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    August 27, 2015

    COLORADO – A freshman cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy is scheduled to be recognized as the top Civil Air Patrol cadet in the country Saturday at CAP's National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Before beginning his first year at the Academy, Benjamin Jakeman was the cadet commander of the...

    August 26, 2015

    VERMONT -- Check out this video posted today by Eva Sollberger on SevenDaysVT.com. Part of Sollberger’s video blog “Stuck in Vermont,” it features Civil Air Patrol cadets participating in the Northeast Region Glider Academy at Hartness State Airport in Springfield. Teens attending the academy learn how to fly gliders, some...

    August 26, 2015

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting air defense exercises over Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties today. As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to the SCANG’s 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil...

    August 25, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- More than 70 years ago, two young women from South Dakota decided they wanted to do something to help their country during World War II. A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but their service hasn't been forgotten. On Monday, Gov. Dennis Daugaard honored Pauline...

    August 24, 2015

    MISSOURI -- Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol had a lot to take in at the Kansas City Air Expo-Air Show this past weekend. As FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports, many of the CAP cadets have military aspirations, and recruiters love that the CAP cadets are being groomed for service so early. Wickersham...

    August 24, 2015

    MICHIGAN/CONNECTICUT -- Being prepared if disaster strikes. That is the goal. This past weekend, members of the Michigan and Connecticut wings of Civil Air Patrol participated in U.S. Air Force-evaluated exercises to test their abilities to conduct search and rescue and disaster missions. The exercises were based in Battle Creek,...

    August 24, 2015

    INDIANA – The Civil Air Patrol puts in extra time to be prepared for when the unthinkable happens. WFFT-TV’s Brooke Welch was at the Huntington Municipal Airport over the weekend and filed this report on CAP’s Indiana Wing and its training, which was observed by Huntington County Emergency Management Agency Director Lindsie...

    August 24, 2015

    NEW YORK -- An elderly man found alive after surviving a week in woods has died, his grandson tells Action News. Alfred Turshman died around 10 p.m. Saturday. He was 81 years old. “We are all very happy as a family to have had the opportunity to see, speak, and...

    August 24, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Two South Dakota women, including one from Pierre, are set to receive an award honoring their service in Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today in Pierre will present a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP World War II veterans...

    August 24, 2015

    OKLAHOMA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets took to the skies Saturday as part of their orientation flights, or “O" rides, at Lawton Fort Sill Regional Airport. Comanche Eagles Composite Squadron Commander Beth Ryan says the primary goal is to teach the cadets about basic aerodynamics and how to use radio...

    August 21, 2015

    MARYLAND -- One of the fondest memories Capt. Scott Wise has from his seven-and-a-half-year tenure in the Harford Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol is working with nine other cadets and senior members of CAP squadrons from around the region to secure the site of an aircraft crash near Fort...

    August 21, 2015

    NEW JERSEY -- A North Caldwell-produced commercial has received one of the 36th annual prestigious Telly Awards. The 31-second spot highlights the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and was conceived, directed and produced by Keith Behrle Productions, Inc. The commercial features cadets and senior...

    August 21, 2015

    ILLINOIS – EAA Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker continued his tradition of flying a Young Eagle at every air show stop when he performed at the massive Chicago Air and Water Show last weekend on the Lake Michigan shoreline. His Young Eagle for the flight was Civil Air Patrol...

    August 20, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Spartans 707 and 700 of the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron launched from the seawall of Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently to undertake a unique mission in support of the Florida Civil Air Patrol cadet program. They flew their pair of MH-60R helicopters to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center...

    August 18, 2015

    NEW YORK – Newburgh teenager Sean Flynn’s list of creations have earned him an “Innovator of the Year” award from the National 4-H Council for his accomplishments in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. “I’ve always liked building things,” said the home-schooled teenager, who is also active in Civil...

    August 17, 2015

    CONNECTICUT -- Lt. Col. Darren Cioffi, vice commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Connecticut Wing, joins Jackie Brouseau on this recent edition of "Comcast Newsmakers." Cioffi discusses CAP missions, including search and rescue and aerospace education.  

    August 17, 2015

    HAWAII -- The rededication of headquarters for the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol was unveiled Saturday afternoon. The headquarters, located just off of Lagoon Drive, features plenty of new high-tech educational tools that will deliver STEM/aerospace education to CAP’s youngest members – its cadets. Find out more about renovations to the...

    August 17, 2015

    Bend, Ore. – The Oregon Civil Air Patrol successfully concluded an Air Force-monitored statewide emergency services training exercise Saturday despite interference from expanding wildfires near Warm Springs, causing flight operations to be modified to avoid the intense smoke. From branch command centers in Medford and Bend, the CAP conducted various...

    August 14, 2015

    KENTUCKY – U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie presented a family Thursday with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal at the Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport. The family received the award on behalf of Dr. L.K. Causey, who served in the Civil Air Patrol in Bowling Green during World War...

    August 13, 2015

    ARIZONA -- After searching for five days and four nights, volunteers found the body of a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the Kaibab National Forest. A search team from Colorado City was driving along Forest Service Road 240 late Monday afternoon when some boys in the bed of the...

    August 13, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- With the landing of his Civil Air Patrol aircraft at the Asheville Regional Airport recently, Lt. Col. Wallace Courtney completed his 300th orientation flight. Such flights are designed to introduce young people to the experience of aircraft handling. CAP cadets — members from 12 to 18 years...

    August 10, 2015

    ARIZONA -- More than 400 people continued to search for a 5-year-old Colorado City boy who went missing while chasing grasshoppers south of Jacob Lake Thursday afternoon. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said several aircraft, including a private helicopter, have joined the search for Jerold Williams. Searchers equipped with night...

    August 10, 2015

    GEORGIA – Civil Air Patrol held a celebration on June 4 at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The purposed of the gathering by the Peachtree City Composite Squadron was to honor 76-year-old Lt. Col. Philip Bowden. The Newnan resident was recognized for his 35 years of service in the all-volunteer...

    August 7, 2015

    NEW YORK -- During a special ceremony at Ironworkers Local No. 6, U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins and leaders from Civil Air Patrol presented the family of Alfred Corbran with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal. During World War II, Corbran was a member of Civil Air Patrol, protecting the...

    August 7, 2015

    WISCONSIN – Civil Air Patrol and its Fox Cities Composite Squadron is profiled in "NBC 26 Cares," a regular weekly feature of the Green Bay TV station. Holly Baker visited the squadron, based in Appleton, and interviewed Commander Lt. Col. Richard Kreitz and two youth from the unit's cadet program as...

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