True Grit: What Saints and Cowboys Have in Common

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A series of monthly reflections on the virtues presented in the new Values for Living 2.0 Character Development program for cadets of the Civil Air Patrol.  March’s focus virtue is grit. by Chaplain (Captain) Lindsey Moser, CAP Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol   “Grit” is a flexible term. During the … Read More

Excellence: Finding It In The Little Things

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A series of monthly reflections on the virtues presented in the new Values for Living 2.0 Character Development program for cadets of the Civil Air Patrol.  February’s focus virtue is the core value of excellence. by Chaplain (Captain) Lindsey Moser, CAP Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol I have a dishwasher … Read More

Wingspan: CAP’s Pillar of Family

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Chaplain Stu Boyd provides his perspective on the fifth of the new Civil Air Patrol Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience — the Pillar of Family.  Family has many different definitions.  This concludes Chaplain Boyd’s series. by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Stu Boyd Utah Wing, Civil Air Patrol Recall last September … Read More

Integrity: The Whole Self

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This post begins a new series of monthly reflections on the virtues presented in the new Values for Living 2.0 Character Development program for cadets of the Civil Air Patrol.  January’s focus virtue is the core value of integrity. By Chaplain (Captain) Lindsey Moser Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol In … Read More

Wingspan: Purpose and the Civil Air Patrol’s Pillar of Spirit

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Chaplain Stu Boyd provides his perspective on the fourth of the new Civil Air Patrol Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience — the Pillar of Spirit.  Each pillar has four focus areas associated with it, and the Pillar of Spirit includes a focus on “purpose.”  Purpose is Chaplain Boyd’s topic … Read More

Book Suggestions for Character Development

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When the Chief of Chaplains of the Civil Air Patrol, Chaplain (Colonel) Charlie Sattgast, CAP, announced the changes to the Civil Air Patrol’s character development program, he also announced a partnership with the United States Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD).  During an interview with the … Read More

Wingspan: The Pillar of Relationships and Conflict

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Sharing tips on relationships and conflict by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Stu Boyd Utah Wing, Civil Air Patrol This is the third of five articles dealing with wellness and resilience.  Recalling the five pillars: Mind; Body; Relationship; Spirit; and Family – this article will focus on Relationship.  Civil Air Patrol and … Read More

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