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    March 28, 2012

    COLORADO -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 11-08 beginning tonight and continuing into early Thursday in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise consists of a series of training flights held...

    March 26, 2012

    MARYLAND -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol is now featured in a video on the homepage of af.mil, the official Air Force website. The “Air Force Report” from Baltimore covers the vital role CAP plays in the Air Force’s domestic noncombat missions. Click the play button below to...

    March 26, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Dozens of volunteers with Civil Air Patrol spent Saturday on a special training mission making sure they’re ready to go on a moment’s notice. Volunteers gathered at Fresno Yosemite International Airport to brush up on their search and rescue skills. Find out more about the training mission and...

    March 26, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- When George Boyd first began his training to become a pilot, he never thought he would become one of the few black men of his day to make history. The retired U.S. Air Force major and current Civil Air Patrol colonel, now living in Wichita, Kan., is one...

    March 26, 2012

    FLORIDA -- The Naples Airport Authority has recognized three Civil Air Patrol members for their bravery in responding to a January accident at Naples Municipal Airport. The driver of a tow truck on Airport Pulling Road experienced a medical emergency, drove through the airport’s perimeter fence and crashed into a...

    March 26, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- As a new cadet colonel, Skeetz Guilbeau of the Tri-Cities Composite Squadron has attained the highest cadet rank possible in Civil Air Patrol, an achievement that prompted retired astronaut Bonnie Dunbar to call him “a role model we want to instill in generations to come.” Dunbar, who praised Guilbeau for his persistence in...

    March 23, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- After unsuccessful ground searches, the Civil Air Patrol is taking to the air to help search for hiker Derek Lueking. “It’s an extremely rugged and remote area,” Choo Choo Senior Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Deming Gray said. “There’s not a lot of electric life. Not in that area.”...

    March 23, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS – The first Chris Sullivan Memorial 5K Road Race will be held April 29 in Lowell, in memory of the former U.S. Army captain killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Baghdad in 2005. The road race in memory of Sullivan, a former cadet commander in Civil...

    March 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Texoma Composite Squadron performed a flag-raising ceremony as part of a recent day-long celebration marking the reopening of the Sam Rayburn House Museum in Bonham. The house, named for one of the most influential and powerful politicians of the 20th century, was closed...

    March 23, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- There’s a new bird in the skies over St. Clair County and the rest of Michigan’s Thumb. It’s red, white and blue — and it nests at the St. Clair County International Airport. The Blue Water Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has been assigned the Cessna 172...

    March 23, 2012

    FLORIDA -- A statewide exercise ordered by Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing Commander Col. Michael Cook showed the readiness of young members of the St. Augustine Composite Squadron to assist other state agencies in an actual emergency event. The stand-down exercises held recently at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport at...

    March 22, 2012

    COLORADO -- Although warmer weather is being embraced by many snow-accustomed residents in the Plains and Upper Midwest, the unseasonably dry conditions have turned the region’s vast grasslands into a tinderbox, as revealed in aerial wildfire photos taken earlier this week by the Colorado Civil Air Patrol and broadcast on...

    March 22, 2012

    ALASKA -- He always has felt comfortable up in the air. “I’ve never had a problem with heights,” said Alex Agosti, a Civil Air Patrol cadet in the Kenai Composite Squadron. “I’m more comfortable flying than I am driving my truck.” The teenager is on a mission to become an...

    March 22, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Young people can receive aerospace education, get physically fit and learn life-long leadership skills through the Butte County Composite Squadron 95 Civil Air Patrol cadet program. “In a nutshell, the cadet program is an amazing leadership program that trains children to follow first, become team players and then...

    March 22, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- U.S. Rep. Candice Miller presented the Congressional Award – Gold and Silver Medals – to Cadet Capt. Zechariah Vinson of Romeo in honor of his community service and personal achievements. He and his mother are members of Civil Air Patrol’s Selfridge Cadet Squadron in Macomb. Zechariah’s sister, Emilie...

    March 21, 2012

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Do you have a family member whose name is on one of the crosses that will be placed on the Boone County Courthouse lawn in Madison next weekend? If so, the Memorial Day celebration on May 28, on the courthouse steps should be of special interest to...

    March 21, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- While their father is currently serving overseas in Germany, siblings Ashley and Matthew Chillcutt, age 15 and 16 respectively, serve right here at home with Civil Air Patrol’s Fort Campbell Composite Squadron at Outlaw Field in Clarksville. Beside sharing a love of service with their father, U.S. Army...

    March 20, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that disappeared during a flight from Arizona to San Jose last week, the Federal Aviation Administration said. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the Beechcraft B36 was found near the San Benito community of New Idria around 1 p.m....

    March 20, 2012

    COLORADO -- The Heartstrong Fire, burning in Yuma County since Sunday afternoon, is now completely contained and residents who live in the 224-square-mile area of the fire have returned home. Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day said he and Civil Air Patrol surveyed the damage in the burn area on Monday. Day...

    March 19, 2012

    GEORGIA -- The search for a hot air balloon pilot who plummeted to the ground near Fitzgerald, Ga., Friday night ended Monday when a ground team found his body, according to Ben Hill County Serhiff Bobby McLemore. Several aircrews, including two planes from Civil Air Patrol, and ground crews were...

    March 19, 2012

    TEXAS -- The Denton Nighthawk Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing recently set up a search-and-rescue exercise near Ray Roberts Lake. The exercise provided an opportunity for CAP members in the region to prepare and attain their ground team qualification. Learn more about the training in Les Cockrell’s...

    March 15, 2012

    KENTUCKY -- Gov. Steve Beshear joined the Kentucky Commission on Women Wednesday in honoring three distinguished Kentucky women for their illustrious careers and significant contributions to the Commonwealth. Willa Beatrice Brown, Crit Luallen and Joan Riehm were inducted into the “Kentucky Women Remembered” exhibit and their portraits will be displayed...

    March 14, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- They’re too young to drive, but they can fly a plane and execute 45-degree turns with ease. Three local teens took their orientation flights Sunday in Shelby through Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program. The CAP, the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, also trains and teaches teens...

    March 14, 2012

    MARYLAND -- While Gregory Milhiser’s friends are at a movie on the weekend, he might be 25,000 feet above Gaithersburg, taking the controls of a Cessna aircraft. Gregory, a junior at Watkins Mill High School, is one of 35 cadets of the Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s...

    March 12, 2012

    HAWAII -- Authorities have identified the recovered body of a woman who may have been swept into the ocean by strong river currents. Kauai Police have identified the victim as Sansan Sheng of Sunnyvale, Calif., whose body was spotted by a tour boat in waters about four miles west of Hanakapiai....

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