April 2020
News for Alumni & Friends
Citizens Serving Communities to Shape Lives and Save Lives

Inside this Issue... Maj Gen Smith's invitation to CAP's response to COVID-19, cadets get creative at home, free resources to ensure your plans are in order, free estate planning summit, communications during social distancing, Salvation Army assistance, still saving lives, new trustee, cadet represents CAP, your top airport codes, Alumni & Friends spotlight, new LinkedIn group, spring cleaning and final salute

Does CAP Have A COVID-19 Mission In Your State?
A Special Invitation from the Office of the National Commander

Join Us Monday For A Special CAP COVID-19 Response Briefing

Mark your calendar and plan to join
Maj Gen Mark Smith and CAP Vice Commander Brig Gen Ed Phelka for a very special opportunity for our alumni and friends to hear a live update regarding CAP's response to COVID-19 through active missions.
CAP's COVID-19 Response: A Virtual Meeting With CAP's National Commander
Virtual Live Meeting with Call-In Information..all times CDT

04/20/20 7:00pm - 04/20/20 8:00pm

An opportunity for alumni and friends of Civil Air Patrol to hear a live update regarding CAP's response to COVID-19 through active missions
I'll be there! Send call-in info
Will try to join, send call-in info
Thanks, but I am unable to make it
CAP's Video Corner:
The Cadet Oath
While COVID-19 forces many communities to shelter in place, our local cadet units have moved to virtual weekly meetings. In the video above, cadets from the Georgia Wing's Whitfield-Murray Cadet Squadron are offering a creative way to participate in sharing the Cadet Oath.
You Asked... We Listened!
Introducing FREE Resources To Ensure Your Plans Are In Order For Those You Love
A Gift for You
and Your Future

Do you have your grandfather’s watch and your great-aunt’s necklace in a safety deposit box no one knows about?

What about documents your family may need access to? Do you know where – and how much – your assets are?

Although it may not be on your list of leisure activities, preparing your estate plan can help you prepare for the future and provide confidence and clarity to your family and children. 

CAP has a gift for you and your future – peace of mind to share with your family, fast and 100% free
FREE Estate Planning Virtual Summit
Online Event - Link will be emailed closer to time

05/07/20 - 05/12/20

Join us for an online series with subject matter experts around estate planning, advance directives, your online presence after death & more
Yes! I am interested. Send details!
Maybe, need to know more.
Not at this time, but thanks!
CAP Communication Traffic Soars
Amid Social Distancing
Lt Col Bryan Emerson, Alaska Wing director of communications, checks in from his off-the-grid cabin 25 miles from the nearest road in Alaska’s bush country. There is no heat in his power shack, so it’s about 20 below zero in there.
With much of the nation staying at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Civil Air Patrol radio nets are humming.

CAP operates a national communications network of high frequency (HF) radio stations, which can be essential during a national emergency.

Maj Chuck Brudtkuhl, National Headquarters communications operations division head, reports that attendance on National Traffic Net is up by 30% over just three weeks ago.
Tennessee Wing Assists Salvation Army In COVID-19 Response
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Over 40 members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) from Tennessee are assisting the Salvation Army and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acting as support for the U.S. Air Force, CAP members are preparing to help in the delivery of over 1,000 meals to 15 homeless camps in the Nashville area over the next week, alongside the Salvation Army.
We Are Still Saving Lives!
Civil Air Patrol Recognizes
National Volunteer Week April 19-25
CAP Foundation Announces New Trustee
 Mr. Karl Geng
Karl Geng of Naples, Florida, was chosen Wednesday to serve on the CAP Foundation's Board of Trustees. The Foundation is the repository of gifts meant for investment in CAP’s future. "Mr. Geng's service on the 15-member board begins immediately," said Paul Graziani, chair of the Civil Air Patrol Foundation.

Geng retired in 1998 as president and CEO of Siemens Communications, a corporation that included the former IBM ROLM Communications and several other companies to form a multi-billion-dollar company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. A former CAP member...
Texas Wing Cadet Represents
CAP At Women In Aviation Conference
Cadet SMSgt Maria Hall of Texas Wing 's Kerrville Composite Squadron is representative of the caliber of young men and women of  Civil Air Patrol  who also join the  USAF  JROTC in high school, and then move into ROTC when in college. She met and mentored other CAP cadets while at the  Women in Aviation International  conference in Orlando last month.

Cadet SMSgt Hall earned her wings through the Air Force JROTC  Flight Academy program, flies with CAP (working to become a mission pilot), and is a student at  Texas A&M University .
For our Alumni and Friends Sheltering In Place
A List of Top Airport Codes From Our Readers
Alumni & Friends Spotlight
Staff Sgt Kraig Morris
Why did you join CAP?
In 1993, a co-worker's husband was in CAP. I was interested and I was amazed to see it was part of Air Force as I was an Air Force veteran and had never heard of it. It was connected to the military and I loved that part. I was an E-4 in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at the time and very gung-ho.

Career Span:
I retired from the military in 2008 as an E-6 in the Army Reserve (21 total years Air Force and
Army, Active, Guard, Reserve). I am currently a seasonal maintenance laborer at a state
park in Pennsylvania (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of
State Parks, Little Pine State Park).

What specific lessons or experiences from CAP has influenced your career or life?
I got to meet and work with a lot of incredible senior members, cadets and family members, in 4 different
wings over 15 years. They helped make me a better person. Much of what I learned
helped motivate me and increase my love of Logistics (especially Supply). I received two certifications after I left CAP that I could not have done without CAP, (D.L.) Demonstrated Logistician; Army Logistics University and International Society of Logistics (S.O.L.E.) and WSO-CST; World Safety Organization- Certified Safety Technician. I also became an ordained nondenominational chaplain, certified Master Chaplain (Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Jail & Prison - those are the areas I studied to achieve the Master Chaplain certification).

Anything else we didn’t ask that you would like to share?
I hope to continue to serve CAP via the Friends and Alumni Group. My service to CAP and this great country is all blessing and I'm grateful.
While You Are Online...Network With CAP Alumni on LinkedIn
2 Ways To Support CAP
During Your Spring Clean-out
Spring Cleaning Tip #1 - Donate Your ABUs to a Local Squadron

CAP is authorized to wear Air Force ABUs. Any serviceable ABU can be transferred to a local CAP wing/squadron. Click below to find a squadron near you by entering your zip code or contact Maggie Spikes, NHQ for more information.
Spring Cleaning Tip #2 - Sell or Buy Online and Support CAP
Did you know? eBay sellers have two options when listing items to benefit CAP on eBay.
Donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support CAP OR associate an eBay username with CAP. All sales associated with this username are considered direct selling for the charity, and 100% of selling proceeds will benefit CAP cadet programs and aerospace education.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Civil Air Patrol. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices.
Support Civil Air Patrol by shopping at smile.amazon.com. All proceeds go to support our national cadet scholarship program.
Civil Air Patrol Final Salute
Civil Air Patrol 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 the  Civil Air Patrol Volunteer  magazine.
Civil Air Patrol - Development
Kristina E. Jones, M.A., CFRE, Chief of Philanthropy
Col John M. Knowles, CAP, Deputy Chief of Alumni Relations
Donna Bass Maraman, Development Coordinator
Rebecca Stovall, Development Database & Operations Administrator

(334) 953-9003 Direct
(833) IAM-4CAP Toll Free
Interested in talking about the legacy you want to leave?
Contact Kristina Jones, Chief of Philanthropy, at legacy@gocivilairpatrol.org