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    December 18, 2012

    COLORADO -- Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Leah Gates, a senior at Palisade High School and a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron in Grand Junction, plans to attend the Air Force Academy and become a pilot. She is one of 19 Colorado high school students heading to...

    December 17, 2012

    GEORGIA -- The Peachtree City squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Georgia Wing, with air operations based at Falcon Field, has just received a brand new airplane, a Cessna C182/G. The aircraft, which squadron commander Lt. Col. Dave Mitchell said “… is valued at over $500,000, is the first new airplane...

    December 17, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol’s South Towns Cadet Squadron recently held a ceremony to change the ranks of several members, before its annual Christmas party, at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Athol Springs, N.Y. First Lt. Jeffery Luke took over the squadron, taking the place of Commander...

    December 13, 2012

    MISSOURI – The Lake of the Ozarks Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Missouri Wing has a new home. After a decade at Lee C. Fine Airport, the School of the Osage has agreed to provide space for CAP, effective immediately. The move follows a promotions ceremony held Monday night, the...

    December 12, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Westfield turned out in force Tuesday to welcome Wreaths Across America and honor the nation’s fallen heroes. More than 200 veterans, schoolchildren and residents – including cadets from Civil Air Patrol – attended a memorial service at Stanley Park while even more lined city streets, from the Massachusetts...

    December 12, 2012

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Aircrews from Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland, Virginia and National Capital wings act as “volunteer targets” in Fertile Keynote and Falcon Virgo exercises near Washington, D.C. Intercepting CAP's single-engine prop-driven Cessnas helps the D.C. Air Guard stay sharp for its busy air defense mission. Aaron M.U....

    December 11, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Volunteers from all across Michigan, including a group of Civil Air Patrol cadets from Washtenaw County, pitched in recently at the Oakland County Airport as Pentastar Aviation became the home to Santa’s helpers wrapping gifts, unloading gifts and reloading them to reach their final destinations. Operation Good Cheer provides more than...

    December 10, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- For the third straight year, Civil Air Patrol did its share on Saturday to brighten the holiday season at the Springfield Shriners hospital. CAP collected toys in front of the K-mart at the Springfield shopping plaza. Shoppers donated an estimated 200 toys for children who’ll be spending their...

    December 7, 2012

    MAINE -- Josh Wardwell, a 17-year-old Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School senior with a love for flying, died Wednesday after falling through thin ice on Chapman Pond in Oxford. His death left a profound impact on others, including Civil Air Patrol members in the 77th Composite Squadron, based in Auburn,...

    December 7, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Perhaps the best-known female aviator, Amelia Earhart, said, “…now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done – occasionally what men have not done – thereby establishing themselves as persons and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such...

    December 7, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Nearly 100 invited guests and members of the Charles Composite Squadron celebrated their first anniversary with a Dining Out and Awards Ceremony recently. The keynote speaker was Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, former national commander and current chair of the CAP Board of Governors. Anderson challenged the cadets to...

    December 7, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Over the past few weeks, the Rushmore Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's South Dakota Wing has been settling into a building at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Ellsworth AFB Wing Commander Col. Mark Weatherington gave the approval for the squadron to use the building. The facility is provided...

    December 5, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fighter jets have been quietly scrambled in the skies above the nation’s capital to run air defense “Falcon Virgo” from midnight until 2 a.m. this week. The Department of Defense announced Exercise Falcon Virgo, a program intended to test and refine the intercept and identification operations of...

    December 5, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- The body of an 82-year-old pilot and father, Clarence Andrews, was located at a plane crash near the Collegedale Airport Tuesday. An aircrew from Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing spotted Andrew’s plane at 10:30 a.m. as the patrol made its final search over the area for the pilot....

    December 4, 2012

    INDIANA -- Two planes departed from Florida Sunday afternoon en route to Indiana, where they encountered a state blanketed in a thick fog. One plane diverted to a larger airport in nearby Columbus, Ind. The other was to land that evening in Greensburg. The Columbus-bound plane landed safely. The plane...

    December 4, 2012

    MISSOURI – Joplin’s City Manager Mark Rohr on Monday night directed city staff to work with Joplin’s Civil Air Patrol to find space for the unit to meet and train after the group was told to move out of the old terminal building at the Joplin Regional Airport. Six representatives...

    December 4, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Zophia Raleigh, 15, and Ryan Malcomi, 17, know there are kids in their schools who use drugs. Raleigh can tell by the way they are acting when they come in on a Monday morning. A group of 39 cadets from eight different Civil Air Patrol squadrons camped out...

    December 3, 2012

    WYOMING -- Searchers on Sunday found the wreckage of a small plane that had disappeared a week ago after refueling in Fillmore. Three bodies were recovered from the plane after it was spotted at 8:15 a.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. It was located about 15 miles...

    December 1, 2012

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Thomas Guy Reynolds Jr., who organized the Martinsburg Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol nearly 70 years ago, got a thrill this weekend in celebration of his 100th birthday. The oldest known licensed pilot in the state took his Evektor SportStar light sport aircraft for a spin....

    December 1, 2012

    UTAH -- The Utah National Guard has joined the search for an airplane that went missing while flying from California to Wyoming on Nov. 25. The Utah Wing of Civil Air Patrol has been searching for the plane since Monday with aircrews from CAP’s Wyoming and Colorado wings.  

    December 1, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association helped the Civil Air Patrol commemorate its rich heritage with anniversary wishes on its website. CAP officially turned 71 years old today. Click here for a look at the AFA’s recognition of CAP.  

    November 30, 2012

    WYOMING --The search for a Gillette-based Piper PA-28 aircraft with three people on board that has been missing since Sunday has been expanded to southwestern Wyoming, according to Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jeanne Stone-Hunter. The Piper PA-28, which was traveling from Bakersfield, Calif., to Gillette, vanished from radar shortly after...

    November 28, 2012

    UTAH -- The Utah Wing of Civil Air Patrol was looking for a plane that disappeared Sunday after taking off from Fillmore. The single engine Piper Archer II took off Sunday from California en route to Gillette, Wyo., according to a prepared statement from Civil Air Patrol. The Campbell County...

    November 28, 2012

    IOWA -- The missions of Civil Air Patrol and the Quad City Composite Squadron based in nearby Moline, Ill., are featured in this video report aired on KWQC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Davenport. The report by veteran reporter Fran Riley profiles CAP’s role in the Quad City area, taking aerial photos during...

    November 28, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Cape Fear Regional Jetport officials are a step closer to having a new, multi-purpose operations building to help accommodate growth in business and personnel. During a special meeting Monday, the airport’s board of commissioners selected South Bay Developers Home Center in Ocean Isle Beach, the lowest bidder...

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