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    January 29, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- During Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, the U.S. government will establish a no-fly zone centered on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and pilots have been warned already that entering the area without permission could bring anything from a talk with federal agents to civil fines to, worse, missiles. Preparing for Sunday,...

    January 29, 2013

    TENNESSEE -- Barry Melton has devoted most of his life to volunteer service, through membership in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary commonly known as the Civil Air Patrol, and serving in media-related areas in his local church. Melton has worked for Life Care Centers of America for almost 20 years....

    January 29, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Washington County Squadron 601 received congressional recognition from U.S. Rep. Timothy Murphy, R-Pa., as well as awards from their squadron for their contributions to the community. Those in attendance for the presentation included Col. Sandra Brandon, commander of CAP’s Pennsylvania Wing, and Capt....

    January 24, 2013

    WISCONSIN – MaryBeth Marx, a middle school (grades 6-8) teacher with the Westby Area School District, recently represented Westby VFW Post 8021 as its VFW Citizenship Educator of the Year award recipient. Marx was nominated to the VFW by Westby Middle School Principal Clarice Kammel for her involvement with Civil...

    January 23, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- The staff at the Berry Patch Bed and Breakfast in Swatara Township have entertained hundreds of guests through the years, but few, if any, have been as interesting as Col. Mary S. Feik. Feik, at age 88, recently drove her pickup truck (stick shift, too!) from her home...

    January 23, 2013

    TEXAS -- The Denton Rotary Club recently partnered with Civil Air Patrol to present Daniel Bishop, a CAP cadet, with the Service Above Self Award. The award was presented to Bishop at a December awards banquet held by the Denton Nighthawk Composite Squadron. Bishop, a cadet captain in the squadron, completed more...

    January 18, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Search and rescue leaders from various federal, state and local emergency agencies, including Civil Air Patrol, converged on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) recently for a week-long course in search theory and applications to land and air searches. Taught by the National Search and Rescue School, the course...

    January 18, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Several La Crosse area residents were honored recently for their contributions and achievements as members of the La Crosse Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Maj. Duane St. Mary, the unit’s commander, presented the Cadet of the Year Award to Cadet Lt. Col. Michael Ebert of West Salem....

    January 15, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- The 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard in Westfield will be conducting training in the next few weeks in some regions of southern Vermont and New Hampshire in preparation for an upcoming inspection. The practice intercept missions, called Fertile Keynotes, involve 104th Fighter Wing F-15s...

    January 15, 2013

    FLORIDA -- It's a dream he's had all his life, said Ken Bardon – to sail around the world. On Sunday, the Marco Islander set out to make his dream into reality. With a crew of four, Bardon cast off from the dock and took the helm of Moonbeam, his...

    January 15, 2013

    NEW YORK -- The Vanguard Composite Squadron, NY-390, the local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, celebrated its fifth anniversary Saturday night with a dinner at the Freehold Community Center. The dinner featured promotions and awards presentations, as well as speeches and a slideshow, all recognizing the accomplishments of not...

    January 14, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Both by air and land, they are searching and rescuing lives. It’s the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol. “Every time we’re called upon we try to get a team to go out and do it,” South Dakota Wing Commander Col. John Seten said. Officers and cadets conducted...

    January 14, 2013

    ILLINOIS – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger was back in his old stomping grounds Sunday night. Kinzinger was the keynote speaker for the McLean County Civil Air Patrol’s annual banquet. Seventeen young members were honored with an award and promotion from the CAP and Bloomington VFW. The visit was a homecoming...

    January 10, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- West Coast air defenses will be tested this morning in an exercise dubbed Felix Hawk, which will send military aircraft flying low over the North Coast of California between Cloverdale and Garberville. “Folks might see a couple of F-16 airplanes flying as slow as they can to intercept a...

    January 8, 2013

    FLORIDA -- AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson about Civil Air Patrol’s new governance structure and how the organization will continue to serve the military and the public. Click here to hear Anderson’s comments, part of an audio podcast hosted recently by AVweb, a national aviation...

    January 8, 2013

    ALASKA – The frigid cold couldn’t keep Santa and the volunteers of the 9th Composite Operations Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol in Fairbanks from bringing Christmas gifts, turkeys and fresh fruit to the Interior Alaska village of Beaver, but it did delay them by one day. Santa’s reindeer may...

    January 8, 2013

    MAINE -- A dozen senior members, parents and cadets from the Maine Wing Civil Air Patrol 77th Composite Squadron visited the National Weather Service Office in Gray recently to learn about the services provided by the weather service meteorologists. Click here to learn more about their visit and see a...

    January 4, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- One of the most prominent signs of holiday cheer is a simple green wreath adorned with a red bow. And, the mission of an organization called Wreaths Across America is to bring a sense of remembrance and respect by placing holiday wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers...

    December 28, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- After searching for 10 days, Yosemite National Park officials report they have called off the search for a missing plane. The pilot, 68-year-old Nicol Wilson of Santa Barbara, took off alone from Santa Barbara headed toward the Mammoth Lake Airport on Dec. 17. Rescue crews, including Civil Air...

    December 28, 2012

    TEXAS -- More than 30 student volunteers arrived in Brownsville on Wednesday to take part in an almost weeklong training course to learn search-and-rescue methods, compass reading and how to use technology to enable them to find downed aircraft, vessels and people. The students, from Louisiana, Arkansas and California, are...

    December 28, 2012

    OREGON -- Most of the tsunami warning sirens in one Oregon coastal county will go silent in the New Year. Communities up and down the West Coast, including Tillamook County, are phasing in more modern forms of emergency alerts like Facebook, Twitter and NOAA weather radio, but will continue reverse...

    December 27, 2012

    ALABAMA – Alabama Wing ground team members are helping search for a 69-year-old Montgomery man whose abandoned pickup was found in heavy woods in Auburn earlier in the week, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. The search for the man, who suffers from a degenerative brain disease and was reported missing...

    December 27, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- Socorro’s M Mountain Fly-In has been named “Airshow of the Year” by the New Mexico Airport Managers Association, according to a report by the New Mexico Aviation Division. The Fly-In, held at Socorro Municipal Airport last Sept. 29-30, featured a World War II B-17G bomber, a U.S....

    December 26, 2012

    KENTUCKY -- The sky has officially become the limit for Civil Air Patrol's Paducah Composite Squadron with the arrival of a new plane for use by the unit. The squadron recently took ownership of the four-seat Cessna 172 and is currently in the process of getting staff certified to fly...

    December 19, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Deborah Rose fought back the tears remembering those who have served this country proudly. Many of her family members including her father and grandfather, served in wars, as well as friends. “I think of my dad,” she said. “I think of all of them.” The Monroe resident gathered...

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