Civil Air Patrol Day at Georgia State Capitol (Photo)

posted Apr 9, 2015, 11:30 AM by Scott Kammeyer
by Georgia Wing Public Affairs 
Region HqGeorgia Wing 

Photo: The official photo with the representatives of Civil Air Patrol and the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia. Pictured from left: 1st Lt Candice Serafin, Public Affairs Officer, SER-GA-116; Capt James D. King, Deputy Commander for Cadets, SER-GA-116; Representative (Maj.) Terry Rogers, Commander, SER-GA-999 (Legislative Squadron); 2nd Lt Christopher J Petkus, Assistant Legislative Officer, SER-GA-001; Maj. Jeffrey Chiu, Legal Officer, SER-GA-001; Dr. Betty Ann Cook, Honorary Commanders Association, 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins, ARB; Capt Daniel L. Cook, Public Affairs Officer, SER-GA-001; Col. Alvin J. Bedgood, Commander, Southeast Region; The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor for the State of Georgia; Col. Richard J. Greenwood, Commander, SER-GA-001; Lt Col Joseph L. Knight III, Vice Commander, SER-GA-001; Senator Fran Millar; Col. (Chaplain) Jay Hughes, CAP National Chaplain; Lt Col Andrea Van Buren, Chief of Staff, SER-GA-001; Representative Mike Cheokas. 

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 73 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.

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