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    April 30, 2013

    MAINE/FLORIDA -- The 77th Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Maine Wing has moved to the Auburn-Lewiston Airport from its home at Lewiston High School, while members of the Florida Wing’s Clearwater Composite Squadron hope to move into their new headquarters soon. The move by the 77th squadron brings the...

    April 30, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- Nearly every Thursday, a few dozen young people show up in military camouflage uniforms at the Edmond National Guard Armory for Civil Air Patrol. They come to serve their country and prepare for their future. Edmond Composite Squadron Commander Capt. Travis Kyle said the cadets develop leadership skills,...

    April 30, 2013

    ARIZONA -- “10, 9, 8 ...” the excited mass of fourth-graders shouted as they counted down to the liftoff of two model rockets Friday morning at the Yuma AeroModelers airfield near Highway 95 and Rifle Range Road. A raucous “3, 2, 1!” was followed by the sound of the rockets...

    April 29, 2013

    MINNESOTA -- David Konshok has been inducted to the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame for his ongoing work and dedication to the Park Rapids Municipal Airport, as well as his involvement with Civil Air Patrol. “It’s quite an honor,” said Konshok. “I’ve always enjoyed working in aviation. Everything from working...

    April 29, 2013

    INDIANA -- Civil Air Patrol and airmen from the 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, are conducting training missions to test the combined capability of both organizations to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) to civilian disaster first responders during natural disasters. Much of the training last week was...

    April 29, 2013

    OHIO -- For the fifth consecutive year, the drill team of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has won the regional cadet competition. The team took first place at the Great Lakes Region Cadet Competition at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., earning yet another trip...

    April 26, 2013

    TEXAS -- Thanks to aviation-minded volunteers and informed citizens across America, support is growing for congressional recognition of a select group of volunteers whose World War II exploits have, to date, gone largely unnoticed – and unrecognized. Known as the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Initiative, lawmakers nationwide have...

    April 26, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- A 17-year-old member of Fort Thomas’s Civil Air Patrol cadet program recently fulfilled his dream of earning his wings. Christian Davis, who has been a member of the program since he was 12, became a licensed Federal Aviation Administration private pilot earlier this month. “This is a really...

    April 26, 2013

    FLORIDA/LOUISIANA – Two Civil Air Patrol members – one an officer in the Pensacola, the other a cadet in Louisiana – are featured in recent articles in their hometown newspapers. Lt. Col. Carole Jewett is profiled in the Pensacola News Journal’s “5 Questions with Carole Jewett,” while Cadet 2nd Lt....

    April 26, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- East Davidson High School senior Amelia Roddenberry has received a full scholarship to the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she hopes to learn a lot about the history of the country by being appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. A cadet with Civil Air Patrol in...

    April 25, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Civil Air Patrol’s influence over cadets in four units in the north-central region of Missouri, including the local Sedalia Cadet Squadron, or SCS, are featured in this article on the Whiteman Air Force Base website. “I joined CAP in 1992 when I was a young Airman stationed here...

    April 25, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- Civil Air Patrol has taken more than 500 aerial photos of flooded areas in the Chicago area. According to the Lake County government website, the CAP photos – taken by Illinois Wing aircrews – are being used to assess the damage caused by the flooding. Click here to see a...

    April 25, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Civil Air Patrol's Rushmore Composite Squadron has a new home at Ellsworth Air Force Base, operating out of Building 609 just off of the flightline. Consisting of 12 cadets and 26 seniors, the Rushmore squadron meets monthly to train on topics ranging from emergency services and aerospace...

    April 24, 2013

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved additional funding to fight expected spring flooding along the Red River and its tributaries. The commission on Tuesday agreed to accept loan proceeds from the Bank of North Dakota that would provide a total of $775,000 to the National Guard,...

    April 24, 2013

    FLORIDA -- The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has signed an agreement with Civil Air Patrol’s Eglin Composite Squadron stating the squadron will assist with aerial search and rescue missions. The squadron also will assist with relief, disaster assistance and environmental disaster damage assessment. “CAP members are private citizens who have...

    April 24, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Fort Miles and the Battery 519 museum in Lewes will host an event to take visitors on a trip back in time. The War Years program has been a popular re-enactment and demonstration event at Fort Miles for many years and this year’s program is titled, “Delaware Goes...

    April 23, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- The Delaware Valley Composite Squadron based in Whitehouse visited the New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum recently. Cadets from the CAP unit enjoyed a self-guided tour of the historic aircraft carrier. They also got to experience the museum’s world-class collection of military and commercial...

    April 23, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association based in Arlington has announced 16 new recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters. The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are...

    April 23, 2013

    ALABAMA -- While known for regularly practicing law and performing music in the Logan area, many may not know that Attorney Robert “Bob” Noone is also a first lieutenant and pilot in Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, as a member of CAP’s Alabama Wing. Recently...

    April 23, 2013

    TEXAS -- A Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee who also volunteers with Civil Air Patrol is one step closer to his dream of obtaining a pilot's certificate after receiving an Able Flight, flight training scholarship to Purdue University. Geographic information systems engineer Dennis Akins, who is...

    April 23, 2013

    MONTANA -- By sheer numbers, the U.S. Armed Services is still predominantly made up of men. According to 2011 figures from the Department of Defense, women make up less than 15 percent of active duty soldiers. That, however, isn’t stopping teenage girls locally from following their dreams to join the...

    April 23, 2013

    FLORIDA -- The Marco Island Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing was honored as Outstanding Squadron of the Year for 2012. The award was presented by Florida Wing Commander Col. Michael Cook at the annual statewide conference in Orlando. Members of the squadron were honored, too. Lee H....

    April 22, 2013

    NEVADA -- Rescuers who have been searching for a small plane since it went missing after departing from North Las Vegas April 14 found wreckage Thursday in a mountainous area about 20 miles southeast of the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. Pat Brooks said the crew of a Washoe...

    April 22, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- After days of record-breaking rainfall throughout the state of Illinois, many waterways in Northern Illinois were reaching overflow status last week. Among those were the Fox River and its tributaries, which led to the first call-out for Illinois Wing CAP resources. More than 25 CAP personnel responded, and...

    April 22, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- More than 150 medical, military, local, state and federal government workers took part recently in a long-planned simulation of a mass casualty event where some 100 mock patients were airlifted by U.S. Air Force C-17s into the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and then transferred to 14 area hospitals....

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