Don't miss the November news for CAP Alumni & Friends
Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.
Inside This Issue: personal stories of CAP's impact in saving lives and shaping futures, aerospace education and emergency services members receive international and national honors, latest online Volunteer launches, Vietnam veteran spotlights, end-of-year giving season, Final Salute, and more.
From Cadet to State Emergency Official:
'CAP Prepared Me for This'
In the field —Then-Cadet Michael Chappell leads a field training exercise based on a downed plane scenario.
When the president visited New Mexico this summer to learn about the largest wildfires in the state's history, he was briefed by a New Mexico Wing member only two years removed from his Civil Air Patrol cadet days—1st Lt. Mark Chappell, acting director of the state’s Emergency Operations Center.
When Chappell spoke before the cameras, he said later, he was fully aware millions “were watching and listening to every word I said.”
At the same time, he added, he felt “like this is exactly what CAP has ..."
Editor's Note: We reached out to the cadet's mother for permission to use the video, and this was her response.
Cadet's First Orientation Flight
"My boy got to do his very first orientation flight with Civil Air Patrol. He might be on the ground now, but his head is forever in the clouds! I have never seen him more excited about anything! Do we have another military aviator in the family?"
A testimony from Cadet Col. Dava Flowers regarding the impact CAP has made on her life.
Save the Date: Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29th!
You can make a difference! Support CAP on Giving Tuesday to help save lives and shape futures. We count on funds raised through Giving Tuesday and the holidays to support our cadets and activities throughout the year. Here’s how you can help shape futures this holiday season:
Become an individual or corporate matching donor. We already have generous matching gift donations of $10,000 to match $1:$1 for any gift designated where needed most. Matching funds motivate others to donate. Email email@example.com if you can help.
Set up your own CAP Giving Tuesday fundraiser on Facebook and share with family and friends. Simply click on “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your news feed, set up your page, share with friends, and watch your impact grow. People can give to your fundraiser in just a few clicks without ever leaving Facebook, and 100% of their donation goes to support cadet scholarships, aerospace education, and other CAP activities.
CAP's Mallett Recognized with National Aerospace Education Honor
Class act—Susan Mallett makes a point with a model plane during an aerospace education presentation to Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School students.
Susan Mallett, CAP’s aerospace/STEM education outreach coordinator, has been recognized with the National Aeronautic Association’s 2022 Frank G. Brewer Trophy, established in 1943 to honor significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the U.S.
Mallet’s aviation education journey began in 1986, when ...
The newest issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer magazineis now available onlinehe 68-page Fall 2022 edition contains six full-length features, including a cadet's cover story on the International Air Cadet Exchange, which marked its 75th anniversary this year.
CAP members have accounted for all three individual awards from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which recognized the trio’s roles in CAP's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, and other challenges.
The group honored (pictured, from left) Cols. Mark Lahan of the Kansas Wing as Uniformed Services Auxiliary Emergency Manager of the Year, Carol Lynn of the Nevada Wing with the first Rising Star Award for having shown the most promise as a new emergency management practitioner, and Jerry Wellman of the Utah Wing as the National Volunteer Emergency Manager of the Year — the highest award given to a volunteer emergency manager.
Meet retired Air Force Col. Chuck DeBellevue, one of only five American military aces—and the top U.S. ace in the Vietnam War. DeBellevue got his start in aviation as a CAP cadet in the Louisiana Wing.
The Spring issue of Civil Air PatrolVolunteer magazine will feature content commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and celebrating our members who served in the military and CAP during that period.
We are collecting imagery of members in uniform during the Vietnam era. If you have a photo to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Use subject line “Volunteer Image” in the email.
· Add a caption if desired.
· Include the following information: name, grade (at the time of image), branch of
service, location, and date.
Please note that only high-resolution images can be considered for print publication in the magazine, but all submissions are welcome and may be used in other places. By submitting an image, you are providing permission for CAP to publish the content provided.
Year-end is right around the corner, along with the giving season. If you’re hoping to make a positive impact on our mission, CAP is here to provide two tax-savvy options:
Donating your appreciated stocks or giving from your IRA. These resources are secure and take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Not only will your gift help support cadet scholarships and provide aerospace education opportunities to school-aged children and other program areas as needed., but IRA and stock giving often come with great personal tax benefits that may help your finances.
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.
Ohio Wing's Rowe Passes During Dallas Airshow 'Doing What He Loved'
Maj. Curtis Rowe, a member of CAP's Ohio Wing, was among six Commemorative Air Force crewmembers who lost their lives in a collision between two vintage military aircraft at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow earlier this month.
Rowe, the Ohio Wing's maintenance officer and longtime finance officer, was a crew chief on the B-17 and participated in airshows several times a year.