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    May 2, 2016

    CALIFORNIA -- The Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, participated this past weekend in a statewide exercise simulating its response to major earthquakes. Bakersfield served as one of three primary locations for the incident command system, along with San Diego and Sacramento. In all, more than 100 volunteers from across...

    May 2, 2016

    MAINE -- More than 40 members of Civil Air Patrol completed exercises and evaluations last week at Robert LaFleur Airport in Waterville. The exercises were overseen by members of the U.S. Air Force and CAP commanders. The evaluations, which take place every other year, concluded Sunday. “I believe it will turn...

    May 2, 2016

    WASHINGTON -- Public Service Recognition Week, which runs from May 1-7, provides an opportunity to recognize more than 2 million public employees who protect the nation through service in the armed forces. More than 176,000 of them are U.S. Air Force civilian full-time, part-time, term, temporary and non-appropriated fund Airmen....

    May 2, 2016

    FLORIDA – Since 1981, Marco Islanders have had guardian angels flying the skies around the shores and south of the island, while keeping an eye out for stranded boaters, downed aircraft and potential human and drug traffickers. Members of the “Black Sheep Squadron” of the Florida Wing of Civil Air...

    May 2, 2016

    GEORGIA -- A group of volunteers got practice Saturday on what they'd do in a disaster. Statesboro's Civil Air Patrol ran through what they would do if a plane crashed at the local airport. They teamed with Junior ROTC cadets as well as parts of the Bulloch County Fire Department...

    April 28, 2016

    CALIFORNIA – Four cadets from March Field Composite Squadron 45 put Civil Air Patrol in the national spotlight Wednesday evening during the seventh game of the Anaheim Ducks’ Stanley Cup playoff series with the Nashville Predators. Prior to the game, the March Field color guard was on the ice at the Honda...

    April 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON – For his Eagle Scout Project, Jordan Recker wanted to help veterans at VFW Poost 91 in Tacoma retire some of the thousands of U.S. flags they have accumulated in recent months. Recker, with the assistance of other Scouts and the color guard from Civil Air Patrol’s Mt. Rainier...

    April 27, 2016

    TENNESSEE -- The uncle of the Gatlinburg couple killed in the Brussels attacks was inducted into the Civil Air Patrol Tuesday evening. The ceremony took place at the Sevier County Civil Air Patrol office in Sevierville. During the ceremony, Capt. Calvin Lawson presented Dale Branam with a flag that President...

    April 27, 2016

    KENTUCKY -- Sharpe Elementary fifth-grader Cody Peterson was recognized as the winner of the recent Challenger Learning Center at Paducah’s “Name the Nose Cone” contest during a dedication ceremony at the center Monday. From more than 40 entries, Peterson’s nose cone name “Silver Phoenix” was announced as the winning entry...

    April 27, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- A physician, a candy shop owner and a 12-year-old who has dreamed about flying since he was 6. These people make up the Gettysburg squadron of Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Douglas Kahn, the public information officer of the Gettysburg squadron, which...

    April 26, 2016

    VIRGINIA -- An aviation legend in western Virginia has died. Wes Hillman was 94 years old. He was in the spotlight a year ago, when several hundred people gathered at the Virginia Museum of Transportation to honor him. Hillman wore his old uniform and a big smile, as he received...

    April 26, 2016

    OREGON -- Members of Bend’s High Desert Civil Air Patrol Squadron conducted a training exercise in Bend over the weekend, in preparation for the predicted massive earthquake/tsunami known as the Cascadia Event. The practice/training was an all-day exercise in which CAP launched aircraft to establish communications between Bend Base and...

    April 26, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and one of its primary missions is aerospace education. “The aerospace education program is a way for us to inspire and instill aerospace in the community," said Pat Lawler, an Air Guard tech sergeant and a...

    April 25, 2016

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- More than 70 members of South Dakota's Civil Air Patrol held a dress rehearsal Saturday. They were preparing for an upcoming U.S. Air Force evaluation of the fleet's capability in several emergency response situations. Lt. Col. Rick Larson said the main job of CAP is to serve...

    April 25, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded a replica of the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident, who helped start a Civil Air Patrol squadron at South St. Paul High School during World War II...

    April 25, 2016

    VIRGINIA -- It was a challenging day for new Civil Air Patrol cadets Zachary Morgan and Jennifer Kral, recently attempting to make their first orientation flight from Chesapeake Regional Airport. Their task was to take control of a small, Cessna single-engine prop plane at 3,000 feet and perform several maneuvers...

    April 21, 2016

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Though Civil Air Patrol exists throughout Europe, the branch stationed in Spangdahlem is the first to launch its model rockets amongst the overseas branches. “I always thought it was a cool way to spend the weekend, but knowing that we're the first people to do...

    April 21, 2016

    VERMONT -- The Capital Composite Squadron of the Vermont Wing of Civil Air Patrol has received a prestigious award. For the previous year, Capital Composite, based in Barre, was named the Vermont Wing’s Squadron of Merit. Capital Composite recruited a record-breaking 14 new members last year. Several of the unit’s...

    April 21, 2016

    CONNECTICUT – State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan recognized members of the Civil Air Patrol Wednesday on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives in Hartford. “I am so honored to introduce these members of the Civil Air Patrol to my colleagues in the House,” said Srinivasan, who represents the 31st...

    April 18, 2016

    ILLINOIS – A Polo man never got the chance to have a medal pinned on his chest for his war service – but that doesn’t mean he didn’t earn it. It just took Congress more than seven decades to salute Melvin Haak. Unfortunately, they were 4 years too late. Haak...

    April 14, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- A Berks County woman, Debbie Wanner, was voted off the Cambodian island of Kaoh Rong during Wednesday night’s episode of “Survivor.” A chemist and captain in Civil Air Patrol when she’s not putting her survival skills to the test, Wanner is now the 8th person kicked off the...

    April 14, 2016

    CONNECTICUT -- Civil Air Patrol's 399th Composite Squadron Color Guard a recent Town Hall Meeting conducted by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury. The color guard team also received Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition from Esty during the meeting. The certificates recognize the cadets for...

    April 12, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- On a cold spring weekend in April, Civil Air Patrol cadets from all corners of Western Pennsylvania converged upon the hills of Ford City to participate in the Basic Cadet Orientation Program (BCOP) and gain an in-depth look into the cadet program. Taking place during the same weekend...

    April 12, 2016

    OKLAHOMA -- One of Enid’s own has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Maryland. Sam Perez, a senior at Enid High School, has wanted to be a pilot since he was 13, after he joined the Civil Air Patrol through Vance Air Force Base; he also participates...

    April 11, 2016

    NEW JERSEY – U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), who represents the state's 11th Congressional District, presented the General Billy Mitchell Award to Cadet 2nd Lt. Thiago Santos of the Picatinny Composite Squadron recently. Santos, a junior at Sparta High School, discovered Civil Air Patrol at the age of 13. He...

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