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Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years
Seventy-six years ago, the Civil Air Patrol found its way into existence by administrative order from the Office of Civilian Defense, playing a crucial role in helping protect the United States homeland during World War II. Today, as the Air Force’s official auxiliary force, they continue that role along with several others.
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Capt. Whitt Hollis, 41st Flying Training Squadron Class Flight Commander, speaks to Civil Air Patrol cadets July 25, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The cadets saw static displays of all three Columbus AFB aircraft and learned about the process of becoming an Air Force pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens) Civil Air Patrol cadets get taste of pilot life
About 40 cadets from the Civil Air Patrol are visiting Columbus Air Force Base July 22-30 to train as if they were a pilot undergoing Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.
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