Give by Dec. 31 for Special Tax Deduction
Your gift can help deserving cadets attend encampments, create scholarships for cadets, and fund teachers and aerospace education:
  • $35 supports a teacher in accessing our aerospace education program,
  • $50 pays for one school-aged child to participate in aerospace education,
  • $125 provides one hour of flying for a cadet,
  • $250 funds a scholarship to attend an encampment,
  • $500 finances aerospace education for a classroom, or
  • $1,000 or more provides a full academic or flight scholarship for a deserving cadet.

Don't itemize? Tax filers can still receive a tax deduction of $300 for an individual or $600 if filing jointly if you donate by Dec. 31.
Maryland, Indiana Cadets Mark Holidays with 'Wings'

Two more CAP cadets have received their FAA private pilot certificates, becoming the 143rd and 144th graduates of the Cadet Wings program:
  • Cadet Maj. Moriah Hersch (at right), a member of the Maryland Wing's Cumberland Composite Squadron.
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Jordan Dyche (left), a member of the Indiana Wing's Monroe County Composite Squadron in Bloomington.
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Donors Issue Challenge for Malcolm Kyser Tribute Communications Scholarship

Malcolm Kyser served as CAP's Senior National Program Manager for Command and Control Communications until his passing this year.

In tribute to Kyser's service, two donors have issued a challenge to increase the availability of scholarships for cadets interested in communications.
Funds will be used to provide cadet scholarships for the National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) in 2022 and beyond.
Deadline to Apply for CadetInvest is Dec. 31

The clock is ticking fast. If you need financial assistance for CAP activities or plan or applying for Cadet Wings, you need to get your application in now.

CadetInvest closes at noon CST Dec. 31 for all 2022 programs.
Want to Learn More About Group Command?
Have you ever considered being a Group Commander one day? Ever wonder what a Group Commander's role and responsibilities are? Wish you had an opportunity to learn more? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then you should consider attending a virtual seminar hosted by CAP's Mentoring Program.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information to members interested in being a Group Commander. The seminar will be presented on two Saturdays, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Each day will consist of a variety of topics important to the success of being a Group Commander, including Group and Wing department interactions. Several topics will be eligible for Volunteer University level module credit.

Registration will be taking place through mid-January. For more information or to register, check out the Mentoring program website.
When CAP tallied up the year’s numbers at the end of 1953, a leader in flight hours emerged the National Capital Wing based in Washington, D.C., with 614, as reported in the Petersburg, Virginia, Progress-Index. To this day, the wing still is one of the nationwide leaders in flight hours.
This Week's Top Headlines
“Nevada Air Cadets to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station”
(Houston, Tex.)

“Safe Skies: Civil Air Patrol Marks Its 80th Anniversary”
(Ephrata, Wash.)

“Oceanside Student Spreads Holiday Cheer After Tornadoes”
(Oceanside, N.Y.)
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Operation Pulse Lift

With 285 units of blood donated the past two weeks, Civil Air Patrol is edging closer to its stretch goal of 9,000 units by year's end.

Every unit of blood collected through the combined efforts of CAP volunteers saves three lives. This year, Operation Pulse Lift has collected this many units:

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