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    December 4, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Zophia Raleigh, 15, and Ryan Malcomi, 17, know there are kids in their schools who use drugs. Raleigh can tell by the way they are acting when they come in on a Monday morning. A group of 39 cadets from eight different Civil Air Patrol squadrons camped out...

    December 3, 2012

    WYOMING -- Searchers on Sunday found the wreckage of a small plane that had disappeared a week ago after refueling in Fillmore. Three bodies were recovered from the plane after it was spotted at 8:15 a.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. It was located about 15 miles...

    December 1, 2012

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Thomas Guy Reynolds Jr., who organized the Martinsburg Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol nearly 70 years ago, got a thrill this weekend in celebration of his 100th birthday. The oldest known licensed pilot in the state took his Evektor SportStar light sport aircraft for a spin....

    December 1, 2012

    UTAH -- The Utah National Guard has joined the search for an airplane that went missing while flying from California to Wyoming on Nov. 25. The Utah Wing of Civil Air Patrol has been searching for the plane since Monday with aircrews from CAP’s Wyoming and Colorado wings.  

    December 1, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association helped the Civil Air Patrol commemorate its rich heritage with anniversary wishes on its website. CAP officially turned 71 years old today. Click here for a look at the AFA’s recognition of CAP.  

    November 30, 2012

    WYOMING --The search for a Gillette-based Piper PA-28 aircraft with three people on board that has been missing since Sunday has been expanded to southwestern Wyoming, according to Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jeanne Stone-Hunter. The Piper PA-28, which was traveling from Bakersfield, Calif., to Gillette, vanished from radar shortly after...

    November 28, 2012

    UTAH -- The Utah Wing of Civil Air Patrol was looking for a plane that disappeared Sunday after taking off from Fillmore. The single engine Piper Archer II took off Sunday from California en route to Gillette, Wyo., according to a prepared statement from Civil Air Patrol. The Campbell County...

    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...

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