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    June 3, 2016

    The frantic two-week long effort to find three men who missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation came to an end this week when a hunter came across a vehicle submerged in a ravine northwest of Pine Ridge. The vehicle found at the bottom of the ravine was the same...

    June 2, 2016

    Cadet Col. Rose Carlisi was honored Wednesday in the Gold Room at the Utah State Capitol with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest award in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. Carlisi is the first Utah cadet in more than four years -- and only the seventh female...

    June 2, 2016

    Investigators recovered a body from a crashed plane Wednesday and it’s believed to be the western Kentucky pilot who disappeared shortly after takeoff Monday morning. The Kentucky Army National Guard spotted scorched marks a few miles from the Falls of Rough Airport in Grayson County and authorities located the debris...

    June 1, 2016

    Thirty-one years after he and a teenage friend were rescued from the Everglades, Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Michael Harding still enjoys “paying it forward,” so to speak. Harding became a volunteer for Civil Air Patrol the day after he was found by an airboat directed by CAP. “I’m so...

    June 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol has a rich history of selfless public service throughout America but especially in the state of Delaware, where subchasers flew from its shores during World War II. Two of these men, pilot Maj. Hugh Sharp and observer Lt. Eddie Edwards, became the first civilians ever to be...

    June 1, 2016

    A missing Owensboro pilot and airplane were being actively sought by Kentucky State Police and Civil Air Patrol on Tuesday. Troopers said Robert C. Dalzell Jr., 70, left Falls of Rough State Park Airport at 11:20 a.m., but he never returned to the Owensboro airport. Civil Air Patrol has two planes searching...

    May 31, 2016

    “All total there’s been 1,354,654 lives that have been sacrificed for my freedom and your freedom and for our kids and grandkids freedom. That’s why we come together on Memorial Day,” said Chaplain, Capt. Mark Hart of the Joplin (Mo.) Civil Air Patrol. Freedom and sacrifice were the themes at...

    May 26, 2016

    The Nebraska Wing of Civil Air Patrol received a highly successful mark on the wing’s ability to locate overdue aircraft and missing people, conduct aerial and ground imaging for disaster relief and homeland security, and effectively communicate across the state. The evaluation of the wing was conducted by a team...

    May 24, 2016

    In the wake of recent wildfires in Alberta, Canada, many wonder how protected Maine is and how the state’s forests are being watched. Sara Duncan, reporting for Fox News Source 8 (WAGM-TV in Presque Isle), met with Civil Air Patrol to find out how its aircrews work with the Maine Forest Service...

    May 23, 2016

    Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron 714 – one of Civil Air Patrol’s oldest squadrons – is featured in “Kaleidoscope The Series,” a TV news magazine covering western Pennsylvania. Hosted by Sara Cameron, the series included interviews with the Indiana, Pa., squadron’s commander, Capt. Anthony Tartalone, and other officers and cadets from...

    May 23, 2016

    Almost 200 rescue workers, law enforcement and volunteers in Rutland, Vermont, spent their Saturday training for a disaster, just in case an emergency comes their way. Organizers simulated a plane crash at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport, which produced mock casualties for the Rutland Regional Medical Center to take on....

    May 19, 2016

    Three men are still missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota, and Civil Air Patrol is now joining the search. CAP personnel from the South Dakota Wing are flying in Pine Ridge and the surrounding area looking for Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon and Tyrell Wilson, all in...

    May 19, 2016

    Cadet 2nd Lt. Delina Bantug and her friends in the Springfield (Mo.) Regional Composite Squadron are spreading their wings through Civil Air Patrol. Through CAP’s cadet programs, the youth get free flight lessons. The program also teaches teens leadership, military culture and aviation. Find out more about the cadets’ orientation...

    May 16, 2016

    During the Colorado Wing’s training exercises Saturday at the Fremont County Airport, Commissioner Tim Payne was given an orientation flight and tour of the Incident Command Post. Maj. William O'Connor gave the commissioner a bird's-eye-view over the county, including flying over Temple Canyon Road, where Fremont Search and Rescue was...

    May 13, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol was established one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Just seven years later, the nonprofit organization was signed into law — officially becoming an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. It's a national entity — with an impact in the Southern Tier of New...

    May 11, 2016

    Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Emily Zimmer was recently selected as the Air Force Sergeants Association’s Outstanding Cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) for the state of Minnesota, as well as for Civil Air Patrol’s North Central Region. Zimmer is a cadet with the 130th Composite Squadron in Lakeville. She will...

    May 9, 2016

    FLORIDA – Air Force Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region (CONR) deputy commander, got the opportunity to fly an orientation flight from base operations at Eglin Air Force Base recently along with Florida Wing Lt. Col. Larry Fernald. The Civil Air Patrol flight was planned to help...

    May 5, 2016

    MARYLAND – Cadet 2nd Lt. Caleb Scanlan is pretty clear about what he feels are the advantages of participating in the Civil Air Patrol youth cadet program. "I think this program can set you up for anything you want to do in life, because it disciplines you to make you...

    May 5, 2016

    MASSACHUSETTS — State Rep. Kate Hogan, D-3rd Middlesex District, and her colleagues hosted members of the Massachusetts Wing of Civil Air Patrol at the State House recently. The wing performs services for the Commonwealth as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP members in attendance represented the Hanscom...

    May 2, 2016

    CALIFORNIA -- The Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, participated this past weekend in a statewide exercise simulating its response to major earthquakes. Bakersfield served as one of three primary locations for the incident command system, along with San Diego and Sacramento. In all, more than 100 volunteers from across...

    May 2, 2016

    MAINE -- More than 40 members of Civil Air Patrol completed exercises and evaluations last week at Robert LaFleur Airport in Waterville. The exercises were overseen by members of the U.S. Air Force and CAP commanders. The evaluations, which take place every other year, concluded Sunday. “I believe it will turn...

    May 2, 2016

    WASHINGTON -- Public Service Recognition Week, which runs from May 1-7, provides an opportunity to recognize more than 2 million public employees who protect the nation through service in the armed forces. More than 176,000 of them are U.S. Air Force civilian full-time, part-time, term, temporary and non-appropriated fund Airmen....

    May 2, 2016

    FLORIDA – Since 1981, Marco Islanders have had guardian angels flying the skies around the shores and south of the island, while keeping an eye out for stranded boaters, downed aircraft and potential human and drug traffickers. Members of the “Black Sheep Squadron” of the Florida Wing of Civil Air...

    May 2, 2016

    GEORGIA -- A group of volunteers got practice Saturday on what they'd do in a disaster. Statesboro's Civil Air Patrol ran through what they would do if a plane crashed at the local airport. They teamed with Junior ROTC cadets as well as parts of the Bulloch County Fire Department...

    April 28, 2016

    CALIFORNIA – Four cadets from March Field Composite Squadron 45 put Civil Air Patrol in the national spotlight Wednesday evening during the seventh game of the Anaheim Ducks’ Stanley Cup playoff series with the Nashville Predators. Prior to the game, the March Field color guard was on the ice at the Honda...

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