29 Sep '15, 6pm

Face of Defense: Civil Air Patrol Airman Deploys to Afghanistan #DOD

Face of Defense: Civil Air Patrol Airman Deploys to Afghanistan #DOD

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, September 29, 2015 — An airman deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron here is not only a member of the Air Force, but he’s also a Civil Air Patrol volunteer who dedicates his free time to helping train youth and respond to crisis situations. The CAP, which has provided support to emergency services as well as the aerospace education and cadet programs for the past 74 years, is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the Total Force. The Air Force updated Doctrine Document Volume 2 to expand the description of the total force and airmen to include active-duty, guard, reserve, civilians and now auxiliary members. Air Force Capt. Luis Aponte, 455th ECS operations officer and a member of the 156th Airlift Wing with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, has been a CAP member for three years. Aponte is a former director of...

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