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    October 28, 2011

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Kenneth Tollett, 65, died when his single engine Cessna 150 crashed into thick woods at the edge of Berkeley County Airport in Moncks Corner, likely on the afternoon of Oct. 13, the last day he was seen. The wreckage and his body were discovered Thursday in thick...

    October 28, 2011

    MARYLAND -- Sixth-graders at Oakdale Middle School in Ijamsville walked down the hall like they were drunk this week. They weren’t, but the goggles they wore simulated the effects of copious amounts of alcohol, just a part of a drug and alcohol awareness program hosted by Civil Air Patrol cadets...

    October 28, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- For more than 50 years, Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Lorraine Robertson has donned a red vest or a hat and a dress and put her best smile forward in whatever job she has been given. Her 50-year commitment is admirable, you see, she’s never been paid a...

    October 27, 2011

    VIRGINIA -- This week, the Air Force Association in Arlington announced the 22 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...

    October 27, 2011

    OKLAHOMA -- Chris Crismon, a sophomore at Frederick (Okla.) High School and a member of Texas Wing’s Rio del Fierro Composite Squadron, is Tillman county’s newest solo pilot. Oct. 21 was Crismon’s 16th birthday and he celebrated by soloing in a Cessna 150. Find out more about his experience, which included...

    October 25, 2011

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The search for Ronald Lee Johnson continued Monday with help from the North Dakota Civil Air Patrol. Johnson, 74, went missing on Oct. 15. He planned to travel from his Riverdale home and stop in Jamestown and Valley City to see relatives before a scheduled medical appointment...

    October 25, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NORAD is planning an exercise this week in the Washington region to enhance its skills and test a warning system. The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 12-01 early Wednesday morning. The exercise is designed to hone NORAD’s intercept and identification operations and...

    October 25, 2011

    ARIZONA -- FOX 10’s Cory McCloskey checks out the Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program on a recent “Arizona Morning” segment. The KSAZ-TV meteorologist visited with cadets from Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302, based at the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix. See video of the cadets going through drill training as...

    October 25, 2011

    IDAHO -- When the Boise State Broncos hosted their Mountain West home opener Saturday against the Air Force Academy, the reception for the Falcons was much different than what’s normally given for BSU’s opponents. For the first time ever, Boise State was playing a service academy: Air Force. Among the...

    October 25, 2011

    FLORIDA -- Given their “Aviators” mascot, it’s apropos that starting Nov. 3, students at Antioch Elementary School will be the first in the northern part of the Okaloosa County School District to study under Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program. Learn more about the aerospace education program...

    October 18, 2011

    A new record of more than 1,000 teams will compete in CyberPatriot IV, a high school-level cyber security Air Force Association challenge that asks students to defend against computer threat scenarios. Registration closed Oct. 8 after drawing entrants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of...

    October 17, 2011

    ALASKA -- Hope is fading in the search for missing Fairbanks resident Gerald DeBerry, who disappeared last Monday after participating in a successful search for a missing family friend. A scaled-back aerial and ground search that involves several agencies, including the Alaska Wing of Civil Air Patrol, continues. Aerial search...

    October 17, 2011

    KENTUCKY -- Civil Air Patrol’s Bowling Green-Warren County Composite Squadron re-opened their building Sunday at the Bowling Green Regional Airport. The building was destroyed by severe weather in 2010. Several public officials and supporters showed up to celebrate the re-dedication. “We’re very happy today to have our own home that...

    October 17, 2011

    IOWA -- Roy and Ann Chase not only had a lot of people looking for them Saturday afternoon in Dayton, they had a couple of trained search and rescue dogs in on it, too. Being the actors who portray two Alzheimer’s victims that wandered away from Grandview Assisted Living Center...

    October 14, 2011

    MICHIGAN -- VisionIT in Detroit has hired Civil Air Patrol’s former national commander, Maj. Gen. Amy Courter, as chief information officer. Courter will lead the planning and implementation of enterprise information systems supporting both distributed and centralized business operations.   

    October 14, 2011

    NEW YORK -- Even before Cadet Col. Bethany Roczen was old enough to sign up, she knew she wanted to join Civil Air Patrol. And on Oct. 3, the senior at Holland Patent High School in Utica received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – CAP’s highest cadet award –...

    October 12, 2011

    MARYLAND -- For Civil Air Patrol’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron, leadership is a father-daughter partnership. Capt. Steve Weinhold and Cadet 2nd Lt. Melissa Weinhold assumed command as commander and cadet commander respectively during separate ceremonies in Mount Airy, Md., during August and September.

    September 30, 2011

    UTAH -- Teams of high school students throughout Utah have now joined hundreds of others in registering for CyberPatriot IV, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing high school cyber defense challenge. Those participating from the Top of Utah are Clearfield High School, Northridge High School in Layton and Civil Air Patrol’s...

    September 30, 2011

    TEXAS -- September has been a busy month for the cadet color guard from Civil Air Patrol's Texoma Composite Squadron in Denison, with performances at the openings of two local high school homecoming football games in two consecutive weeks (Denison on the 16th and Sherman on the 23rd). And, their...

    September 28, 2011

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For the past two years, the Civil Air Patrol of Oak Island has been training volunteers, responding to emergency services requests and preparing young people for the U.S. Air Force, with little fanfare but some great results. Learn more about CAP’s Brunswick County Composite Squadron, commanded by...

    September 28, 2011

    OKLAHOMA -- Eleven cadets and eight senior members of the Flying Castle Composite Squadron and the Shawnee Flight went to Holdenville Municipal Airport’s “Dust Bowl Fly-In” to assist with crowd control and provide other assistance as needed. In addition to their work at the air show, they had a chance...

    September 28, 2011

    CALIFORNIA -- The Auburn squadron of a national organization offers support to the northern California community and its youth. Click here to learn more about Civil Air Patrol’s Auburn-Starr Composite Squadron 92, based out of the Auburn Municipal Airport.

    September 26, 2011

    ALASKA -- Within 30 minutes of a plane crash, a Civil Air Patrol crew happened to be flying over the crash site in Alaska, discovering two survivors. A volunteer with the CAP aircrew said the stars aligned with rescue crews responding within an hour. The air patrol crew was flying...

    September 23, 2011

    IOWA -- Chaplain Lt. Col. Ken Van Loon was appointed as the deputy chief of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps at CAP’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., in August. Van Loon has served for the past 26 years as a volunteer chaplain in this arm of the U.S. Air...

    September 21, 2011

    ILLINOIS -- Local police and fire departments welcomed home one of their own Friday. Sgt. 1st Class William Berens, 37, of Huntley came back after completing his second deployment with the U.S. Army’s 1244th transportation unit. He was stationed in Kuwait and had missions in Iraq. Assisting with the homecoming was...

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