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    April 30, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Rescue crews in Glenville learned the skills needed to deal with a plane crash. Members of the Civil Air Patrol spent their Saturday responding to a simulated crash. They had to locate the wreckage, then coordinate a rescue effort. The drill was designed to teach cadets things...

    April 30, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For those who noticed that there seemed to be more aircraft in the sky Saturday, the explanation is simple — the First-Ever Mount Airy Airport Fly-In was in progress. The event was considered a success even though the weather was colder than expected and a cloudy sky...

    April 30, 2012

    IOWA -- Two Iowa brothers have earned top cadet awards this month. Adam Wachholz, 18, a cadet colonel with the Iowa Wing of Civil Air Patrol, received the organization’s highest cadet award on Saturday. Wachholz, of Ottosen, was awarded the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award during a ceremony at Jordan...

    April 30, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Students from Alice Byrne Elementary School launched their science projects skyward with the help of the Yuma Aeromodelers, Civil Air Patrol cadets, and a real rocket scientist. The rocket launches are part of an annual field trip that the fourth-graders work toward, learning about aerodynamics and engineering along the...

    April 27, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- In 2011, Civil Air Patrol’s Copper Country Composite Squadron aided local emergency crews in three search-and-rescue missions, and stood on standby for a fourth. “That’s what we’re most known for,” Mission Pilot Jeff Burl, of Hancock, said. “(The CAP) is the organization that flies 90 percent of the...

    April 27, 2012

    COLORADO/NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado is joining the likes of JFK and Charlotte Douglas International Airport by hosting its first-ever Runway 5K run/walk. The event is set for June 16, and is a fundraiser for the Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, an organization that...

    April 27, 2012

    MAINE -- Civil Air Patrol's Maine Wing recently hosted a recent promotion ceremony in Augusta. Capt. Warren King, a mission pilot for the Maine Wing, was promoted to major by Wing Commander Col. Dan Leclair. King has been flying aircraft for more than 40 years, in the military and as a...

    April 27, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Two cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Condor Composite Squadron – Cadet Capt. John Dougherty of Pavilion and Cadet Capt. Grace Phelps of Arkport – were recently presented with CAP's Amelia Earhart Award at the Finger Lakes Group Ball in Perry. The Earhart award is considered a major...

    April 26, 2012

    ALASKA -- The body of a Tanana snowmachiner missing since late Monday evening has been found, according to Alaska State Troopers. While searching Wednesday, a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 and Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ R-44 helicopter Helo-2 discovered a seat that matched one from the snowmachine George Roberts, 40, was reportedly riding, and...

    April 26, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Master Sgt. Clay Yoder was recently awarded with a Corps of Cadets scholarship from Texas A&M University. Yoder, a Kingwood High School senior, will enter the Class of 2016 with the intent to study chemistry and will join the Air Force Reserve Officer Training...

    April 25, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- What’s CAP? Who makes up the Socorro Composite Squadron? And what’s the connection for Socorro residents? These are questions some people may ask, and the questions can be answered by people known in the community — but may not be known for their affiliation with CAP, which...

    April 25, 2012

    COLORADO -- A local team of Civil Air Patrol cadets who brought the Commander-in-Chief Cup back from the CyberPatriot IV: The National High School Cyber Defense Competition in March in National Harbor, Md., are featured in an article by Lea Johnson of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, now featured...

    April 25, 2012

    FLORIDA -- A team of volunteer workers from Alan’s Roofing recently spent their weekend installing a much needed roof on the building that houses the only Civil Air Patrol squadron, or CAP, in Hernando County. Learn how Alan’s Roofing became involved in the re-roofing project and how the CAP unit...

    April 23, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Airman Kyrcho Moscato is the first recipient of Central York Middle School’s Adam Taliaferro Resiliency Award. Moscato, 15, a member of the Pennsylvania Wing's York Composite Squadron 301, received the award on Saturday at Central’s annual diversity celebration, where he got a chance...

    April 23, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- A group of 30 Apple Valley students waved and cheered under the roar of an advanced rescue helicopter flying overhead, the latest cohort in the local Aerospace Education Excellence program, or AEX, which is based on curriculum provided by the U.S. Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol and administered...

    April 20, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Civil Air Patrol has come a long way from dropping ordnance on German submarines, but although the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s mission has changed over the decades, its output remains the same. “We’re building a better foundation of citizenry,” said Maj. Charles Robertson, the commander of Augusta’s chapter...

    April 19, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Tech. Sgt. Tiaira Maloni’s reaction to meeting first lady Michelle Obama at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon on Tuesday was front and center in a video made by the Post Gazette. Following her arrival, Obama walked over to a group of about 20...

    April 18, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Four Georgia aviators, including Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Stanley Newcomb Collins Jr. of Atlanta, is join the ranks of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame April 21 during an enshrinement banquet at the Georgia Museum of Aviation near Robins Air Force Base. Collins, 75, was a U.S....

    April 18, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Dominion, a power company and provider of electricity, natural gas and related service, celebrates its volunteer program and some of the individuals that make them a success by recognizing 12 employees from six states as the 2011 “Volunteers of the Year.” Among those employees is Civil Air Patrol...

    April 13, 2012

    NEW YORK -- The cadets in Rockland’s Civil Air Patrol are flying high, so to speak, after finding a new home in Orangeburg. Larry Press, commander of the Rockland County Cadet Squadron, said the group has been given the go-ahead to move to the U.S. Army Reserve Center off Route...

    April 13, 2012

    INDIANA -- At 13 years old, not many can say they’ve co-piloted an airplane. But students from Anderson Preparatory Academy can. Eighth-grader Meghan Carpenter doesn’t mind bringing that fact up to her friends after she co-piloted last year. “It was interesting,” she said. “I didn’t really know what I was...

    April 12, 2012

    PENNYSLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol calls itself one of America’s best-kept secrets. Wednesday night, commanders and cadets invited the public in to see what the organization is all about. Mercer County Composite Squadron 122 held its annual Civil Air Patrol Open House at the National Guard Armory in Hermitage, where...

    April 12, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Moritz Wienke, a freshman at Aviation High School, led his squadron’s Civil Air Patrol color guard to a first-place finish in the Washington Wing Cadet Color Guard competition. Moritz is the color guard commander. His brother Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Max Wienke, an AHS...

    April 9, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- As an African-American teen in the late 1960s, Julius Garrett didn't get the opportunity to apply for the Air Force Academy. He found other ways to fulfill his dream of being a flier, including Civil Air Patrol. Click here to learn more about Garrett, a captain and mission pilot...

    April 9, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Thanks to a dozen local Civil Air Patrol youth members, newly restocked American Red Cross relief trailers can accommodate 200 people should disaster strike Pitt County. Cadet members — many between 12 and 15 years old — of the North Carolina Wing’s Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron traded in...

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