1st Air Force celebrates CAP with new display

1st Air Force celebrates CAP with new display

10 Jan 2014

1st Air Force has added a new static display outside its headquarters building at Tyndale AFB in Panama City, Florida. The display features an F-16 Fighting Falcon, an F-15 Eagle, and a CAP Cessna 172. In describing the new display, Lt Gen William Etter, commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region — 1st Air Force and a member of CAP’s Board of Governors, described the importance of CAP’s contributions to 1st Air Force.

“Civil Air Patrol is an integral part of 1st Air Force’s mission,” Etter said. “They fly about 10,000 sorties for us annually, and they provide a capability we otherwise wouldn’t have at such a cost-effective level. We would be remiss not to include it.”

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Harlan (USAF photographs are in the public domain).

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Harlan (USAF photographs are in the public domain).

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