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    November 18, 2013

    TEXAS -- All weekend, Lubbock served as a staging area for emergency response training. Civil Air Patrol members from West Texas were a part of a statewide area command exercise, which simulates multiple, overlapping scenarios to practice managing multiple disasters by plane and on foot. Fox 34 News' Ashley Claster...

    November 13, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- One man died and another had to be rescued and treated for serious injuries in a trainer plane crash north of Clinton, which left fiery wreckage strewn across a large hayfield off Five Bridge Road Tuesday morning, all part of a multi-agency simulated training exercise by the...

    November 12, 2013

    TEXAS – Retired Army Lt. Col. John J. Adams Jr. is the subject of a series of articles saluting and highlighting Houston-area veterans during Military Appreciation Month. Adams, now a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Marauder Composite Squadron in Kingwood, participated in 13 major operations in Vietnam. His service is chronicled...

    November 12, 2013

    Civil Air Patrol units participated in Veterans Day observances nationwide over the long holiday weekend, including a ceremony at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral, Fla. on Friday morning. For the 19th year, the middle school partnered with Civil Air Patrol to honor all who have served. Another observance in...

    November 12, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Dozens of Civil Air Patrol volunteers from all over Massachusetts trained Saturday at Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield. Their mission was to sharpen their skills at taking pictures from the air and the ground in case of a natural disaster anywhere in Massachusetts. See 22 News video from...

    November 5, 2013

    ALABAMA -- An Air Force family’s impressive collection of aircraft models soon will be on display in various buildings across Maxwell Air Force Base, including Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. The collection of 175 wooden, hand-painted aircraft models, collected by retired Air Force Cols. Bob and Rob Ditch, arrived at...

    November 5, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The Wheeling Composite Squadron earned the 2013 Outstanding Squadron of the Year Award recently at the annual West Virginia Wing Conference. The West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol leadership evaluated 12 squadrons throughout the state before selecting Wheeling. The squadron, located at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, is...

    November 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Sauk Prairie Middle School student Matthew Basken got the experience of sitting in a real F-16 cockpit turned roving flight simulator Tuesday. His mom, Amy Basken, looked on as the youngster took off down the virtual runway. The two attended an open house held by the Col. Sac...

    November 4, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Twenty years ago this month, the Battle of Mogadishu ensued between U.S. military forces and Somali militiamen aligned with Mohammed Farrah Adid. The account of that battle is captured in the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.” Retired Col. Tom Matthews was there on Oct. 3 and 4,...

    November 4, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Officials say more than 300 emergency personnel – including members of Civil Air Patrol – were on the scene of a simulated earthquake Saturday. Chuck Leake, a battalion chief with the Boone County Fire Protection District and the exercise's incident commander, told KRCG 13 the scenario involved an...

    November 4, 2013

      PENNSYLVANIA -- The annual Group Six conference and awards banquet for the Pennsylvania Civil Air Patrol was held in West Middlesex on Saturday. There was a general assembly in the morning followed by a banquet, training, and an awards ceremony later in the day. WKBN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Youngstown,...

    November 1, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Five Civil Air Patrol squadrons from the Louisiana Wing assisted at the recent re-dedication ceremony of New Orleans Lakefront Airport’s Historic Terminal. About 40 CAP cadets and officers participated, representing the Pontchartrain Composite Squadron, the Billy Mitchell squadron, the St. Tammany squadron, the Ascension squadron and the Alvin Callendar...

    October 31, 2013

    RHODE ISLAND -- The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame will induct five new members at its annual dinner in Cranston on Nov. 8. The five inductees (all deceased) include Lt. Col. Richard Warren Blackman, who made a major contribution to aviation in Rhode Island through his lengthy service with...

    October 29, 2013

    UTAH – They’re the guys you hope you never meet, but if you need them, you really want to see them. The Phantom Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, based in Utah County, stands ready to help in the event of an emergency. Best known for flying search and rescue missions,...

    October 28, 2013

    FLORIDA – Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Logan Cowan was one of four students recently participating in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security who were selected to place a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. He was chosen for the “prestigious” honor based...

    October 23, 2013

    NEVADA -- Harrison Ford may be best known for his iconic portrayals of movie heroes such Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but it was his invaluable and often unsung work as a general aviation advocate and humanitarian pilot that were in the spotlight Tuesday morning at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention...

    October 23, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Dr. Ronald Bradley is one week away from an unusual trip overseas. “It’s not a business trip, it’s not a vacation, maybe a little bit different, I’m going to Afghanistan,” Bradley explained. This will be the Georgetown resident’s second trip to Afghanistan and third to the Middle...

    October 19, 2013

    UTAH -- A series of giant arrows can be found across northern Utah and several other states. What are they for? For the answer, you have to go back in time. To find the answer of what the arrows are pointing at, you have to go a long way back...

    October 18, 2013

    COLORADO -- A news release published recently on the Federal Emergency Management Agency website details the situation in Colorado, where heavy rains wrought historic flooding one month ago. According to the release, thousands of photos taken by the Colorado Civil Air Patrol helped FEMA and other agencies determine the flooding’s impact and assess where...

    October 18, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- The New Mexico Wing of Civil Air Patrol earned a rating of “Outstanding” — the highest possible rating — from a U.S. Air Force team during a recent formal evaluation exercise. Three Socorro members were on the principal staff of the exercise, which saw CAP personnel from...

    September 26, 2013

    IDAHO -- The body of one of two missing day-hikers was recovered Wednesday afternoon in Craters of the Moon National Monument. It has since been identified as that of Jodean Elliott-Blakeslee, 63. Blakeslee and Amelia Linkert, 69, were reported missing on Monday morning. The Butte County Sheriff Office and National Park Service...

    September 26, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- On Sept. 10, Boonton resident Paul Rech officially started serving as New Jersey Wing chaplain with the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary – Civil Air Patrol. Of this he said, “It will be a large responsibility, but also a great honor to be able to serve the state...

    September 24, 2013

    ALASKA -- An Eagle River pilot remains missing as the official search for a plane last located in Southeast Alaska has been suspended. On Monday, the commander of 11th Air Force, under recommendation by the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, suspended search efforts for 47-year-old Alan Foster, whose Piper PA-32 dropped...

    September 24, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Myrtle Beach residents may notice fighter jets in the sky today as part of a defense exercise being conducted by the South Carolina Air National Guard. The routine exercise will feature jets from the 169th Fighter Wing escorting a single-engine aircraft from the South Carolina Civil Air...

    September 23, 2013

    COLORADO -- U.S. Sen. Mark Udall visited the Loveland disaster relief and donation center on Sunday in a one-day tour of three disaster assistance centers in Colorado. Before his tour of Larimer County’s regional donation center, he talked to members of Civil Air Patrol and thanked them for their assistance....

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