By Seeking North | AuxBeacon News Contributor
The Anchorage Daily News has reported that state appropriations for Civil Air Patrol’s Alaska Wing will be eradicated. That’s a wise savings of $453,000.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy had warned Alaskans that his proposed budget cuts would affect every Alaskan, and an initial look at details offered by the Office of Management and Budget reveals the truth of that statement.
Dunleavy’s budget cancels a proposed raise for Alaska State Troopers and cuts $3 million in funding for the Village Public Safety Officer program.
As non-essential services, funding for Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol is proposed to be eliminated entirely.
• More Musical Wing Commanders in Civil Air Patrol
• Two Alaska CAP Planes Collide in Mid-Air
• Alaska CAP Plane Crashes into Trees
• Nose-Over in Lake by Alaska Wing Plane
The subcommittee also pulled $250,000 from the Troopers to offset a $250,000 increment for the Civil Air Patrol. The volunteer organization conducts search and rescue flights in rural Alaska.
“I think this is very worthy of our support,” said LeBon, calling the Civil Air Patrol “vital to rural Alaska.”
The amendment passed without objection.
As of August 2019, Gov. Dunleavy approved the FINAL state budget. The Civil Air Patrol Alaska wing funding was completely ELIMINATED. Finally, our tax payer monies will be used for a better purpose.
Looks like the CAP is getting desperate for membership numbers and to promote its “fake” positive program. Don’t expect much from her since her “BIG” marketing endeavor was Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Baptist Health Kentucky.
CAP Names Chief of Marketing and Strategic Communications…Today Civil Air Patrol National Commander and CEO Maj. Gen. Mark Smith announced the appointment of Catherine Sivills as CAP’s chief of Marketing and Strategic Communications.
You should add more of the Alaska safety incidents to the story and also a link to your musical chairs story about how Hahn is now the interim commander replacing Carl Brown. CAP has driven out so many good people that the program can only survive by recycling the garbage.
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Congress should take note, follow Alaska State Government and eliminate the federal appropriations entirely. These funds would be better allocated for the Southern border wall.
The Anchorage Daily news has reported that state appropriations for Civil Air Patrol’s Alaska Wing will be eradicated. That’s a wise savings of $453,000.