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    May 28, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The man and woman killed in a plane crash in Chester County, S.C., on Monday have been identified. According to county coroner Terry Tinker, Ericson Davis, 24, and Anisa Rossi, 22, were both killed in the crash. Davis has been confirmed as a Marine from North Carolina...

    May 27, 2014

    NEW YORK -- Six veterans from the fabled Tuskegee Air Corps were honored during the “Return of the Red Tails” Memorial Day weekend celebration at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, in Big Flats. The men were honored in style, with a motor escort by the Patriot Guard, which also...

    May 22, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol Wheeling Composite Squadron will serve as the color guard Friday evening as The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register and Bordas & Bordas of Wheeling present a special musical tribute honoring area veterans at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Squadron Commander Capt. Todd Sherman said...

    May 22, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- For the second time in three years the La Crosse Composite Squadron received the Squadron of Merit award, recognizing it as the top performing Civil Air Patrol squadron in the state. In order for the Squadron to be recognized for this award they are judged on multiple duties...

    May 17, 2014

    LOUISIANA -- Dennis Gallagher of NOLA.com flew with Civil Air Patrol recently and blogged about his experience flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet over New Orleans East in a Cessna-172 single-engine plane. The excursion from New Orleans Lakefront Airport was part of a monthly training exercise with the Billy...

    May 17, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from the Tennessee Wing's Smyrna Composite Squadron recently participated in the Discover SCUBA program in Huntsville, Ala. Eleven cadets ranging in age from 14 to 18, along with five senior members, traveled to Huntsville for the Space Museum’s program. It is a half-day...

    May 14, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- When excessive heat forced Cellcom Green Bay Marathon organizers to cancel the 2012 event mid-race, it prompted medical crews to find better ways to communicate. Last year they took a page out of the Boston Marathon plans and recruited amateur radio operators but this year, they’re taking it a step...

    May 14, 2014

    MARYLAND -- “Civil Air Patrol Today,” a syndicated radio production of the Maryland Wing, returns to the airwaves as Capt. Tracy Urena of Maryland Wing public affairs assumes the role of program host. “Civil Air Patrol Today” represents a mass media outreach initiative for Maryland Wing. "It represents a major...

    May 12, 2014

    WYOMING -- The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team failed to locate a missing 1963 Mooney M20C aircraft carrying two brothers during their ground search on Sunday, the agency said in a press release. The search team resumed their effort Monday morning, and the Wyoming Air National Guard...

    May 8, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Law enforcement authorities and volunteers still are working to find a pilot and airplane that have been missing since April 5. Theordore T. “Teddy” Weiss, 74, left the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport that day around 2 p.m., bound for Zephyrhills. He never arrived at his intended destination and intensive...

    May 8, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- Middle Tennessee State University and Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing have agreed to partner in aerospace education for state high school students in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s cadet program. The agreement, signed Wednesday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Tennessee Wing Commander Col. Bill Lane of...

    May 8, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- You might say, Anthony Prato is batting 1000. Prato, a Northampton Township resident and a member of Troop 5, was recognized recently by the township’s board of supervisors for earning his Eagle Award, the highest rank attainable by a member of the Boy Scouts of America. For his...

    May 7, 2014

    GEORGIA -- The Georgia Emergency Management Association conducted a statewide hurricane exercise in various locations around Georgia on Tuesday, including one in Savannah. At the Chatham County Mosquito Control Center, various organizations, such as the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division, the Air National Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

    May 5, 2014

    ALABAMA -- National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Troutman said 81 black and white, mostly aerial photographs of 1974 tornado damage in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia shed more light on the super outbreak that happened 40 years ago and could help forecasters in the future. The vintage photos were taken by...

    May 5, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- Outside the parking structure of the downtown Flint building, the vague echoes of cadets “sounding off” can be heard. It’s a little louder inside, where Ray Kromer works quietly at a desk, on a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) handbook for his squadron. When he hears his cadets in...

    May 5, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- Seven flight instructors, including Lou Wipotnik of Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing, completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of April. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 certified flight instructors, or CFIs, currently active in the country and...

    May 2, 2014

    TEXAS -- When deadly tornadoes struck southern Arkansas Sunday, members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, were called in to take aerial video and still photography of the hardest-hit areas. This is just the latest of the CAP’s endeavors. When Hurricane Ike that hit the Gulf Coast...

    May 2, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Young people in Southern Maryland are learning to soar above the clouds, participate in search-and-rescue missions and save lives. The youth are among the 210 volunteers in Civil Air Patrol’s Charles Composite Squadron, the Calvert Cadet Squadron and the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron. Learn about the CAP cadets’...

    May 1, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing received a rare “Highly Successful” rating after holding a major operation exercise in Sioux Falls Saturday. Members of the U.S. Air Force were in the area last week, testing the wing’s ability to respond in a wide variety of emergency service...

    May 1, 2014

    NEBRASKA -- Matthew Callahan, 18-year-old EAA Young Eagle and Civil Air Patrol cadet from Bellevue is getting the opportunity of a lifetime this June when he’ll travel to Shreveport’s Downtown Airport in Louisiana and learn to fly at Tubreaux Aviation. Callahan, a CAP cadet second lieutenant in Nebraska Wing’s Gen....

    April 28, 2014

    MARYLAND -- At a change-of-command ceremony over the weekend, a Reisterstown resident was promoted to colonel as he took over leadership of the 1,700 members of the Maryland Wing of Civil Air Patrol. Col. William Parris has been vice commander of the wing since 2011 and was a former squadron commander and group commander....

    April 28, 2014

    INDIANA -- A airborne visual search northwest of Plymouth Saturday for a fluorescent pink paper airplane with a 28-inch wingspan drew attention to Civil Air Patrol’s search and rescue techniques. The paper plane was the property of the Fox Valley Composite Squadron, a West Chicago, Ill.-based unit involved in a...

    April 28, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Because Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Ben Henderson of St. Augustine is one of the youngest licensed glider pilots around, Flight Time Radio was eager to interview him in a recent broadcast. “I thought that flying a glider was pretty cool, so I pursued it,” Henderson said...

    April 25, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- Some might not know that Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the home of a terrific program for young adults 12 and older. Cadet Capt. Marissa Moore of Ira Township joined the Civil Air Patrol at Selfridge when she was about 12. Eight years later, Moore was recently...

    April 21, 2014

    FLORIDA -- The Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol cadet color guard team, representing Florida and competing against teams from three other states, won seven trophies, including first place overall, at the 2014 Civil Air Patrol Southeast Region Cadet Competition held recently at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. The Ormond...

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