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What should our 66,000 member volunteer force do during these times? Stay calm and CAP on! An important message on leadership from our national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith at this link

Unit Commanders,

Civil Air Patrol National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith has approved four important notifications, effective immediately, to support CAP members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency:

15 Days to Slow the Spread


CAPF 160 DELIBERATE RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET FOR Meetings / Activities / Operational Missions Dated 17/03/2020

COVID-19 Temperature Screening Guideline

Glove Removal Procedure


Workplace Cleaning Guidance for Emergency Operations Center or other operations where employees are reporting


Pacific Region CAP Professionals,

All non-mission-essential Civil Air Patrol travel and in-person gatherings are postponed through 11 May 2020.

The health and well-being of our members, families, emergency responders, and communities are of primary concern.  This restriction on non-essential travel and in-person meetings preserves the ability of CAP to respond when called upon.

This does not mean all training and missions come to a halt.  Please use this time to focus on the multitude of online learning and qualification training available through the CAP website and hold virtual meetings whenever possible. Work with your individual chains of command and follow instructions from your wing commanders, as state and local directives vary.

I extend my personal appreciation to you for your continued efforts on behalf of CAP and the communities we serve.  You have held the line during natural and man made disasters,  floods, earthquakes, and search missions in the middle of the night, on weekends and through holidays. Your individual support of this particular directive is just as vital as those efforts have been.  

Thank you again.  Working together, we can remain safe, with an eye to mission-readiness.


Semper Vigilans,

Col Jon Stokes, CAP

Pacific Region Commander


National Commander: 'We Will Rise to the Occasion

Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol National Commander and CEO, has issued a letter to members about "these ... most challenging and unsettled times" as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand.

CAP members' characteristic desire to serve their communities and their country will be fulfilled once requests for assistance materialize, Smith says, at which point "we will do our part to serve others while mitigating and minimizing the risk to our members."

"I have faith in you. I’ve seen what you’re capable of accomplishing, and it's confidence-inspiring," he concludes. "You well reflect the best of this amazing organization that we are in. We will rise to the occasion. We will persevere like our forebearers, we will conquer the challenges we face, and we will be a better, more innovative organization as the result!"

Read the Letter


Adjustments Outlined for Cadet Learning, Promotions During Pandemic

Maj. Gen. Smith has issued guidelines to unit commanders

for special steps to be taken regarding cadet learning and promotions while restrictions are in place prohibiting face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More About the New Guidelines

Membership Services Notification: Delays Possible

Due to public health guidelines to work remotely as much as possible, the National Headquarters Membership Services staff will have limited office presence. This is expected to last through May 11. 

New member applications and renewals will continue to be processed, but processing time may take longer than usual.  

Our ability to answer phones is limited, but we will respond to voicemails as quickly as possible. The best way to reach Member Services is via email.

Procedures, Concerns Outlined for Sanitizing Aircraft, Vehicles

During this particularly challenging time, it is imperative that CAP maintain a level of operational readiness to support lifesaving missions we may be called on to perform.

Keeping aircrews trained and current is a big part of maintaining operational readiness. Consequently, steps must be taken to minimize the risk of contamination from high-touch surfaces in CAP aircraft and vehicles.

More tips for Sanitizing


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