Civil Air Patrol honors Lohmer

Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Lake Elmo, receives a Certificate of Membership in the State Legislative Squadron for the Civil Air Patrol from Col. Tom Theis April 16 in recognition of her support of the volunteer organization’s humanitarian services in the United States in her State Capitol office. (Submitted photo)

  • Maj Steven Solomon, National PAO

    Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 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 80 lives annually. Its volunteers 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 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 71 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit or for more information.