Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 76th Birthday

 *U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht.

*U.S. National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht.

Since the Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

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