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Grab Bag References

NOTE: – The latest version of every CAP manual, pamphlet and regulation may be found at this link:


CAPP 201Specialty Track Study Guide – Public Affairs Officer

CAPP 3Guide to CAP Protocol

CAPP 50-7Mentoring

CAPP 52-6Cadet Programs-Mentoring

CAPP 151Respect on display

How-To Guide for Civil Air Patrol Public AffairsThis document is found on the NHQ/PA Web page, *

Regulations & Manuals

CAPR 20-1Organization of Civil Air Patrol

CAPR 35-5CAP Officer and Noncommissioned Officer Appointments and Promotions

CAPM 39-1Civil Air Patrol Uniform Manual (search also for all letters of update)

CAPR 39-3Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates

CAPR 50-17CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program

CAPR 52-16Cadet Program Management

CAPR 60-3CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions

CAPR 60-5Critical Incident Stress Management

CAPR 100-1Radiotelephone Procedures

CAPR 173-4Fund Raising/Donations

CAPR 190-1Public Affairs

CAPR 280-2Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Mission

CAPR 900-2Civil Air Patrol Seal, Emblem and Flag Etiquette

Air Force Publications

Air University Style and Author Guide * – Learn how the USAF writes articles (A PDF doc)
Air and Space Power Journal * (Published by Air University, USAF)
Air Combat Command News Service * (Published by USAF ACC)
Air Force TV * – Daily Radio and TV news from around the Air Force.
Air Force Policy Letter Digest * – Policy news from throughout the Air Force.
Air Force Social Media Sites *
Airman Magazine * – A quarterly magazine of in-depth news and features showcasing America’s Air Force.
USAF – Meeting the Media * – (2003) A practical guide to assist military personnel and DOD civilians in preparing to speak with representatives of the news media.
USAF Social Media Guide * – (2013) Comprehensive view at all media, including social media and blogging
U.S. Air Force Dashboard * – Multimedia in a big way.
U.S. Air Force Live * – Multimedia/New Media Site

Other Sources

Aviation Glossary * – Great source of information on aviation terms and definitions
FEMA NIMS Basic Information for PIOs * – This is excellent for PIO work

Essential Publications

The Associated Press Stylebook (Buy this book. The media live by it.) *

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Last updated: 09/17/15

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