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    May 13, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing flew a sortie over Delmont and the Delmont area Tuesday, taking photos of the destruction wreaked by Sunday’s tornado. The photos, seen on KELO-TV and on the KSOO Radio website, were taken by an aircrew that included Wing Commander Col. John Seten...

    May 13, 2015

    NEW YORK -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol are featured in a “Helping Hands” report that aired Tuesday on WIVT-TV’s in Binghamton. Two cadets and the commander from the New York Wing's Broome Tioga Composite Squadron – all from the same family – were interviewed for the report, which is a...

    May 12, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- After completing the most successful competition run to date, Cape Fear Composite Squadron's team of cadets has begun training for the eighth annual Cyber Patriot event in October. Cyber Patriot is a competition coordinated by the Air Force Association for the purpose of training youth in cyber...

    May 11, 2015

    NEW YORK -- Wally Higgins earned a handful of medals for his military service with the Air Corps during World War II. He earned another one Friday during a ceremony by the Allegany County Office for the Aging at its annual luncheon in Belmont. The Alfred Station resident, 89, was...

    May 8, 2015

    KENTUCKY -- Each year, hundreds of firefighters from across the country converge on Blue Grass Airport to practice what they would do if a plane crashed in their city. The Lexington airport has one of the 15 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting training sites in the U.S., something that they say...

    May 8, 2015

    ALABAMA – More than 75 World War II and Korean War veterans from Tuscaloosa spent Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as part of their Honor Flight to visit the capital sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Rotary with assistance from Civil Air Patrol. The veterans met and were photographed with Alabama Sen. Richard...

    May 7, 2015

    NEW YORK -- There weren’t many ways a young woman could help defend her country when Johnnie Pantanelli graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1943. So she joined one of the few organizations that welcomed women during World War II: the Civil Air Patrol. Now, more than 71 years later,...

    May 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON – John Balke’s story is of grit and determination. This young man, who nearly died two months ago after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, is now showing others what it means to lead by example as a cadet sergeant in Civil Air Patrol. Find out more about this remarkable 14-year-old...

    May 4, 2015

    NEW YORK -- A World War II veteran received a well-deserved medal for her dedication America on Saturday night in Lake George. The Fort William Henry Conference Center was packed with those who came to honor Civil Air Patrol Col. Johnnie Pantanelli, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik who presented her with...

    May 4, 2015

    MINNESOTA/TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol simulated a rescue mission at Whitewater State Park in Elba, Minnesota, on Saturday, practicing what to do if an aircraft crashed on a remote mountainside. About 10 new cadets joined their more experienced sergeants and captains in undertaking the mission. The skills they practiced included...

    May 4, 2015

    OKLAHOMA -- Civil Air Patrol Col. Dale E. Newell, a resident of Ardmore, assumed command of the Oklahoma Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently. “I look forward to leading the more than 700 members of the Oklahoma Wing as we continue to serve this great state with our dedicated volunteer...

    May 1, 2015

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Daniel Harvey spoke for at least five minutes – Boston Post Cane in one hand, his replica Congressional Gold Medal in the other – reliving his times learning to fly in the Civil Air Patrol when the Pease Air Force Base was “just a field” and they...

    April 30, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Twelve Civil Air Patrol cadets participated in orientation flights with pilots from the Sarasota Composite Squadron recently at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. For eight of the cadets, this was their first flight experience in a CAP aircraft. The orientation flights introduce CAP cadets to the science of aviation,...

    April 30, 2015

    OKLAHOMA -- The “Leader of Tomorrow” award was presented to Gore High School senior Noah Batesole recently. Batesole, a member of Civil Air Patrol, was presented the award by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, which honored a number of groups and individuals for their volunteerism at a statewide ceremony...

    April 28, 2015

    MONTANA -- The search for an 8-year-old girl who fell into the river while playing at Headwaters State Park is continuing. The girl has been missing since April 19. On Saturday, about 70 people, mostly volunteer searchers, scoured the Missouri River Headwaters looking for the girl. The searchers were using a helicopter,...

    April 28, 2015

    GEORGIA -- Everyone gathered at Enon Baptist Church in Rome agreed they were honored to be part of the ceremony awarding Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Lt. Col. Alex Mills with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal, which was presented to CAP for its members' World War II service. U.S....

    April 28, 2015

    MAINE -- A change of command ceremony was held recently at the Old Town Municipal Airport in Bangor to install Lt. Col. James Jordan as the new commander of the Maine Wing of Civil Air Patrol. Jordan, who became a colonel with , has been a member of CAP since January 1995....

    April 27, 2015

    MICHIGAN/ALABAMA/INDIANA -- They may be made up entirely of volunteers, but the Civil Air Patrol has a very important job. “That is the beauty of the Civil Air Patrol, if you want to join and you want to help, we teach you how to do everything,” said 2nd Lt. Kevin...

    April 27, 2015

    WYOMING -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search and rescue flights and other missions. Col. Ken Johnston, commander of Civil Air Patrol's Wyoming Wing, told Cheyenne area business leaders Friday that the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force is looking for...

    April 27, 2015

    MISSISSIPPI – It’s a weekend full of training for some cadets in the Magnolia State's Golden Triangle. For teens in Civil Air Patrol, it’s a unique opportunity to get real experience that can jump-start their future careers. Imagine being a teenager and knowing how to save a life in an...

    April 23, 2015

    ALABAMA -- Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Otha “Skeet” Vaughan may be one of the few citizens to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, but it’s almost a guarantee that he’s the only honoree to also have a driver’s license for the moon. Vaughan received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest...

    April 22, 2015

    MONTANA -- Searchers are not abandoning efforts to find a missing 8 year-old girl, who fell in to the Missouri River in Headwaters State Park Sunday night. Crews Tuesday continued to scour the Three Forks area where she was last seen, which includes the confluence of the Jefferson and Madison...

    April 22, 2015

    NEW MEXICO -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland AFB modified a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 aircraft to be used for military training exercises. The “Surrogate Predator” has intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors that provide the capability to mimic a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle. “The...

    April 22, 2015

    FLORIDA -- An Army reservist and two student-driven military organizations have joined forces to help establish the first school-based Civil Air Patrol squadron in Marion County. It all began with North Marion Middle School teacher, 1st Lt. Scott Spangler, an Army reservist who has served overseas in five countries in...

    April 21, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Antioch Elementary School teachers Amanda Poulsen and Claire Erk, along with Laurel Hill School educators Chana Russell and Kelly Batson recently became “pilots for a day.” The teachers arrived March 1 at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview and, two at a time, they flew with Civil Air Patrol...

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