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    October 19, 2016

    A World War II veteran who put his life on the line searching for downed aircrafts in enemy territory was honored in Ionia, Michigan, Tuesday. Joe Benak, 91, served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was a mission observer for Civil Air Patrol in 1943...

    October 19, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol’s response to Hurricane Matthew has drawn media attention in multiple states, including those hardest hit by the storm: Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee)   Time Warner Cable News (North Carolina)   Fox 46 Charlotte (North Carolina)   Baltimore Sun (Maryland)   WIS-TV, Columbia, S.C.   WINK News, Fort Myers, Fla....

    October 14, 2016

    RFD-TV's “Dakota Life” takes viewers to South Dakota’s highways and byways to find the stories that make life in the state unique. Recently, the cable TV show took a look at Civil Air Patrol and its 75 years of service. Lt. Col. Gary Rae, whose father was one of CAP’s...

    October 14, 2016

    A member of Superior, Wisconsin’s Richard I. Bong Senior Squadron, Don Carlson joined Civil Air Patrol at age 13 and learned to fly with the Minnesota Air National Guard in Duluth. He returned to the Superior squadron in 1971. This time, he had his pilot's license. Last month, Capt. Carlson...

    October 10, 2016

    The Joplin (Mo.) Regional Airport basement is home to the only aerospace science technology center in the nation and was the scene of an annual conference for Civil Air Patrol’s cadets and aerospace education members. There are many ways to promote aerospace education and "one of those ways is by extending...

    October 10, 2016

    Maj. Kenneth Fortes recently assumed command of the Civil Air Patrol’s Stratford Eagles Composite Squadron. Fortes, the squadron’s former deputy commander of cadets, replaces Master Sgt. John Raymond, who served as commander for the past four years. Fortes is the first African-American to serve as commander of a Connecticut Wing...

    October 8, 2016

    The Federal Aviation Administration says a Van's RV 10 aircraft was found in the Ashwood area of Bath County, Virginia, Friday morning. Two people riding in the plane were taken to a local hospital, along with a rescue crew member also injured. The FAA says the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center was...

    October 6, 2016

    Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s 399th Composite Squadron, located in Danbury, Connecticut, are scheduled to launch a weather balloon on Saturday. The project follows the successful weather balloon launch and data gathering mission the squadron conducted in September 2014, which soared to an approximate height of 91,000 feet, and was...

    October 5, 2016

    The Picatinny Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the nation’s official United States Air Force Auxiliary, has been recognized as the first squadron in the nation to be named an Honorary Sister Squadron in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. “Our cadets are excited that...

    October 4, 2016

    State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas, who represents Connecticut's 70th District, recently climbed aboard a small single-engine plane and took flight over Connecticut and Long Island Sound to help look for boaters in distress while on a routine patrol with Connecticut’s Civil Air Patrol. “The experience of seeing how detailed and...

    October 3, 2016

    The second annual Remembrance Ceremony for U.S. Army Air Forces personnel who served during World War II was held at Saturday at the Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Illinois. A large crowd of veterans and their children attended the event, which was part of the USAAF group’s annual reunion. Piqua...

    September 28, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Flathead Composite Squadron in Kalispell, Montana, presented the colors during a recent naturalization ceremony at the Apgar amphitheater in Glacier National Park. Eleven men and women from diverse corners of the globe became U.S. citizens during the Sept. 21 ceremony, held on the shores...

    September 28, 2016

    The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado suspended the search for 43-year-old Craig resident Scott Burke on Tuesday. Three days of searching by air and on the ground has turned up no sign of him, the office said. The search included deputies, the Search and Rescue ATV Team, the Bureau...

    September 27, 2016

    Five Civil Air Patrol squadrons in Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York have each won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2016. “I would like to express my pride and admiration for the five Quality Cadet Units here in Long Island Group,” said Lt. Col. Louis P. Fenech Jr.,...

    September 27, 2016

    Authorities are looking for a Craig, Colorado, man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s...

    September 26, 2016

    Stu Maxon said the first time he flew, it was one of those no-frills, small-engine county fair plane rides that barely took you up in the air and circled a few acres before landing a few minutes later. He loved it, and his passion for flight never wanted. The Los...

    September 26, 2016

    Texas Wing members from the Rio del Fierro (Wichita Falls,) 441st (Granbury) and Mineral Wells (Weatherford) composite squadrons had the opportunity to celebrate Civil Air Patrol’s 75th anniversary by assisting with Sheppard Air Force Base’s Open House and Airshow. Performers included the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor Reenactment, Jason Newburg...

    September 26, 2016

    Flight enthusiasts in Darke County, Ohio, received a rare, close-up look at the Darke County Airport as the airport hosted its first-ever “Aviation Day” Saturday. The event was open to the public, allowing visitors to walk the tarmac, view a variety of aircraft and talk to pilots and plane owners....

    September 16, 2016

    Royal High School senior Charles Scott is the cadet commander for Camarillo (Calif.) Composite Squadron 61 and fondly recalls directing vintage aircraft after they touched down last summer during a weeklong air show at Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport, part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. He says CAP’s cadet program provided the...

    September 16, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Scranton (Pa.) Composite Squadron 201 cadets and senior members held their Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, in the Viewmont Mall. The squadron holds the fundraiser annually. The funds raised are used to support the Cadet Programs activities that include summer encampment at Fort Indiantown Gap, aerospace education projects...

    September 15, 2016

    The Civil Air Patrol has been “Always Vigilant for America” since 1941. This year, CAP celebrates its 75th anniversary and the Rhode Island Wing wants to encourage youths to perform “missions for America.” First Lt. Bob Gubala joined “The Rhode Show” Wednesday to discuss CAP's missions and its program for...

    September 12, 2016

    A renewed interest in flying has led to the return of a volunteer Civil Air Patrol unit in New Hampshire’s North Country after 25 years. Many members of the nonprofit — young cadets up to age 21 — have just learned how to fly and hope to help their communities...

    September 12, 2016

    Saturday was an exciting day for members of the Southeast Minnesota squadron of Civil Air Patrol as they got together to do a search and rescue exercise. After a mission briefing they got together to find a simulated plane crash. They had two crews, one in the air and one...

    September 12, 2016

    The Georgia Wing’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron recently moved into its new location, donated by ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Flight School at Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field in Peachtree City. “We are very excited to be a part of the airport community as it will enhance the...

    September 9, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Florida Wing’s Ormond Beach Composite Squadron have placed nearly 3,000 flags at Daytona Memorial Park in Daytona Beach for Sunday’s Never Forget Tribute. The tribute is a special commemoration to honor the memory of the thousands who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and the...

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