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Operation Pulse Lift

A little over a year ago the country faced the beginnings of a health crisis. As the country began shutdowns it affected every fabric of American society. Restaurants closed, retail outlets closed, and schools sent students home to begin virtual studies.

As schools retooled their internal frameworks and class designs moved education to homes, an unintended consequence arose. The American Red Cross, an organization of volunteers and staff working to deliver vital services - from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping the American people be prepared to respond in emergencies, lost many of its primary blood donation sites.

CAP members knew exactly what to do.

Schedule a blood donation by clicking one of the site images below

Our mission:

“Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power.”

Acting as a Total Force partner and the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP helps First Air Force rapidly respond to nonmilitary threats domestically in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities capacity to save lives, relieve suffering, prevent property damage and provide humanitarian assistance.



Beginning in June, our squadrons across Oklahoma will be hosting American Red Cross donation sites to give citizens and members an opportunity to help save a life.

We all admire the front-line workers and first responders for their lifesaving work. You too can help save a life. The simple act of blood donation takes only about 30 minutes of your time, but it can mean the difference between life and death for patients facing COVID, cancer, surgery or trauma right now.

Did you know every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood - and just one blood donation can save up to 3 lives?


Help someone today, set aside just 30 minutes of your time, and save a life by giving urgently-needed blood. 


The origins of the Civil Air Patrol story began in 1936, when Gill Robb Wilson, World War I aviator and New Jersey director of aeronautics, returned from Germany convinced of impending war. Wilson envisioned mobilizing America’s civilian aviators for national defense.

The proposal for a Civil Air Patrol was approved by Commerce, Navy, and War departments and CAP national headquarters opened its doors Dec. 1. In January 1942, U-boats started attacking the shipping lanes along our east coast. By June, enemy attacks destroyed nearly 400 merchant vessels and oil tankers off the U.S. Atlantic coastline, often within sight of our shores.

Civil Air Patrol was called into action by a short-handed military. With privately owned airplanes armed with light bombs, civilian volunteers became the eyes of the home skies, flying a total of 244,600 hours patrolling and safeguarding America's coastline, aiding the safe movement of war material to the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific.

Today’s Civil Air Patrol may look different, but its core remains the same. It continues to support America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power.

Oklahoma Wing Members In Action


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