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    March 11, 2013

    ALABAMA — Elliott Tolar knew he wanted to fly and began fulfilling his dream when he was 12. Tolar, now a 10th-grader from Leoma, Tenn., joined Civil Air Patrol four months ago after talking with his flight instructor, Jerry Ford, a member of the Muscle Shoals Composite Squadron. It’s a...

    March 11, 2013

    MINNESOTA – The VEX Robotics team from Bemidji’s Civil Air Patrol squadron received the Sportsmanship Award at the Dream It Do It Central Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament March 2 in St. Cloud. The team, called Tank, also received the Sportsmanship Award and was the tournament champion at the Dream It...

    March 8, 2013

    MARYLAND -- Four Carroll Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol cadets placed first in the Maryland Wing Color Guard and Drill Competition held Feb. 9 at Parkland Magnet Middle School in Rockville. Eight Maryland squadrons competed in the event, with Bethesda-Chevy Chase placing second and Mount Airy placing third. The Carroll...

    March 8, 2013

    CALIFORNIA – Modesto’s Civil Air Patrol is looking for young men and women 12-18 to become cadets and also senior members. KTXL-TV reporter Sabrina Rodriguez talks with Capt. Charlene Fulton, commander of Lt. Col. Arthur King Composite Squadron 50 of the California Wing, about the unit’s goal to make better...

    March 6, 2013

    The Alaska State Troopers say Eagle River's Ted Smith, 59, Carolyn Sorvoja, 48, and Rosemarie Sorvoja, 10, died when the Cessna 182 they were traveling in crashed on Monday near Rainy Pass. According to Guard spokesperson Kalei Rupp, the Cessna 182 was found near the 4,000-foot level of Rainy Pass...

    March 5, 2013

    A Cessna 182 plane with three people aboard, heading to Takotna from Anchorage Monday morning, was reported overdue, according to Civil Air Patrol and the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Polaris Squadron Commander Capt. Carl Siebe said that the missing plane left Merrill Field around 10 a.m. Monday and had not...

    March 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Wisconsin National Guard aviators and medics, along with civilian emergency management agencies, participated in a joint training natural disaster exercise spanning all of southeastern Wisconsin. For the first time in five years, civilian agencies and National Guard aviation units worked together in a joint exercise Saturday to react...

    March 5, 2013

    GEORGIA -- Six teens experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with Civil Air Patrol at Covington Municipal Airport last Thursday. The cadets flew a combined total of 6 hours in CAP’s Cessna aircraft. “It was awesome!” said cadet Justyn Patterson. “I have always wanted to fly and I...

    March 1, 2013

    COLORADO -- The Pueblo Eagles Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol is a small but mighty group in the Pueblo area, with a rich tradition of service, leadership and respect. The squadron is comprised of both youth and adults who serve in various capacities, but its impact on the area’s...

    March 1, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- During World War II, volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol would scour the borders and coastline, keeping an eye out for the enemy. Though Nazi submarines no longer threaten our coastline, the work of the air patrol continues, in other, more relevant ways, including assisting with search-and-rescue...

    February 27, 2013

    NEW YORK -- The Eastern Air Defense Sector and Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region will conduct an air defense exercise over Central New York from 9 a.m. to noon today. Carefully planned and closely controlled, the exercise has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and -- weather...

    February 27, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA – Civil Air Patrol 2nd Lt. Stephen Moore, a freshman at South Point High School in Belmont, is in the spotlight this week as one of eight teens selected as a 2013 Terrific Teen by Charlotte Parent magazine. Moore is the 2011 Cadet of the Year from the Gastonia...

    February 27, 2013

    TENNESSEE -- For years, members of McGhee Tyson Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol have been fortunate to utilize meeting space at Maryville Church of Christ at no charge to them. Recently, the unit began tossing around ideas on how to thank Maryville Church of Christ for its generosity over...

    February 25, 2013

    INDIANA -- On a chilly winter weekend, nearly 100 volunteers prepared for the worst. Volunteers from a wide range of emergency response agencies joined the Civil Air Patrol's Indiana Wing for one of its annual emergency training simulations Friday through Sunday. Participating agencies ranged from the Wabash Valley Red Cross...

    February 21, 2013

    Col. Sergio Seoane, CAP national health services officer, is the subject of a profile in the Lakeland, Fla., Ledger. The article covers not only his service in CAP but also his role as a solo medical practitioner and as the new head of the Central Florida Physicians Alliance.  

    February 20, 2013

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Air Force Association announced the 20 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are members of...

    February 19, 2013

    TEXAS -- The headquarters for the Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol has left Waco. The group, the official auxiliary organization of the U.S. Air Force, moved its headquarters to Nacogdoches late last month. The reason for the move was the opportunity to buy a facility that is ideal for...

    February 19, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civilian volunteers supported by the U.S. Air Force were trained and certified using the latest in American Heart Association protocol on Saturday. Almost 30 students that are part of the Civil Air Patrol learned CPR and First Aid at the Armory on Route 18 in Hermitage. The cadets...

    February 19, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared Wednesday as South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day. Daugaard signed the proclamation establishing the day as a way to recognize the hard work and volunteer hours that the members of Civil Air Patrol put in during missions for local, state, tribal and...

    February 18, 2013

    MICHIGAN -- A 19-year-old man with mental disorders is missing from his home in Coe Township. Juan Romero III was reported missing from an assisted living home southeast of Shepherd about 11 p.m. Friday, according to Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski, who said Sunday there were no new leads on...

    February 13, 2013

    TEXAS -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, announced two new astronaut candidates at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which took place Friday at Space Center Houston. Citizen-astronaut candidate and Civil Air Patrol aerospace education member Maureen Adams, who has been in training for three...

    February 12, 2013

    ALABAMA – Col. Brad Lynn of Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing paid a visit to a packed crowd of Boaz Elementary students at Snead State’s Bevill Center recently. Lynn’s visit officially kicked off Boaz’s Aerospace Connections in Education 2013 curriculum, which seeks to incorporate aerospace lessons and terminology into what’s...

    February 11, 2013

    NEVADA -- Fifteen-year-old South Shore resident Grant Swift can’t quite pinpoint the moment flight first grabbed his interest. But now that the love of being airborne has taken hold, it appears unlikely to let go. Thanks to his membership in Civil Air Patrol, that interest in flight can continue well...

    February 11, 2013

    NEVADA -- The Nevada Wing of Civil Air Patrol held its semiannual Wing Staff and Squadron Commanders meeting at the historic Tonopah Station Hotel Casino and Conference Center recently. Members from all over the state, and CAP Region Headquarters were present. The meeting discusses wing preparation for state and region...

    February 11, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Many members of the La Crosse County Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron are looking to move from their cadet ranking into the U.S. military. Saturday they got some of that military training while participating in ground search and rescue drills. “We take training very seriously, you train like...

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