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    January 14, 2013

    ILLINOIS – U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger was back in his old stomping grounds Sunday night. Kinzinger was the keynote speaker for the McLean County Civil Air Patrol’s annual banquet. Seventeen young members were honored with an award and promotion from the CAP and Bloomington VFW. The visit was a homecoming...

    January 10, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- West Coast air defenses will be tested this morning in an exercise dubbed Felix Hawk, which will send military aircraft flying low over the North Coast of California between Cloverdale and Garberville. “Folks might see a couple of F-16 airplanes flying as slow as they can to intercept a...

    January 8, 2013

    FLORIDA -- AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson about Civil Air Patrol’s new governance structure and how the organization will continue to serve the military and the public. Click here to hear Anderson’s comments, part of an audio podcast hosted recently by AVweb, a national aviation...

    January 8, 2013

    ALASKA – The frigid cold couldn’t keep Santa and the volunteers of the 9th Composite Operations Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol in Fairbanks from bringing Christmas gifts, turkeys and fresh fruit to the Interior Alaska village of Beaver, but it did delay them by one day. Santa’s reindeer may...

    January 8, 2013

    MAINE -- A dozen senior members, parents and cadets from the Maine Wing Civil Air Patrol 77th Composite Squadron visited the National Weather Service Office in Gray recently to learn about the services provided by the weather service meteorologists. Click here to learn more about their visit and see a...

    January 4, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- One of the most prominent signs of holiday cheer is a simple green wreath adorned with a red bow. And, the mission of an organization called Wreaths Across America is to bring a sense of remembrance and respect by placing holiday wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers...

    December 28, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- After searching for 10 days, Yosemite National Park officials report they have called off the search for a missing plane. The pilot, 68-year-old Nicol Wilson of Santa Barbara, took off alone from Santa Barbara headed toward the Mammoth Lake Airport on Dec. 17. Rescue crews, including Civil Air...

    December 28, 2012

    TEXAS -- More than 30 student volunteers arrived in Brownsville on Wednesday to take part in an almost weeklong training course to learn search-and-rescue methods, compass reading and how to use technology to enable them to find downed aircraft, vessels and people. The students, from Louisiana, Arkansas and California, are...

    December 28, 2012

    OREGON -- Most of the tsunami warning sirens in one Oregon coastal county will go silent in the New Year. Communities up and down the West Coast, including Tillamook County, are phasing in more modern forms of emergency alerts like Facebook, Twitter and NOAA weather radio, but will continue reverse...

    December 27, 2012

    ALABAMA – Alabama Wing ground team members are helping search for a 69-year-old Montgomery man whose abandoned pickup was found in heavy woods in Auburn earlier in the week, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. The search for the man, who suffers from a degenerative brain disease and was reported missing...

    December 27, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- Socorro’s M Mountain Fly-In has been named “Airshow of the Year” by the New Mexico Airport Managers Association, according to a report by the New Mexico Aviation Division. The Fly-In, held at Socorro Municipal Airport last Sept. 29-30, featured a World War II B-17G bomber, a U.S....

    December 26, 2012

    KENTUCKY -- The sky has officially become the limit for Civil Air Patrol's Paducah Composite Squadron with the arrival of a new plane for use by the unit. The squadron recently took ownership of the four-seat Cessna 172 and is currently in the process of getting staff certified to fly...

    December 19, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Deborah Rose fought back the tears remembering those who have served this country proudly. Many of her family members including her father and grandfather, served in wars, as well as friends. “I think of my dad,” she said. “I think of all of them.” The Monroe resident gathered...

    December 18, 2012

    COLORADO -- Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Leah Gates, a senior at Palisade High School and a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron in Grand Junction, plans to attend the Air Force Academy and become a pilot. She is one of 19 Colorado high school students heading to...

    December 17, 2012

    GEORGIA -- The Peachtree City squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Georgia Wing, with air operations based at Falcon Field, has just received a brand new airplane, a Cessna C182/G. The aircraft, which squadron commander Lt. Col. Dave Mitchell said “… is valued at over $500,000, is the first new airplane...

    December 17, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol’s South Towns Cadet Squadron recently held a ceremony to change the ranks of several members, before its annual Christmas party, at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Athol Springs, N.Y. First Lt. Jeffery Luke took over the squadron, taking the place of Commander...

    December 13, 2012

    MISSOURI – The Lake of the Ozarks Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Missouri Wing has a new home. After a decade at Lee C. Fine Airport, the School of the Osage has agreed to provide space for CAP, effective immediately. The move follows a promotions ceremony held Monday night, the...

    December 12, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Westfield turned out in force Tuesday to welcome Wreaths Across America and honor the nation’s fallen heroes. More than 200 veterans, schoolchildren and residents – including cadets from Civil Air Patrol – attended a memorial service at Stanley Park while even more lined city streets, from the Massachusetts...

    December 12, 2012

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Aircrews from Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland, Virginia and National Capital wings act as “volunteer targets” in Fertile Keynote and Falcon Virgo exercises near Washington, D.C. Intercepting CAP's single-engine prop-driven Cessnas helps the D.C. Air Guard stay sharp for its busy air defense mission. Aaron M.U....

    December 11, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Volunteers from all across Michigan, including a group of Civil Air Patrol cadets from Washtenaw County, pitched in recently at the Oakland County Airport as Pentastar Aviation became the home to Santa’s helpers wrapping gifts, unloading gifts and reloading them to reach their final destinations. Operation Good Cheer provides more than...

    December 10, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- For the third straight year, Civil Air Patrol did its share on Saturday to brighten the holiday season at the Springfield Shriners hospital. CAP collected toys in front of the K-mart at the Springfield shopping plaza. Shoppers donated an estimated 200 toys for children who’ll be spending their...

    December 7, 2012

    MAINE -- Josh Wardwell, a 17-year-old Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School senior with a love for flying, died Wednesday after falling through thin ice on Chapman Pond in Oxford. His death left a profound impact on others, including Civil Air Patrol members in the 77th Composite Squadron, based in Auburn,...

    December 7, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Perhaps the best-known female aviator, Amelia Earhart, said, “…now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done – occasionally what men have not done – thereby establishing themselves as persons and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such...

    December 7, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Nearly 100 invited guests and members of the Charles Composite Squadron celebrated their first anniversary with a Dining Out and Awards Ceremony recently. The keynote speaker was Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, former national commander and current chair of the CAP Board of Governors. Anderson challenged the cadets to...

    December 7, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Over the past few weeks, the Rushmore Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's South Dakota Wing has been settling into a building at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Ellsworth AFB Wing Commander Col. Mark Weatherington gave the approval for the squadron to use the building. The facility is provided...

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