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    May 14, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- Senior Airman Joshua Harr is the 2012 Air Force Materiel Command’s Honor Guard Member of the Year, and will represent the command at the Air Force level of competition. In the past year, Harr served as Team Kirtland’s Base Honor Guard manager and while filling in as...

    May 13, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Postal workers in central Virginia not only dropped off letters Saturday but also picked up pounds of food for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Drive. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has partnered with the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area and Civil Air Patrol for six years to help...

    May 13, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- A Durant-area cadet received a national award Thursday from Civil Air Patrol’s Durant-Eaker Field Composite Squadron. Lt. Col. Miranda Ellinghaus, of Denton, Texas, was presented with the Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award, she’s the first cadet from Eaker Field to receive the honor – the second highest cadet award...

    May 9, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Members of the Joplin Civil Air Patrol squadron on Tuesday night proposed to the Neosho City Council that a new squadron be created at the Neosho airport. The move comes after the patrol had come to an agreement with Joplin city officials that it could keep its meeting...

    May 9, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Pleasant Valley High School senior Jack Wathen is nearing his goal of 1,000 used shoes for Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. Wathen, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Pennsylvania Wing who hopes to one day become an Air...

    May 8, 2013

    ARIZONA -- The military will conduct air interceptions of mock hostile aircraft over Phoenix this week. The Western Air Defense Sector exercises are scheduled for Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They’ll involve F-16 fighters, military versions of the Lear Jet 35A business jet and Civil Air Patrol planes. People...

    May 8, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- To the sky and back. It’s a science experiment some Green Bay middle schoolers are doing to learn more about the air and space! Teachers say they want to get more students interested in science, and want to use hands on ways to do it. One of the...

    May 7, 2013

    ARKANSAS -- Baxter County’s Civil Air Patrol recently received a new flight simulator with an estimated worth of $4,000. Richard Hatton, commander, said the flight simulator was donated by F.S. “Rick” Spencer, local attorney who serves as a captain and legal officer with the 107th Composite Squadron, and it will...

    May 6, 2013

    MICHIGAN -- Approximately 150 Boy Scouts earned their Aviation merit badge during a day-long visit to Selfridge Air National Guard Base Sunday. Cadets and adult leaders from two Detroit-area Civil Air Patrol squadrons worked with the Scouts during the visit, instructing the Scouts on a variety of aviation information, from...

    May 6, 2013

    TEXAS -- Hearing the screams of the victims of a natural disaster brought student members of the Humble Area CERT team running. The Community Emergency Response Team students, CERT for short, got the chance to test out their skills recently during CERT Class #11’s final exam in Atascocita. Volunteer “victims”...

    May 6, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- Retired Navy helicopter pilot Lou Fifer, a Civil Air Patrol lieutenant colonel who commands the California Wing’s Sacramento Composite Squadron 14, is profiled in the Sacramento Bee’s “I Care.” Noted in photographer Autumn Payne’s newspaper blog for his “passion for service,” Fifer leads an extensive program of 100...

    May 2, 2013

    OKLAHOMA – First Lt. Christopher Klein, a recent graduate of West Point, was a special guest at an open house held by the Lawton squadron of Civil Air Patrol Wednesday night. “I think it’s one of America's best kept secrets,” said Klein, who remains a member of CAP even though...

    May 2, 2013

    TEXAS – The Civil Air Patrol cadet commander of the Texoma Composite Squadron in Denison – Cadet Capt. Molliane Flood – received the Amelia Earhart Award in recognition of her achievements in the CAP Cadet Program in ceremonies held at the squadron’s facility at North Texas Regional Airport. Named in...

    May 1, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- Dylan Rhile didn’t come close to winning the 400-meter hurdles race at a high school boys track meet Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Field in Cape May Court House. “I was ninth out of 11,” Rhile said. “But I’m happy I’m just out there running.” After what happened...

    May 1, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- With a red, white and blue Civil Air Patrol paint scheme, members of Bakersfield Composite Squadron 121 recently took delivery of a newer Cessna aircraft. The Cessna 182 aircraft is based at Meadows Field and equipped with special radio direction finding equipment, a camera port, and communications equipment that...

    April 30, 2013

    MAINE/FLORIDA -- The 77th Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Maine Wing has moved to the Auburn-Lewiston Airport from its home at Lewiston High School, while members of the Florida Wing’s Clearwater Composite Squadron hope to move into their new headquarters soon. The move by the 77th squadron brings the...

    April 30, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- Nearly every Thursday, a few dozen young people show up in military camouflage uniforms at the Edmond National Guard Armory for Civil Air Patrol. They come to serve their country and prepare for their future. Edmond Composite Squadron Commander Capt. Travis Kyle said the cadets develop leadership skills,...

    April 30, 2013

    ARIZONA -- “10, 9, 8 ...” the excited mass of fourth-graders shouted as they counted down to the liftoff of two model rockets Friday morning at the Yuma AeroModelers airfield near Highway 95 and Rifle Range Road. A raucous “3, 2, 1!” was followed by the sound of the rockets...

    April 29, 2013

    MINNESOTA -- David Konshok has been inducted to the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame for his ongoing work and dedication to the Park Rapids Municipal Airport, as well as his involvement with Civil Air Patrol. “It’s quite an honor,” said Konshok. “I’ve always enjoyed working in aviation. Everything from working...

    April 29, 2013

    INDIANA -- Civil Air Patrol and airmen from the 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, are conducting training missions to test the combined capability of both organizations to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) to civilian disaster first responders during natural disasters. Much of the training last week was...

    April 29, 2013

    OHIO -- For the fifth consecutive year, the drill team of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has won the regional cadet competition. The team took first place at the Great Lakes Region Cadet Competition at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., earning yet another trip...

    April 26, 2013

    TEXAS -- Thanks to aviation-minded volunteers and informed citizens across America, support is growing for congressional recognition of a select group of volunteers whose World War II exploits have, to date, gone largely unnoticed – and unrecognized. Known as the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Initiative, lawmakers nationwide have...

    April 26, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- A 17-year-old member of Fort Thomas’s Civil Air Patrol cadet program recently fulfilled his dream of earning his wings. Christian Davis, who has been a member of the program since he was 12, became a licensed Federal Aviation Administration private pilot earlier this month. “This is a really...

    April 26, 2013

    FLORIDA/LOUISIANA – Two Civil Air Patrol members – one an officer in the Pensacola, the other a cadet in Louisiana – are featured in recent articles in their hometown newspapers. Lt. Col. Carole Jewett is profiled in the Pensacola News Journal’s “5 Questions with Carole Jewett,” while Cadet 2nd Lt....

    April 26, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- East Davidson High School senior Amelia Roddenberry has received a full scholarship to the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she hopes to learn a lot about the history of the country by being appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. A cadet with Civil Air Patrol in...

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