OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF MINNESOTA WING — U.S. CIVIL AIR PATROL FEB - MAR 2012
Over the past three weeks my "real" job has taken a back seat toCivil Air Patrol. Five days inWashington, D.C., for the WinterNational Board meeting andCongressional Day at the Capitol,as well as seven days at NationalHeadquarters at Maxwell AirForce Base for the Wing Commander's Course.Fortunately for me and for mostof us senior members, we haveexcellent support from ouremployers who understand the value of Civil Air Patrol volunteerservice in our communities.Also, many of our members areself
employed but take time away from their work to volunteer
at a cost to them personally. And thenthere are the retirees who alsocommit their free time to volunteer for CAP, when they could be spending time golﬁng orboating or whatever activity they've settled on for retirement.
Jerry Rosendahl, Col., CAP MN Wing Commander
Maxwell AFB –
Gen. Charles L. Carr, Jr, nationalcommander of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, announcedthat the Civil Air Patrol’s pursuit of theCongressional Gold Medal to recognize thesacriﬁces of its World War II heroes has reached a major milestone.“Today, thanks to your tenacity and hard work, wehave obtained the number of cosponsors needed inthe U.S. Senate to bring the bill forward for actionby the committee,” Carr said in a letter to theNational Board Mar. 19th.“Once the committee acts on the bill, the nextsteps are a full vote in the Senate and then on to theHouse for action. All of this should occur in the nextfew months.”
Carr continued in the letter: “We are at a criticaljuncture in ensuring passage of the bill: we still needadditional cosponsors in both the Senate and Houseso that once the bill comes up for a vote, it willeasily pass.” He requested that the members keepthe national project at the forefront of theirpriorities.
Julie Debardelaben, who is deputy director of public a
airs for the U.S. Civil Air Patrol,commented on the letter in a heads
up email topublic a
airs directors across the country. She askedthat they be prepared for an exciting event topromote in the near future, which will undoubtedly earn media attention nationwide.
Gen. Carr reports major milestone for Congressional Gold Medal
Award to recognize CAP
s WWII heroes
We need to periodically take thetime to thank those around us who allow us to volunteer
ourfamilies, our employers and ourfriends.If you haven't done so yet,please sign up now for our Wing Conference
the committee hasdone a lot of work putting together a conference toremember. On
line registration isavailable on our web site.We are starting into the busiesttime of the year for CAPactivities. The good news is wehave the budget to support anincreased level of training andeducation. All of you should beputting the various events you'reinterested in on your calendar now.Thank you all for yourcommitment to making theMinnesota Wing the best in theNorth Central Region and one of the best in the nation.
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