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    May 12, 2011

    GEORGIA -- Space shuttle astronaut Col. Eric Boe, who piloted the final flight of Discovery in March, returned to his hometown of Atlanta just weeks following his second trip to the International Space Station. The future astronaut spent a lot of his time as a teenager at Fernbank Science Center...

    May 12, 2011

    WYOMING -- The State of Wyoming has approved Civil Air Patrol flights in Teton County so that local officials can monitor the Snake River and its tributaries and better plan for flood season, said Guy Cameron, director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. The aerial reconnaissance is part of...

    May 12, 2011

    MISSOURI -- Based on the testimonials given Tuesday evening, May 11, Jean Harms is part good Samaritan, part drill sergeant – and all humanitarian. Harms, a former commander of the Saline County Composite Squadron in Marshall, was chosen by the Saline County Mental Health Association as the 2010 recipient of...

    May 12, 2011

    VIRGINIA -- On Saturday, local U.S. Postal Service carriers across Central Virginia will collect donations of nonperishable food items left next to mailboxes while they make their regular mail rounds. The Monticello Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol will unload and sort food donations brought in by letter carriers at...

    May 11, 2011

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Florence resident David Caraway is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol’s Florence Composite Squadron and has been active in CAP for more than 25 years. Recently, the CAP lieutenant colonel was honored with a Disaster Relief Ribbon award with “V Device” designation. The “V” designation...

    May 11, 2011

    INDIANA -- The Anderson Community Schools’ board agreed to sell the former 29th Street Elementary School building to a local charter school Tuesday. ACS Superintendent Felix Chow said the Anderson Preparatory Academy offered $800,000 for the building. Anderson Preparatory Academy already has two schools in Anderson, and offers a military-style...

    May 11, 2011

    GEORGIA -- Eighteen awards were handed out May 3 by the Carl Vinson Chapter 296 of the Air Force Association at Robins Air Force Base. Among the honorees was Ashley Jones , a senior at Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon, who won the Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of...

    May 10, 2011

    NEBRASKA -- Twila Burge isn’t like a lot of 88-year-old women. For the last five years, this Columbus resident has been a member of Civil Air Patrol. And, just recently, she received her captain’s bars, reportedly making her the oldest in the Nebraska Wing to do so. Read more about...

    May 6, 2011

    NEW JERSEY -- The first-ever fundraising golf tournament to benefit Civil Air Patrol’s New Jersey Wing will be held June 20 at Miry Run Country Club in Robbinsville. The CAP, a national auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force, provides search and rescue and other emergency services to the community, aerospace...

    May 6, 2011

    KENTUCKY -- Some northern Kentucky members of the Civil Air Patrol are helping to monitor and document flooding along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers on the western end of the Bluegrass State. The Campbell County Composite Squadron is one of several units that contributed members to the ongoing operation in...

    May 6, 2011

    VIRGINIA -- Perfect weather on April 30 and May 1 contributed to what may have been a record attendance at the fourteenth annual Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. More than 350 aircraft flew in to Suffolk Executive Airport for the two-day event — an increase of 183 percent over last...

    May 5, 2011

    GEORGIA -- With Mother’s Day this weekend, Neighbor Newspapers polled a few South Metro leaders and asked them what unforgettable memories they had of their mothers. Among those polled about their mothers’ influence were Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Philip Bowden of the Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron. See...

    May 5, 2011

    OREGON -- Can an egg be dropped from a height of 30 feet and not break when it hits the pavement below? Two weeks ago, Civil Air Patrol issued an invitation to see if it could be done. People who accepted the challenge gathered at the Brookings Airport Saturday morning...

    May 4, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 11-08 beginning tonight into early Thursday morning in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise is comprised of a series of training flights held...

    May 4, 2011

    INDIANA -- It was still raining Monday night and the flood threat for some communities is still very real. In New Harmony, they could see record breaking flooding. In Vanderburgh County, people are urged to remain on high alert. Civil Air Patrol 1st Lt. Lindsay Shipps urged Vanderburgh residents to...

    May 4, 2011

    GEORGIA -- NASA astronaut and Air Force Col. Eric A. Boe will visit several schools in the DeKalb County School System this week. Boe will also speak at the Fernbank Science Center.Boe lived in Tucker while attending both Evansdale Elementary School and the former Henderson High School, now known as...

    May 4, 2011

    MINNESOTA -- Nearly 40 members of the St. Cloud Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently got a chance to see their community from the sky during a Black Hawk helicopter ride provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard. “I’ve been waiting for a real ride on a Black Hawk...

    May 3, 2011

    TENNESSEE -- Maj. Paul Hodge, a former Sevier County resident and commander of CAP’s Sevier County Flight Squadron, has recently been appointed as the Civil Air Patrol’s newest Tennessee Wing Group 1 commander. Hodge chose to acknowledge his Sevier County beginnings by attending a recent Sevier County squadron meeting where...

    May 2, 2011

    ILLINOIS – The Illinois Air National Guard bestowed honors Saturday morning on members of the 182nd Airlift Wing who give so unselfishly. But awards presented in a ceremony at the wing’s base in Peoria weren’t limited to the approximately 50 active airmen who were cited. For example, Francis C. McLaughlin...

    May 2, 2011

    MISSOURI -- Missouri National Guard members are being credited with helping save a herd of cattle threatened by Bootheel flooding. Guard members spotted the stranded cattle on a video taken by a Civil Air Patrol reconnaissance crew and saved 64 cattle and three horses valued at $100,000 from flooding near Charleston....

    May 2, 2011

    WISCONSIN -- La Crosse’s Civil Air Patrol squadron may not scramble into action too often -- maybe just twice or three times each year. But that doesn’t mean they're sitting idle on the runway. Maj. Duane St. Mary, commander of the La Crosse Composite Squadron, said, “During the summertime we try to...

    May 2, 2011

    FLORIDA -- Twenty young people in fatigue hats from Civil Air Patrol’s South Brevard Cadet Squadron in Palm Bay stood at attention in a Vero Beach parking lot early Saturday, awaiting their assignment for the third annual Indian River County Day of Service, joining members of an interfaith group of...

    April 29, 2011

    INDIANA -- With floodwaters in Evansville and Vanderburgh County spreading to new neighborhoods along the rain-swollen Pigeon Creek, emergency officials took flight Thursday aboard St. Mary's LifeFlight to get a better picture of the situation. “The aerial view showed an overwhelmed system of creeks and of course the Ohio River, just...

    April 28, 2011

    NEW MEXICO -- An Albuquerque resident will be part of a national event around the space shuttle launch scheduled to take place April 29. Vincent Thomé, a former Civil Air Patrol cadet, will join 149 others from the U.S., Canada and Europe in a national “Tweetup,” an informal meeting of...

    April 28, 2011

    FLORIDA -- To pilots, a taxiway at the Marco Island airport is long overdue. “This is a godsend,” said Lt. Col. Lee Rosenberg, commander of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron based at the airport. “Back taxiing is just not safe. It slows everybody down.” Rosenberg and others who frequently...

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