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First Week of December Designated Civil Air Patrol Week

posted Dec 6, 2011, 11:39 AM by Jeff Lariscy
(Georgia) – The first week of December is now Civil Air Patrol Week in Georgia.  Representative Sanford Bishop sponsored the Proclamation which was signed December 1, 2011. Coincidentally, December 1st, 2011 is the Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary.  We have Lt. Col. Jim Shaw of Albany to thank for his hard work in getting this to come to fruition.
The proclamation addresses our "service before self" and calls the CAP "one of the most unique volunteer organizations in America."
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 70 years. It is a major partner of Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. or for more information on CAP.