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    July 23, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- More than a week after he was last seen at his Mercer County home, there have been few clues into what happened to Donald Mariacher, who is still missing. Nearly 100 volunteers, many with the Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol, gathered near the home of Mariacher, 80,...

    July 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Texas Wing, including Corpus Christi, Kingsville and Victoria, trained over the weekend at Corpus Christi International Airport so they’ll be ready for any emergency that may arise. As part of the exercise, the cadets trained to find a simulated plane crash by...

    July 20, 2012

    MARYLAND -- “That’s how you should climb down my tower. It shouldn’t take you two years to get to the bottom!” shouted Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Martinez. There were about 20 Civil Air Patrol cadets below Martinez waiting for their shot at rappelling 70 feet down the side...

    July 19, 2012

    ALASKA -- A spokesman for the Alaska Air National Guard says rescue units are responding to a downed aircraft north of Fairbanks. Maj. Guy Hayes told KTUU-TV on Wednesday night that the Fairbanks Civil Air Patrol responded to a report of an overdue plane and found a downed aircraft about...

    July 19, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Danville Composite Squadron has a new aircraft to achieve the CAP’s goal of aviation education. “Danville had the glider re-assigned from Maryland in February,” said Gene Jackson, director of operations for CAP’s Virginia Wing. “The Air Force is so serious about getting kids into aviation...

    July 19, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- One thing that regular visitors to the Arlington Fly-In in the state of Washington noticed this year is how much the five-day event has grown over the course of its 43 years. Children from Marysville, Arlington and beyond showed up on the first day of the Fly-In. Marysville’s...

    July 18, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA – A new Highway Historical Marker honoring Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol Base 16 will be unveiled during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the site of the marker on Airport Road on Roanoke Island near the North Carolina Aquarium. Daily missions for CPB...

    July 17, 2012

    MISSISSIPPI -- Forty Civil Air Patrol cadets came here to Columbus Air Force Base July 6 to 14 to catch a glimpse of just what Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training is really like. The weeklong camp, known as the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course, provided the cadets with basic aircraft knowledge...

    July 13, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Teams of Civil Air Patrol cadets are being trained this week in Fond du Lac to fly remote-control airplanes in preparation for future military careers in aeronautics. Lt. Col. Randall Carlson, from CAP’s California Wing and retired from the U.S. Air Force, is leading the students’ activities. Learn...

    July 13, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- The Statesville Fire Department will house a 2003 Jaguar Airport Rescue and Firefighting truck, or “ARFF,” in the Civil Air Patrol hangar at Statesville Regional Airport until a more permanent location can be found. The odd-looking firefighting vehicle is due to arrive July 27 at the airport,...

    July 13, 2012

    ARIZONA -- About 70 Civil Air Patrol cadets from around the state were taking part in the Arizona Wing’s 2012 Aerospace Education activity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Thursday afternoon. The cadets, who stayed on campus overnight, had the opportunity to experience several of the school’s facilities and activities,...

    July 12, 2012

    MAINE – The experience 18 teenagers are enjoying this week at Dewitt Field in Old Town is captured in two media reports from the Bangor Daily News and WABI-TV, the local CBS affiliate. The teens are cadets with Civil Air Patrol, who came from Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and New...

    July 12, 2012

    CALIFORNIA – Camarillo Composite Squadron 61 has a proud history of serving Ventura County and Southern California. The unit's community service is chronicled in this article in the local newspaper, the Ventura County Star. “We’re essentially a quasi-military organization under the supervision of the U.S. Air Force, and we operate various missions including...

    July 11, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Seven CFIs, including Civil Air Patrol Capt. Susan Kirstein Parson, completed their “Master” instructor courses to receive the prestigious designation in June. The Federal Aviation Administration accreditation title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country, but Parson, director of...

    July 11, 2012

    MAINE -- When it comes to flying, Olivia Fowler doesn’t waste any time. A year ago, the Civil Air Patrol cadet made her first solo flight a couple of days after turning 16 – the minimum legal age for flying alone. She became eligible to get her pilot’s license on...

    July 9, 2012

    TEXAS – A Louisiana Wing aircrew tracked an electronic locator transmitter signal to an air crash site in a dense pine forest early Saturday in Harrison County, where Department of Public Safety troopers made their way to the wreckage and found the sole passenger dead, according to KETK-TV, the NBC...

    July 9, 2012

    WISCONSIN – Flights conducted Sunday by Civil Air Patrol allowed K-9 search teams from around the state of Wisconsin to practice real life scenarios they may be put in. The idea was to get the dogs – and crew members – prepared for search scenarios that require the use of...

    July 9, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Lynlea Ressler has piloted her way through two milestones toward her dream of becoming a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. Ressler, 18, a member of Florida Wing’s Marion County Composite Squadron, completed her first solo flight Sept. 27, 2011, and attained...

    July 6, 2012

    ALASKA -- A glacial dam release has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River. The watch, which means conditions are favorable for flooding, will remain in effect through this afternoon. The glacial dam release and watch came after a crew from Civil Air...

    July 6, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Authorities in Schuyler County searched for a crashed plane on Thursday. But they're not sure if one actually went down. Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman says a plane was flying over Cayuta Lake in the town of Catherine around noon, when the pilot noticed an emergency signal...

    July 6, 2012

    WASHINGTON – Twenty cadets and officers from Civil Air Patrol’s Overlake Composite Squadron each devoted over five hours Wednesday to help make the Kirkland July 4th Parade a success. The unit’s award-winning color guard also marched in the parade, fresh off a performance at the Seattle Museum of Flight and...

    July 6, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s South Carolina Wing toured Shaw Air Force Base as part a recent nine-day summer encampment at the McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson, S.C. While on the installation, the 110 young cadets first took a tour of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron...

    July 6, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Brookings Airport Terminal has a tenant – and an appropriate one at that. The City of Brookings owns the Airport Terminal building, which has been vacant since the city lost its commercial air service. It was a logical choice as a new home for the CAP,...

    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,...

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