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    September 24, 2013

    ALASKA -- An Eagle River pilot remains missing as the official search for a plane last located in Southeast Alaska has been suspended. On Monday, the commander of 11th Air Force, under recommendation by the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, suspended search efforts for 47-year-old Alan Foster, whose Piper PA-32 dropped...

    September 24, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Myrtle Beach residents may notice fighter jets in the sky today as part of a defense exercise being conducted by the South Carolina Air National Guard. The routine exercise will feature jets from the 169th Fighter Wing escorting a single-engine aircraft from the South Carolina Civil Air...

    September 23, 2013

    COLORADO -- U.S. Sen. Mark Udall visited the Loveland disaster relief and donation center on Sunday in a one-day tour of three disaster assistance centers in Colorado. Before his tour of Larimer County’s regional donation center, he talked to members of Civil Air Patrol and thanked them for their assistance....

    September 23, 2013

    MONTANA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Malmstrom Air Force Base Composite Squadron hosted two open houses on and off base on Sept. 10 and 17 to inform Team Malmstrom and the Great Falls community of the many benefits of CAP. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jacob Webb, 341st Medical Operations Squadron dental...

    September 23, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- The sinking sun hung low in the sky, as a group of eager young people in uniform were put through their paces on a recent late-summer evening at Vance Air Force Base. They marched in tight formation, the leader calling out cadences and the group responding, their voices...

    September 20, 2013

    ALASKA -- An Alaska Airlines jet with 64 people onboard simulated what would happen if a plane crashed on approach to Juneau International Airport. Everyone on the plane survived and many ate lunch with the emergency responders who came to rescue them. The fake crash was part of a live...

    September 17, 2013

    ALASKA -- Nearly a week after officials lost contact with a seasoned commercial aviator and mechanic from Eagle River and his plane northwest of Yakutat, authorities are continuing to look for him despite the apparent loss of a potential lead in the search. Lt. Bernie Kale, a spokesperson for the 11th Air...

    September 17, 2013

    COLORADO -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper met with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate on Monday to let the public know how they are responding to massive flooding in the northeastern corner of the state. FEMA is sending two 80-person search-and-rescue teams to assist with continuing rescues in Larimer...

    September 17, 2013

    VERMONT -- The Vermont State Police, utilizing Civil Air Patrol, continued their search for a missing Townshend woman. Aircraft from CAP’s Vermont Wing searched the Jamaica and Townshend areas for 59-year-old Helen Homes of Townshend but the effort resulted in no new leads.  

    September 16, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- Col. Steven Tracy, a Jackson resident and the newly appointed commander of Civil Air Patrol's New Jersey Wing, said he is trying to use his new post to help bolster membership and recruitment for Civil Air Patrol programs, as well as raise the organization’s profile. “For many...

    September 16, 2013

    NEW YORK -- In a symbolic ceremony in which the guidon gets passed from old commander to new, White Plains resident Civil Air Patrol Maj. Joseph E. Wooley assumed command of the New York Wing’s South Eastern Group at the Westchester County Airport in West Harrison. The group, which is...

    September 16, 2013

    GEORGIA -- For youth who have a passion for planes, Saturday was an opportunity to get insight and information to chase their dream. Officers and cadets of the Georgia Wing’s Gainesville Composite Squadron 160 opened their doors to visitors and prospective cadets who were interested in learning about what Civil...

    September 13, 2013

    ALASKA -- An air search for a missing plane en route from Yakutat is continuing with no signs of the aircraft or its pilot and sole occupant, Eagle River man Alan Foster, after he lost contact with controllers at about 4 p.m. Monday. Lt. Bernie Kale, a spokesperson for the...

    September 13, 2013

    COLORADO -- It's a bit easier to spot Cadet 4th Class Sara Fishbein these days: She’s the one with a brand new feather in her cap. The Civil Air Patrol recently named Fishbein, a native of Dayton, Ohio, the top CAP cadet in the nation. Find out more about Fishbein and...

    September 13, 2013

    MONTANA -- If you ask real-life crime scene investigators, some might say the television shows depicting their jobs aren’t entirely accurate. That’s why Billings CSI likes to walk the Civil Air Patrol cadets through crime mock-ups. Television shows like “CSI Miami” and “Law and Order” can be misleading, because they...

    September 10, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- Eleven members of Civil Air Patrol’s Scott Composite Squadron recently received training on electronic direction finders and search techniques using a practice beacon in an effort to build its ground team capabilities and to prepare the unit for future missions. Learn more about the cadets’ training in this...

    September 9, 2013

    NEW MEXICO/PENNSYLVANIA -- A firefighter missing for a week in a rugged New Mexico forest and a couple from Pennsylvania missing since Labor Day were found dead over the weekend. Authorities on Friday afternoon said that 41-year-old firefighter Token Adams was killed in an apparent crash of his ATV on...

    September 9, 2013

    CONNECTICUT -- It was a sense of honor and duty, not the need for a job or college money, that led Todd “TJ” Lobraico to join the military in 2008 after graduating from New Fairfield High School, First Selectman Susan Chapman said Sunday. When the story is finally told of how the 22-year-old Air...

    September 9, 2013

    NEVADA – Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Elko Composite Squadron had a big time flying the blue skies over Elko during the 2013 Sky Fair. Planes of all sizes and models, along with a hot-air balloon, provided aerial entertainment for community members throughout the day. This year marked the first...

    September 6, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol cadets have “had a blast” this summer participating in a handful of activities across New York state. The Broome Tioga Composite Squadron in Binghamton was invited to MetLife Stadium Aug. 29 to perform color guard duties at the New York Jets game. Prior to...

    September 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Firefighters and police in Superior, the Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and other rescuers, spent more than seven hours searching for a man reported missing just after noon Wednesday near Lake Superior and Dutchman’s Creek. The Superior Police Department reported that the man had been found about 7:30...

    September 3, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Since 1941, the Worcester Cadet Squadron and Civil Air Patrol have been taking urban teens and instilling in them the skills they will need to grow as viable citizens. “I’ve been a commander here for over 20 years,” said Squadron Commander Maj. Joseph Zwirblia, who says CAP’s cadet...

    August 30, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Most teens are excited to receive their driver’s license, to get behind the wheel for the first time without a parent in the passenger seat. But for one Brandon teen, driving solo on the ground pales in comparison to piloting an airplane 5,000 feet in the air...

    August 26, 2013

    IDAHO -- Sunday was the open house for the Twin Falls Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Idaho Wing. Members talked about CAP’s three missions, which include providing emergency services to the community. They also involve cadets, who learned to fly and are also taught to serve. Find out more about the Twin Falls...

    August 26, 2013

    ALABAMA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing earned a grade of “successful” from the U.S. Air Force as it simulated an emergency response on Saturday. “Each wing will have one of the scenarios every two years, and they are based on the natural threats that are surrounding that particular wing,”...

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