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    July 7, 2014

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 MAINE -- It was a momentous day for young men and women in the Civil Air Patrol’s National Flight Academy in Old Town. Cadets, some as young as 16, got the chance to take flight for the very first time. Find...

    July 7, 2014

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    July 2, 2014

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    June 30, 2014

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    June 27, 2014

    NEW YORK -- Three Civil Air Patrol members ranked up Thursday evening for their achievements and commitment. The quarterly awards ceremony at Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron 292 in Binghamton sees many young men and women decorating their CAP uniforms every three months. This time, Brig. Gen. Anthony German, chief of staff...

    June 26, 2014

    COLORADO -- The U.S. Air Force Academy played host to the Colorado Wing of Civil Air Patrol June 14-21 during its summer encampment, an annual weeklong event to enhance a leadership and team-building. While here, the junior CAP cadets received a refresher course in marching and military customs and courtesies, toured the academic...

    June 25, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- Seventh-grade students at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School earned Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) recognition recently through the Wild Rivers Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Tammy Moncel, LCO teacher and educator member of CAP, taught aerospace lessons in conjunction with the Project Lead the Way Flight and Space...

    June 25, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- More than 100 cadets are in Preston County for the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Summer Encampment. It’s being held at the West Virginia Army National Guard Training Facility at Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, and hosted by CAP’s West Virginia Wing. The weeklong encampment exposes cadets to staying...

    June 24, 2014

    ALASKA -- Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force’s civilian auxiliary that simulates threats during training exercises such as RED FLAG-Alaska, the Eielson Air Force Base’s premier combat training exercise. Members from the Fairbanks CAP 9th Composite Operations Squadron and Eielson's 71st Composite Squadron recently worked with fighter pilots to assist...

    June 24, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Two bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a small aircraft in northern Arizona, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon. The pilot is believed to be 47-year-old Charles Trotter of Liberty, S.C., and the passenger is believed to be 15-year-old Dakota Jacks from Pickens, S.C., the sheriff's office said. Jacks...

    June 24, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Members of the North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol took part in a simulated missing-aircraft search this past weekend. Planes from Concord, Monroe, Statesville and Winston Salem took part in the simulated search. Ground teams from Statesville, Winston Salem and Monroe joined in on the search. An...

    June 23, 2014

    VERMONT -- The two remaining rescuers of a man stranded by the 1944 crash of an Army bomber on Camels Hump reconnected Friday in Montpelier with the children of the man whose life they saved in a ceremony at the Statehouse. Peter Mason and Rolland Lafayette, both high school students...

    June 23, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Investigators said they believe they’ve found the wreckage of an airplane that went missing after taking off from Page airport on Friday. What is believed to be the impact site of the plane was found by Civil Air Patrol between Page and Monument Valley. “What we did do is...

    June 23, 2014

      Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosts 160 cadets     GEORGIA -- For the third year in a row, the young cadets of Civil Air Patrol's Georgia Wing made Albany home during their week-long encampment that ended on Saturday. The encampment, hosted on the base of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany,...

    June 20, 2014

    UTAH -- A Colorado man was killed Wednesday when his plane crashed in the La Sal Mountains in San Juan County. Miles Reece, 62, of Bayfield, Colo., was piloting the plane and was its only occupant. San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge said his office, with the help of the...

    June 20, 2014

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol members from 10 different states have joined together at a training base in Big Sandy to improve their skills. CBS 19 got a special invitation to join 112 members in their training at the Big Sandy Alert Academy to see how these volunteers learn how...

    June 19, 2014

    ALASKA -- The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday. The Department of Defense released the identities of 17 people...

    June 19, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has activated the state mutual aid system in the search for an Arcadia firefighter lost in the Sespe Wilderness, north of Fillmore. “What that means is we bring in agencies from the surrounding counties. So today we have Los Angeles County, Orange County,...

    June 18, 2014

    NORTH DAKOTA -- About a dozen aircraft recently lined the southeastern end of the flightline at Grand Forks Air Force Base recently. Though most of the planes’ occupants were not Air Force pilots or crews, they were here to do official Air Force business. The approximately 60 people in attendance,...

    June 18, 2014

    GEORGIA -- Cadets with Civil Air Patrol’s Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP Cadet Program from Plantation Air Park, near Sylvania. The six cadets were provided a pre-flight briefing as well as being led through a pre-flight inspection of the plane...

    June 17, 2014

    NEW JERSEY -- At a weekend gathering outside Vineland City Hall on Saturday, youth members of the Civil Air Patrol's Cumberland Composite Squadron performed a flag-folding ceremony and explained the significance of each of the folds, the meaning behind the gathering came into focus. Learn more about the Cumberland cadets'...

    June 16, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- For only the second time at Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson County, a World War II Air Force pilot received a flyover from Civil Air Patrol. The honor was for Reeves Byrd, who flew B-29 bombers in the Pacific. After the war, he joined Civil Air Patrol...

    June 16, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI -- Every weekend, Civil Air Patrol works with the Coast Guard in Hancock and Harrison counties, along the state’s coastline. CAP aircrews look for stranded boaters in the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. They call it Sundown Patrol. Learn more about the Mississippi Wing's Sundown Patrol in this video report...

    June 16, 2014

    OREGON -- Air Force JROTC Lt. Col. Tristan Briggs’ sense of purpose permeates most things he sets his mind to. That mindset resulted in the McNary High School valedictorian’s future, as a cadet on full scholarship at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “Tristan came into the program already focused on...

    June 13, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- “I got my first solo on that runway you see behind me. That really gave me that bug, that passion for aviation.” Capt. Robert Bowden is an instructor at the Johnson Flight Academy. For the past 10 years he’s been teaching students skills that can last them a...

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