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Iowa pastor appointed as deputy chief of Civil Air Patrol chaplains

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IOWA — Chaplain Lt. Col. Ken Van Loon was appointed as the deputy chief of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps at CAP’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., in August. Van Loon has served for the past 26 years as a volunteer chaplain in this arm of the U.S. Air Force. This will be his second tour in that office, having served as the deputy chief from 2001 to 2004. Click here to learn more about Van Loon, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, and his work with CAP.

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September 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm

CAP receives 2nd Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s gift and grant program as one of the nation’s best aviation charitable organizations.

Allan Schrader, Lightspeed Aviation president, made the contribution to Civil Air Patrol this morning at the Pilots Choice Awards at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford, Conn.

Col. Christopher J. Hayden, commander of the Northeast Region, accepted the grant, which recognizes CAP as one of the top five aviation charitable organizations in America in 2011. Twenty aviation charities were nominated as potential grant recipients, but only the top five – as chosen by pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from across the country – received grants.

“The pilot community has spoken and, once again, the Civil Air Patrol stands out as one of the most valued and respected aviation charities in our nation,” Schrader said. “On behalf of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, it is truly an honor to support the incredible work of Civil Air Patrol.”

Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr., CAP’s national commander, was pleased with the recognition and the contribution. “I would like to extend our gratitude to citizens across America who cast their vote in support of CAP,” Carr said.

The grant will be put to good use promoting aerospace education through CAP’s Aerospace Connections in Education, or ACE, program, which benefits more than 100 schools and 15,000 students across the nation

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation launched the gift and grant program in 2010. Since then, the foundation has produced millions of impressions through social media, the web, public relations and events on behalf of CAP and the other finalist charities.

The other 2011 grant recipients were Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Ninety-Nines, Recreational Aviation Foundation and Wings of Hope.

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

September 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm