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    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...

    September 21, 2011

    TEXAS -- Each Monday evening, Maj. David “Randy” McDonald leads a gathering of the Nacogdoches Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. McDonald supervises his cadets and offers them what he calls “a taste of military life.” Click here to learn more about the CAP cadet squadron with the motto,...

    September 20, 2011

    TENNESSEE -- Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Al Hulstrunk of Nashville, one of the few remaining World War II glider pilots out of the thousands who were trained during the war, was the focus of re-enactors gathered at Fort Campbell’s Don Pratt Museum on Saturday to give a living-history lesson...

    September 20, 2011

    IDAHO -- Cadet Capt. Tim Beggs, an 18-year-old defensive lineman for the Post Falls High School varsity football team, plans to enlist in the United States Navy at age 20 to pursue a military career. “My father Walter served in the Navy,” Beggs said. “When I got older, I joined...

    September 20, 2011

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- On Sunday, 9/11, a toll booth was set up in front of the American Legion in Dover accepting donations from passers-by to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Forty-five members of the American Legion, Civil Air Patrol and NJROTC held out military helmets to support our Wounded Warriors.

    September 20, 2011

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Civil Air Patrol's Beverly Composite Squadron announces the first New Member Night of the 2011 fall season. Prospective cadet and senior members are invited to the squadron headquarters at the Beverly Airport East Side in the old Tower Building to learn more about the unit’s activities.

    September 20, 2011

    MARYLAND -- The College Park Composite Squadron of the Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol was a huge hit at the recent New Carrollton National Night Out, which was sponsored by the New Carrollton Police Department in New Carrollton, Md. National Night Out is hosted across the nation in many communities...

    September 19, 2011

    NEVADA -- Cadet 1st Lt. James Shawn and his father, Capt. Jim Shawn, were anxiously awaiting the P-51 Mustang event during their much-anticipated vacation to the Reno Air Races on Friday. What the father-son pilots from Civil Air Patrol's Thunderbird Composite Squadron in Houston, Texas, experienced in the moments after the...

    September 19, 2011

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Duncannon was busy cleaning up from the mess left by the passage of Tropical Storm Lee, which flooded Market Street from the Shermans Creek Bridge to Broadway Avenue last week. Borough Manager Tanuya Matter said that things were beginning to return to normal on Monday afternoon. “Things are...

    September 19, 2011

    TENNESSEE -- Earthquakes below 3 on the Richter scale — too small to be felt — shiver through areas of Tennessee on a regular basis, but officials say a devastating shake registering in the 7 range is all but inevitable. That’s when the trained eyes of Civil Air Patrol volunteers will be essential....

    September 14, 2011

    PENNSYLVANIA -- People living along Loyalsock Creek don’t have to be told they just got walloped by a flood of historic proportions. But even the professionals involved in flood mitigation planning are shaking their heads at the massive scope of the event. On Tuesday, after a flight courtesy of Civil...

    September 14, 2011

    UTAH -- David Miller, 27, has been missing from his Las Vegas home since Sept. 4, and the search to find him has spread to Southern Utah. “He is a tender, good-hearted person who had a great relationship with his family," said Miller’s brother, Richard Miller, who said Civil Air...

    September 14, 2011

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association, headquartered in Arlington, Va., announced that CyberPatriot IV, the national high school cyber defense competition, now has more than 500 teams registered to compete. With 46 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in England, Germany, Japan and Korea already represented,...

    September 14, 2011

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Those seeking a unique way to honor and serve America without enrolling in the military can join the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, a U.S Air Force Auxiliary that is a humanitarian and educational nonprofit organization. CAP members are civilian volunteers who are not members of any branch...

    September 14, 2011

    NEW JERSEY -- Fourteen-year-old Connor Gibney and his brother, Colin, who is 13, both said they want careers in the military, most likely the U.S. Air Force. Each got a taste of what boot camp might be like when they took park in an intense nine-day Civil Air Patrol training...

    September 12, 2011

    FLORIDA -- The weeklong search for a missing Texas man, believed to have disappeared from the Everglades National Park, has been called off, the National Park Service announced Friday. Jacob Olivier, 23 and a resident of Springs, Texas, entered the park on Aug. 24 and has not been seen or...

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