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    May 7, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Civil Air Patrol cadets in La Crosse received a big honor over weekend -- the 2011 Wisconsin Wing Squadron of Merit award. It's given to the group that has the greatest cadet growth, most participation and the most cadets moving up in rank in the past year. The...

    May 4, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- A flying nun and a Blue Angel, heaven bound. Sister Annunciata Wentz stuffed her ankle-length white habit into a flight suit, put a helmet over her black veil, walked onto the Marine base tarmac and up the ladder of a Blue Angels two-seat F/A-18B Hornet and moments...

    May 4, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- A female senior from Kennedy High School in Burien, who lives in White Center and is a cadet in Civil Air Patrol, has been appointed to West Point, the United States Military Academy. Natalie Budner beat the odds as women make up just 17 percent of enrollment there. Find...

    May 4, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Max Rogovin wants to fly fighter jets for the U.S. Navy. He is pursuing that goal as a member of the Civil Air Patrol and soon will continue as a participant in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Rogovin, a junior at White Plains High School and...

    May 3, 2012

    NEBRASKA -- Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Lane of Tuskegee Airmen fame will be honored Saturday for his 70 years of service. Lane is a member of Civil Air Patrol's Nebraska Wing and will be honored Saturday at the wing's annual conference in Norfolk.  

    May 3, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Searchers continue to hold out hope that a 19-year-old fisherman, who went missing on Mott Lake in Genesee County Tuesday night, will be found. The Genesee County Sheriff's Dive Team was in the water Wednesday, and the Michigan Wing of Civil Air Patrol put a plane in the...

    May 3, 2012

    CONNECTICUT -- Every Monday evening at Markham Airport, volunteers train to protect and serve the citizens of the greater Meriden area. They are members of the Silver City Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.   

    May 2, 2012

    COLORADO -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron, known as “the Wolfpack,” are featured in this KRDO-TV report on CyberPatriot – The National High School Cyber Defense Competition. In March, the Wolfpack competed in CyberPatriot’s national competition and won the top spot, bringing home the Commander-in-Chief's Cup....

    May 2, 2012

    TEXAS -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Texoma Composite Squadron in Denison participated in a model rocket launching activity at North Texas Regional Airport in the second phase of CAP’s three-level Model Rocketry Program. The activity provided the cadets with a hands-on demonstration of scientific principles, and the opportunity to...

    May 1, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Alamance County police and emergency service personnel gathered en masse at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to search for Debra “Dianne” Sellars, who’s been missing for over a week. Capt. Steve Smith of the Burlington Police Department said 114 people from the Burlington, Elon University, Gibsonville, Graham and Elon...

    May 1, 2012

    OHIO -- Dylan Consbruck of Symmes Township was by no means the only pilot who asked the Blue Ash City Council to help save the Blue Ash Airport April 26, but he was certainly the youngest. The 17-year-old Sycamore High School sophomore, dressed in his Civil Air Patrol cadet program...

    May 1, 2012

    FLORIDA -- After coming together to join hands and link arms, about 200 volunteers from local churches and organizations, including Civil Air Patrol, fanned out across Indian River County on Saturday for the fourth annual Day of Service. The idea of a Day of Service was started by the Church...

    April 30, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- On Saturday, the U.S. Air Force evaluated the mission readiness of the South Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at Florence Regional Airport. The wing’s Florence squadron played host to the exercise, which was centered on a line of storms that passed through the Eastern Carolinas...

    April 30, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Rescue crews in Glenville learned the skills needed to deal with a plane crash. Members of the Civil Air Patrol spent their Saturday responding to a simulated crash. They had to locate the wreckage, then coordinate a rescue effort. The drill was designed to teach cadets things...

    April 30, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For those who noticed that there seemed to be more aircraft in the sky Saturday, the explanation is simple — the First-Ever Mount Airy Airport Fly-In was in progress. The event was considered a success even though the weather was colder than expected and a cloudy sky...

    April 30, 2012

    IOWA -- Two Iowa brothers have earned top cadet awards this month. Adam Wachholz, 18, a cadet colonel with the Iowa Wing of Civil Air Patrol, received the organization’s highest cadet award on Saturday. Wachholz, of Ottosen, was awarded the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award during a ceremony at Jordan...

    April 30, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Students from Alice Byrne Elementary School launched their science projects skyward with the help of the Yuma Aeromodelers, Civil Air Patrol cadets, and a real rocket scientist. The rocket launches are part of an annual field trip that the fourth-graders work toward, learning about aerodynamics and engineering along the...

    April 27, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- In 2011, Civil Air Patrol’s Copper Country Composite Squadron aided local emergency crews in three search-and-rescue missions, and stood on standby for a fourth. “That’s what we’re most known for,” Mission Pilot Jeff Burl, of Hancock, said. “(The CAP) is the organization that flies 90 percent of the...

    April 27, 2012

    COLORADO/NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado is joining the likes of JFK and Charlotte Douglas International Airport by hosting its first-ever Runway 5K run/walk. The event is set for June 16, and is a fundraiser for the Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, an organization that...

    April 27, 2012

    MAINE -- Civil Air Patrol's Maine Wing recently hosted a recent promotion ceremony in Augusta. Capt. Warren King, a mission pilot for the Maine Wing, was promoted to major by Wing Commander Col. Dan Leclair. King has been flying aircraft for more than 40 years, in the military and as a...

    April 27, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Two cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Condor Composite Squadron – Cadet Capt. John Dougherty of Pavilion and Cadet Capt. Grace Phelps of Arkport – were recently presented with CAP's Amelia Earhart Award at the Finger Lakes Group Ball in Perry. The Earhart award is considered a major...

    April 26, 2012

    ALASKA -- The body of a Tanana snowmachiner missing since late Monday evening has been found, according to Alaska State Troopers. While searching Wednesday, a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 and Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ R-44 helicopter Helo-2 discovered a seat that matched one from the snowmachine George Roberts, 40, was reportedly riding, and...

    April 26, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Master Sgt. Clay Yoder was recently awarded with a Corps of Cadets scholarship from Texas A&M University. Yoder, a Kingwood High School senior, will enter the Class of 2016 with the intent to study chemistry and will join the Air Force Reserve Officer Training...

    April 25, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- What’s CAP? Who makes up the Socorro Composite Squadron? And what’s the connection for Socorro residents? These are questions some people may ask, and the questions can be answered by people known in the community — but may not be known for their affiliation with CAP, which...

    April 25, 2012

    COLORADO -- A local team of Civil Air Patrol cadets who brought the Commander-in-Chief Cup back from the CyberPatriot IV: The National High School Cyber Defense Competition in March in National Harbor, Md., are featured in an article by Lea Johnson of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, now featured...

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