Monday, May 16, 2016

Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an auxiliary organization of the U.S. Air Force and it's celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1941 just six days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Over 18 months, CAP anti-submarine coastal patrols flew more than 24 million miles, spotting 173 U-boats and attacking 57. They also escorted more than 5,600 convoys and reported 17 floating mines, 36 bodies, 91 ships in distress and 363 survivors in the water:"

Today there's a "Wing" of this organization in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico continuing to help by searching for disaster survivors, reporting forest fires, and many other activities. So, keep watching the skies. There are good folks up there watching out for you.

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