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    July 13, 2012

    ARIZONA -- About 70 Civil Air Patrol cadets from around the state were taking part in the Arizona Wing’s 2012 Aerospace Education activity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Thursday afternoon. The cadets, who stayed on campus overnight, had the opportunity to experience several of the school’s facilities and activities,...

    July 12, 2012

    MAINE – The experience 18 teenagers are enjoying this week at Dewitt Field in Old Town is captured in two media reports from the Bangor Daily News and WABI-TV, the local CBS affiliate. The teens are cadets with Civil Air Patrol, who came from Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and New...

    July 12, 2012

    CALIFORNIA – Camarillo Composite Squadron 61 has a proud history of serving Ventura County and Southern California. The unit's community service is chronicled in this article in the local newspaper, the Ventura County Star. “We’re essentially a quasi-military organization under the supervision of the U.S. Air Force, and we operate various missions including...

    July 11, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Seven CFIs, including Civil Air Patrol Capt. Susan Kirstein Parson, completed their “Master” instructor courses to receive the prestigious designation in June. The Federal Aviation Administration accreditation title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country, but Parson, director of...

    July 11, 2012

    MAINE -- When it comes to flying, Olivia Fowler doesn’t waste any time. A year ago, the Civil Air Patrol cadet made her first solo flight a couple of days after turning 16 – the minimum legal age for flying alone. She became eligible to get her pilot’s license on...

    July 9, 2012

    TEXAS – A Louisiana Wing aircrew tracked an electronic locator transmitter signal to an air crash site in a dense pine forest early Saturday in Harrison County, where Department of Public Safety troopers made their way to the wreckage and found the sole passenger dead, according to KETK-TV, the NBC...

    July 9, 2012

    WISCONSIN – Flights conducted Sunday by Civil Air Patrol allowed K-9 search teams from around the state of Wisconsin to practice real life scenarios they may be put in. The idea was to get the dogs – and crew members – prepared for search scenarios that require the use of...

    July 9, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Lynlea Ressler has piloted her way through two milestones toward her dream of becoming a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. Ressler, 18, a member of Florida Wing’s Marion County Composite Squadron, completed her first solo flight Sept. 27, 2011, and attained...

    July 6, 2012

    ALASKA -- A glacial dam release has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River. The watch, which means conditions are favorable for flooding, will remain in effect through this afternoon. The glacial dam release and watch came after a crew from Civil Air...

    July 6, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Authorities in Schuyler County searched for a crashed plane on Thursday. But they're not sure if one actually went down. Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman says a plane was flying over Cayuta Lake in the town of Catherine around noon, when the pilot noticed an emergency signal...

    July 6, 2012

    WASHINGTON – Twenty cadets and officers from Civil Air Patrol’s Overlake Composite Squadron each devoted over five hours Wednesday to help make the Kirkland July 4th Parade a success. The unit’s award-winning color guard also marched in the parade, fresh off a performance at the Seattle Museum of Flight and...

    July 6, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s South Carolina Wing toured Shaw Air Force Base as part a recent nine-day summer encampment at the McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson, S.C. While on the installation, the 110 young cadets first took a tour of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron...

    July 6, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Brookings Airport Terminal has a tenant – and an appropriate one at that. The City of Brookings owns the Airport Terminal building, which has been vacant since the city lost its commercial air service. It was a logical choice as a new home for the CAP,...

    July 6, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Adam Parker, a junior at Peters Township High School, was appointed the new cadet commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Washington Composite Squadron 601 at a special change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Armory in Washington. The ceremony was conducted by Capt. Edward Silassy, the newly...

    July 3, 2012

    MAINE -- Eighteen cadets from across the country will partake in Maine’s National Flight Academy this summer when they arrive in Bangor this Thursday. The cadets, who are between 15 and 19 years old, will be arriving from Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan and the New England states,...

    July 3, 2012

    NEBRASKA -- Twenty-four Civil Air Patrol cadets attending the recent National Flight Academy at Camp Ashland had the opportunity to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter. Click here to see video of the cadets’ experience.  

    July 2, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Yavapai County Sheriff's Office officials say a private helicopter has crashed into the Verde River, killing all four people who were onboard. YCSO says the crash in the remote area likely took place Saturday during a flight from Sedona to Scottsdale. According to Col. Brian Ready, search crews...

    July 2, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Civil Air Patrol pilots doublechecked their equipment before takeoff during the annual Mountain Fury Pilot Training in Asheville on Saturday. The five planes used during the training exercise were painted red, white and blue, the signature colors of CAP. “It’s a great refresher for mountain flying,” pilot...

    June 29, 2012

    HAWAII -- Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire Thursday on the Hikimoe Ridge on Kauai with the assistance of Civil Air Patrol’s Hawaii Wing, which is conducting flyovers to monitor the 410-acre blaze. The crews, which include more than 50 personnel from the state’s forestry division, Kauai fire department and...

    June 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- The first black Marines landed in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their World War II service in the face of discrimination. The Montford Point Marines, named after the segregated North Carolina camp where they trained, and their surviving family members received...

    June 28, 2012

    ALASKA -- Investigators say aircraft wreckage discovered this summer on a glacier in the mountains east of Anchorage came from an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing everyone on board. The C-124 Globemaster carried 52 people, according to the Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command,...

    June 28, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Maj. Josh Dovi had made nine flights at Coles County Memorial Airport in Mattoon as of Wednesday morning, and he thought it’s helped him along the way to his goal. The 20-year-old from Inverness, Fla., is one of 29 of this year’s cadets at...

    June 27, 2012

    ARIZONA --The 306th Rescue Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base hosted more than 20 Civil Air Patrol cadets as they experienced a small portion of the demanding training required to become a part of the Air Force Guardian Angel career field during the recent Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course. APJOC...

    June 25, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- The U.S. Air Force and Civil Air Patrol are suspending the search for a Twin Cities pilot and his plane that went missing two weeks ago over northeastern Minnesota. The search is ending after 13 days without finding Mike Bratlie of Lakeville, who disappeared in his Piper PA-31...

    June 22, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- A congressman from San Diego is sponsoring a bill that would honor the service of a group of civilians that tangled with the enemy during World War II. Soon after the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, the newly-formed Civil Air Patrol was called into action. Civilian pilots –...

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