November 2019
News for Alumni & Friends
Citizens Serving Communities to Shape Lives and Save Lives
Inside this Issue...
NC Wing acquires FLIR cameras, video corner, Cadet Programs hold inaugural development conference, SC Wing STEM event, PR Wing's member pursues mission to change lives, CAP member honors late husband with named scholarship, alumni highlight, Vanguard CAP alumni store, and our final salute.

We're Seeing Infrared And Superman Says He Needs Glasses to Keep Up!

CAP's North Carolina Wing Acquires FLIR Cameras
The North Carolina Wing has expanded its airborne capabilities with two new forward-looking infrared (FLIR 8500) cameras, which create an image using a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation, typically emitted from a heat source.

The FLIR camera's will be used on a variety of missions, including...
CAP's Video Corner
Ready to "Glide" Through the Weekend? See How These Cadets Spent Their Saturday...
Maryland Civil Air Patrol cadets traveled to Grant County Airport, West Virginia at the end of October for a weekend of glider flights.
Have you ever been up in a glider?
Yes, it was magical!
Yes, and I am still involved with gliders. Love them!
Yes, I am glad I did it at least once, but that was enough for me!
Technically, yes, but only because my plane engine quit! (bad pilot humor)
Nope, but it's on my bucket list!
No, I have not but I'm glad others have!

Leveraging Partnerships
CAP Holds Inaugural Youth Development Conference with Boys & Girls Clubs of America

More than 60 region and wing directors attended CAP's first Youth Development Conference at Boys and Girls Clubs of America headquarters in Atlanta.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col. Isabella Mollison, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Overseas Military Youth of the Year for 2019 and a finalist for the National Military Youth of the Year award, was the guest speaker for the inaugural event. 
#GivingTuesday Happens December 3rd!
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

Choose Civil Air Patrol as your charity and help us save lives and shape lives and create America's!
From The History Files
Maybe We Should Rename Them the "X Files"?! - Because "X" Marks the Spot!
Practicing radiation detection device operation at Sandy Camp near government cut marking a pin found in sand with Geiger counters are C/Major Arthur Giles and Cadet 3rd Class Karen Forshey. Overseeing work is C/Lt Col James Reagan and advisor Captain Robert J. Miller. At right are Cadet Daniel Williams, C/Lt Col Skip Ellsworth and Cadet Yevette Newton." - Photo via Bob East, 6 November 1972. - Via the Morse Center (with original press caption)
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Sometimes I find interesting items
Not yet, but thanks!
SC Civil Air Patrol Members Host STEM
Stations At "Women In Aviation" Event
Members of the South Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol hosted six STEM-based learning stations—exposing over 175 young girls and nearly 100 other parents, siblings, chaperones, and teachers to aviation & related topics—at the annual Girls in Aviation Day hosted by Women in Aviation's Palmetto Pride Chapter.
CAP Changed Her Life
Now, Puerto Rico Wing's Sanchez Pursues Mission to Mentor and Change the Lives of Others
Ask Capt. Angelymar Sanchez about Civil Air Patrol’s impact on her, and she doesn’t hesitate.

“Civil Air Patrol has changed my life,” she says. Now Sanchez, a 2019 Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award recipient who just earned her private pilot certificate, is on a mission to change the lives of others.
What a Legacy!
CAP Member Honors Late Husband With Scholarship Fund

Lt. Col. Edward John Myzie died in September 2018, but his memory will be preserved forever, thanks to the generosity of his wife and her desire to share the New Jersey Wing couple's love of flying.

His wife, Lt. Col. Amy Myzie, made a donation in August to establish an endowed scholarship in her late husband's name for a cadet to attend one of Civil Air Patrol's national flight academies.

The Lt. Col. Edward J. Myzie Flight Academy scholarship will be given annually to a cadet, with first priority for qualified applicants from New Jersey.
Support Civil Air Patrol
Via The
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #24876)
The Combined Federal Campaign is the workplace-giving program for federal workers of all kinds. All federal employees at any level in any part of the country, including active-duty military, can participate. Also think about civilians in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, FEMA, NASA, USPS, and a host of other departments and agencies run by the three branches of government. If you are a federal employee, or know someone who ...ask them to support CAP today!
Alumni & Friends Spotlight
Lt Col David Younce - CAP

Why did you join CAP?
To be completely honest, I have no idea how I found out about CAP. All I remember is at that time you had to be 13 to join. I waited until I was 13 on 8 Dec and the unit had a meeting on the ninth and I went there. Tualatin Composite Squadron. We were a very active squadron in activities and concentrated most our efforts on Emergency Services (back in the days when we were part of the team without the participation restrictions we have now). I loved the Drills & Ceremonies, and discipline standards we had back then also. My fellow cadets were my best friends. Side note, I was just able to get one of my old cadet friends to rejoin CAP.

Current career?
I am retired from the US Army and law enforcement.

Specific CAP experience/highlight that influenced your career or your life?
Discipline, morals, ethics, our code of conduct. "You do not lie, cheat or steal, nor do you tolerate those that do." Things I learned during Emergency Services and Drug Demand Reduction missions prepared me mentally for a life in the military and police work.

Anything else we didn’t ask that you would like to share?  
There is NO better organization out there than CAP to prepare our youth to take the lead in whatever they decide to do in life. From the White House down to being the best garbageman in the company. CAP literally saved my life from a family influence of alcoholism and drug addiction.
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The fall 2019 issue of CAP’s biannual magazine, Civil Air Patrol Volunteer, is now available online.It includes videos on pages 1, 19, 50 and 62.

Click the gray button on page 1 to see the Thunderbirds fly over the CAP cadets holding the flag!
A Final Salute To Current And Former
CAP Members
Civil Air Patrol offers friends and family the ability to make gifts in memory or honor of someone special. Tribute gifts made through the links below are listed in each issue of the  Civil Air Patrol Volunteer   magazine.
Did You Know The Gift Of A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Benefits Donors Aged 70 1/2 and up?
As you plan your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year, consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. You may receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction!

The Qualified Charitable Distribution is an excellent way to show your support for Civil Air Patrol and receive tax benefits in return. Transfers to Civil Air Patrol must be made before December 31st for this tax year!
Alumni & Friends Opportunities!
Alumni Items Available for Purchase
Vanguard Industries is now the exclusive provider of Civil Air Patrol Alumni and Friends merchandise. Every purchase goes to support the CAP Alumni Scholarship for Cadets. So buy a hat, pin, shirt, sticker, and more and support America's future!
Civil Air Patrol Annual Report
Civil Air Patrol's FY 2018 Annual Report is ready for your review.

This annual report highlights Civil Air Patrol’s many missions for America over the past year, accomplished through the vigilant efforts of our growing force of over 61,000 (now 66,000) citizen volunteers.

Their knowledge, skills and expertise help CAP safely fulfill critical needs of the U.S. Air Force — our Total Force partner.

The report also contains a list of 2018 donors and scholarship recipients.