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

The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ Ministry of Presence: The Series

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CHAPLAINS: A MINISTRY OF PRESENCE …  This series of social media posts first appeared in February 2016.  “I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling” (1 Cor. 2:3). “This ministry of presence means that we will serve people even when it might make us uncomfortable. We … 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

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

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