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Media Release Submission Guidelines

Public Affairs Officers are encouraged to create media releases and articles for local media publications, the Maryland Wing website, and CAP National Headquarters.

To submit to the Maryland Wing website send article electronically to Maryland Wing Public Affairs to 1st Lt Jeff Robertson.

1. News releases should be sent in the body of the email only. (NO PDFs please).

2. All photos should be sent as .jpg attachments -- full resolution -- and clearly labeled. Do not put photos in the body of a Word document or embed into the email.

3. Be sure to include captions for all photos clearly identifying each person in the photo with correct spelling and CAP grade. We also need the name of the photographer so that proper credit can be given for their work.

4. Use the CAP media release checklist to ensure your release meets the guidelines for submission.

5. Review theCAP grade abbreviations for CAP and military ranks. Use AP Stylebook grade abbreviations for all public products such as news articles and media releases; use CAP grade abbreviations for internal-use only products.

Submission guidelines to CAP.News are located in the Public Affairs section of eServices.


All news articles should include a Civil Air Patrol boilerplate at the end of the article. The use of Maryland Wing and local squadron boilerplate additions is highly encouraged. The following are the newest available revisions for Maryland Wing and National to use.

Visit the CAP website for the most recent national boilerplate.

Nearly 1,500 members serve in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing. Last year, wing members flew four actual search and rescue missions. Overall, the Maryland Wing flew 26 missions for the State of Maryland, flying 2,021 hours in all mission categories, and was credited with four finds. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $5.2 million. For information, contact the Maryland Wing at or follow the wing on Facebook.

Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,550 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 66,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or for more information.


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