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    May 26, 2016

    The Nebraska Wing of Civil Air Patrol received a highly successful mark on the wing’s ability to locate overdue aircraft and missing people, conduct aerial and ground imaging for disaster relief and homeland security, and effectively communicate across the state. The evaluation of the wing was conducted by a team...

    May 24, 2016

    In the wake of recent wildfires in Alberta, Canada, many wonder how protected Maine is and how the state’s forests are being watched. Sara Duncan, reporting for Fox News Source 8 (WAGM-TV in Presque Isle), met with Civil Air Patrol to find out how its aircrews work with the Maine Forest Service...

    May 23, 2016

    Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron 714 – one of Civil Air Patrol’s oldest squadrons – is featured in “Kaleidoscope The Series,” a TV news magazine covering western Pennsylvania. Hosted by Sara Cameron, the series included interviews with the Indiana, Pa., squadron’s commander, Capt. Anthony Tartalone, and other officers and cadets from...

    May 23, 2016

    Almost 200 rescue workers, law enforcement and volunteers in Rutland, Vermont, spent their Saturday training for a disaster, just in case an emergency comes their way. Organizers simulated a plane crash at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport, which produced mock casualties for the Rutland Regional Medical Center to take on....

    May 19, 2016

    Three men are still missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota, and Civil Air Patrol is now joining the search. CAP personnel from the South Dakota Wing are flying in Pine Ridge and the surrounding area looking for Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon and Tyrell Wilson, all in...

    May 19, 2016

    Cadet 2nd Lt. Delina Bantug and her friends in the Springfield (Mo.) Regional Composite Squadron are spreading their wings through Civil Air Patrol. Through CAP’s cadet programs, the youth get free flight lessons. The program also teaches teens leadership, military culture and aviation. Find out more about the cadets’ orientation...

    May 16, 2016

    During the Colorado Wing’s training exercises Saturday at the Fremont County Airport, Commissioner Tim Payne was given an orientation flight and tour of the Incident Command Post. Maj. William O'Connor gave the commissioner a bird's-eye-view over the county, including flying over Temple Canyon Road, where Fremont Search and Rescue was...

    May 13, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol was established one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Just seven years later, the nonprofit organization was signed into law — officially becoming an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. It's a national entity — with an impact in the Southern Tier of New...

    May 11, 2016

    Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Emily Zimmer was recently selected as the Air Force Sergeants Association’s Outstanding Cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) for the state of Minnesota, as well as for Civil Air Patrol’s North Central Region. Zimmer is a cadet with the 130th Composite Squadron in Lakeville. She will...

    May 9, 2016

    FLORIDA – Air Force Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region (CONR) deputy commander, got the opportunity to fly an orientation flight from base operations at Eglin Air Force Base recently along with Florida Wing Lt. Col. Larry Fernald. The Civil Air Patrol flight was planned to help...

    May 5, 2016

    MARYLAND – Cadet 2nd Lt. Caleb Scanlan is pretty clear about what he feels are the advantages of participating in the Civil Air Patrol youth cadet program. "I think this program can set you up for anything you want to do in life, because it disciplines you to make you...

    May 5, 2016

    MASSACHUSETTS — State Rep. Kate Hogan, D-3rd Middlesex District, and her colleagues hosted members of the Massachusetts Wing of Civil Air Patrol at the State House recently. The wing performs services for the Commonwealth as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP members in attendance represented the Hanscom...

    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...

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