Alabama Wing and Southeast Region Host 75th Anniversary Celebration in Birmingham
Friday, September 23, 2016
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75th Anniversary Celebration of Civil Air Patrol Invitation

By Lt. Col. Judy L. Steele, Southeast Region
Birmingham, Ala.--The Alabama Wing and Southeast Region invite you to attend the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Air Patrol. It will be held at the Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 N. 73rd Street, Birmingham, Ala., on 14 October 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

This is the Grand Opening of the Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary Exhibit. There will be light food and a cash bar. RSVP to Maj. Rick Kilgore at .

Hope to see you all there!

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Forceís Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrolís 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.
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