16 Jul '17, 3pm

50 years ago Civil Air Patrol finds home at Maxwell AFB

50 years ago Civil Air Patrol finds home at Maxwell AFB

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — While it has been more than 75 years since the birth of Civil Air Patrol — created during a time of world conflict to protect America's shores — it has been 50 years since CAP's headquarters was moved to Maxwell Air Force Base. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in front of Maxwell's old base hospital on July 6, 1967, CAP National Headquarters moved into its new home, building 714 and welcomed 128 new officers, airmen and civilians. That home still stands in the same spot today with an active team of CAP leaders that coordinate with CAP wings across the country. Although its mission has changed over the years and new technology has been added, the core of civil duty and volunteerism remains strong among its members. U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Seal Photo Credit: Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Acting as the official auxiliary of th...

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