Civil Air Patrol Volunteer Now

    Headline News

    March 1, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Frankfort Patch, a news and information website, talks to Maj. Aaron Angelini, commander of the Illinois Wing’s Lincoln-Way Composite Squadron, about why he’s a part of Civil Air Patrol. Click here to find out the five things you need to know about CAP and the L-W squadron.

    February 29, 2012

    IOWA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Davenport Composite Squadron held its annual dining out and 2011 awards presentation while marking a change of command recently. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command (ASC), was the featured speaker at the event, who encouraged the estimated...

    February 28, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- They are buried memories, “grains of salt” in a sea of experiences, that have stretched across his 87 years, John Maloney said. But when the Oxford resident read about a Milford cadet’s petitioning for a bill that would grant World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers the Congressional...

    February 28, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Miami-Dade’s Civil Air Patrol squadrons have expanded to include new recruits in the North Miami-Dade area. The program, an auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force, helps teens hone their minds, bodies and leadership skills. Learn more about CAP’s cadet program in Miami-Dade in this article in the local...

    February 27, 2012

    ARIZONA -- “Amazing” was one cadet’s response to the new home for Yuma’s Civil Air Patrol squadron that was shown off during an open house Friday afternoon. Until now, Yuma Composite Squadron 508 has been shunted from one temporary classroom to another, observed Cadet Lt. Col. Jackie Taylor, a CAP...

    February 27, 2012

    FLORIDA -- A new taxiway is expected to improve safety at the Marco Island Executive Airport, and increase the number of takeoffs and landings the facility can handle. Previously, the airport was the only one in Florida with a 5,000-foot runway to accommodate jet traffic that did not have a...

    February 27, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A team of five Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings will compete as finalists in a national cyber defense competition in Washington D.C., next month. The team, coached by 1st Lt. Shannon Hofer and mentored by 2nd Lt. Michael Klosterman, is...

    February 24, 2012

    MARYLAND -- By the time she was in fourth grade, young Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell knew she wanted to be a fighter pilot. What the now-U.S. Air Force major didn’t know, however, was that she would knock down a racial barrier by becoming the first black female fighter pilot. Learn more about Kimbrell,...

    February 24, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- “CAP is a great program,” said U.S. Air Force Col. James Clavenna, 437th Maintenance Group commander, 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston. Clavenna’s son, Jack, has been a member of the CAP Coastal Carolina Composite Squadron in Charleston for nearly a year and is a CAP...

    February 24, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Youth from all over Southern Illinois are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. These youth are the newest cadets of Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Twelve cadets recently participated in a two-day orientation in Marion. The program included training...

    February 23, 2012

    OHIO -- U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Jeff Shaffer, a C-130 navigator with the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, talks with Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Megan Beatty Wednesday while he inputs a flight plan. Beatty, along with approximately 15 other CAP cadets from...

    February 23, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Two trailers owned by Civil Air Patrol were damaged by fire early Wednesday morning at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. No injuries were reported, and the damage was isolated to the two trailers, used by the St. Mary's Composite Squadron .

    February 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Daniel Shellhouse, a cadet colonel in Civil Air Patrol's Texas Wing, has earned the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, CAP's highest achievement for cadets. Shellhouse has been in CAP for six years and is a member of the Kingwood-based Marauder Composition Squadron.

    February 22, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Col. Rickey L. Oeth of Mascoutah has been assigned to serve a four-year term as Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing commander. He was formerly the wing’s vice commander. CAP Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Robert M. Karton presided over the official change of command ceremony at the Illinois...

    February 22, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Overlake Cadet Squadron cadets learned earlier this month that their squadron ranks among the top 2 percent of the nation’s more than 1,000 Air Force auxiliary units. Earning Civil Air Patrol’s Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2011, Overlake tied for fourth-highest overall ranking nationally and was one of...

    February 22, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Seven young men, all Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Susquehanna Valley, took their first steps toward future careers in aviation, emergency services or aerospace on Monday. The cadets were taking turns learning the basics of flight. Learn more about the cadets’ experience and see video on the...

    February 22, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Three area young people experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with Civil Air Patrol at the Greater Binghamton Airport Feb. 19. The cadets flew a combined total of three hours in CAP’s sophisticated Cessna 182R. Click here to learn more about the cadets’ big day.  

    February 21, 2012

    TEXAS -- The crash site of a Piper Comanche reported missing Monday evening while flying from Abilene to Norman, Okla., was found today about six miles northwest of Albany as a result of a search by Texas Wing aircrews, the Shackelford County Sheriff's Office, Department of Public Safety and local...

    February 21, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- They’re the people you hope you’ll never need: search and rescue crews. Civil Air Patrol cadets from 10 different states trained this past weekend at Hawk Mountain in Berks County. Find out what the cadets learned this past weekend and see video of their Hawk Mountain experience.

    February 21, 2012

    ARKANSAS – Civil Air Patrol members trained Saturday with search and rescue teams from across western Arkansas involved in a simulated search for a mission person in the Ozark National Forest. “We have about 30 ground searches a year in Franklin County and predominantly in the Ozark National Forest,” Franklin...

    February 21, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Fifty-one Civil Air Patrol pilots spent the weekend training in Lakeland. Jonathan Fowler, 28, of Jacksonville, was one of the pilots who are part of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing and participated in the National Check Pilot Standardization Course at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Completing the course allows...

    February 21, 2012

    COLORADO -- A group of teenagers is learning to save lives. It’s part of the Pueblo County Explorers program. The Explorers and members of Civil Air Patrol attended a CPR training Saturday morning. The program also gives teenagers insight to what life is like as a deputy. Learn more about...

    February 17, 2012

    COLORADO -- Franklin Macon, 88, of Carson is one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, even though he never deployed in World War II. He was a little too young. As a teenager, Macon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Dec. 28, 1943, after learning to fly in Civil Air...

    February 16, 2012

    WYOMING -- A Teton County Search and Rescue member was killed and two others injured Wednesday in a helicopter crash on Togwotee Pass. The victim was one of three in a county rescue helicopter that was flying to the scene of a reported snowmobile fatality south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge...

    February 16, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol pilot Sarah Rovner was on hand Monday when the Montgomery County Airport Advisory Board and CAP recognized Lone Star Executive Airport air traffic controller Steven Bruce with a resolution and certificates of appreciation for his heroic actions on the night of Jan. 3. Bruce was...

    Month
    CAP National Headquarters
    105 South Hansell Street
    Bldg. 714
    Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
    Interested in Membership?
    Contact Your Local Unit
    http://hosted.where2getit.com
    Powered by SiteViz Enterprise Edition
    Copyright © 2014 Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. All Rights Reserved.