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    September 16, 2016

    Royal High School senior Charles Scott is the cadet commander for Camarillo (Calif.) Composite Squadron 61 and fondly recalls directing vintage aircraft after they touched down last summer during a weeklong air show at Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport, part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. He says CAP’s cadet program provided the...

    September 16, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Scranton (Pa.) Composite Squadron 201 cadets and senior members held their Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, in the Viewmont Mall. The squadron holds the fundraiser annually. The funds raised are used to support the Cadet Programs activities that include summer encampment at Fort Indiantown Gap, aerospace education projects...

    September 15, 2016

    The Civil Air Patrol has been “Always Vigilant for America” since 1941. This year, CAP celebrates its 75th anniversary and the Rhode Island Wing wants to encourage youths to perform “missions for America.” First Lt. Bob Gubala joined “The Rhode Show” Wednesday to discuss CAP's missions and its program for...

    September 12, 2016

    A renewed interest in flying has led to the return of a volunteer Civil Air Patrol unit in New Hampshire’s North Country after 25 years. Many members of the nonprofit — young cadets up to age 21 — have just learned how to fly and hope to help their communities...

    September 12, 2016

    Saturday was an exciting day for members of the Southeast Minnesota squadron of Civil Air Patrol as they got together to do a search and rescue exercise. After a mission briefing they got together to find a simulated plane crash. They had two crews, one in the air and one...

    September 12, 2016

    The Georgia Wing’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron recently moved into its new location, donated by ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Flight School at Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field in Peachtree City. “We are very excited to be a part of the airport community as it will enhance the...

    September 9, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Florida Wing’s Ormond Beach Composite Squadron have placed nearly 3,000 flags at Daytona Memorial Park in Daytona Beach for Sunday’s Never Forget Tribute. The tribute is a special commemoration to honor the memory of the thousands who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and the...

    September 8, 2016

    Socorro (N.M.) Civil Air Patrol Cadet Col. Hugh A. Shortt has earned the organization’s highest cadet honor, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness and aerospace education. The cadet commander of the Socorro Composite Squadron will receive the...

    September 8, 2016

    Wisconsin State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, R-Fond du Lac, was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Wing of Civil Air Patrol. “I was grateful for the invitation to join and honored to join their ranks,” Thiesfeldt said.  

    September 8, 2016

    Second Lt. Donald McConnell, a World War II P-51 Mustang pilot, recently met with Tehachapi (Calif.) Composite Squadron 46 cadets, who supported an event in Tehachapi with parking detail. McConnell gave the cadets a quick aerospace lesson on the handling characteristics of the P-51 and the difficulties of bailing out when...

    September 6, 2016

    When Andrew Feldman took off from Long Island on Sept. 12, 2001, he and two others with the Civil Air Patrol had a mission: photograph the demolished twin towers. The Clermont, Florida resident saw only plumes of smoke where the two gigantic towers stood until the day before. “We could...

    September 6, 2016

    Historians and military groups gathered Saturday in the northwestern corner of Delaware to pay tribute to the Colonial soldiers who died at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. The ceremony, the 10th-annual remembrance organized by the Pencader Area Heritage Association, drew a few dozen people, including cadets from Civil Air Patrol who...

    September 6, 2016

    Hours after attending a Whitfield-Murray Civil Air Patrol meeting in Dalton, Georgia, earlier this year, 2nd Lt. Dennis Tate sent his CAP commander a message that he was going to need a new uniform. “He asked me why, and I told him it was because mine was covered with blood,”...

    September 6, 2016

    With so many people expected through the park this weekend, Colorado officials say it's easy for families to get separated but they're enlisting the help of one special group to help combat that. The State Fair in Pueblo means large crowds, and as KRDO Newschannel 13’s Katie Spencer reports, the fair is enlisting...

    September 6, 2016

    Christian Hostetler, 14, spent part of his Saturday morning flying nearly 3,000 feet above Prineville, Oregon. Hostetler was one of nearly 20 teenagers who are getting their chance to fly as part of a two-day glider orientation program with the High Desert Squadron, which is the local chapter of Civil...

    September 1, 2016

    When Orville Moore flew home to Powell, Wyoming, on Aug. 20 after a two-day Civil Air Patrol exercise in Laramie, he had no idea he would be participating in a real search and rescue involving a 12-year-old boy and yet another involving a hiker. Learn more about the two Wyoming...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol Capt. Leia Eisenhower-Felix, a resident of Bay Shore, New York, was recently appointed chaplain for New York Wing’s 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron. As a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, she is tasked with enabling the free exercise of religion by CAP members, promoting the role of the organization’s...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Coastal Charleston Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony recently at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Capt. Jim Greco assumed command from Capt. Steve Hyland. As part of the ceremony, Capt. Hyland was later promoted to major.    

    August 29, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol pilots in central Indiana wrapped up a weekend-long training mission Sunday. WISH-TV 24-Hour News 8 got exclusive access to a training mission. The task on Sunday morning at Monroe County Airport was to find a downed plane by locating its transmitter, or “black box.” Learn more about...

    August 29, 2016

    A group of local aviation enthusiasts and pilots met with leaders of the Utah Wing of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 24, to learn about starting a CAP squadron in Vernal. Wing Commander Col. Jon Niedfeldt and others with CAP spent two hours explaining to interested parents the steps...

    August 24, 2016

    The report – even though it was fiction – noted a Cessna 172 flying out of French Valley Airport did not make its scheduled arrival in Borrego Springs and was reported missing. At Hemet-Ryan Airport in Riverside County, California, a group of about 30 volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol...

    August 24, 2016

    Nearly 700 aircraft were in attendance at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s fly-in at Bremerton (Wash.) National Airport over the weekend. The second of four AOPA 2016 fly-ins, the event was the largest AOPA fly-in to date, with more than 4,000 attendees. “Thanks to the help of the airport...

    August 24, 2016

    More than 60 people — a lot of them wearing blue uniforms — gathered in the Naples Civil Air Patrol hangar Monday night to place a new officer in command of the unit. In a military-like ceremony, Maj. Dirk DeVille handed over the Civil Air Patrol unit’s flag to the...

    August 23, 2016

    Flooding has devastated parts of Louisiana and one Tennessee organization is planning to help. Members of the Murfreesboro Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is collecting donations for flooding victims, said CAP 1st Lt. Morgan Torp-Pederson. “We are actually still collecting donations through Saturday, then we’ll drive it down...

    August 23, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol members gathered at the Black Hills Airport in Spearfish Saturday for a statewide search-and-rescue exercise. Personnel from all six squadrons of the South Dakota Wing participated in a combination air and ground search for a simulated downed plane. “It’s good to have us all together once in...

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