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    Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving 52 lives so far this year. CAP’s 61,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 26,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information.

    Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation’s civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

    As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

    Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as it’s founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.

    In January, the following cadets were promoted; C/CMSgt Marissa Gearhart, C/TSgt Austin Wolfe, C/A1C Matthew McKinley, C/A1C David Holst, C/Amn Trenten Hamilton, and C/Amn Isabell Bauder.

    In February, the following cadets were promoted; C/Amn Nevaeh-Raye Hacker, C/Amn Nathan Wolfe, C/Amn Breanna Austin, C/TSgt Graiden Miller, C/TSgt Cassandra Guffey, C/Amn Samanth Dornberger, C/TSgt Connor Miller, and C/SrA Jordan Griffin.

    Senior member 2d Lt Jen Holst proudly provided this information while wanting to congratulate all the Civil Air Patrol Promotions.