Southeast Region Commander Delivers Address at Commander’s Call to Prayer

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Commander’s Call to Prayer — National Conference 2018 by Col Barry Melton, CAP, South East Region Commander I am especially grateful for this opportunity. I must admit that when Chaplain Freeman called me, he used a bit of trickery, and I thanked him for sparing my ego by not telling me how many speakers turned … Read More

Chaplains Answer the Call to Serve During Response to Hurricane Florence

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A first-person account of the spiritual support given to the members and community in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s flooding in North Carolina. by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Marcus Taylor, CAP Middle East Region Deputy Chaplain    The presence of the CAP Chaplain Corps was both seen and felt during the … Read More

Chaplain Corps Provides Key Effort Leading to New CAP Five Pillars Wellness Model

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On 4 September 2018, national commander of the Civil Air Patrol, Major General Mark Smith, released the new Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience model for all units for a national effort to support National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to Smith, “The five pillars are Mind, Body, Relationships, Spirit, and … Read More

NESA CHAPLAIN CORPS EMERGENCY SERVICE SCHOOL 2018

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(Camp Atterbury, Indiana)  The third annual Chaplain Corps Emergency Services School (ChESS) took place on July 15 to 28, 2018, as part of the National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) at Camp Atterbury Indiana. During the two weeks ChESS conducted a Disaster and a Civil Air Patrol Support training course as … Read More

Virginia Wing Fetes Winners of Second Annual Character Essay Contest

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This content on the Cadet Character Essay Contest first appeared on the Virginia Wing’s social media sites   The commander of the Virginia Wing, Colonel Dean Gould, recently announced the winners of the second annual Cadet Character Essay Contest. His announcement to the wing said:   “Virginia Wing Members:   … Read More

North Central Region Chaplain Corps Staff College Builds the Future

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s North Central Region (NCR) Chaplain Corps Staff College of Professional Development for 2018 took place from 23 to 26 April at the Columban Fathers Retreat Center in Bellevue, Nebraska. The NCR Chaplain (Lt. Col.), Don Mikitta hosted the college which was … Read More

Civil Air Patrol Sabbath and Sunday Is Coming the First Weekend in December

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Since 1972, the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors has authorized the wearing the USAF blue-uniform or the CAP corporate equivalent to worship services during the first weekend of the month of December which corresponds with the 1 December anniversary of the creation of CAP.  The weekend is called “CAP … Read More

CAP Chaplain David Bobbey Feted by Military Chaplains Association

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Civil Air Patrol Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Bobbey received the 2017 Military Chaplains Association Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony on 24 October 2017.  Bobbey lives in North Carolina where he currently serves as the Deputy Middle East Region Chaplain. The Chief of Chaplain Corps for the Civil Air Patrol, … Read More

Early History of Chaplains in the Civil Air Patrol

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A recent “find” by the national historian of the Civil Air Patrol shows that as early as 1944, many squadrons selected a clergyman to serve as a staff officer and chaplain for the unit.  The national headquarters was aware of this and shared the “administrative procedure” with prospective candidates.  The … Read More

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