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    July 28, 2015

    GEORGIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Georgia Wing cadets learn land navigation skills are just as important as being able to pilot through mountainous terrain during a recent weeklong summer encampment at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. “Completing the land navigation course is essential for cadets because it is (vital to)...

    July 24, 2015

    NEVADA -- Count Guido Roberto Deiro has racked up a lot of aviation feats during the decades he's been a commercial pilot, including flying reclusive Las Vegas billionaire Howard Hughes on numerous adventures. Thursday night at the North Las Vegas Airport, Deiro notched another flight achievement to his belt –...

    July 24, 2015

    WISCONSIN -- Members of Civil Air Patrol are gathered in Oshkosh this week for EAA’s AirVenture. Mostly cadets, the group will engage in hands-on training that includes marshaling the aircraft and searching for signals from ELTs. WFRV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, filed this report on the CAP activity,...

    July 22, 2015

    COLORADO -- A 64-year-old man was rescued Monday from the area near Monarch Lake after becoming disoriented. Tim Gorske, of Avon, Ind., activated his emergency locator beacon on Sunday morning, July 19, after wandering off trail. Gorske signaled a Civil Air Patrol plane that was participating in the search with...

    July 22, 2015

    WISCONSIN/NEBRASKA -- Two Civil Air Patrol wings are featured in recent reports by Noelle Anderson of WEAU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Eau Claire, Wis., and Chinh Doan of KETV, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb. Both video reports focus on the cadet programs of the Wisconsin Wing and the Nebraska Wing and...

    July 16, 2015

    VIRGINIA – Civil Air Patrol’s National Flight Academy at Fort Picket Army National Guard Base was featured Thursday in the latest edition of “AOPA Live.” CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez participated in the total-immersion flight camp hosted by the Middle East Region. Hear his comments and see cadets...

    July 9, 2015

    GEORGIA -- A Warner Robins High School graduate is playing an important role in helping the Air Force do more with less. Joseph Vazquez is the national commander of Civil Air Patrol, which is the civilian auxiliary of the Air Force. Now living in Richmond, Virginia, he is returning to...

    July 9, 2015

    MARYLAND -- Gil Bauserman, the owner of Maryland Airport in Indian Head, has few memories of his father, who started the airport in the 1940s and died when Bauserman was 6. He remembers asking his father for money to buy candy at a local store and the day he died...

    July 9, 2015

    ALABAMA -- The Northeast Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden was filled Tuesday with members of the Civil Air Patrol looking to take to the skies. The patrol is holding a week-long encampment at Fort McClellan in Anniston, and in addition to leadership and aerospace education, encampments also include hands-on experience...

    July 7, 2015

    JAPAN -- As a first lieutenant in Civil Air Patrol on Kadena Air Base, Chance Sheek is an emergency services training officer, communications officer, and he oversees all of the cadet training. But during the weekday, he is a senior airman assigned to the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron working as...

    July 7, 2015

    IDAHO -- A 21-year-old pilot from McCall was killed in a plane crash south of Carey, near Craters of the Moon. Neil MacNichol was reported missing on July 2, and on July 3 the Civil Air Patrol out of Idaho Falls reported a possible aviation crash site near Craters of...

    July 6, 2015

    KENTUCKY -- Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick said nine people were aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the...

    July 6, 2015

    UTAH -- A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II parachuted sweets down to Orem to celebrate Independence Day. Gail Halvorsen, 94, also known as the "Candy Bomber," dropped 1,000 chocolate bars attached to tiny parachutes at Scera Park on Friday. A native...

    July 6, 2015

    LOUISIANA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets range from age 12- 20 years old. They learn about aviation, the Air Force and leadership. The cadets participate in encampment, a week of “boot camp” where they stay at Barksdale Air Force Base and learn everything from survival skills to leadership techniques. Find out...

    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...

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