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    April 9, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Civil Air Patrol Capt. Rhonda Anderson, commander of the Travis Composite Squadron 22 at Travis Air Force Base, tells her Civil Air Patrol story and makes a pitch for new cadet members. Learn more about the California Wing unit and its missions in this online article from the local newspaper,...

    April 9, 2012

    WASHINGSTON -- Spirit of Wenatchee crew members recently worked to put one of the wings on the Miss Veedol as the aircraft was reassembled following its trip to Japan last year. Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Pangborn Composite Squadron were on hand to assist with the work day. Find out...

    April 6, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol’s Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron in Binghamton had plenty of achievement to celebrate Thursday night. A total of 22 cadets and three senior members were recognized and awarded positions for excellence in cadet services, emergency services and aerospace education.

    April 5, 2012

    VIRGINIA – The Air Force Association has opened registration for CyberPatriot V, the national high school cyber security competition, through Sept. 30. Civil Air Patrol teams from the Florida and Colorado wings, respectively, placed first nationally in CyberPatriot III and IV. For CyberPatriot IV, 1,019 teams participated in the competition’s...

    April 5, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE – Three cadets on the Seacoast Composite Squadron’s CyberPatriot IV team, which made it to the semifinal rounds in Florida and finished 53rd overall among 617 teams in the national high school cyber security competition’s All Service Division, presented a plaque expressing appreciation to Rich Dube, director of...

    April 3, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- More than 150 members of Civil Air Patrol’s Massachusetts Wing met over the weekend for their annual conference, which received coverage from WWLP-TV, the NBC affiliate in Springfield. Those in attendance were treated to “Massachusetts Wing – 70 Years of Service,” a video collection of photographs set to...

    April 3, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Texas Wing’s Marauder Composite Squadron knocked on doors throughout Kingwood on a recent Saturday and asked residents to contribute canned foods during the squadron’s annual food drive. The donations, nearly 400 food items, were used to replenish the Society of St. Stephen’s...

    April 3, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Wayne Composite Squadron201 promoted 11 cadets at their most recent meeting. This is the largest single promotion ceremony in the squadron’s five-year history. Click here to see which cadets were promoted.   

    April 2, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- Famed Boulder, Colo. ultrarunner Micah True, the “Caballo Blanco” whose exploits were chronicled in the 2009 best-seller “Born to Run,” was found dead in New Mexico Saturday evening after a four-day search. True, who is 58, according to Boulder County voter records, was last seen at the...

    April 2, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- A small plane made an emergency landing in a field near Phelps Sunday night. The Vilas County Sheriff's Department was notified by the flight center in Minneapolis that a plane went down around 6 p.m. The sheriff’s department, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Forest Service and other emergency rescue...

    April 2, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- New Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation-Portable (GIIEP) technology and “go kits” like those given to Civil Air Patrol in 2011 are featured in the current issue of SIGNAL Online. Click here for read more about the geospatial information technology and learn how the go-kits help provide first responders with...

    April 2, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol officially opened a Composite Squadron at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the Sun ’n Fun campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida. The new squadron boasts 59 cadets and 17 senior members under the command of newly commissioned 1st Lt. Lori Bradner. Learn more...

    April 2, 2012

    NEW MEXICO -- Dona Ana County emergency responders held a simulated drill Saturday at the Las Cruces International Airport to help improve coordination between agencies. Nearly 20 different agencies participated in the drill that simulated a small plane crashing with a larger passenger plane. First responders were dispatched to the...

    March 30, 2012

    NEW MEXICO – Civil Air Patrol aircrews are participating in the search for “ultra-runner” Micah True, central character in the best-selling 2009 nonfiction book “Born to Run,” who was reported missing Wednesday in the Gila Wilderness, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports. True, 60, was last seen Tuesday morning when he...

    March 29, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Five cadets from the Seminole Composite Squadron spent three days during their spring breaks at the Sun ‘n Fun campgrounds in Lakeland building the first 'Fire Hub' of 50 planned for construction at campfire sites across the U.S. as a fundraiser for the Recreational Aviation Foundation, the General Aviation...

    March 29, 2012

    OHIO – Cadet Lt. Col. Joseph Spletzer of the Ohio Wing’s Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who nominated the cadet for the appointment. Spletzer, who joined Civil Air Patrol in July...

    March 28, 2012

    COLORADO -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 11-08 beginning tonight and continuing into early Thursday in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise consists of a series of training flights held...

    March 26, 2012

    MARYLAND -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol is now featured in a video on the homepage of af.mil, the official Air Force website. The “Air Force Report” from Baltimore covers the vital role CAP plays in the Air Force’s domestic noncombat missions. Click the play button below to...

    March 26, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Dozens of volunteers with Civil Air Patrol spent Saturday on a special training mission making sure they’re ready to go on a moment’s notice. Volunteers gathered at Fresno Yosemite International Airport to brush up on their search and rescue skills. Find out more about the training mission and...

    March 26, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- When George Boyd first began his training to become a pilot, he never thought he would become one of the few black men of his day to make history. The retired U.S. Air Force major and current Civil Air Patrol colonel, now living in Wichita, Kan., is one...

    March 26, 2012

    FLORIDA -- The Naples Airport Authority has recognized three Civil Air Patrol members for their bravery in responding to a January accident at Naples Municipal Airport. The driver of a tow truck on Airport Pulling Road experienced a medical emergency, drove through the airport’s perimeter fence and crashed into a...

    March 26, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- As a new cadet colonel, Skeetz Guilbeau of the Tri-Cities Composite Squadron has attained the highest cadet rank possible in Civil Air Patrol, an achievement that prompted retired astronaut Bonnie Dunbar to call him “a role model we want to instill in generations to come.” Dunbar, who praised Guilbeau for his persistence in...

    March 23, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- After unsuccessful ground searches, the Civil Air Patrol is taking to the air to help search for hiker Derek Lueking. “It’s an extremely rugged and remote area,” Choo Choo Senior Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Deming Gray said. “There’s not a lot of electric life. Not in that area.”...

    March 23, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS – The first Chris Sullivan Memorial 5K Road Race will be held April 29 in Lowell, in memory of the former U.S. Army captain killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Baghdad in 2005. The road race in memory of Sullivan, a former cadet commander in Civil...

    March 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Texoma Composite Squadron performed a flag-raising ceremony as part of a recent day-long celebration marking the reopening of the Sam Rayburn House Museum in Bonham. The house, named for one of the most influential and powerful politicians of the 20th century, was closed...

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