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Nevada Wing of Civil Air Patrol have joined other squadrons and wings across the nation in observing the organization’s 75th anniversary. The celebration officially began February 25, 2015, at a 75th Anniversary kickoff reception in Washington, DC. Every year, delegations from each of Civil Air Patrol’s 52 wings meet with their representatives in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to update them on CAP’s congressionally mandated missions of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Nevada Wing 75th activities include:
75th Anniversary Proclamation Ceremony, City of Las Vegas
75th Anniversary Proclamation, City of Reno
Display in the Aviation Education Center at the Reno National Championship Air Races
Display at Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas
Nevada Air National Guard Family Day, Reno
Display at Nevada Wing Educational Conference
A 75th Anniversary exhibit will be installed in Concourse C at the Reno Tahoe International Airport this December
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NEVADA WING TO JOIN IN NATIONWIDE OBSERVANCE OF CAP’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Nevada Wing will join other units of Civil Air Patrol across the nation in observing the organization’s anniversary. The year long celebration begins today February 25, (began February 25) at a 75th Anniversary kickoff reception in Washington, DC. Every year, delegations from each of Civil Air Patrol’s 52 wings meet with their representatives in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to update them on CAP’s congressionally mandated missions of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Activities are planned throughout the year for the occasion to bring awareness of Civil Air Patrol and our contributions to communities across Nevada, Northeastern California, and the Nation.
Civil Air Patrol was founded Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation’s coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions. In December 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Civil Air Patrol was founded by citizens committed to using civilian aviation resources to help bolster the nation’s defense.
Under the jurisdiction of the Office of Civilian Defense and later the Army Air Forces, CAP pilots flew more than 500,000 hours performing a wide variety of duties, including coastal patrol for submarine activity as well as ships and personnel in distress, forest and southern border patrols, target towing for the armed forces and courier flights.
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman established Civil Air Patrol as a federally chartered nonprofit corporation, and Congress passed a law on May 26, 1948, designating CAP as the Air Force Auxiliary and giving CAP three primary missions – emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.
Today, CAP Serves as a strategic partner of the Air Force as a member of its Total Force and and a national community service organization made up of professionally trained civilian volunteers. CAP has a modern, well‐equipped fleet of aircraft, vehicles and equipment that is exercised and utilized daily to meet the needs of our Congressional authorized missions in the areas of Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education.
Want to join the team? Contact your local unit www.nvwg.cap.gov.