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The official blog of Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Public Affairs.

February 4, 2014

Civil Air Patrol now has an updated CAP Fact Sheet for 2014, containing the address and contact information for CAP National Headquarters, that can be printed on the front and back of a regular sheet of copy paper. There is also a fill-in version of the fact sheet, which allows each CAP...

November 6, 2013

Civil Air Patrol has a set of excellent radio public service announcements, or PSAs, available on VolunteerNow for you to use in your communities. These PSAs produced by Capt. Rick Rutledge of Oklahoma are easy to use and most radio stations will be receptive to airing them free of charge...

August 14, 2013

The 2013 Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards were announced at PAO Academy IV, held prior to the Annual Conference in Denver, Colo. Click here to see a complete list of the winning entries from 2012 (with judges' comments), which include an entry chosen for the top prize of...

April 2, 2013

Civil Air Patrol now has an updated CAP Fact Sheet, containing the address and contact information for CAP National Headquarters, that can be printed on the front and back of a regular sheet of copy paper. There is also a fill-in version of the fact sheet, which allows each CAP unit to...

March 21, 2013

The deadline for the 2013 Pacific Region Public Affairs Officer Academy applications is rapidly coming to an end. April 13 is the last day for applications. This is a good opportunity for PAOs who have never had a formal PAO training to attend. With this training, they will know how and...

February 1, 2013

The Pacific Coast Region will conduct its 2013 Public Affairs Officers Academy May 4-5 in Reno, Nev. The PAO Academy will be held at the Ramada Hotel/Casino Reno, located at 1000 East Sixth St. For more information, click on the PAO Academy "announcement" and "agenda" icons at right. To register,...

January 11, 2013

Civil Air Patrol’s three primary business card designs are now available for download on the CAP members website. This should hopefully simplify the process of generating an official business card for our members. In addition to the three templates in Microsoft Word that can be used with Avery’s laser-scored business card...

September 13, 2012

Civil Air Patrol’s 2011 Financial Report has been published and is now available. For the first time, NHQ has published three versions – the full version for distribution to stakeholders interested in examining CAP’s financial documents, a second version featuring an introductory overview crafted for legislators and their staffs in...

September 5, 2012

The competition for the 2012 Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards was held recently, along with Public Affairs Officer Academy III. For a complete list of the winning Balsem entries and a review of the main topics from the PAO Academy, go to the Updates section on top of...

July 11, 2012

Attention all PAOs:   It’s not too late to enter your work in the 2012 Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards competition. The deadline is July 15! See entry requirements to enter your work from the past year.   Also, the agenda for the PAO Academy has...

March 22, 2012

The dates and location of the Pacific Coast Region's 2012 Public Affairs Officers Academy have changed. The PAO Academy will be held on May 17-18 at the Embassy Suites Portland-Airport. For more information, click on the PAOA Announcement and PAOA Agenda icons at right. To register, click on the Application...

March 15, 2012

Please note that the latest boilerplate information on Civil Air Patrol is now available through the CAP National Headquarters Public Affairs homepage on capmembers.com. The boilerplate, or tagline, is now accessible at http://capmembers.com/cap_national_hq/public_affairs/boilerplate.cfm or simply go to the PA homepage and click on “boilerplate.” It is the fourth blue-lined item...

February 28, 2012

The Pacific Coast Region will conduct its 2012 Public Affairs Officers Academy on May 11-12 in Portland, Oregon. The PAO Academy will be held at The PPI Group, PPI Plaza, 6015 N.E. 80th Ave., which is near the Portland airport. For more information, click on the PAOA Announcement and PAOA Agenda icons at...

September 27, 2011

  The new E-edition of the October-December 2011 issue of the Civil Air Patrol Volunteer is now available at http://www.capvolunteernow.com/cap_volunteer/. Just click on the new cover featuring CAP’s 70th anniversary, or the link under the cover, to access. Anniversary coverage in the E-edition of the Volunteer includes a special video...

August 15, 2011

Dear CAP PAOs,   Effective today, all submissions for VolunteerNow, Civil Air Patrol’s news website, must be submitted using the form found at https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.eServices.Web/eServices.aspx on eServices in order to be considered for publication. Just click on “VolunteerNow Submission Form.”   This new submission process ensures that everything NHQ needs in...

June 20, 2011

As part of the Civil Air Patrol Hometown News Release Program, NHQ/PA generates more than 30 hometown news releases each year on topics with a national flair but hometown interest, such as all cadet summer activities, including National Cadet Competition and Cadet Officer School; National Board; and the National Emergency...

March 23, 2011

The latest E-edition of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer magazine is now live. Go to http://www.capvolunteernow.com/cap_volunteer/. Click on the cover of the April-June issue featuring Air Force Colonel Eric Boe and Space Shuttle Discovery, or the word link below it. Either one will take you to an electronic copy of the...

March 11, 2011

A Hometown News Release for the 2011 Wing Commanders Course to be held at Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base next week is now available to CAP's public affairs officers. There is also a list of commanders participating in the weeklong course, which concludes on March 18....

February 24, 2011

A Hometown News Release on Civil Air Patrol’s 2011 Legislative Day and Winter National Board, set for March 3 and March 4-5 respectively, is now available for use by CAP public affairs officers. Please update your local information and disperse, as appropriate, to local media outlets. The release also can...

February 18, 2011

The Hometown News Release (and participants list) for the 2011 Civic Leadership Academy is now online. They can be found at http://www.capmembers.com/cap_national_hq/public_affairs/hometown_news_release_program/index.cfm. Just scroll down the page and click on “Civic Leadership Academy" or "CLA participants list." NHQ/PA encourages CAP's public affairs officers to check the list and, as appropriate, disseminate...

January 21, 2011

A column in The Washington Post, written by Derrick T. Dortch, recommends Civil Air Patrol – the U.S. Air Force auxiliary – as one of three examples of good government-related opportunities for volunteer-minded individuals. Click here to read more about what Dortch, the Post’s federal jobs expert, says about CAP...

January 14, 2011

Greetings, A computer crash has resulted in NHQ/PA losing most theme/logo ideas submitted to date. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for submissions to Feb. 15. All members are asked to resubmit their ideas as noted below. We invite you to submit your idea for a theme and/or a logo...

January 14, 2011

CAP NHQ/PA requests your help in our continuing efforts to develop a pool of quality photographers who can be contacted to photograph wing, region and national events. We are looking for news-savvy photographers who are deadline oriented, capable of capturing actions and emotions in their shots, and diligent in providing...

December 30, 2010

Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Constance O'Grady has crafted a guide for PAOs. Entitled "Public Awareness & You, The PAO, Vol. 2," the guide can be accessed by clicking the icon at top right, or by going to the Public Affairs homepage on capmembers.com and clicking on the appropriate link under CAP Public Affairs Officer Training &...

December 29, 2010

    CAP is looking for your help and creativity! We invite you to submit your idea for a theme and/or a logo for the 2011 National Conference that will be held in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 17-20 as well as for the 70th anniversary of CAP’s founding. The challenge is to...

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