey that flying is only a portion of CAP. The larger membership roles and activities are those of the cadets and senior members, many not flying. All are combined, however, for education, training and duty purposes serving safety and many responsible roles. In this capacity, young cadets become more mature and active while assuming responsible leadership roles. 
My first five years of Air Force active duty began with remote geologic evaluation of terrain in southern Russia.  This was followed by assignment as second lieutenant responsible for initial geodetic surveys and missile guidance calculations in Western Europe and Libya. These surveys were a part of the first Air Force deployment of missile site locations and testing purposes. 
My five active-duty years were followed by a five-year Reserve commitment. Once back home to Rolla, I started working on my PhD. I did continue personal flight training however. With work related flying adding experience and hours, I soon obtained my commercial rating and then with GI Bill financial support came additional ratings, instructor, instrument, and instrument instructor, single and twin- engine. Interestingly, in those days even graduate school was less expensive than flight training.  Little did I realize how much that flight training would add to the enjoyment of being a member of CAP. 
Also during this period working with members relative to their instrument flight training rating was inspiring, such as a Vietnam veteran who obtained his instrument rating. During my GI Bill instrument training, I gained very little actual IFR experience. I made sure instrument students experienced some real IFR in their training experiences.
At age 82, my wife and I continued to enjoy flying. My CAP time was enjoyable and a unique opportunity. I retired from active CAP participation 2012. 
Six years later, my last flight as was as pilot in command in our personal airplane. I have flown 50 years and 8,616 hours. I was privileged to receive the Wrights Brothers Award. Flying closes with a combination of gratitude for those years of flying opportunities but with sadness as flying time ceases. The same can be said with CAP participation.  
A Tax-Savvy Way to Benefit from Growing Assets
Securities/Stocks are most often used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. When you donate securities to CAP, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20%. Transfer your appreciated assets today.

A transfer on death (TOD) account.* By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime.
If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets you can:
Signing off...
Remembering Malcolm Kyser
It is with heavy hearts that we tell you Malcolm Kyser passed away peacefully after a sudden illness. For those who didn’t know him well, Mal was CAP’s senior national program manager for command and control communications. Malcolm began work with CAP on the CAP-USAF staff in July 1993, and then he moved to the CAP staff in1995 when he retired from the Air Force. He was loved and respected by everyone. Mal’s passing is a tremendous loss to both his own family, and our CAP family.  
Final Salute
CAP offers friends and family the ability to make gifts in memory or honor of someone special. Tribute/memorial gifts made through the link below are listed in each issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer.
Civil Air Patrol - Development
Kristina E. Jones, M.A., CFRE, Chief of Philanthropy
Molly Longmire, CFRE, Deputy Chief of Philanthropy and National Partnerships
Col. John M. Knowles, CAP, Deputy Chief of Alumni Relations
Donna Bass Maraman, Development Manager
Rebecca Stovall, Donor Database Specialist

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Interested in talking about the legacy you want to leave?
Contact Kristina Jones, Chief of Philanthropy, at legacy@gocivilairpatrol.org