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    December 2, 2011

    KENTUCKY -- A Bowling Green man is a hero for serving his country, and then giving back by serving local cadets in the Civil Air Patrol. 1st Lt. Cory Felts, commander of the B-G-Warren County Composite Squadron, is the local leader for Civil Air Patrol, which is an organization aimed...

    December 2, 2011

    ILLINOIS -- Rhonda Anderson has been named executive director of the National Volunteer Caregiving Network. A former member of Civil Air Patrol, Anderson gained leadership skills as a volunteer for CAP. Her involvement included various aspects of youth and adult member training and overseeing search and rescue missions.  

    November 30, 2011

    AFGHANISTAN -- If you had told Tim Cheslock when he was in high school 20 years ago that he someday would be serving in the military in Afghanistan, he would have assumed he’d be in the cockpit of an Air Force jet. But today, Cheslock is serving on the ground...

    November 30, 2011

    ARIZONA -- Northern Arizona authorities say two men are dead after a small plane headed to Nevada crashed near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Federal Aviation Administration officials say a single-engine Cirrus SR20 was flying from Bryant Field Airport in Rock Hill, S.C., to Henderson, Nev., when it disappeared...

    November 30, 2011

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting some air defense exercises today. The Guard says fighter jets assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing are flying Wednesday near Florence and Louisville, Ga. The Guard says the jets might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft that...

    November 30, 2011

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot is preparing for another round of competition this weekend, with the All Service Division entering its second of three online rounds. In this two-track competition, teams have registered from public, private, parochial and home schools in the Open Division and JROTC units of...

    November 30, 2011

    MINNESOTA -- Flight lessons, for free? Four teens in the Civil Air Patrol are getting that chance because one instructor wanted to give back. The only thing the students have to pay for is the fuel. Instructor Paul Van Brunt donates hundreds of hours without asking for much in return....

    November 17, 2011

    MISSOURI -- Red Tails, the George Lucas film about the Tuskegee Airmen, will be in theaters in January 2012. The epic tells the story of the African-Americans who during World War II proved their skill and valor to their unbelieving countrymen. Two of those original Tuskegee Airmen, retired Majs. Harvey...

    November 17, 2011

    NEW YORK -- Massachusetts Air National Guard fighters are conducting training exercises in upstate New York today. The aircraft from the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield will intercept Civil Air Patrol planes over Rome in mid-morning and over Albany in mid-afternoon.

    November 17, 2011

    NORTH DAKOTA -- In Bismarck, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recognized the outstanding success and collaboration among local, state and federal agencies with an Administrator’s Award for Innovation. Thanks to a new communications and cross-team strategy for managing search and rescue efforts through a Response Operations Center (ROC), emergency responders...

    November 17, 2011

    COLORADO -- Damaging wind gusts over the past weekend caused several thousand Sangre de Cristo Electric Association consumers to lose their power. Along with that, uprooted trees, knocked trees into power line and downed poles were reported. Also damaged was a trailer used for Civil Air Patrol storage at the...

    November 14, 2011

    ALABAMA -- Air Force reservists interested in making an important contribution to their local community or making a difference during natural disasters and national emergencies should consider joining the Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program, or CAPRAP. “CAPRAP is an incredible program, but we’re really undermanned right now,” said Col....

    November 14, 2011

    MINNESOTA -- While downtown one evening, Bemidji’s David Quam saw an older man standing in front of the Freedom Fighters Veterans Memorial, intently focused on the World War II monument. “I’ve been here all day and not one person has come here to look at these monuments,” said the man,...

    November 14, 2011

    GEORGIA -- Philip Bowden, a Civil Air Patrol lieutenant colonel with Georgia Wing’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron, celebrated his 73rd birthday on Sept. 24 with a tandem skydive with Ed Bishop of Skydive Monroe as his tandem master. Bowden had made three static line parachute jumps in 1966...

    November 14, 2011

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol Capt. Don Kaminski, commander of the Washington Composite Squadron, said the relatively new CAP unit, which has space at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory on Goodridge Lane in South Franklin Township is open to members from Washington, Greene, Allegheny, Somerset, Westmoreland, Butler, Beaver and...

    November 14, 2011

    FLORIDA -- A newly formed volunteer nonprofit is looking for a few good pilots. Civil Air Patrol’s Key West Squadron is working to get the word out to more Florida Keys teenagers and adults alike who are interested in flying, public service and military service – particularly the U.S. Air...

    November 8, 2011

    FLORIDA -- A Civil Air Patrol pilot from the World War II-era, longtime St. Augustine businessman Roy O. Barnes Sr., died Friday at the age of 88. During the war years, Barnes was a member of Coastal Patrol, which later became known as Civil Air Patrol. Click here to learn more...

    November 8, 2011

    PENNSYLVANIA -- The Civil Air Patrol has named a new wing commander who will lead its nearly 2,300 volunteer members in Pennsylvania. Lt. Col. Sandra Brandon will assume command of the wing during a ceremony in Grantville on Saturday. She’ll be the unit’s 17th commander and the first woman to...

    November 8, 2011

    TEXAS -- Living in Killeen means being surrounded by people in uniform. However, U.S. Army green isn’t the only uniform color on display in the area. Take a look at Civil Air Patrol’s Shoemaker Composite Squadron. “We follow a military model and emphasize Air Force traditions and values,” said 1st...

    November 2, 2011

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The search for Ronald Johnson, 74, of Riverdale, N.D., was scaled back Monday after no new information on his whereabouts has been discovered. “Currently Civil Air Patrol has ceased their operations pending any new evidence or circumstance that would warrant searching other areas,” said McLean County Sheriff...

    November 2, 2011

    NORTH CAROLINA -- The Civil Air Patrol in Greenville is receiving a presidential award for handing out food, water and tarps after Hurricane Irene. Ten cadets between the ages of 12 and 18, along with six senior members, went to Hyde and Beaufort counties to assist. Click here to learn...

    November 2, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A training exercise to maintain the air defense readiness of the nation’s capital is scheduled to take place above Washington for several days this week, according to military officials. The operation, known as Falcon Virgo, is slated to begin late Thursday and continue through early Sunday. Officials...

    November 1, 2011

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For the past two years, the Civil Air Patrol of Oak Island has been training volunteers, responding to emergency services requests and preparing young people for the U.S. Air Force, with little fanfare but some great results. The nonprofit CAP is the civilian arm of the Air...

    November 1, 2011

    NORTH CAROLINA -- On launch pad three, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Sean Petting readied his rocket. He took a moment to check the wind direction and the connection to the fuse, and then picked up the detonator and signaled he was ready. “Sky clear!” yelled Maj. Paul W. Twiddy of the...

    October 28, 2011

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Kenneth Tollett, 65, died when his single engine Cessna 150 crashed into thick woods at the edge of Berkeley County Airport in Moncks Corner, likely on the afternoon of Oct. 13, the last day he was seen. The wreckage and his body were discovered Thursday in thick...

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