Mark your calendar for Aug. 23-25, when you will have the chance to network with more than 700 CAP members from across the nation at the 2018 National Conference. The fun and festivities begin with an opening reception (there’s a separate one for 1st time attendees!) and concludes with the Saturday night Banquet – a mess dress affair that features a keynote address from Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson.
What motivates you to serve your country as a member of Civil Air Patrol and who are those elite few who rise to the top of their area of responsibility each year? Well, each and every one of our top performers will be honored during the Annual Awards program! You will hear the myriad ways in which they have provided exemplary, and in some instances, extraordinary service over the past year.
Never been to Anaheim? It’s a great place to bring the entire family! For starters, Disneyland is just blocks away from the meeting site. With our special conference rate of only 139.00 per night, it provides an economical way get your CAP groove on at the conference and, while in town, plan a Disney adventure your family is certain to cherish for a lifetime.
I don’t know about you but most conference-lovers are also foodies at heart. You are traveling out of town, all the way to California, and while there, sampling the local cuisine is a must. We gotcha covered. What’s your fave – Mexican, Italian, seafood, Japanese, Chinese, or maybe steak or barbecue. It doesn’t matter. Your tastebuds will be readily satisfied and all of these choices and more are a short Uber or Lyft ride away!
Dr. Heather A. Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, will address National Conference attendees at the banquet Saturday night about the vital role CAP plays in enabling the Air Force to fulfill its myriad missions.
Want to know what’s on the horizon for CAP in the next three to five years? You will find out that and more at Friday’s General Assembly where Maj Gen Mark Smith, CAP’s CEO and National Commander, will share his goals and priorities set for immediate implementation and those targeted for the near future. You will walk away from the presentation inspired by his vision for ensuring Civil Air Patrol remains relevant as the nation’s premier community service organization.