Aerospace Education in CAP

Aerospace Education is a "CAP Mission," just like Emergency Services and Cadet Programs. The authority for Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education and Training Mission is derived from Public Law 476, signed on 1 July 1946. The law states the objectives and purposes of CAP are "to provide an organization to encourage and aid American citizens in the contribution of their efforts, services, and resources in the development of aviation and in the maintenance of air supremacy..." and, "to provide aviation education and training, especially to the senior and cadet members..."

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Ohio Wing Group VIII

There are 7 Units in the Columbus Ohio area that are part of the Group.

OH 291, Headquarters Group VIII, Columbus, OH


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Today in Aviation History 6/25/2019

1914Tom Blakely flies the West Wind in Calgary, Canada. The Curtiss-type biplane was designed by Frank Ellis. (AYY)
1919The world's most modern airliner, the Junkers F-13, makes its first flight at Dessau, Germany. It is made entirely of metal, with a strong, corrugated outer skin and cantilever wing structure, without struts or bracing wires. (AYY)
1928The Boeing Model 83 biplane, the last from this company in which wood was used for the wing frame and the last biplane built by Boeing, makes its first flight. (F&F)

Air Force Association

The Air Force Association mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
  - EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  - ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  - SUPPORT the total Air Force family, and promote aerospace education

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CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​ CAP units compete with other CAP units as well as AF /Army/Marines JROTC and Nava Sea Cadets in the All Service Division.

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Today in Air Force History 6/25/2019

1943Eighth Air Force sent B-17s to attack enemy convoys off Wangerooge and Juist Islands in the North Sea.
1950A C-54 Sky Master, grounded for a damaged wing at Kimpo Airfield, South Korea, became the first aircraft lost in the Korean War.
1950Korean War began, North Koreans moved their army along the 38th parallel, and at 4 a.m. launched a sudden and all-out attack against South Korea. The U.S. Air Force took its B-29s from "mothballs" and pressed them into service along with current combat-ready fighters, bombers and cargo aircraft.
1951President Harry S. Truman dedicated the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Tullahoma, Tenn., for testing and evaluating aircraft and guided missiles.
1961Four months after reaching combat readiness, the 702nd Strategic Missile Wing at Presque Isle AFB, Maine, inactivated as Strategic Air Command phased the obsolete Snark out of the Air Force inventory.
1965Strategic Air Command inactivated the last Titan I units the 724th Strategic Missile Squadron and 725th Strategic Missile Wing and 451st Strategic Missile Wing at Lowry AFB, Colo., and the 569th Strategic Missile Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
1968President Lyndon B. Johnson reappointed Gen. John P. McConnell as Chief of Staff for the Air Force for one year beginning Aug 1, 1968.
1975The U.S. Air Force conducted the first of two jettison vehicle flight tests on Boeing's air launched cruise missile from a B-52 short range attack missile rotary launcher.
1986Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, announced the selection of Falcon Station in Colorado as the site of the SDI National Test Facility
1991The 60th Military Airlift Wing delivered 80 tons of food to Nairobi, Kenya, to relieve a drought-inducted food shortage.
1996Terrorists bomb the Khobar Towers near King Abdul-Aziz AB in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Air Force people and injuring some 300 other Americans.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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