From the Chief Operating Officer
you have never been to a Civil Air Patrol National Conference, this is your year to go! Across
the board, from the venue to the speakers and special activities, more enrichment, more
entertainment and more value this year than ever before.
Headlining our roster of experts got the stick for nearly 60 learning labs and nine
preconference workshops is Maj. Gen. James K. McLaughlin, commander, 24th Air
Force, and commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Texas, who will
keynote the banquet. And, as an added bonus, Capt. Dale Brown of the Nevada Wing, author
of 25 best-selling action adventure novels, some of which feature CAP plots, will speak twice
during the conference and will be readily available to meet and greet everyone.
Though the host hotel the Tropicana is a Las Vegas Strip resort, the usual extra fees
charged by such facilities are waived for CAP. So, throughout the conference, all of our members can enjoy the convenience of being within walking distance and/or minutes away from
some of the top entertainment. The Nevada Wing has worked hard over the past year
to ensure that everyone who comes to the conference has the opportunity to enjoy diverse
entertainment options, including a dinner cruise, Fremont Street, Springs Preserve and Las
Vegas show excursions.
The 2014 National Conference package is so exciting this year, registration is expected to
significantly exceed annual attendance over the past decade. That means even more opportunities to take advantage of one of the top benefits of the National Conference networking!
One topic of conversation that is certain to resonate is the recent vote in Congress to award
the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP for its World War II service.
We have much to be proud of as members of Civil Air Patrol a rich history of service
that each of you has built upon to generate an organization known nationwide as a primary
and essential search and rescue, disaster relief and aerospace/STEM education resource. But,
our work is never done. At any given moment a fellow citizen in distress will call forth the
need for our services, and we will rely upon our vast training, technology and expertise to provide an immediate response.
Membership is open to all who feel that deep need to perform patriotic service to the citizens of their communities. Visit www.capmembers.com for more information on the benefits
of membership in CAP.
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