The World Peace Corps Mission will award a World Peace Prize to the Civil Air Patrol, honoring the Air Force auxiliary as its Roving Ambassador for Peace in 2010. “Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America’s communities, saving lives and preserving liberty for all,” said Lester Wolff, the prize’s chief judge. “Civil Air Patrol is delighted to be chosen for this prestigious international honor,” said Maj. Gen. Amy Courter, CAP’s national commander. “This reflects greatly upon our 61,000-plus members, who work diligently in their communities to serve their fellow citizens.” The mission is an international Evangelical missionary organization. The prize honors individuals who contribute to the cause of world peace. Past recipients include President Reagan. The award ceremony will take place June 14 in the US Capitol building. (Mission release) (CAP release)
Americans’ trust and confidence in the U.S. military has declined precipitously in recent months, according to the results of a survey. Experts lay the blame on increasing political polarization and the fallout from this summer’s turbulent withdrawal from Afghanistan.