Ariz. Wing's Proctor Makes Spaceflight History
Four civilian astronauts, including Civil Air Patrol's own Maj. Sian Proctor, safely splashed down in the Atlantic off the Florida coast on Sept. 18 near Cape Canaveral, where their trailblazing Inspiration4 flight to orbit began the evening of Sept. 15.

Riding in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, the all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.

Proctor, the mission pilot on the privately funded flight, is a member of the Arizona Wing's Sky Harbor Composite Squadron and is active in CAP's aerospace education program.

She is only the fourth African-American woman to go into space.
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Rated Preparatory Program Underway in Ind.
The U.S. Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (RPP) just completed Week One of its fall session in Columbus, Indiana. This is the highly successful program's second year and the second RPP event this fiscal year, following a spring session also held in Indiana.

RPP is divided into two one-week sessions with 30 students per week. They train about 7½ hours with Civil Air Patrol instructors and 7½ hours on simulators. The program’s goal is to give airmen the opportunity to gain experience so they can be competitive for an Air Force aircrew training slot.
Calif. Wing Chaplains to Assist at Edwards AFB
The U.S. Air Force is charged with meeting the needs of its airmen and civilian employees in many ways, including spiritually and emotionally. When Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Bram at Edwards Air Force Base, California, wanted to ensure their spiritual needs are being met, he looked to the Air Force’s Total Force partner, Civil Air Patrol.

“For the first time, multiple CAP chaplains will be used in an Air Force-assigned mission and imbedded directly as members of the Religious Support Team,” California Wing Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Morison (in photo, right) said after execution of a mission agreement Sept. 10 with Col. Randel Gordon (left) and the Edwards-based 412th Test Wing and the California Wing.

“In a fresh approach to the use of the CAP Chaplain Corps as a force multiplier, CAP chaplains will focus on the large number of Air Force civilian airmen assigned in their designated squadrons, thus providing a broader range of chaplain support for both military and the large number of civilian airmen in the 412th Test Wing units.”
Earning Their Wings: 128th-132nd Cadets Receive Private Pilot Certificates Through CAP Program
Five more Civil Air Patrol cadets, including two who recently became senior members, have received their FAA private pilot certificates through the Air Force-funded Cadet Wings program. They are now 132 graduates of the program, including these five:
  • Airman 1st Class Montian Natrakul (#132) of the Minnesota Wing's Mankato Composite Squadron (top left with his examiner, Maj. Catherine Plasschaert).
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Jolin (#131) of the South Carolina Wing Headquarters Squadron (bottom center in front of the plane he flew on his check ride).
  • Senior Member Harrison Le (#130) of the California Wing's Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 (bottom right).
  • Cadet Col. Anaiya Harris (#129) of the Colorado Wing's Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron in Grand Junction (bottom left with her certificate).
  • Senior Member Alexandria Rudolph (#128) of the New Jersey Wing's Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron in Burlington (top right with her instructor, Robert McCabe).
The mask icon is used in the photo above as a visual cue to explain any perceived deviation from COVID-19 safety protocol(s). The icon is used on images captured prior to the pandemic or for images captured in an area where masks are currently not required for vaccinated individuals.
CAP Edges Closer to Historic Blood Collection Goal
On Day 550 of the Civil Air Patrol's national response to the COVID-19 mission, Operation Pulse Lift sits just 112 units short of its goal of 6,000 units of blood by Oct. 1.

Once attained, this will potentially save 18,000 lives — more than all combined missions in CAP's 80-year history, said Lt. Col. Bob Ditch, director of Operation Pulse Lift. Be a part of that life-saving heritage and donate.
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Timeline Flight Series Helps Celebrate Anniversary
With the approach of Civil Air Patrol's 80th anniversary Dec. 1, Maj. Ronald C. Finger of the Minnesota Wing's Crow Wing Composite Squadron worked with Col. Frank Blazich of the Col. Louisa S. Morse Center for Civil Air Patrol History on a special project to create “Timeline Flight” paintings showcasing some of the wide variety of CAP aircraft flown over the years.

The 21 aircraft selected span the Coastal Patrol days of World War II, the postwar years and finally the aircraft CAP aircrews fly today. Here are the fifth and sixth installments, as seen on Others will be posted every four days.
Interested in Learning More About Region Command?
Have you ever considered being a Region Commander one day? Ever wonder what a Region 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 this virtual seminar.

The seminar will be presented on two Saturdays in November Nov. 6 and 13. Each day will consist of a variety of topics important to the success of being a Region Commander, including Region and CAP National Headquarters department interactions. Several topics will be eligible for Volunteer University Level IV and Level V module credit.
Registration will be taking place through October. For further information or to register, check out the Mentoring Program webpage.
“This Week in CAP History” in 1944, a group of Pennsylvania Wing cadets attended an encampment in New Jersey. As World War II went on, they traveled to Fort Dix, where they were trained in air base operations and introduced to military life.

Check out this encampment news in the Warren (Pa.) Times Mirror.
This Week's Top Headlines
“Virginia 13-Year-Old Becomes Pilot for a Day at Joint Base Andrews”
(Joint Base Andrews, Maryland)

“This Woman Rules the CAP Skies”
(Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)

“Civil Air Patrol's Iowa Wing Trains at Waterloo Regional Airport”
(Waterloo, Iowa)

“CAP's Bay Patrol Is More Than 50 Years Old”
(Easton, Maryland)
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