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    May 21, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Civil Air Patrol in South Dakota had a search and rescue training exercise in Sioux Falls on Saturday, mixing dogs, planes, and cadets in a joint learning effort. Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, works with local, state, federal, tribal, and private agencies. Saturday’s exercise included cooperation...

    May 18, 2012

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- As the sun sets over Osan Air Base one Monday evening, the sharp yells of drill instruction echo across the flight line. But if anyone followed the calls of attention and facing movements, they would not find the expected group of seasoned airmen...

    May 17, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (NORAD) fighters will be active in the skies over the greater Chicago area Friday morning in preparation for the next week’s NATO Summit. Exercise Amalgam Virgo 12-NATO, an air defense exercise, is comprised of a series of flights including several...

    May 17, 2012

    HAWAII -- Eighteen-year-old Kealakehe High School senior Jonathan Lomberg thinks anyone can become a leader, but to be a good one, you have to lead by example – something that helped earn him the special distinction of Cadet Member of the Year from the Pacific Region staff of Civil Air...

    May 17, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently received an orientation on corporate aviation. Many of these Georgia Wing cadets have already been in the cockpit of a Cessna 172, the workhorse of CAP. Some have even flown in and toured a C-130 courtesy of...

    May 15, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Civil Air Patrol Maj. Steve Tupper, in this “Exploring Aviation” quest for the AOPA Pilot blog “Let’s Go Flying,” pursues a glider rating. Tupper, a member of the Michigan Wing’s Oakland Composite Squadron and the wing’s legal officer, is a private pilot, host of the Airspeed podcast (www.airspeedonline.com),...

    May 15, 2012

    OHIO -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Grand Lake Flight – a local force of cadets 12 to 21 years old – took the helms of airplanes on Saturday in Montezuma and practiced turns, climbs and descends. Capt. Joseph Mosher, an orientation flight officer, and other FAA-licensed pilots with CAP’s...

    May 14, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Hunter Ward of the Florida Wing’s Tyndall-Panama Composite Squadron has been nominated by CAP as the 2011 Southeast Region Cadet of the Year. The son of Lt. Col. Robert Ward, 325th Fighter Wing chaplain, began his service in the Civil Air Patrol in...

    May 14, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Civil Air Patrol members from CAP's Georgia Wing kept their eyes on the sky as planes came in from a pair of situation exercises Saturday morning at Gainesville Municipal Airport. The two events, both called SAREX for search-and-rescue exercise, included a simulation of a missing person in the...

    May 14, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Maj. Mark A. Piersall, commander of the Maryland Wing’s Frederick Composite Squadron, recently was asked five questions about Civil Air Patrol. Piersall's responses were published in the local newspaper, the Frederick News-Post.  

    May 10, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies and the Civil Air Patrol are searching a remote area of the desert for a missing California man who has Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Dennis Elkins, 64, called deputies on Monday, saying he was lost near the White Tank Mountains. The cell phone signal was...

    May 10, 2012

    HAWAII -- Two weeks after Civil Air Patrol's Maui Composite Squadron took top honors at an annual state awards banquet, its commander, Lt. Col. Randal Leval, was recognized as Outstanding Member of the Year for the Pacific Region, which is made up of western states. Hawaii Wing Commander Col. Roger...

    May 10, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- First Lt. Larry Stewart, who serves as the Tennessee Wing’s Group 2 public affairs officer, gave this firsthand account of a recent weekend search and rescue exercise attended by more than 30 Civil Air Patrol cadets at Hamilton Bay State Park. In all, 49 cadets and adult members...

    May 7, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Helen Keller Elementary School students now know what it’s like to maneuver planes and direct air traffic at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon. About 27 fifth-graders from the Green Bay school visited the airport on Friday as part of a Civil Air Patrol career exploration program. The...

    May 7, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Calhoun is home to an aerospace education center, and is looking for young people to send into the air. Civil Air Patrol's Calhoun Composite Squadron, located on the premises of the Tom B. David Airport, will continue to develop the next generation’s cadets, thanks to CAP’s Georgia Wing, which...

    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...

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