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    September 6, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Maj. Rodney “Buck” DeWeese of Civil Air Patrol was recently presented with the Air Line Pilots Association’s International Superior Airmanship Award for his handling of a serious incident after takeoff in Hawaii. DeWeese, a member of the South Dakota Wing’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish, was...

    September 4, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (NORAD) fighters will defend the skies above Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Air Force fighter jets will be on alert and enforcing the temporary flight restrictions over Charlotte that have been issued by the Federal Aviation Administration for...

    August 31, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol volunteers headquarted at the Hazleton Airport have a new home for their Cessna 172 aircraft. With the help of Al Roman, Greg Ziegler and Hess concrete company, the CAP built an outdoor concrete tie-down ramp. The project was completed two weeks ago and took 10...

    August 31, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A Piedmont teen has earned the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet award. Maj. Gen. Timothy Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard, presented Cadet Col. William Small with the General Carl A. Spaatz Award during a recent ceremony at Camp Rapid. Find...

    August 31, 2012

    OHIO -- After months of planning, members of Civil Air Patrol’s Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron came together recently for the 2012 Model Rocketry Programs, under the direction of 1st Lt. Brian Stoneburner and led by Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Emily Conroy. A total of 25 cadets, made up of area...

    August 28, 2012

    TEXAS – Denton Municipal Airport celebrated the 1 millionth recorded takeoff or landing of an aircraft Monday morning when Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk landed his plane at 10:50. Woolfolk made the first recorded takeoff from the airport in April 2004 when the Denton Tower was opened to...

    August 24, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Military aircraft will take to the skies today to practice their response should any planes stray into — or invade — restricted airspace during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Fighter jets from the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, or NORAD, will conduct the hourlong...

    August 24, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Crazy Horse Composite Squadron in Custer recently heard from Jeff Glickman, a forensic imaging specialist who gave a presentation about his involvement in the decades-old search for Amelia Earhart’s plane. Glickman was one of many other The International Group for Historic Aircraft...

    August 24, 2012

    TEXAS – One of Civil Air Patrol’s newest squadron recognized the achievements of two cadets along with officiating a charter recently at Azle High School. Azle Composite Squadron earned its charter and is now nationally recognized under public law along with 1,500 other squadrons nationwide. Besides Azle citizens, the squadron...

    August 23, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington recently announced the 2012 awards for outstanding cadets from Civil Air Patrol squadrons, ROTC detachments and Junior ROTC high school units nationwide. “Over a thousand students are rewarded for their exemplary leadership skills each year because of this program,” said David T....

    August 22, 2012

    NEW YORK -- The Eastern Air Defense Sector at Griffiss Airpark took part in an anti-terror exercise over Washington, D.C., this morning that involved several federal agencies. The exercise, conducted between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. today, involved the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, Joint...

    August 16, 2012

    OREGON -- After six days of searching, the decision has been made to end the active search for missing hiker Ronald Ohm, who went missing after being separated from his hiking party on Thursday evening, Aug. 9. More than 200 searchers, including aircrews from the Civil Air Patrol, dedicated approximately...

    August 14, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Sarasota's Civil Air Patrol squadron is working to spread the word of temporary flight restrictions that will be in place later this month for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The temporary flight restrictions, or TFR, will tbe in effect from Aug. 26-30, CAP officialssay  pilots m abide...

    August 14, 2012

    KANSAS -- A former Civil Air Patrol chaplain once called “the Flying Priest” by the late radio entertainer Paul Harvey has many stories to tell about his professional dealings with birth, death and the cycle of life. As a pilot in the late 1970s and ’80s and living in Washington...

    August 13, 2012

    OREGON -- Search and rescue crews with the Marion County Sheriff's Office have spent the last three days searching for a man reported missing near Russell Lake. Officials said Ronald Ohm, 52, became separated from a group he was hiking with on Thursday. On Saturday, two Civil Air Patrol aircrafts...

    August 13, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Unbeknownst to many, there is a small Civil Air Patrol squadron at Luke Air Force Base with the sole purpose of helping the base in unconventional ways. From helping work the Airman’s Attic to serving food to crew chiefs at the flight line feast, these volunteers donate their...

    August 9, 2012

    MARYLAND -- The Maryland Civil Air Patrol was on a mission. The target? The News 4 I-Team. Reporter Tisha Thompson was all by herself in the woods. She was supposed to be a pilot who survived a crash. Two large tarps were on the ground next to her. Folded into...

    August 9, 2012

    FLORIDA -- The Air Force Association has selected Lori Bradner, an educator at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Fla., and the founding and acting commander of the academy's Civil Air Patrol squadron, as the 27th recipient of the National Aerospace Teacher of the Year...

    August 7, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans held a challenge recently for the K-12 grade students that live and go to school on the base by introducing them to the Navy STEM and S2M2 Programs. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and S2M2 for Science,...

    August 1, 2012

    NEW YORK -- More than 200 youth members of Civil Air Patrol graduated on Saturday from the New York Wing Leadership Encampment Program. The ceremony was a culmination of a week of training at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. The cadets learned about leadership, aerospace, physical fitness and...

    July 31, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Officials have called off the search for a small plane that failed to show up at Sequim Valley Airport last week. The state Department of Transportation's Aviation Emergency Services division decided Monday to end the search after failing to find any clue to the whereabouts of the white...

    July 30, 2012

    COLORADO -- Two Canon City teens have earned their wings thanks to solo flights they accomplished through Civil Air Patrol. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Angelo and Cadet Capt. Jack Nordell each soloed a Cessna 172 airplane at separate CAP powered flight academies in July. “Angelo flew at Fort Picket, Va.,...

    July 27, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association today announced the 22 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters. The $250 grants are provided to teachers who are members of either the AFA, based in Arlington, or...

    July 27, 2012

    MISSOURI -- Amid a remote jungle in South America, Jean Murry and Delia Greer stepped off a small plane to find dozens of impoverished tribal groups awaiting medical care. This has become a familiar scenario for both women since they joined Wings of Hope in 1990. Through the St. Louis-based humanitarian...

    July 27, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- As of Thursday, searchers had found no clues as to the location of a small plane that failed to arrive in Sequim after taking off from Tonasket earlier this week. But the search will continue, according to Nisha Marvel, spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Transportation Aviation Division....

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