CAP Member Contributions Differ in Opinion

Maj Gen Mark Smith

By AuxBeacon Editors | AuxBeacon News Staff

We’ve been asked why there are stories and comments on AuxBeacon with different positions and opinions and if we are suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Can you explain why you have two different stories, one here and one on August 6th, that have such different position and tone?

The answer should be obvious and CAP members are being trolled by the question.

AuxBeacon relies, in part, on member tips and reports from the field. While Civil Air Patrol members share common interests, there is still a diversity of opinion on the best course for the organization and the nation it was created to serve. We release comments and member stories in this order of priority and balance:

1. News and facts with sourcing and supporting evidence
2. News and facts coupled with opinion preferably expressed in calm tones, but member anger over reprisals and failure to correct the corruption is something we seek to gauge and relay here
3. Credible opinion expressed in polite language
4. Other opinions and expressions from the frustrated and angry who lack the time or ability to assemble their thoughts into coherent paragraphs

Jabs and insults devoid of information or evidence are minimized but not always rejected on our site. Defamatory comments and stories that we find to be false are rejected. Unfortunately, AuxBeacon receives many angry comments against the CAP leadership and against AuxBeacon for exposing Civil Air Patrol’s concealed aviation accidents, fraud and theft, grooming, child molestation, and commander reprisals against those members who reported abuses up the chain of command or out to the criminal justice system and the media.

Unlike the defunct satirical AuxNewsNow, which some of you have observed as a tool serving a short-term political purpose, AuxBeacon is assembling current and historical, internal and external, media articles on Civil Air Patrol along with member reports from the field.

AuxBeacon relies on reader/member comments and stories for intelligence gathering, but any opinions included in those submissions do not necessarily reflect the understanding or opinions of any AuxBeacon editor or staff member.

When we were asked to release a factual member story coupled with a question on c/Col Fieglein’s YouTube presentation “Being Gay in Civil Air Patrol” we honored the request because it was politely formed, presented a truthful piece of CAP news and asked a question about how she could get away with her presentation while Joe Basrawi could not.

We answered the question based on U.S. law and Civil Air Patrol regulations and left the decision up to CAP National Commander Mark Smith and the Board of Governors as to whether any effort would be made to remove the custom YouTube thumbnail which places text above a cadet in uniform.

CAP Maj Gen Mark Smith, National Commander

CAP Maj Gen Mark Smith, National Commander

As of this posting, all have been required to agree that the thumbnail is still present:

Our concern is that these questions distract from the unsafe, racist and corrupt Civil Air Patrol culture that Mark Smith claims he and others are working to correct, while disingenuously failing to acknowledge the crimes of theft, misappropriation of funds, abuses, reprisals and concealments atop which many in the program are still standing.

“The tactic is to say anything to get the public eye off the NTSB accident reports, the criminal convictions, the suicides, and the the brainwashing and grooming of cadets and young adults.”


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Civil Air Patrol Murder

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Civil Air Patrol pilot stole plane and suicide crashed into downtown Anchorage building

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Crashed Civil Air Patrol Airplane

Capt David J. Greenberg

CAP Captain David J. Greenberg

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal with convicted CAP Member Kris Ward

Capt Kristian Ward Civil Air Patrol with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

Eduardo Zayas

Civil Air Patrol commander Eduardo Zayas fined for forgery

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