Three CAP Chaplain Corps Members Garner Honors At the National Conference

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During the national awards ceremony held at the Civil Air Patrol’s national conference in San Antonio on 2 September 2017, three members of the chaplain corps received honors as the “best-of-the-year” for their specialty.  Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Adma Ross, Connecticut wing chaplain, received the “Senior Chaplain-of-the-Year” award.  Chaplain (Captain) Ivan … Read More

New Civil Air Patrol National Commander’s Talk During “Call to Prayer”

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During the “Commander’s Call to Prayer” at the Civil Air Patrol national conference in San Antonio on Friday, 1 September 2017, Major General (Select) Mark E. Smith, one day away from assuming command of the organization, spoke.  In his address, he discussed leadership from the perspective of Moses and Joshua.  … Read More

Chaplain Charlie Sattgast Receives Stole as the Civil Air Patrol Chief of Chaplain Corps

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On Friday morning, 2 September 2017, Chaplain (Colonel Select) Charlie Sattgast received the symbol of his appointment as the new Chief of Chaplain Corps of the Civil Air Patrol in a ceremony during the “Commander’s Call to Prayer” at the national conference in San Antonio.  Sattgast received the stole from … Read More

Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ Social Media Presence

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Since May 2014, the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps has had a strong and vibrant social media presence that allows it to be “everywhere CAP members are.”  The presence helps educate the general public to know about the volunteer service that the corps’ 900 chaplains and character development instructors are … Read More

Virginia Wing Holds a Cadet Essay Contest on Character

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(This article on the first character essay contest was first published in the Spring 2017 issue of The Transmitter) by Lt. Col. Timothy Miner Virginia Wing Chaplain At the combined wing and region conference on 4 April 2017, the Civil Air Patrol’s Virginia Wing awarded the first prize for its … Read More

Autumn Jewish High Holidays From A Jewish Perspective

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 (This article on the Jewish holidays was first published in the Summer 2017 issue of The Transmitter) A series of articles continuing from “Spring Jewish Holidays” appearing in is the Spring 2017 issue of “The Transmitter” by Lt. Col. Karen Semple CDI, Montana Wing Lt Col Semple is an Air … Read More

Va. Wing Honors First CAP Air Chaplain As Name of Cadet Prize for Grit

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In April 2017, as part of its first annual writing contest for Civil Air Patrol cadets, the Virginia Wing chaplain corps honored CAP’s first “air chaplain,” Chaplain (Major General) Robert Preston Taylor, by naming an annual prize for him which honors a cadet that displays grit, perseverance, and spiritual resilience … Read More

“Shanah Tovah” To All Who Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

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“Shanah Tovah.” Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה – which literally means “head of the year”) begins tonight (Wednesday, 20 September) at sunset. It is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is … Read More

A Vibrant Future Is the Vision of the New Chief of Chaplain Corps

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On Wednesday, 30 August 2017, at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ Executive and Advisory Councils at the national conference, the incoming Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Colonel – Select) Charles “Charlie” Sattgast took the microphone to give his vision for the future of … Read More

Chaplain Corps Members Presented with Individual Performance Awards

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On Saturday, 2 September 2017, at the Civil Air Patrol national conference in San Antonio, seven members of the chaplain corps received individual performance awards for their significant contributions to the corps and CAP.  These members were part of a group of fifteen total chaplains and character development instructors to … Read More

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