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

Ethical Leadership Is New CAP National Commander’s Background

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On 2 September 2017, Major General Mark Smith, CAP, assumed command of the Civil Air Patrol in a ceremony at the national conference in San Antonio.  He recently completed a doctoral degree in education on ethical leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.   This foundation in ethics is a major component of … Read More

CAP Chaplains Support A Federal Need

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  On Tuesday, 5 September, responding to an urgent request from the leadership of the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency​ (FEMA), Civil Air Patrol​ chaplains will start around-the-clock support and a ministry-of-presence to the workers and volunteers staffing the nation’s heart of its disaster … Read More

Chaplain (Colonel-Select) Charlie Sattgast Named New Chief of Chaplains

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Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, incoming CEO/national commander, has tapped Chaplain (Colonel-Select) Charlie Sattgast to serve as the new chief of chaplains of the Civil Air Patrol beginning 2 September.  The current chief, Chaplain (Col.) James “Jay” Hughes will pass the chief’s stole/scarf during a streamed investiture ceremony to be held … Read More

New Civil Air Patrol Clergy Stole / Scarf Available

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  During the months of January and February 2017, the first shipments of a new, optional Civil Air Patrol chaplain scarf / stole were sent to some chaplains who are making the choice to wear the vestment.  The first publicly available design will be reversible navy blue and silver gray … Read More

The First Class of “Trainers” Graduates to Support the new Chaplain Emergency Services School (ChESS)

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The capability of Civil Air Patrol chaplain corps personnel to respond and support the Emergency Services mission is improving.  From 22 to 28 January 2017, chaplains and Character Development Instructors from around the country attended the first “train-the-trainers” course to support a new curriculum for Civil Air Patrol Mission Chaplains … Read More

LOGBOOK: A Visit To The United State Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development

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      by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paul Ward Chief, Operations and Plans Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps The Civil Air Patrol Chief of Chaplains and a team of six others visited the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) from 6 to 10 February 2017 to meet with and learn … Read More

Servant Leadership Address by Colonel John Knowles at Commander’s Call to Prayer

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Colonel John M. Knowles, CAP, commander of the Middle East Region, gave the address during the Commander’s Call to Prayer at the CAP National Conference in August 2016.  He spoke about servant leadership.  Here is his talk.   What greater place is there to talk about servant leadership then the … Read More

Chaplain Corps Supports the DoD “Be There” Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Civil Air Patrol’s Chaplain Corps is supporting the “Be There” Campaign of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office during September, designated as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the U.S. Chaplains and character development instructors are using a wide variety of outreach efforts to educate the organization’s membership about the issue. … Read More

National Aviation Day—August 19

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On National Aviation Day, August 19, the nation celebrates the anniversary of the birthday of Orville Wright. Starting this Friday, NASA invites you to join the celebration of flight and everything it makes possible by taking our Orville flying squirrel along with you and posting a picture with the hashtag … Read More

First CAP “Blessing of the Fleet” Ceremony from Middle East Region

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  As the sun rose over Allen C. Perkinson Airport/Blackstone Army Airfield in Blackstone, VA, on Sunday, 24 April 2016, members of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps from the Middle East Region joined with local clergy to perform the first “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony for over twenty aircraft … Read More

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