CAP National Historical Journal

National Historical Journal

The Civil Air Patrol National Historical Journal (CAP NHJ) is a publication featuring articles, scholarly works, and stories of interest to the greater CAP community. The demand for quality publications reflects the mission of the CAP NHJ to raise the standard of academic and organizational excellence.

Latest issue: July-December 2020

Read past issues here.

Call for Submissions

The Civil Air Patrol NHJ welcomes articles, essays, and commentaries not exceeding 2,000 words on any topic relating to the history of the Civil Air Patrol, or military/civilian aviation history. CAP’s history extends to the present day, and the NHJ seeks accounts of on-going activities and missions, as well as those of earlier years.

All submissions must be sent as MS Word attachments and mailed to the Historical Publications Division Senior Manager at

All historiographical works and essays must be submitted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), or they may be rejected. We encourage authors to submit digital photographs (minimal resolution of 300 dots per inch) and illustrations for publication. All content should be the work of the author or open source. Adjustments to pixel saturation, color and size will be made according to the editorials staff’s recommendations.

Please note that when submitted to the editor at the Civil Air Patrol National Historical Journal, all works and related media are released from copyright infringements if published. Editorial changes are at the sole discretion of the editorial staff, but will be discussed with the author prior to publication and require a signed release from the author.

The CAP NHJ editorial staff reserves the right to refuse any work submitted.