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    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...

    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...

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