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

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

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

Wingspan: Civil Air Patrol’s Pillar of Mind

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 Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Stu Boyd of the Utah Wing offers his perspectives on the new Pillar of Mind, one of the new Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience initiative announced by CAP in September 2018. This month in our Character Development Instruction we have focused on “Wellness and Resilience.” … 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

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

Fall 2017 Issue of “The Transmitter” is Now Available

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  The Fall 2017 issue of the official newsletter of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps, The Transmitter, is now available for download.  Some of the important topics in this edition include the following: Message from the new Chief of Chaplain Corps, Chaplain (Colonel) Charlie Sattgast Information on the September … Read More

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