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Civil Air Patrol enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades.
In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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