March 2019
News for Alumni and Friends
Citizens Serving Communities to Shape Lives and Save Lives

Inside this issue...
If He Said It Once, He Said It Three Times, CSAF Remembers CAP Cadet Who Saved His Life, New Resource Highlights Women in Aviation, Board of Governors Member Supports Growth In Cyber, Cadets Flying Drones in Kentucky, and This Month's Alumni Highlight
If He Said It Once, He Said It Three Times....

Can you guess who the Chief of Staff of the Air Force said is the answer to our Nation's challenge?
General Goldfein Said This About the Pilot Shortage....

“We need to get America flying and one of the ways we get America flying is through the Civil Air Patrol. One of the ways we get America flying is by…lighting a spark in America's youth.” - General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Oh By The Way... Meet the Former CAP Cadet Who Saved General Goldfein's Life
Did You Complete the CAP Pararescue and Survival Orientation Course?
Yes, I completed PJOC and it was amazing!
No, but what an important skill to have!
CAP Video Corner
It's "Women in Aviation Month"
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education's newest curriculum "Women in Aviation" for grades 6-12.

This book provides an introduction to and a historical account of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation and aerospace since the beginning of the 20th century. 

Project Manager Lt. Col. Randy Carlson from CAP's California Wing focused on the stories of 12 diverse women, who made a contribution to aviation since the beginning of the 20th Century.

Watch the video to see a few highlights.
Emphasis on Cyber Continues, Former U.S. Cyber Command Leader Joins CAP Board of Governors
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, former deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, is the newest member of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.
A 34-year veteran of the Air Force, McLaughlin currently serves as director of cyber policy, strategy and security at Texas A&M University's George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander and CEO, hailed McLaughlin’s appointment to the BoG as an important development in the organization’s continuing emphasis on cyber defense as a skill for cadets. “Gen. McLaughlin’s expertise in this area will help us focus even more on what’s already been a very strong program for our cadets,” Smith said.

Would you like to read more about CAP and Cyber programs?
Yes! I would like to see future stories about CAP and Cyber
No, but thank you for asking!
I'm not sure, what is Cyber?
Alumni & Friends Spotlight
Col. Regina Aye (n ée Ba iley) - CAP

Why did you join Civil Air Patrol? 
I joined CAP in 1989. One of my classmates was a cadet and invited me to visit a meeting. I had been going to airshows and flying remote control airplanes with my older brother for many years. Leadership was the part of the Cadet Program that appealed most to me, but I ended up loving all aspects of it. I also wanted to serve, and CAP was a way for me to do that. Due to some health issues, the military was not a career option for me. Two of my uncles served in the Air Force and provided me encouragement during my cadet years: one was a senior NCO and one was a WWII fighter ace.

  What is your current career?

I am a professor in the Instructional Design and Performance Technology doctoral program at Baker University. I am also the Directed Field Experience Coordinator and IDPT Program Coordinator. I’ve only been at the university for a few months. Previously, I was an academic dean at a community college. Editor's Note: Col. Aye is also the North Central Region Commander for CAP.

What specific lesson/experience from CAP has influenced your career or your life?

I can’t count the lessons learned in CAP that have helped me in my career and life. When I joined CAP I was a shy, seventeen-year-old with a very limited view of the world. CAP gave me confidence in myself and my abilities. Through National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs) and International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) , Civil Air Patrol showed me the world beyond the town of 1,000 where I grew up. 

The leadership lessons I learned in CAP have served me well in my career. Those lessons have helped me advance to positions of responsibility more quickly than others. CAP also provided some great leadership experiences that helped me build a stronger resume. Some of the strong female leaders who have been my mentors in CAP also provided a great example for me to follow. Finally, the Core Values provide a great foundation for success in CAP and outside the organization.
These Cadets Are Busier Than Bees and the Community is "Drone-ing On" About Their Work
New Civil Air Patrol Publications Available