CAP National Vice Commander Col. Richard Anderson coined
slogan for modern times, for when he
wrote a note to National Commander Brig. Gen. Warren Barry
during discussions with the Air Force on roles and missions
During Operation Desert Storm, Georgia Wing aircraft flew 20
sorties in support of training for Special Operations forces
preparing to deploy to the Middle East.
CAP provided major humanitarian relief in Florida and
Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew and in Hawaii
after Hurricane Iniki. Also, CAP largely replaced its fleet of 530
military surplus planes with Cessna aircraft.
CAP played a vital role in emergency services after the violent
eruption in May of Mount St. Helens in Washington.
CAP partnered with the Federal Emergency Management
Agency on disaster relief missions.
CAP aerospace education
leader Jack V. Sorenson
was awarded the Frank G.
Brewer Trophy, the aviation
A Cessna L-19 or O-1 Bird
Dog painted in CAP colors
was placed on a display base
in front of CAP National Headquarters in memory of all the
CAP members who gave their
lives in service to America.
In Exercise Friendship, CAP provided message traffic support
to Strategic Air Command bombers and tankers and Aerospace Defense Command interceptors.
In recognition of leadership in emergency relief, the organization was granted
temporary emergency control of 12,400
square miles of Midwestern airspace, establishing an during the catastrophic
1993 Mississippi River floods. In addition,
CAP dedicated its memorial at Arlington National
Cemetery to honor members who died in the line of
duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In a continuation of the War on Drugs,
CAP was enlisted in Operation Drop-In
and used its manpower nationwide to
inspect local airfields for evidence of
CAP began drug interdiction missions in support of the U.S.
To address the needs of the future, CAP initiated the
Drug Demand Reduction program, which focused on
antidrug activities for military youth living within 30
miles of an Air Force base.
CAP purchased new Cessna aircraft, without distinctive CAP
markings, to be used during drug interdiction missions.
Sen. Tom Harkin, of Iowa, a CAP Congressional Squadron
member and pilot, joined members of the Florida Wing for a
drug interdiction mission.
CAP changed its corporate structure, as Air Force
and civil service positions were reduced at National
Headquarters. Headquarters staff members became
employees of Civil Air Patrol Corp. and the CAPU.S. Air Force commander became the senior Air
Famed test pilots A. Scott Crossfield and Chuck Yeager were
inducted into the Crown Circle for Aerospace Education during
10th National Congress on Aviation and Space Education.
CAP responded with humanitarian relief in the aftermath of hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Hortense. Also,
CAP redesigned its National Digital Radio Network to
CAP joined forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Forest Service in the War on Drugs and also
launched a massive effort after Hurricane Hugo slammed into
Texas Wing Cadet Lt. Col. Jeff Paddon
presented Air Force Gen. Lloyd W.
Newton with a CAP Honorary
Membership certificate. At the time,
Newton was the commander of Air
Education and Training Command.
The Sikorsky S-39 amphibious aircraft CAP subchaser
and Air Medal recipient Hugh Sharp flew during World
War II was put on permanent display in the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
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