This iconic 1943 recruitment poster
for Civil Air Patrol was designed by
V. Clayton Kenney of Cleveland, a
member of CAP Squadron 511-3 in
Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Civil Air Patrol Volunteer
capacity for greatness. my
grandfather passed down to me was
the sincere belief that to use his
words you accomplish
in your lifetime is the fulfillment of
the dreams of those who have gone
no doubt that Gill Robb
Wilson would have been pleased to see
what CAP has become.
have a picture of him in my head,
with his hands in pockets, sort of leaning back and said Paulson.
would love to be alive today and
see it. He would be so happy, so
Seven and one-half decades later,
the rich legacy forged by Wilson and
others from Greatest Generation has come full circle.
In 2014, CAP was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal
highest civilian honor in recognition of
its earliest World War II
service. Now, two years later, it celebrates its 75th anniversary as the
premier public service organization.
that vigilance continues
in a myriad of emergency services,
disaster relief and homeland security
missions, each focused on the wellbeing and protection of said Col. Frank A. Blazich Jr.,
present-day prowess as a
force-multiplier resulted in the auxiliary being made an Air Force Total
Force strategic partner in August
2015. The announcement was made
during National Conference in
a strategic partner, these unpaid
professionals have boldly served our
nation, saving the Air Force almost
40 times the cost of using military
assets for each hour said
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah
Lee James. in the Total
Force reflects the continuing key contributions of this highly trained and
Learn more about CAP and its
unique heritage in the following 75th
anniversary timeline, prepared by
Blazich and his national staff.