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E148: Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol is a bit of a red-headed stepchild. But it’s probably one of the most interesting volunteer organizations.

In this episode, we sit down with Bobby Allison of Civil Air Patrol. He’s going to share with us what C.A.P. is, what they do, and why you should consider getting involved. And, we’ll even discuss how you might be able to get some survival training.

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Civil Air Patrol Topics Discussed:

  • What is Civil Air Patrol and what does the organization do?
  • How long has it been around?
  • When was CAP formed and for what purpose?
  • How does CAP supplement or augment what the US Air Force already does?
  • Seems kids can get involved in this too. What role do they play?
  • What do volunteers get out of it?
  • Does CAP have any role in border security?
  • What role does CAP play in disaster relief?
  • What kind of training programs does CAP have?
  • When it comes to adults, is CAP only open to active or retired Air Force?
  • What roles are there for members?
  • If someone wanted to get involved in CAP, what would they need to do?

CAP Resources Mentioned in E148

In his free time, he enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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