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

Chaplain Corps Wishes “Chag Sameach!” to All Who Celebrate Festival of Sukkot

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On the evening of Wednesday, 5 September 2017, the festival of Sukkot begins.  The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps wants to wish everyone celebrating this joyous occasion, “Chag Sameach!” Be sure to read the recent blog post on the significance of all the Jewish “High Holidays” from the perspective of … Read More

Civil Air Patrol “Commander’s Call to Prayer” Includes Investiture and Keynote Address

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On Friday, 1 September 2017, at the Civil Air Patrol national conference in San Antonio, the national commander, Major General Joseph Vazquez hosted the “Commander’s Call to Prayer.” This is the complete service including the investiture and promotion ceremonies of the new Chief of Chaplain Corps, Chaplain (Colonel) Charlie Sattgast, … Read More

Rocky Mountain Region Chaplain Corps Hosts First Online TLC Course

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This article is written for an upcoming Autumn issue of the Receiver, the newsletter of the Civil Air Patrol’s Rocky Mountain Region chaplain corps newsletter.   by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Williams Region Chaplain, Rocky Mountain Region Assistant to the Chief of Chaplain Corps on Internet Technologies As announced in the August, … 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

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

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

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

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