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    December 2, 2013

    OHIO -- A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of Lt. Margaret Bartholomew’s final mission was recently conducted at the Spring Grove Cemetery at her gravesite. In attendance were eight Civil Air Patrol volunteers and three of Lt. Margaret Bartholomew’s living family members. There was a certificate of appreciation along with...

    December 2, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- The National Association of Flight Instructors recently honored Gregory G. Gorak as the 25th inductee into the Michigan-based Flight Instructor Hall of Fame. The induction took place in Gorak’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., as part of a surprise luncheon presentation during the flight instructor refresher clinic presented by Gaits...

    November 22, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- As a child, he was inspired by meeting a commercial airline pilot as he walked down the aisle greeting passengers. At 15, he completed his first solo in an AT-6 Texan World War II trainer and went on to serve four years in Civil Air Patrol....

    November 22, 2013

    MARYLAND -- Southern Maryland squadrons of Civil Air Patrol won major awards recently at the Maryland Wing’s annual conference in Ellicott City. St. Mary’s Composite Squadron was named squadron of the year, and CAP members from those squadrons also garnered seven individual awards for their performances in 2012-2013. Find out...

    November 21, 2013

    LOUISIANA – The St. Tammany Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently participated in the St. Tammany Regional Airport Fly-In, which included a salute to U.S. veterans. Sixteen single and multi-engine civilian and prior military aircraft landed at the airport. “It was an honor to serve the pilots, especially the veterans,” said...

    November 18, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA – Wheeling’s Civil Air Patrol is flying a bit higher these days after earning a lofty award, the 2013 Outstanding Squadron of the Year Award during the wings’ annual conference in Charleston. The designation means the unit is the best of the12 squadrons in the state, according to...

    November 18, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- The presentation of the colors at the Park Forest Police Department’s 10th Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday resulted in this video, which features the Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Composite Squadron based in Lansing and John Dempsey, a bagpiper from the Chicago Emerald Society, playing “Balmoral.” The video aired...

    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...

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