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    November 28, 2012

    IOWA -- The missions of Civil Air Patrol and the Quad City Composite Squadron based in nearby Moline, Ill., are featured in this video report aired on KWQC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Davenport. The report by veteran reporter Fran Riley profiles CAP’s role in the Quad City area, taking aerial photos during...

    November 28, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Cape Fear Regional Jetport officials are a step closer to having a new, multi-purpose operations building to help accommodate growth in business and personnel. During a special meeting Monday, the airport’s board of commissioners selected South Bay Developers Home Center in Ocean Isle Beach, the lowest bidder...

    November 26, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Government Accountability Office is urging the U.S. Air Force to work with the Department of Homeland Security to expand the work of its auxiliary wing in training and homeland security missions. The Civil Air Patrol, a nonprofit auxiliary of the Air Force, could expand its ability to...

    November 26, 2012

    MISSOURI -- Renovations at the Joplin Regional Airport’s old terminal building mean an aviation group affiliated with the U.S. Air Force needs to find a new home. The Civil Air Patrol in Joplin is in the process of moving its displays and equipment from the local airport to a downtown...

    November 26, 2012

    WYOMING -- A downed single-engine plane was found Saturday morning after searchers spent a week battling harsh weather and terrain. Sublette County Tip Top Search and Rescue volunteers spotted the wreckage from the Teton County Search and Rescue helicopter. The plane, a Cessna 182, was en route to Pinedale from...

    November 26, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Cadets in Civil Air Patrol Squadron 356 have an opportunity few other squadrons have - being located on an actual base. The walls of their building almost shake as Luke Air Force Base’s F-16s take off from the runway, mere feet from them. As an all-voluntary auxiliary of...

    November 20, 2012

     MAINE -- The uniforms have changed from military to Civil Air Patrol, and now, more than 50 years after they entered Army and Air Force service, an Auburn couple is making a major impact on young peoples’ lives and possible military career choices. The story of Warren King, now Maj....

    November 20, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- As the smell of roasted turkey, fresh cooked carrots and garlic potatoes filled the air, approximately 200 members of Civil Air Patrol’s Washington Wing, filled the seats of the seasonally decorated ballroom at the Collocated Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently in celebration of their 71st Fall Anniversary...

    November 20, 2012

    CONNECTICUT/WYOMING -- Connecticut State Police and members of Civil Air Patrol reportedly found a downed aircraft in Canton, Conn., Monday night. The plane was originally reported missing near Morris. At 10:45 p.m., Canton Patch reported the Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department requested transport assistance from Lifestar for two victims near...

    November 20, 2012

    MONTANA -- Civil Air Patrol performed a search and rescue mission scenario Saturday morning in Laurel as a part of a training session in which members were looking for a missing fisherman. Responding to many emergency situations that are life-threatening is common for CAP. “When we have an actual emergency,...

    November 19, 2012

    NEW JERSEY -- For weeks, the ruin left by Hurricane Sandy has been cataloged in snapshots: overhead glimpses of wrecked neighborhoods and ground-level images of shattered homes. Now, federal officials, through the help of experts scanning 100,000-plus aerial images taken by Civil Air Patrol and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

    November 19, 2012

    MISSISSIPPI -- Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to the pilot of a plane that crashed last week. Col. John Tilton’s plane crashed on Rev. Marcus Butler Drive in Jackson on Tuesday. Tilton and fellow Civil Air Patrol pilots – Lt. Col. David Williams and Capt. William Young – died...

    November 19, 2012

    FLORIDA -- The sky over north Okaloosa County in Florida's Panhandle was filled with soaring Aviators, Owls and even a Mustang or two as 17 students and 15 teachers from Antioch and Walker Elementary Schools’ and Shoal River Middle School made flights with pilots from Civil Air Patrol and the...

    November 16, 2012

    TEXAS -- A handful of El Paso organizations are banding together again this year to make sure that the veterans buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery aren't forgotten this holiday season. Through the Wreaths Across America campaign, Fort Bliss National Cemetery has gotten decked out in live holiday wreaths every...

    November 16, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Tilting a model World War II plane in his hands, Pat Anderson talks to aerospace engineering seniors about the technical aspects of flying and teaching a computer to think like a pilot. It can be a tough task since many of his students have not flown an airplane...

    November 16, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Sheffield Area Middle-High School gathered Monday in honor of Veterans Day 2012. A special assembly, including performances by the SAMHS Band and Choir, invited students to learn why the country celebrates Nov. 11 each year. The event included a Missing Man Ceremony performed by the Warren County Civil...

    November 1, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- A KSTP-TV film crew had a rare opportunity to fly with Minnesota’s 130th Composite Squadron of CAP on Sunday, while members performed a training exercise out of Airlake Airport in Lakeville. As an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP saves an average of 80 lives per year....

    November 1, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol’s Dutchess County Cadet Squadron in Poughquag has kicked off its annual Wreaths Across America campaign to honor and remember the nation’s veterans during the Christmas holidays. The squadron will participate in Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans at St. Denis Cemetery...

    October 31, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- At 87, retired Dr. Harlan Petersburg doesn’t hesitate to say he would re-enlist in the military if asked. The Brighton man’s devotion to the U.S. military began 70 years ago while a senior at Central High School in Minneapolis when his aviation science teacher gave him an opportunity...

    October 31, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- South Carolina Air National Guard jets are scheduled to conduct air defense exercises in the skies over Anderson, Florence and Greer today. Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the exercise involving jets from the 169th Fighter Wing are routine. The F-16s may be seen escorting a single-engine...

    October 31, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, about a dozen local Civil Air Patrol cadets from Bothell and surrounding areas conducted a practice air search-and-rescue training mission. CAP routinely conducts emergency services training missions for their adult volunteers. This time, however, the adults stepped aside and gave the cadets the opportunity to plan,...

    October 30, 2012

    HAWAII – Civil Air Patrol’s tsunami warning aircraft paid special attention to Kaa­awa and Kahana Bay late Saturday night because Civil Defense officials had told them the sirens in those areas were malfunctioning. Using loud speakers attached to their aircraft, pilots from CAP’s Hawaii Wing went aloft to warn residents...

    October 29, 2012

    WASHINGTON – The Northshore Composite Squadron in Bothell celebrated its 45th anniversary recently with a reunion party. Using the squadron’s Facebook page (plus word-of-mouth), Northshore was able to reach many squadron alumni – including the unit’s very first cadet commander, Jim Knisley. Learn more about the reunion party, which featured...

    October 29, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Tom Evanoff of Fowlerville hasn't kept the glory of flying to himself. He’s sharing it with his sons Aaron, 17, and Danny, 14, who are now members of Civil Air Patrol’s Livingston Composite Squadron. The CAP cadets are regular passengers in his Cessna 172C, which flies out of...

    October 29, 2012

    MONTANA -- Students at Paradise and Plains schools were treated to a fun, yet educational presentation brought to them by members of the local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol Monday and Tuesday as they celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Cadets and officers from CAP's Montana Wing talked frankly with the students...

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