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    April 24, 2013

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved additional funding to fight expected spring flooding along the Red River and its tributaries. The commission on Tuesday agreed to accept loan proceeds from the Bank of North Dakota that would provide a total of $775,000 to the National Guard,...

    April 24, 2013

    FLORIDA -- The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has signed an agreement with Civil Air Patrol’s Eglin Composite Squadron stating the squadron will assist with aerial search and rescue missions. The squadron also will assist with relief, disaster assistance and environmental disaster damage assessment. “CAP members are private citizens who have...

    April 24, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Fort Miles and the Battery 519 museum in Lewes will host an event to take visitors on a trip back in time. The War Years program has been a popular re-enactment and demonstration event at Fort Miles for many years and this year’s program is titled, “Delaware Goes...

    April 23, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- The Delaware Valley Composite Squadron based in Whitehouse visited the New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum recently. Cadets from the CAP unit enjoyed a self-guided tour of the historic aircraft carrier. They also got to experience the museum’s world-class collection of military and commercial...

    April 23, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association based in Arlington has announced 16 new recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters. The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are...

    April 23, 2013

    ALABAMA -- While known for regularly practicing law and performing music in the Logan area, many may not know that Attorney Robert “Bob” Noone is also a first lieutenant and pilot in Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, as a member of CAP’s Alabama Wing. Recently...

    April 23, 2013

    TEXAS -- A Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee who also volunteers with Civil Air Patrol is one step closer to his dream of obtaining a pilot's certificate after receiving an Able Flight, flight training scholarship to Purdue University. Geographic information systems engineer Dennis Akins, who is...

    April 23, 2013

    MONTANA -- By sheer numbers, the U.S. Armed Services is still predominantly made up of men. According to 2011 figures from the Department of Defense, women make up less than 15 percent of active duty soldiers. That, however, isn’t stopping teenage girls locally from following their dreams to join the...

    April 23, 2013

    FLORIDA -- The Marco Island Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing was honored as Outstanding Squadron of the Year for 2012. The award was presented by Florida Wing Commander Col. Michael Cook at the annual statewide conference in Orlando. Members of the squadron were honored, too. Lee H....

    April 22, 2013

    NEVADA -- Rescuers who have been searching for a small plane since it went missing after departing from North Las Vegas April 14 found wreckage Thursday in a mountainous area about 20 miles southeast of the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Douglas County sheriff's Sgt. Pat Brooks said the crew of a Washoe...

    April 22, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- After days of record-breaking rainfall throughout the state of Illinois, many waterways in Northern Illinois were reaching overflow status last week. Among those were the Fox River and its tributaries, which led to the first call-out for Illinois Wing CAP resources. More than 25 CAP personnel responded, and...

    April 22, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- More than 150 medical, military, local, state and federal government workers took part recently in a long-planned simulation of a mass casualty event where some 100 mock patients were airlifted by U.S. Air Force C-17s into the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and then transferred to 14 area hospitals....

    April 15, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Civil Air Patrol recently honored a pilot who earned his wings a long time ago. CAP members from the North Carolina Wing’s Asheville Composite Squadron renamed their flight operations center at Asheville Regional Airport for Lt. Col. Robert Augur, who flew three different types of bombers during...

    April 15, 2013

    MARYLAND -- The Civil Air Patrol Carroll Composite Squadron Color Guard continues to reap top honors. Steadfast in their pursuit of excellence, cadet members of the Carroll team placed first in the 2013 Middle East Region color guard/drill team competition at Fort Pickett, Va. The MER competition is the second...

    April 12, 2013

    TEXAS -- A flight commander with the 47th Student Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base was recently awarded the Spirit of Hope Award for the entire Air Education and Training Command. Capt. Jeffrey Burns, 47th STUS phase one flight commander and instructor pilot, earned the award for his selfless service...

    April 12, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Robert Rudd, a senior at Pine Forest High School and cadet commander for both the school’s NJROTC battalion and the Collin B. Haines Civil Air Patrol squadron out of NAS Whiting Field, has officially accepted his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy for the incoming class of...

    April 11, 2013

    FLORIDA -- The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has signed an agreement with Civil Air Patrol’s Eglin Composite Squadron for the group to help in emergencies in the county, located in northwest Florida in the state's Panhandle. The volunteer civilian unit will help the sheriff’s office with aerial searches, rescue missions,...

    April 10, 2013

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The annual Red River Valley pastime of moisture monitoring came to a bone-chilling halt Tuesday when temperatures failed to creep above the freezing mark in eastern North Dakota and put both the gradual snowmelt and nervous flood watchers on hold. The last few weeks have seen above...

    April 10, 2013

    OREGON -- After nearly 20 hours on Mount Ashland, missing hiker Carol Koon was found and reunited with her family around noon on Monday. It was the moment friends and family of a missing skier collectively breathed a sigh of relief, who survived frigid conditions Monday evening as search and...

    April 10, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- Since 1944 volunteers with the Alamogordo Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's New Mexico Wing have served the local community through search-and-rescue operations while also providing guidance for youth. Learn more about the squadron and its emergency service missions, as well as the unit's cadet programs aimed...

    April 8, 2013

    OREGON -- Search and rescue crews plan to go airborne as they look for a missing skier in the Mount Ashland Ski area. Carol Koon, 52, of Chiloquin, was last seen at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Ashland ski lodge. She was skiing at the area with her family....

    April 5, 2013

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Cadet 1st Lt. Matthew Piazza of York, Maine, was recently surprised with a presentation of the Air Force Association’s Cadet of the Year Award by Maj. Robert Gilbert, commander of the Highlanders Cadet Squadron. The award was presented during the squadron’s meeting in Rochester, recognizing him as...

    April 4, 2013

    GEORGIA – Ever since he took his first flight at age 14 and joined Civil Air Patrol, Ronald Alexander has led a charmed aviation life — which includes flying for the U.S. Air Force and Delta Air Lines, creating several aviation-related companies, collecting and restoring antique aircraft, and founding the...

    April 4, 2013

    ALASKA -- Members of the Alaska (11th Air Force) Rescue Coordination Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, completed their 5,000th mission (since July 1, 1994) recently. During the 5,000th mission, the team coordinated the Alaska Air National Guard's successful recovery of a pilot who crashed a Super Cub aircraft near the Bering River northeast...

    April 4, 2013

    TEXAS -- Five U.S. flight instructors, including Civil Air Patrol’s Raymond Francis “Ray” Spengler Jr. of Odessa, completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in March. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 certified flying instructors currently active nationwide. Learn more about...

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