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    June 27, 2016

    The U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has dispatched the Oregon Civil Air Patrol to assist Linn County Sheriff's Office in searching for a missing man. The search is for a missing hiker aged 75 in the Marion Lake area. On Sunday, CAP was conducting a training day, so it...

    June 27, 2016

    This year’s BET Awards show had a Civil Air Patrol angle to it. Former Illinois Wing cadet Kenyatta Ruffin, now a U.S. Air Force instructor pilot with the 469th Flying Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and the founder of the nonprofit Legacy Flight Academy was honored during the...

    June 27, 2016

    Mother Nature made the sun shine Sunday morning as St. Cloud, Minnesota, gathered for the annual Civil Air Patrol Breakfast and Pantowner Classic Auto Exhibit. CAP has been hosting the event for over 20 years at the St. Cloud Regional airport. Second Lt. Brooks Ziwicki said she was happy to...

    June 27, 2016

    Joel Buckner's 50 years in aviation can best be summed up as quality over quantity. Although the North Little Rock, Arkansas resident has logged an average of 64 hours a year over that time, about what a weekend recreational pilot might log, he was presented the Federal Aviation Administration's Wright Brothers...

    June 24, 2016

    Being involved in the Civil Air Patrol encampment at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been like “basic training” for cadets. “It’s a one-week learning laboratory,” said Maj. Michael Livesay, the Ramstein CAP squadron commander. “We’ve had the opportunity to get perspectives from enlisted members and officers to talk to them...

    June 24, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, national commander of Civil Air Patrol, announced recently that Col. Regena Aye of Osage City, Kansas, has been appointed to command the seven-state North Central Region of the organization. Vazquez stated: “Colonel Aye was selected from an outstanding group of nominees for the position of North...

    June 24, 2016

    Many people contributed to the success of the recent Legacy Flight Museum Airshow in Rexburg, Idaho, but one group offering quiet service for the airshow is the subject of this story in the Standard Journal. It is the Jack Layton Composite Squadron, named for Colonel R. Jack Layton, a test...

    June 23, 2016

    People living in and around Flint and Pontiac, as well as the Selfridge Air National Guard base may see and hear fighter jets in close proximity to Civil Air Patrol aircraft Friday morning. Alert fighter jets from the Toledo Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing are scheduled to conduct a...

    June 22, 2016

    Friends of Keyan Wickers, whose body was pulled from the Kentucky River in Franklin County Monday morning, remember the former Civil Air Patrol cadet in this report by LEX18, the NBC affiliate in Lexington. Authorities say Wickers, 18, of Frankfort had been kayaking earlier and apparently drowned.    

    June 22, 2016

    Aircraft from the 115th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, along with the Civil Air Patrol, took part in a training mission over the skies of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Tuesday during the noon hour. Airport Director Joe Brauer says the units have trained over Rhinelander for a few years after...

    June 22, 2016

    If you ask retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Samuel Mitchell, the degree of difficulty to get appointed to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can’t be understated. But what Fort Osage High School graduate Aaron Crozier — a cadet captain in Civil Air Patrol — did is...

    June 22, 2016

    To celebrate the new Civil Air Patrol plane they received, members of the Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron in Rochester invited State Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, to take the reigns of the aircraft. She is a part of the Legislative Squadron of CAP’s Minnesota Wing, which also includes many other members of...

    June 20, 2016

    The Legacy Flight Museum had pilots perform incredible aerobatic demonstrations Saturday during the Rexburg (Idaho) Air Show on Saturday. “What I like most is the aerospace and the airplanes, how they can do tricks. And how so far they’re doing tricks without crashing the airplane,” Civil Air Patrol Cadet Jerimiah...

    June 20, 2016

    The late Lt. Col. James B. Hood Jr. was honored posthumously for his service in Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Congress decided in May 2014 to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of those who served during that time but the move didn’t come quickly enough for...

    June 17, 2016

    A Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue team of five conducted a rescue mission on Mount Hood, Oregon, last Sunday. The crew launched from NAS Whidbey Island at 7 p.m. in response to a call for two climbers stuck on Mount Hood. After arriving on scene and doing...

    June 16, 2016

    For the last 22 years, right after he joined the Air Force, Master Sgt. Armando Carrion — 551st Special Operations Squadron linguist schoolhouse superintendent at Cannon AFB, New Mexico — has devoted his time to flying with Civil Air Patrol. Currently he serves as the operations officer for the Clovis...

    June 16, 2016

    Conor Henry is this week’s FOX 4 Young Achiever, recognized for his leadership in Youth With Vision, an organization made up of Kansas City area middle school and high school students working on youth substance abuse and addiction prevention that recently received national acclaim. Henry, a cadet senior master sergeant...

    June 15, 2016

    Aviation-related publications across the nation are remembering the life of Civil Air Patrol Col. Mary S. Feik—an aviation pioneer in aircraft engineering and restoration and a renowned ambassador for CAP who died Friday at her home in Annapolis, Maryland. Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian told AOPA (the...

    June 13, 2016

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Washington, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, sees mentoring CAP cadets as an opportunity to give back to the community and get some flight hours. Washington said he sees this volunteer opportunity as a gateway to his main...

    June 13, 2016

    The South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network profiled Civil Air Patrol’s new South Dakota Wing commander – Col. David Small Jr. – over the weekend. Small became the highest ranking Civil Air Patrol officer in the state recently. In an interview with Levi Gutz of SDPB Radio, he explained how CAP...

    June 10, 2016

    A program in Texarkana, Arkansas teaches young women they can be the next generation of aviation and aeronautics professionals. The Girls Scouts Diamonds of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas joined with the Civil Air Patrol on Thursday to host the second annual Future in Flying at the Southern Arkansas Universirty A&P...

    June 9, 2016

    City officials in Guntersville, Alabama, are hoping for a transformation of the city's airport from a hobby airport to one that will thrive with corporate traffic. It's all starting with an expansion of the runway to handle jet aircraft which is nearing completion. The city council is now reviewing minimum...

    June 8, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol is participating in the four-day, multi-state Cascadia Rising earthquake drill. Medical, public safety and emergency management agencies along with the Oregon Wing’s High Desert Composite Squadron, based in Bend, are taking part in local exercises at the Bend Municipal Airport.  

    June 8, 2016

    This summer marks the 50th anniversary of what's now a traditional sight of gliders, hot air balloons and powered aircraft flying over Coles County Memorial Airport in Mattoon, Illinois, for the better part of a month. The annual Civil Air Patrol cadet camps start at the airport on Friday and...

    June 7, 2016

    Terri Childers, a middle school math and technology teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, recently elevated the level of experience that she can bring to her classroom by roughly 5,000 feet of altitude. Last week, Childers became the most recent participant to experience an orientation flight in...

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