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    December 17, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- The First Flight Society and the National Park Service are marking the 111th anniversary of the first powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright with several events in Kill Devil Hills. The events will be held today at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and Park,...

    December 15, 2014

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Many children are forced to spend their holidays in the hospital instead of at home with family, which is why the Westover Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Sunday at the K-mart on Liberty Street to collect toys...

    December 15, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- A 91 year-old woman holds a prestigious award, one that’s long overdue in her sacrifice and patriotism. Winifred Alexy was a member of the Civil Air Patrol – one of many people who volunteered to protect the country from German U-Boat attacks and other hostile actions during World...

    December 15, 2014

    COLORADO -- An operations flight chief from the 98th Flying Training Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Academy is the first and only enlisted member to graduate Air War College, an Air Force professional military school educating senior officers to serve as strategic national security leaders. Master Sgt. David Siemiet,...

    December 5, 2014

    IDAHO -- Civil Air Patrol’s Idaho Wing has a new tool to help with search and rescue operations, disaster relief and homeland security. The turbo charged Cessna model 206 is currently based in Idaho Falls with the Eagle Rock Squadron. KPVI News 6’s Deanne Coffin traveled to the Idaho Falls...

    December 2, 2014

    MONTANA -- A priest was killed in a plane crash over the weekend in Carter County near Alzada. Carter County Sheriff Neil Kittelmann confirmed the death of Father Peter Kovarik, a Catholic Priest serving two parishes in western South Dakota. Kovarik, 50, was the owner of the Cessna 170 that...

    December 1, 2014

    TEXAS -- KK’s Corner Mall in Lubbock is just one of many small businesses across the nation where the non-profit Wreaths Across America is setting up shop this year. “We want to make sure that the community remembers that we have men and women that are out serving right now...

    December 1, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Newswatch 16 stopped by a rest stop Sunday along Interstate 80 in Luzerne County where coffee and donuts were served up by Civil Air Patrol’s Hazleton Composite Squadron 203. The safety break at the eastbound rest stop near White Haven attracted steady traffic from people on the roads...

    November 26, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets are developing a new heliport site at the Manatee County Public Safety Center in Bradenton, slated for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 6. About 20 cadets from the Florida Wing’s SRQ Composite Squadron partnered with Manatee County officials to develop the heliport, which could be...

    November 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command and NORAD will fly “Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s, an Air Force C-38, and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter” over the nation’s capital late tonight. “The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental...

    November 20, 2014

    ALBERTA -- Hundreds of Air Cadets from Canada and the Civil Air Patrol in the United States honored the military alliance across borders, and two Silver Cross mothers, with a special wreath ceremony this past Saturday in Lethbridge. The fourth annual Honouring Allies and Remembering Together (HART) was held at...

    November 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- First Lt. Jessica Jerwa of Civil Air Patrol accepted a proclamation from Kent Mayor Cooke on Tuesday, declaring Dec. 1-7 as Civil Air Patrol Week in Kent. The Green River Composite Squadron joins other CAP units throughout the country in observing the organization’s anniversary on Dec. 4, announced...

    November 17, 2014

    TEXAS -- On “Good Morning Texoma,” Lisanne Anderson of KTEN-TV sat down with Capt. Michael Bernier of the local Civil Air Patrol. The Denison-based Texoma Composite Squadron is again teaming up with an organization called Wreaths Across America to place wreaths at the graves of local veterans this Christmas. Find...

    November 17, 2014

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    November 17, 2014

    TEXAS -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol in West Texas practiced their skills in Odessa this past weekend as part of their emergency services training. The emergency services training, held at the Odessa Schlemeyer Airport, is part of a statewide search and rescue exercise where Civil Air Patrol members...

    November 13, 2014

    KENTUCKY -- Lt. Col. Mike Bryant of Civil Air Patrol’s Bowling Green Squadron – a recent recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award – remembers the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, when he was helping recover victims’ remains with trained dogs. It’s a memory he’d soon forget among many memories...

    November 10, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- Rescue workers from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Civil Air Patrol Sunday morning found at least one deceased victim in the wreckage of a small airplane in the hills east of Gilroy a day after the craft took off from an airport near Hollister and failed...

    November 10, 2014

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    November 4, 2014

    MARYLAND -- The November issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a Web browser. Among the features in the November issue is the transformation that takes place in high school-aged teenagers when they take part in a one-week glider academy with Civil Air Patrol. Arriving...

    November 2, 2014

    MARYLAND -- The Civil Air Patrol is doing it, and you can too. Congress should be thrilled with how tax dollars are used to extend the life of Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172s, 182s, and 206s by a decade through a highly successful refurbishment program. To date, 13 aircraft have...

    October 27, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- With world events quickly spinning out of control in 1941, the need seemed clear. More eyes in the skies would be indispensable if America’s ships were going to avoid German submarines and reach their destinations with precious cargoes of fuel and supplies. Just days before the Japanese attack...

    October 27, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The West Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol is welcoming a new commander, Col. Paul McCroskey of Wheeling, who took over as new commander at the wing’s annual conference and banquet Saturday in Morgantown. Also in attendance at the banquet was CAP’s National Commander Maj. Gen. Joe...

    October 27, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- The pilot of the missing Cessna plane found in Pierce County Saturday died on impact. The pilot, 73-year-old Richard Schweitzer of Watersmeet, Mich., was found dead two miles away from the Red Wing airport Saturday evening, after it was spotted by a CAP aircrew from the Eau Claire Composite...

    October 24, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Conway native Harrell Clendenin was promoted to the rank of colonel and took command of the Arkansas Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, on Oct. 18. In a ceremony in Little Rock presided over by CAP’s Southwest Region commander,...

    October 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Gordon Ebbert of Moses Lake learned to fly in 1929, helped found the Civil Air Patrol in Grant County in 1953, and was a pilot until the FAA wouldn’t let him fly alone any longer. A pioneer in aviation in Grant County, Ebbert died Monday evening at 101. Learn...

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