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    October 31, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- At 87, retired Dr. Harlan Petersburg doesn’t hesitate to say he would re-enlist in the military if asked. The Brighton man’s devotion to the U.S. military began 70 years ago while a senior at Central High School in Minneapolis when his aviation science teacher gave him an opportunity...

    October 31, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- South Carolina Air National Guard jets are scheduled to conduct air defense exercises in the skies over Anderson, Florence and Greer today. Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the exercise involving jets from the 169th Fighter Wing are routine. The F-16s may be seen escorting a single-engine...

    October 31, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, about a dozen local Civil Air Patrol cadets from Bothell and surrounding areas conducted a practice air search-and-rescue training mission. CAP routinely conducts emergency services training missions for their adult volunteers. This time, however, the adults stepped aside and gave the cadets the opportunity to plan,...

    October 30, 2012

    HAWAII – Civil Air Patrol’s tsunami warning aircraft paid special attention to Kaa­awa and Kahana Bay late Saturday night because Civil Defense officials had told them the sirens in those areas were malfunctioning. Using loud speakers attached to their aircraft, pilots from CAP’s Hawaii Wing went aloft to warn residents...

    October 29, 2012

    WASHINGTON – The Northshore Composite Squadron in Bothell celebrated its 45th anniversary recently with a reunion party. Using the squadron’s Facebook page (plus word-of-mouth), Northshore was able to reach many squadron alumni – including the unit’s very first cadet commander, Jim Knisley. Learn more about the reunion party, which featured...

    October 29, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Tom Evanoff of Fowlerville hasn't kept the glory of flying to himself. He’s sharing it with his sons Aaron, 17, and Danny, 14, who are now members of Civil Air Patrol’s Livingston Composite Squadron. The CAP cadets are regular passengers in his Cessna 172C, which flies out of...

    October 29, 2012

    MONTANA -- Students at Paradise and Plains schools were treated to a fun, yet educational presentation brought to them by members of the local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol Monday and Tuesday as they celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Cadets and officers from CAP's Montana Wing talked frankly with the students...

    October 26, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- The Worthington Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has a lot to celebrate when it hosts its annual open house Tuesday night at the local airport. The squadron, which serves the five southwest Minnesota counties of Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood and Murray, but has members from both Iowa...

    October 25, 2012

    OREGON -- A major two-day air and ground search for a deer hunter lost in the cold, snowy woods of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation ended in cheers, hugs and tears of happiness Wednesday when he was found – cold and hungry but otherwise alright, having melted snow for drinking...

    October 24, 2012

    ALASKA -- The 11th Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center has called off the eight-day-long official search for missing pilot Brendan Mattingley, who has not been seen since taking off from Soldotna on an Oct. 13 flight to Palmer. Alaska National Guard spokesperson Maj. Guy Hayes says the decision was made...

    October 24, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, sponsor of the program “Wreaths at Boscawen,” are asking for help in placing wreaths in Section 4 on Dec. 15 at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, starting at 10 a.m. The Balsam wreaths will be 12 inches in diameter and adorned...

    October 24, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- The cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Central Louisiana Composite Squadron visited Gorgas Army Airfield to view the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, “Task Force Wings” helicopters recently during its field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk. During the visit, pilots and crew chiefs showed...

    October 23, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation revealed Civil Air Patrol is among the top 10 charity finalists that may receive grants to be awarded this year. The foundation, in its third year of partnering with the pilot community to identify worthy causes and to give pilots a voice in who...

    October 22, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Civil Air Patrol crews conducting a training exercise in the Northland over the weekend did not turn up any signs of a plane and pilot that went missing in June. Crews decided to conduct their training on Saturday and Sunday in a way that would allow them to...

    October 22, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington announces the 16 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are members...

    October 22, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Dayna Hylen of Conway is seeking students and adults interested in re-forming a Civil Air Patrol squadron in the Mount Washington Valley and he’s already come up with an approved name for the unit — the Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron, which pays tribute to the father and...

    October 18, 2012

    ALASKA – Wednesday’s improved weather is aiding continued search efforts for pilot Brendan Mattingley and his small plane, missing since Saturday on a flight from Soldotna to Palmer, according to Alaska National Guard officials. Mattingley was last seen Saturday, when he took off in his Piper PA-18 Super Cub on...

    October 18, 2012

    DELAWARE -- Historians and members of Civil Air Patrol gathered recently at the Rehoboth Beach Museum to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Coastal Patrol Base 2. The museum’s current exhibit, World War II: Rehoboth, features a case of historical items relating to the CAP at Rehoboth’s airport....

    October 18, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Citrus County’s Civil Air Patrol Flight 445 on Saturday officially took possession of a facility at 501 Southeast 7th Avenue in Crystal River as their new home in the city. The building was leased to CAP by the city of Crystal River, and members of the city council,...

    October 17, 2012

    ALASKA -- Searchers are looking for a missing pilot who was last seen Saturday heading from Soldotna to Wolf Lake and have found the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed en route from Wasilla to a mine east of McGrath. Guy Hayes, spokesman for the state’s Department of Military...

    October 17, 2012

    COLORADO -- A Livermore man who got lost while hunting in the mountains west of Fort Collins this weekend was rescued 17 hours later thanks to a cooperative effort by local rescue agencies who simultaneously found two other hunters lost in the same area. The first search began Saturday afternoon...

    October 17, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- The wreckage of an Arizona-bound airplane that disappeared after taking off from the Half Moon Bay Airport on Monday was found on a coastal bluff west of the airport Tuesday afternoon, a San Mateo County sheriff spokeswoman said. The single-engine Aeropro CZ A240 appears to have crashed near Seal Cove shortly...

    October 16, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- In Sioux Falls, she is know her as a president of the chamber of commerce, a TV and radio star and philanthropist, but there is a part of Sylvia Henkin’s life that many may not know about. Before all of those accomplishments, she was a member of...

    October 16, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- It started with a 12-year-old child who had gone missing in the North Abington Township. Just hours later, according to the training scenario set up by Lackawanna State Park rangers, two search-and-rescue planes collided over the lake – sending debris into the state park's lake and the surrounding...

    October 15, 2012

    TEXAS -- Authorities have released the names of the three people who were killed in a helicopter crash in Kendall County. The pilot, 35-year-old Chester Monroe, 26-year-old Rusty Aaron, and 29-year-old Kaci Fairchild were killed Thursday night when their copter went down east of Fredericksburg. Officials say they were reportedly...

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