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    August 29, 2011

    Cygnus Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company, announced recently that AMTSociety Executive Director Tom Hendershot received a unanimous endorsement for induction into the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Aviation Hall of Fame. Hendershot, an aviation industry innovator who got his start as a Civil Air Patrol cadet, will be the only...

    August 29, 2011

    INDIANA -- On Sunday, the Vanderburgh County EMA and Civil Air Patrol teamed up to make sure Hoosiers are prepared for major disasters. The groups simulated response efforts for a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. The EMA says preparing for one major disaster is preparing for them all. Response teams were out on air and land...

    August 29, 2011

    LOUISIANA -- It was anything but a calm Sunday in southwestern Louisiana. Firefighters responded shortly after noon to a large brush fire out of control in Calcasieu Parish. “Once we got on scene we started utilizing mutual aid because the situation was more than we could handle,” said Capt. Robby Trahan,...

    August 26, 2011

    MICHIGAN -- The body of a woman missing since Saturday was found on the west shore of Torch Bay Wednesday night. The Houghton County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to recover the body of Valerie Palmer, 54, at about 7 p.m. The search brought in local law enforcement agencies as well...

    August 26, 2011

    OHIO -- Brookfield teen Jessie Rowlands is recovering after suffering deep dog bites to his arm and hand. “The dog wrapped his mouth around my arm,” recalls the 15-year-old. “Like, he got my bone.” Jessie was riding his bike just a block from home Monday evening when he encountered a...

    August 26, 2011

    GEORGIA -- The Georgia Wing of Civil Air Patrol will move next month from its longtime home at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta to a shared space with the Georgia Army National Guard at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field. The Georgia Wing of the all-volunteer air patrol has resided in...

    August 23, 2011

    MICHIGAN -- The search for a missing woman in the Copper Country continues today in Houghton with additional personnel from Civil Air Patrol. CAP has been added to the search for Valerie Sue Palmer, who has been missing since Saturday night. They will have 30 to 35 ground searchers in...

    August 22, 2011

    NEW YORK -- From 1,000 feet above lower Manhattan, Lt. Col. Warren Ratis looked down on the smoldering rubble and twisted steel of the World Trade Center. The devastation was everywhere and the pain, one day after the nation was rocked by the terrorist attack, still raw. An airborne photographer...

    August 22, 2011

    NEVADA -- Civil Air Patrol aircrew was called in to assist authorities investigating the shooting death of a Carson City man. “It was a very difficult search because it was so far back there,” said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, referring to a remote area of Brunswick Canyon where the...

    August 22, 2011

    MISSOURI -- A Civil Air Patrol decision to upgrade the Pony Express Composite Squadron in St. Joseph will be realized this week when the unit gets its wings: a Cessna 172. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine aircraft. Cessna started building the plane in 1955 and maintains that...

    August 22, 2011

    OKLAHOMA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Oklahoma Wing conducted search and rescue scenarios at Grove Municipal Airport recently. The approximately 80 participants practiced several difference search and rescues, mostly looking for downed aircraft in the woods and an emergency beacon at the airport on Monkey Island. “About once a quarter, we...

    August 16, 2011

    INDIANA -- Young aviators take to their classroom in the clouds. They’re learning to fly before they have their driver's licenses. Saturday at Hulman Field in Terre Haute, cadets from the Sullivan County and Terre Haute Civil Air Patrol units took to the air as pilots. In a series of...

    August 16, 2011

    NEW MEXICO -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Hanson Oxford may have his feet firmly on the ground this fall, but over the summer, he had his head in the clouds. You might even say he was walking on air. For two weeks, Oxford, a member of New...

    August 12, 2011

    TEXAS -- The Brownsville Fire Explorers on Saturday will host a 5K run for Armando Sanchez, a 16-year old with neurofibromatosis, who wants to visit the Vatican. “We want to contribute,” said Jarrett Sheldon, adviser for the Brownsville Fire Explorers program. Armando, a member of the Explorers and a cadet...

    August 11, 2011

    MICHIGAN -- A man and woman who failed to arrive on schedule during a hike through rugged territory in Michigan's Upper Peninsula were found safe Wednesday. A Civil Air Patrol aircrew spotted a fire on the ground Wednesday and saw a man waving. Authorities say a rescue team reached the missing hikers about 45...

    August 10, 2011

    OHIO -- The remnants of a small plane that was reported missing Monday evening was found late Tuesday morning near Millersburg, crashed in a wooded hillside with three passengers aboard. The victims were three adults, two males and a female. Names were withheld Tuesday pending notification of family. The aircraft,...

    August 10, 2011

    TEXAS -- Once a week, Lucy Lopez leaves her pink T-shirts and skirts hanging in her closet and dons camouflage pants and combat boots. The 9-year-old is part of an Egly Elementary School outreach program in Brownsville that has put her on the path to someday become a private pilot....

    August 9, 2011

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Rapid City has lost another police officer to the shooting last week that first killed officer Ryan McCandless. At a press conference Sunday evening, Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender announced that Rapid City police officer Nick Armstrong had died in a local hospital, where he had...

    August 9, 2011

    WISCONSIN -- Civil Air Patrol says it found no signs of a downed plane near Pattison State Park in Superior Friday afternoon. A number of first responders, including CAP, had been sent to a heavily wooded area near the park following reports of a possible plane crash.  

    August 9, 2011

    KENTUCKY -- Civil Air Patrol’s Bowling Green/Warren County Composite Squadron consists of senior members and cadets and is based at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. The squadron, through its cadet program, encourages youth to serve. The unit often assists the Warren County Emergency Management office and BRADD emergency managers...

    August 9, 2011

    GEORGIA -- When some students put on their Civil Air Patrol uniform they are preparing for a life of military service. For others they are simply preparing to be successful civilians. “This program has turned their whole life direction around,” said Capt. Brad Prater, commander of CAP cadets in the...

    August 9, 2011

    TEXAS -- State Rep. Dan Huberty presented milestone achievement awards to Lake Houston-area Civil Air Patrol cadets during a recent change of command ceremony held at the Marauder Composite Squadron's headquarters in Kingwood. Cadet 2nd Lt. Isaac Acay transferred the unit’s top cadet leadership position to the new cadet commander,...

    August 5, 2011

    HAWAII -- A front-page story in West Hawaii Today details the work of Hawaii Wing’s Kona Composite Squadron, including its disaster relief missions before and after a March tsunami. Also featured is the CAP unit’s ongoing efforts to provide youth leadership through aerospace education.

    August 5, 2011

    FLORIDA -- Several members of Civil Air Patrol’s Charlotte County Composite Squadron were promoted during the first half of 2011. They were honored at a certification ceremony at a recent squadron meeting.

    August 5, 2011

    TENNESSEE -- Jared Ver Mulm, a Civil Air Patrol cadet major in the Murfreesboro Composite Squadron, was one of only three Tennessee Wing members to receive flight scholarships this year. His scholarship is for $3,500 toward CAP flight training. Ver Mulm is a standout cadet, participating in various National Cadet Special...

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