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RRLE
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« on: October 08, 2018, 08:19:56 AM »

CAP is mentioned in the October 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute. The mention occurs in the 3rd Place Winner Coast Essay Contest article, "Hurricane Ready: Coast Guard Adapts To The Social Media Storm" by Cadet Evan Twarog, USCG.

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Importantly for the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a leader in working with digital humanitarian organizations. The agency partnered with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to assess damage following disasters. The CAP has a fleet of 550 aircraft in every state and can be one of the first organizations activated after a disaster. HOriT's volunteers process imagery captured by the CAP through crowdsourcing. FEMA leveraged this partnership during Hurricane Maria to determine the status of Puerto Rico's road while SBTF identified the status of the island's hospitals. FEMA can act as a model for the Coast Guard as it establishes a process for monitoring social media.

Other than CAP, the only other volunteers mentioned by the article are
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cadets from the Coast Guard Academy and volunteers from the Standby Task Force (SBTF) and Humanity Road (HR), digital humanitarian organizations that specialize in crisis mapping.

The article does not mention the Coast Guard's own volunteer organization, the USCG Auxiliary, nor does it mention the Auxiliary's air or vessel assets.
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Luis R. Ramos
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 05:17:58 PM »

It is great the writer included us, but "a fleet of 550 aircraft in every state?" Does CAP really owns 50x550 airplanes?  >:D
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 05:20:46 PM »

It is great the writer included us, but "a fleet of 550 aircraft in every state?" Does CAP really owns 50x550 airplanes?  >:D

Yes. Many of them are the "Black Airplanes" that nobody talks about. >:D
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Mitchell 1969
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 03:01:02 AM »

It is great the writer included us, but "a fleet of 550 aircraft in every state?" Does CAP really owns 50x550 airplanes?  >:D

Oh, WAY more than that...




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