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    June 25, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- More than 100 cadets are in Preston County for the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Summer Encampment. It’s being held at the West Virginia Army National Guard Training Facility at Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, and hosted by CAP’s West Virginia Wing. The weeklong encampment exposes cadets to staying...

    June 24, 2014

    ALASKA -- Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force’s civilian auxiliary that simulates threats during training exercises such as RED FLAG-Alaska, the Eielson Air Force Base’s premier combat training exercise. Members from the Fairbanks CAP 9th Composite Operations Squadron and Eielson's 71st Composite Squadron recently worked with fighter pilots to assist...

    June 24, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Two bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a small aircraft in northern Arizona, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon. The pilot is believed to be 47-year-old Charles Trotter of Liberty, S.C., and the passenger is believed to be 15-year-old Dakota Jacks from Pickens, S.C., the sheriff's office said. Jacks...

    June 24, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Members of the North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol took part in a simulated missing-aircraft search this past weekend. Planes from Concord, Monroe, Statesville and Winston Salem took part in the simulated search. Ground teams from Statesville, Winston Salem and Monroe joined in on the search. An...

    June 23, 2014

    VERMONT -- The two remaining rescuers of a man stranded by the 1944 crash of an Army bomber on Camels Hump reconnected Friday in Montpelier with the children of the man whose life they saved in a ceremony at the Statehouse. Peter Mason and Rolland Lafayette, both high school students...

    June 23, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Investigators said they believe they’ve found the wreckage of an airplane that went missing after taking off from Page airport on Friday. What is believed to be the impact site of the plane was found by Civil Air Patrol between Page and Monument Valley. “What we did do is...

    June 23, 2014

      Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosts 160 cadets     GEORGIA -- For the third year in a row, the young cadets of Civil Air Patrol's Georgia Wing made Albany home during their week-long encampment that ended on Saturday. The encampment, hosted on the base of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany,...

    June 20, 2014

    UTAH -- A Colorado man was killed Wednesday when his plane crashed in the La Sal Mountains in San Juan County. Miles Reece, 62, of Bayfield, Colo., was piloting the plane and was its only occupant. San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge said his office, with the help of the...

    June 20, 2014

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol members from 10 different states have joined together at a training base in Big Sandy to improve their skills. CBS 19 got a special invitation to join 112 members in their training at the Big Sandy Alert Academy to see how these volunteers learn how...

    June 19, 2014

    ALASKA -- The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday. The Department of Defense released the identities of 17 people...

    June 19, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has activated the state mutual aid system in the search for an Arcadia firefighter lost in the Sespe Wilderness, north of Fillmore. “What that means is we bring in agencies from the surrounding counties. So today we have Los Angeles County, Orange County,...

    June 18, 2014

    NORTH DAKOTA -- About a dozen aircraft recently lined the southeastern end of the flightline at Grand Forks Air Force Base recently. Though most of the planes’ occupants were not Air Force pilots or crews, they were here to do official Air Force business. The approximately 60 people in attendance,...

    June 18, 2014

    GEORGIA -- Cadets with Civil Air Patrol’s Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP Cadet Program from Plantation Air Park, near Sylvania. The six cadets were provided a pre-flight briefing as well as being led through a pre-flight inspection of the plane...

    June 17, 2014

    NEW JERSEY -- At a weekend gathering outside Vineland City Hall on Saturday, youth members of the Civil Air Patrol's Cumberland Composite Squadron performed a flag-folding ceremony and explained the significance of each of the folds, the meaning behind the gathering came into focus. Learn more about the Cumberland cadets'...

    June 16, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- For only the second time at Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson County, a World War II Air Force pilot received a flyover from Civil Air Patrol. The honor was for Reeves Byrd, who flew B-29 bombers in the Pacific. After the war, he joined Civil Air Patrol...

    June 16, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI -- Every weekend, Civil Air Patrol works with the Coast Guard in Hancock and Harrison counties, along the state’s coastline. CAP aircrews look for stranded boaters in the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. They call it Sundown Patrol. Learn more about the Mississippi Wing's Sundown Patrol in this video report...

    June 16, 2014

    OREGON -- Air Force JROTC Lt. Col. Tristan Briggs’ sense of purpose permeates most things he sets his mind to. That mindset resulted in the McNary High School valedictorian’s future, as a cadet on full scholarship at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “Tristan came into the program already focused on...

    June 13, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- “I got my first solo on that runway you see behind me. That really gave me that bug, that passion for aviation.” Capt. Robert Bowden is an instructor at the Johnson Flight Academy. For the past 10 years he’s been teaching students skills that can last them a...

    June 13, 2014

    NEW YORK -- Sometimes the quickest, most proficient way to get a tough project knocked out is with the help of a determined Civil Air Patrol volunteer. Maj. Robert Ormsbee, activities officer for Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron, was looking for community service projects for his cadets when he discovered the...

    June 12, 2014

    TEXAS -- The Civil Air Patrol Powered Flight in Nacogdoches, in its first year as a national academy, is hosting students from all over the nation. At the academy, CAP cadets ages 16 to 19 learn about powered flight and many of them take their first solo slights. Find out...

    June 12, 2014

    INDIANA -- Richmond will be a model example for car and plane owners this weekend for the 11th annual Speedster Rally, organized by the Richmond Senior Flight of Civil Air Patrol. Model T Speedsters from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Michigan and North Carolina will be...

    June 11, 2014

    GERMANY -- Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Chad Morris, commander of Spangdahlem Cadet Squadron, led a flight orientation program recently with cadets, which included Sean Cannon, Andrew Cannon and Teagan Thomas. The cadets started the day learning the basics of glider before flying in an ASK-21 glider. See photos from...

    June 10, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- Civil Air Patrol adds value to the U.S. Air Force’s integrated missions, and its training benefits from reciprocal help and support, a top CAP official said during a training event at the Air Force's largest EMPE center. CAP Lt. Col. Dent Young, director of the CAP Southeast Region...

    June 10, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA – There’s a new commander of Erie’s Civil Air Patrol squadron. Lt. Mathieu Sanders stepped up in a change of command ceremony at the Jefferson Educational Society. He's replacing Capt. Michael Adamus, who will stay on as communications officer. Click here to see Erie TV News video from the ceremony....

    June 10, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- What’s cooler than flying over California’s Central Valley in a dual-rotor CH-47 Chinook helicopter with the ramp down? Not a whole lot, according to members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Diablo Composite Squadron 44, based in Concord. Soldiers from Stockton’s B Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, gave...

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