Tue, Mar 18, 2003
Force Homeland Security Director Brig. Gen. David E. Clary soared
the skies over Virginia March 9 in a Civil Air Patrol Blanik
glider. "This is an entirely different end of the spectrum," said
Clary, a fighter pilot with more than 4,500 hours in the F-16
Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt and many other Air Force
aircraft, after his flight.
In addition to his glider orientation flight, the Air Force's
homeland security director was in Winchester to visit with the
members of CAP's Virginia Wing and to determine how the Air Force
can best use its official volunteer auxiliary with more than 63,000
cadets and adult members, and a fleet of more than 530
President Bush and the secretary of Homeland Security, Tom
Ridge, have been pushing since "9/11" to have Americans nationwide
accept more of the responsibility for defending the homeland.
According to Clary, CAP members can take a lead role in this
mission by patrolling the country's reservoirs, waterways and
coastlines, and using state-of-the-art technology to provide
detailed imagery of possible prime targets.
"This is a great way for our citizens to do a small, but active
part of homeland defense," said Clary. "And for the CAP, it's a
return to its roots -- the mission the organization undertook
during World War II -- serving as the "Eyes of the Home Skies"
while it flew thousands of missions protecting America's coastline
from German U-boats.
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