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    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 –...

    June 22, 2012

    Flags that are torn or tattered should be retired by burning them, according to the U.S. Flag Code, and more than 3,500 flags were retired at a Flag Day ceremony in Summit County in Ohio. Officers and cadets from Civil Air Patrol's Ohio Wing assisted with the formal ceremony for burning the...

    June 21, 2012

    MAINE -- A historic structure now has a new home, thanks to members of the Maine Forest Service and Maine Army National Guard who moved a fire watchtower recently from the North Maine Woods to the Ashland Logging Museum. Kent Nelson, fire prevention specialist with the MFS, said the structure...

    June 21, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Two Spaatz cadets from the Osprey Composite Squadron recently became officers in the U.S. Air Force. Cadet Cols. Wayne Mowery and Shaharazad Purvis were commissioned as second lieutenants during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. Find out more about these high achieving cadets in this...

    June 20, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Civil Air Patrol cadet officially joined the ranks of a prestigious club during a ceremony at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory on Davison Army Airfield recently. Col. William Vician, Mount Vernon Composite Squadron cadet commander, received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award for five...

    June 20, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- The Copper Country Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has a new, yet familiar face at the helm. Second Lt. Tom Curski assumed command of the unit in a change of command ceremony prior to the squadron’s regular Monday evening meeting. He succeeds Maj. Joe Masini, who held...

    June 19, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- The search for a Twin Cities area pilot and his plane in Northeastern Minnesota has entered its second week and now involves Civil Air Patrol aircrews from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. CAP pilots have already logged about 630 hours in the search for Michael Bratlie, a 67-year-old pilot...

    June 19, 2012

    MAINE -- Retired Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Eugene Richardson of Fayette spent Monday afternoon up in a red, white and blue Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 shooting photos of the demolition of Great Works Dam in Bradley. It was a practice shoot and readiness exercise for CAP’s Maine Wing,...

    June 19, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Officials at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum held the annual “Become a Pilot” family day Saturday in Chantilly, and cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Virginia Wing, clad in battle dress uniforms, were on hand to offer their assistance. Click here to see photos and learn more...

    June 19, 2012

    NEBRASKA -- Twenty-four cadets arrived in Fremont Thursday night and are spending two weeks attending one of the Civil Air Patrol’s national flight academies at Fremont Municipal Airport and Midland University. “It’s kind of a plum school,” said Lt. Col. Dave Halperin, public affairs officer. The academy offers cadets an...

    June 18, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Search crews continued to follow leads, develop new ones and scour the forests of the North Shore by air in the search for a Lakeville pilot and plane that went missing June 8. Lt. Col. Paul Hertel of the Civil Air Patrol said about 70 personnel from Minnesota,...

    June 18, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association based in Arlington announces the addition of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps as a new category in the nation’s largest and fastest growing high school cyber defense competition, CyberPatriot. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps will compete in CyberPatriot’s All Service Division, which previously was...

    June 18, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Dana Hills High School freshman and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Tech Sgt. Spencer French, 14, of Laguna Niguel has been selected to participate in the United States Naval Academy’s Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program in Annapolis, Md. Admission into the program is competitive and highly...

    June 18, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Warren Parks and his extensive military career is featured in today’s “Just Folks” in the Lebanon Daily News. At 74, Parks stays active as a member of Civil Air Patrol, serving as a major in the Pennsylvania Wing’s Lebanon VFW Cadet Squadron 307....

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