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    June 30, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., has presented the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation’s highest civilian award – to the family of a man who served as a Civil Air Patrol pilot during World War II. Dave Jeffries accepted the award in honor of his late father, Vernon...

    June 30, 2015

    WHITEMAN AFB -- The volunteer members of the Missouri Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, remain on alert to assist with flooding response across the state from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill and continued heavy rainfall. Aerial photos from the mission are being used by...

    June 29, 2015

    COLORADO -- On Saturday, KOAA News5 had the chance to go behind the scenes and into the sky with members of the Civil Air Patrol. “I absolutely love everything to do with air planes and it's a way to give back," said Lt. Col. Chad Grondahl, a pilot and stan/eval...

    June 29, 2015

    TEXAS -- Over 200 Civil Air Patrol cadets have been at the Camp Bowie National Guard Training Facility in Brownwood for a weeklong camp teaching the fundamentals of CAP. Cadets from across the state, Arkansas and even as far away as Florida are taking part.  

    June 29, 2015

    MONTANA -- Cadets with the Montana Civil Air Patrol continued their search for a missing aircraft on Saturday as part of a training exercise. The event was made up of young cadets and volunteers from neighboring states, who were evaluated on their ability to respond to the fictional scenario. Communications...

    June 23, 2015

    MARYLAND -- “We are one of the best kept secrets around and we’re trying to change that,” said Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Greg Novak of the U.S. Air Force's auxiliary. The secret Novak would like to tell is about the Arundel Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol — one...

    June 23, 2015

    JAPAN – Yokota Civil Air Patrol cadets, along with Kadena Air Base CAP cadets, participated in the Far East Conference, a three-day training event, at Yokota Air Base May 25-27. The cadets partnered with the Yokota Flight Training Center to provide orientation rides for 13 cadets in their Cessna 172s,...

    June 22, 2015

    NEW MEXICO -- The body of Walter Scheib, a former White House chef who served presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found Sunday in the New Mexico mountains after he was reported missing for more than a week. Searchers were able to focus their search by tracking Scheib's...

    June 22, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA -- David Brickell could barely see out of the plane window when he started flying with his father. At a young age, the York resident was hooked on flying. It inspired him to go to flight school. Vacations with his parents were flown to, not driven. "We went everywhere,"...

    June 22, 2015

    OHIO – Although it’s strange to consider 12 to 18-year-olds flying a plane, it happens all the time when the Air Force trains its teen cadets at the Monroe Custer Airport. About 15 Civil Air Patrol cadets come each Thursday at 6 p.m. for a few hours of training for...

    June 19, 2015

    WYOMING -- Yellowstone Regional Airport has donated equipment to Civil Air Patrol, providing the search-and-rescue organization uninterrupted emergency communication throughout the Big Horn Basin. The donation comes at the request of 1st Lt. Jerry Cowles, representing CAP’s Yellowstone Regional Composite Squadron, who asked members of the YRA joint powers board...

    June 17, 2015

    TENNESSEE -- From 10,000 feet above the ground, Bill Hoyt celebrated his 90th birthday by jumping out of a plane—for just over a minute, free-falling at 120 mph. The Dayton resident has been skydiving every five years since his 70th birthday, and always enjoys taking the plunge. “You feel like...

    June 16, 2015

    WYOMING – KTWO-TV reporter Aaron Groff took to the skies with the Wyoming Wing to get an up-close look at the operation. “Wyoming is a big state... people get lost.... people get stuck... and when they do... here comes the Civil Air Patrol,” said Groff, who rode recently with one...

    June 16, 2015

    TENNESSEE -- In front of a Peachtree City, Ga. crowd of over 200 guests, Col. G. Barry Melton firmly grasped the flag staff held out in front of him bearing the Civil Air Patrol Southeast Region’s colors. In speaking the words “I accept command,” Melton began a journey of leading...

    June 15, 2015

    NEW JERSEY/WISCONSIN – The temperature in Vineland was nearly scorching Sunday, though that didn't matter to the crowd who came out to celebrate Flag Day. In a sparsely attended event on the steps of City Hall, those who showed up brought with them undeniable devotion and enthusiasm for the day's...

    June 15, 2015

    IOWA/WEST VIRGINIA – Civil Air Patrol members in Iowa conducted a search and rescue exercise Saturday in Davenport. Several of the participants were cadets who have been training over the last few months in first aid and CPR. Another SAREX was held over the weekend in West Virginia. It involved...

    June 15, 2015

    TENNESSEE -- More than 140 Civil Air Patrol members from seven states honed their leadership skills at Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, last week as part of the annual summer encampment of the Air Force auxiliary’s Tennessee Wing. The week-long encampment allowed about 120 cadets, ranging in age...

    June 11, 2015

    ALASKA -- Nearly 50 Alaska high school students vied for Alaska State Fair scholarships this year, but only five recipients were selected for the 2015 awards – including first-place winner Zelek McNeilly of Civil Air Patrol’s Yukon Composite Squadron in Galena. Learn more about McNeilly and his $1,500 scholarship, which...

    June 9, 2015

    TEXAS – Volunteers with Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing continue to provide air support for the State of Texas and FEMA Region VI due to historic flooding across Texas. Since May 19, wing members have flown 86 sorties for a total of 144.2 hours in support of disaster relief efforts...

    June 1, 2015

    MAINE/WEST VIRGINIA -- A former Civil Air Patrol pilot was recognized posthumously at a special ceremony Saturday. Walter Soule joined Coastal Patrol Base 19 in Portland, Maine, back in 1942 during World War II, and flew anti-submarine patrols from the New Hampshire border to Port Clyde. Saturday morning he was...

    May 30, 2015

    ALABAMA -- Lt. Col. Elizabeth Tattersall decided 14 years ago that she wanted to be an active member of Civil Air Patrol with her husband, combining her profession as a priest and her passion for flight. In addition to being an Episcopal priest in Lake Tahoe, Nev., she serves as...

    May 30, 2015

    NEW YORK -- At first, Meghan Duell was drawn to the uniforms. As a young girl attending Perry-Warsaw Airport’s pancake breakfast, she was impressed by the outfits many of the kids wore, as they worked around the event. They were Civil Air Patrol members, and they naturally shared her interest...

    May 28, 2015

    In the historic, deadly flooding of 2015, the Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol sends some help from above, with aircrews offering "a unique look" of the disaster. Dave Malkoff reports on the mission from Dallas this morning via The Weather Channel.

    May 27, 2015

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Preston Lawrence has a vision of a New Hampshire Global War on Terror Memorial he hopes to add to the memorial walkway at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. As a member of the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol, the longtime Loudon resident and son of...

    May 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- First Lt. Tyler Whitsett, a cadet with Civil Air Patrol, helps hold up a large American flag before the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington. Whitsett’s work as well as that of Maj. Kevin Mullen, both of the Maryland Wing, caught the eye of photographer Matt McClain,...

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