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    June 27, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- Teens from across the state are spending a week of their summer break learning about teamwork and discipline as part of the California Wing encampment at Camp Roberts in rural San Luis Obispo. The youths, who range in ages from 14 to 16, arrived last Friday at the...

    June 26, 2013

    TEXAS -- Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Navy and Civil Air Patrol personnel conducted a joint mass casualty exercise Sunday at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. The exercise was held on the base softball field where medical and moulage tents, a pharmacy, along with other needed supplies,...

    June 26, 2013

    UTAH -- South Jordan Elementary sixth-graders counted down to liftoff near the school Tuesday. The students launched model rockets donated by the Civil Air Patrol in conjunction with its flight and space unit. Click here to view a gallery of photos taken at the rocket launch, which were posted on...

    June 25, 2013

    TEXAS -- Being prepared in the event of an emergency situation was the focus of a Civil Air Patrol drill in East Texas. Rescue drills in the woods behind the ALERT academy in Big Sandy was part of a weeklong session of training. “We train like it’s the real thing every...

    June 25, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- They are young, ambitious and flying high to become future leaders in their communities, schools, churches and every other path in their lives. These 19 boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 18, are members of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program in the Lowcountry....

    June 24, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- A Civil Air Patrol cadet from the Fort Campbell area squadron has reached a milestone that many dream of reaching, but few manage to achieve. CAP Cadet Garrett Clark is now U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Garrett Clark, a graduate of the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2013....

    June 24, 2013

    MINNESOTA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Sarah Fairbanks was a little girl when she first had an inkling of where her future may take her. The spark started to flicker when her parents faithfully took her to Nisswa Memorial Day events. The military service, sacrifice and tradition...

    June 24, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Jeremy Soyring, a cadet senior airman with Civil Air Patrol’s Washington Squadron 601, is spending the summer before his senior year at Canon-McMillan High School a bit differently than his classmates. Soyring left earlier this month for Fort Jackson, N.C., where he is spending 10 weeks in basic...

    June 21, 2013

    ARIZONA – The Lonesome Valley Company of the Arizona Rangers has presented Prescott Composite Squadron 206 with a $500 check, citing Civil Air Patrol’s direction and mentoring programs as a major factor in the decision to make the donation, the Chino Valley Review reports. The squadron’s deputy commander for cadets,...

    June 20, 2013

    ALASKA -- The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a 25-year-old man who went overboard from the fishing vessel Swift near Porpoise Island 40 miles west of Juneau, late Tuesday night. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews, the...

    June 20, 2013

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- With hurricane season ramping up and fire danger decreasing, New Hampshire’s Civil Air Patrol is beginning to switch roles. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Chris Jensen rides along on Civil Air Patrol Flight 2875 from the Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield and filed this report on the wing...

    June 20, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Ehret is described by his peers as patriotic, even though he maintains a dual citizenship as the son of a native Frenchman. "I've always known I wanted to serve my country somehow," Ehret said. "That's not to say that I'm detached...

    June 19, 2013

    MONTANA -- Search and rescue crews from multiple agencies, including Civil Air Patrol, are searching the George Lake area in Park County for man reported missing last week. Deputies with the Park County sheriff's department and U.S. Forest Service, responding to a tip on Monday that the red Honda Fit...

    June 19, 2013

    TEXAS -- A couple of dozen colleagues and friends gathered recently at Antonio’s in Baytown to congratulate Capt. E. B. Neuman of Dayton on his retirement from Civil Air Patrol. Neuman joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1980 when the local squadron was still headquartered out of the Liberty Municipal...

    June 18, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-09, between 11:30 p.m. today and 5:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Civil Air Patrol aircraft will join a U.S....

    June 18, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Reading Composite Squadron 811 conducted a flag retirement ceremony Monday at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township. Worn, soiled or tattered flags were accepted by the Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs Office before the ceremony and members of the CAP unit made sure...

    June 17, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Saturday’s launch of a 4½-foot hand-built fiberglass rocket, in uninhabited southwestern Palm Bay may have made Civil Air Patrol history. After downloading flight data, Titusville CAP aerospace education officer Gary Dahlke said “Mach Hauk” hit 780 mph — shattering the sound barrier. “This is a first for the nation,...

    June 17, 2013

    MAINE -- Civil Air Patrol held a training exercise over the weekend that attracted the CAP aircraft from across the Pine Tree State. CAP members gathered at the Caribou Airport in Aroostook County -- in the northernmost part of the state near the Canadian border -- for the drill. WAGM-TV News...

    June 17, 2013

    GEORGIA -- For two recent Troup High School graduates, the sky’s the limit — actually, that may not even stop them. ROTC cadets Josh Cialante and Robert Jennings – who each got their start in Civil Air Patrol – are ready to start their military careers after being accepted to...

    June 14, 2013

    TEXAS -- It’s happening this week in Nacogdoches at Civil Air Patrol’s powered flight academy. Following a ground school and flight training experience, CAP cadets take their first solo flight. Then their shirt is cut off. It’s a tradition, of course, which started when instructors had primitive communication with their...

    June 14, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Looking for something different this summer: adventure, opportunity, challenge? Organizers of Civil Air Patrol say the sky’s the limit in their aviation programs. The Tidewater Composite Squadron of CAP’s Virginia Wing is looking to bolster its ranks. A recent open house at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport showcased...

    June 11, 2013

    In about three short weeks, Cañon City High School 2013 graduate Jack Nordell – a Civil Air Patrol cadet captain in the Colorado Wing’s Fremont Starfire Cadet Squadron – will begin a new chapter in his life as an Air Force Academy cadet. “It’s been kind of a life-long goal...

    June 11, 2013

    NEW JERSEY – Cadet 2nd Lt. Jessi Ayers, cadet commander of the New Jersey Wing’s Cumberland Composite Squadron, was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate and Medal for Good Citizenship, sponsored by the Greenwich Tea Burning Chapter, and presented during the chapter’s May 13 meeting in Bridgeton. The...

    June 10, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol Col. Leonard A. Blascovich, 75, of Bronx, N.Y., was honored at World War II Weekend in Reading on Saturday for 60 years of continuous service to the CAP. Blascovich, who has served as the CAP's national historian since 1997, entered the patrol as a teenager....

    June 10, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Members of the Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol gathered recently in Hyannis at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center for their 2013 annual conference and awards banquet. The theme for this year’s conference, “Cadets and Aerospace Education,” is a compelling message, describing the spirit of Civil Air Patrol’s civic-minded...

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