Aggregated by AuxBeacon News Staff
CAP-USAF IG Reported Civil Air Patrol Abuses
2017/2005 – “I discovered some of the civilians in charge of the CAP were very powerful politically… [and] It finally came to me why the Wing Commander, a CAP colonel who was an obscure air force reserve captain, had a mobilization assignment in Washington D.C. He was the senator’s “number one boy” who was buying votes for the senator with the misappropriated air force property. I contacted my commander and explained the situation to him… the senator was too powerful… I left with political thieves openly stealing from the air force.” – Lt Col Allan T. Stein courtesy of TexGadget
CAP Pilot Intentionally Crashed Plane into Anchorage Building
June 20, 2016 – The FBI’s assessment that this Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol aviation suicide event was not a national security threat misses an important opportunity. In reality, the CAP is a soft, incompetent underbelly that allows current threats access to higher levels. Staci Feger-Pellessier, a spokeswoman for the Anchorage office of the FBI, announced the Bureau’s findings in a short release Monday. Feger-Pellessier wrote. “Our investigation determined there was no threat to national security and this was an isolated incident.” More accurately, Civil Air Patrol members have impersonated Air Force Officers in the past and at least one Civil Air Patrol Major stole firearms and ammunition from a military installation.
FBI Searching for More Sex Victims in Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol
October 4, 2012 – Stephen Governale, Lt Col, USAF with U.S. Central Command worked with thousands of young men and women from around the country in Civil Air Patrol as the Air Force Reserve liaison. He has been arrested and charged with using the Internet to entice a teen from Seminole County to meet him for sex. The FBI, saying that Governale abused his position of trust, is now investigating Governale’s associations with the Civil Air Patrol, his contacts with the cadets and whether there are other victims. Investigators say they found “many, many” sexually explicit text conversations with young men on his cellphone.
CAP Major Stole Military Guns & Ammo from Fort Meade
Civil Air Patrol member Jeffrey Klotz plead guilty in Harrisburg Middle District Court to charges he obtained 12,000 rounds of ammunition at Fort Indiantown Gap by impersonating a U.S. Air Force Major. He acquired rifles from Fort Meade to train Civil Air Patrol cadets the Gap’s main range. Klotz frequently showed up at the Maryland base dressed as an Air Force Major and rode around in fire trucks assigned to protect Air Force One, the President’s airplane.
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Raided by FBI
July 22, 1999 – The FBI and OSI investigation began shortly after the Air Force’s internal auditors reported widespread financial abuses at the Civil Air Patrol, a civilian volunteer group that serves as an Air Force auxiliary and receives about $28 million annually in federal funds. The Air Force accused the 60,000-member group, known for its search and rescue operations, of mismanaging federal money, traveling first class on the taxpayer tab, retaliating against members who pointed out abuses and losing track of its equipment.