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    March 7, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Two F-15 fighters from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing will exercise over northeastern New York this morning. The fighters will be conducting mock interceptions over the Glens Falls and Ticonderoga areas between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The training will be conducted in conjunction...

    March 6, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- After one of the most active and deadly years in recent weather history, Gov. Bev Perdue has cautioned North Carolinians to be on the lookout for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms as spring approaches. Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that...

    March 6, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- A body recovered by emergency personnel searching a river was identified Monday as a missing Wisconsin college student who had been out celebrating his 21st birthday over the weekend, authorities said. Stevens Point Sgt. Dan Wheeler said officials removed the body of 21-year-old Eric Duffey around 1:10 p.m....

    March 5, 2012

    INDIANA -- The volunteer professionals of Civil Air Patrol were on the ground Saturday in Henryville assisting the Clark County Emergency Management Agency in searching vehicles and outdoor areas for individuals affected by Friday’s severe tornado outbreak. CAP volunteers from Clark, Vanderburgh and Marion counties worked under the direction of...

    March 5, 2012

    IDAHO -- Lt. Col. Dave Coppom wants to rally the military vehicle enthusiast troops. The Vietnam-era veteran now active with the Idaho Wing of Civil Air Patrol, who has restored two Army rigs, is onto his next mission of forming a military vehicle restoration club in North Idaho. “It’s testosterone...

    March 5, 2012

    UNITED KINGDOM – A Skywatch Civil Air Patrol cadet from Steyning has joined a contingent from across the country’s southeast for training ahead of a trip to America. Stephen Berry, a member of the 1140 Steyning Squadron, will be volunteering at the Sun ‘n’ Fun Fly-In, at Lakeland Linder Airport,...

    March 5, 2012

    KANSAS -- Crews continue the work to clean up the mess that Tuesday night’s severe storm left at Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg. Straight-line winds estimated at 120 mph toppled dozens of monuments, snapped burly trees and massive headstones like match sticks, and scattered roof shingles, insulation, tree branches and...

    March 5, 2012

    FLORIDA – It’s 7:45 a.m. An aircraft is overdue. The Civil Air Patrol is called. That was the simulation Saturday at Sebring Regional Airport, part of a statewide disaster relief and search and rescue exercise staged by CAP’s Florida Wing and hosted by the Highlands County Senior Squadron. Learn more about the...

    March 2, 2012

      KANSAS – Volunteers of all types are helping strangers clean up the mess Tuesday’s storm left behind in southeastern Kansas. Among the volunteers were members of one of Civil Air Patrol’s newest units, the Kansas Wing’s Southeast Composite Squadron, who worked in Chicopee and Pittsburg all day Wednesday providing...

    March 2, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A team of Civil Air Patrol cadets from South Dakota’s Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings is headed to a national high school cyber defense competition. The team is one of 12 finalists for the CyberPatriot competition’s All-Services Division. They beat out hundreds of other teams to...

    March 1, 2012

    MISSOURI -- Two are confirmed dead in Southeast and Southwest Missouri from storms that moved through the state early Wednesday morning, prompting Gov. Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency in the stricken areas, including Branson, Buffalo, Cassville, Lebanon and Oak Ridge. Aircrews from Civil Air Patrol's Missouri Wing are...

    March 1, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- A robotics team with Civil Air Patrol’s Northland Composite Squadron has qualified to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship set for April 19-21 in Anaheim, Calif. The Bemidji team, named “A-I,” which stands for Artificial Intelligence, placed first ahead of 25 teams at the 360-Degree North VEX...

    March 1, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Frankfort Patch, a news and information website, talks to Maj. Aaron Angelini, commander of the Illinois Wing’s Lincoln-Way Composite Squadron, about why he’s a part of Civil Air Patrol. Click here to find out the five things you need to know about CAP and the L-W squadron.

    February 29, 2012

    IOWA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Davenport Composite Squadron held its annual dining out and 2011 awards presentation while marking a change of command recently. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command (ASC), was the featured speaker at the event, who encouraged the estimated...

    February 28, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- They are buried memories, “grains of salt” in a sea of experiences, that have stretched across his 87 years, John Maloney said. But when the Oxford resident read about a Milford cadet’s petitioning for a bill that would grant World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers the Congressional...

    February 28, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Miami-Dade’s Civil Air Patrol squadrons have expanded to include new recruits in the North Miami-Dade area. The program, an auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force, helps teens hone their minds, bodies and leadership skills. Learn more about CAP’s cadet program in Miami-Dade in this article in the local...

    February 27, 2012

    ARIZONA -- “Amazing” was one cadet’s response to the new home for Yuma’s Civil Air Patrol squadron that was shown off during an open house Friday afternoon. Until now, Yuma Composite Squadron 508 has been shunted from one temporary classroom to another, observed Cadet Lt. Col. Jackie Taylor, a CAP...

    February 27, 2012

    FLORIDA -- A new taxiway is expected to improve safety at the Marco Island Executive Airport, and increase the number of takeoffs and landings the facility can handle. Previously, the airport was the only one in Florida with a 5,000-foot runway to accommodate jet traffic that did not have a...

    February 27, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A team of five Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Big Sioux Composite Squadron in Brookings will compete as finalists in a national cyber defense competition in Washington D.C., next month. The team, coached by 1st Lt. Shannon Hofer and mentored by 2nd Lt. Michael Klosterman, is...

    February 24, 2012

    MARYLAND -- By the time she was in fourth grade, young Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell knew she wanted to be a fighter pilot. What the now-U.S. Air Force major didn’t know, however, was that she would knock down a racial barrier by becoming the first black female fighter pilot. Learn more about Kimbrell,...

    February 24, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- “CAP is a great program,” said U.S. Air Force Col. James Clavenna, 437th Maintenance Group commander, 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston. Clavenna’s son, Jack, has been a member of the CAP Coastal Carolina Composite Squadron in Charleston for nearly a year and is a CAP...

    February 24, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Youth from all over Southern Illinois are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. These youth are the newest cadets of Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Twelve cadets recently participated in a two-day orientation in Marion. The program included training...

    February 23, 2012

    OHIO -- U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Jeff Shaffer, a C-130 navigator with the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, talks with Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Megan Beatty Wednesday while he inputs a flight plan. Beatty, along with approximately 15 other CAP cadets from...

    February 23, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Two trailers owned by Civil Air Patrol were damaged by fire early Wednesday morning at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. No injuries were reported, and the damage was isolated to the two trailers, used by the St. Mary's Composite Squadron .

    February 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Daniel Shellhouse, a cadet colonel in Civil Air Patrol's Texas Wing, has earned the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, CAP's highest achievement for cadets. Shellhouse has been in CAP for six years and is a member of the Kingwood-based Marauder Composition Squadron.

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