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    June 7, 2013

    MISSISSIPPI -- The Cleveland Municipal Airport will be leasing the old airport terminal building to Civil Air Patrol for members to have refurbished and remodeled. CAP members of Cleveland are currently part of Northwest Mississippi Composite Squadron and hope to grow large enough to become their own squadron. “The city...

    June 7, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Community members and elected officials gathered recently at the regular session of the Boone County Commission in Madison to honor Boone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Caleb Sydnor as the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Law Enforcement Officer and Cadet of...

    June 6, 2013

    KANSAS -- Terrence Kegin recently returned from tornado-damaged Oklahoma, where he worked as part of Civil Air Patrol emergency services. Kegin, who also is the emergency management planner for the city of Shawnee, helped take photos for FEMA to document properties for any future insurance claims. He was in Moore,...

    June 6, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Air Force recruiters use large events to promote their mission. Recently, NASCAR hosted its race weekend at Dover International Speedway and the 314th Recruiting Squadron used the event as an opportunity to communicate the Air Force message. The Air Force racing team was at the track, joined in...

    June 6, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Since 1981, the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol has been surveying the skies of Marco and the Ten Thousand Islands. Whether it be a routine training flight or a search and rescue, the volunteer CAP members are always ready to fly. But 10 years ago, it almost lost...

    June 5, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Five teenage Civil Air Patrol cadets received high honors very few will ever get Tuesday night at a Burlington Composite Squadron meeting. Learn more about the cadets’ awards and promotions and see video from the meeting broadcast by WFMY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Greenville.  

    June 5, 2013

    UTAH -- Tina Mosqueda has set her sights high – literally. The December 2012 Utah Valley University graduate has joined the U.S. Navy to become a pilot. She will report to Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., on June 23. After 12 weeks training she will go to Pensacola, Fla....

    June 4, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Cadet Maj. David Feig has received the Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year Award. He was presented the award at the Wisconsin Wing Conference recently in La Crosse. Feig’s parents, Holly and Barry Feig of Marshfield, were present to see their son receive the prestigious...

    June 4, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Officers from more than a half dozen state emergency response and other agencies, including Civil Air Patrol’s South Carolina Wing, will conduct a major hurricane evacuation drill today along major land routes in and out of South Carolina’s three main coastal areas – Myrtle Beach, Charleston and...

    June 4, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- The Eastern New Mexico squadron of Civil Air Patrol hosted a change of command ceremony at the Army National Guard Armory in Clovis, N.M., recently. During the ceremony, New Mexico Wing Commander Col. Mark Smith named CAP Capt. Armando Carrion, an active duty Air Force master sergeant, to lead...

    June 3, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- It wasn’t always a sure thing, even for a go-getter like 18-year-old Cadet Lt. Col. Joshua Lanier of Santa Maria. But his hard chase ended in victory not long ago when he earned the highest award possible for a Civil Air Patrol cadet. “I was really happy,” said...

    May 30, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Just a few more days until the start of hurricane season and many residents don’t know about a local organization that provides a big help during times of a natural disaster. When a hurricane or other natural disaster hits, it’s up to the Civil Air Patrol to check...

    May 29, 2013

    NEVADA -- Inside an unassuming building at the North Las Vegas Airport there is a buzz of activity. Radios are busy with communications between ground crews and air crews. Teams are being dispatched to check potential threats, others being sent to search for missing aircraft. Reports of explosions, a possible...

    May 28, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- To commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, Civil Air Patrol volunteers in Broken Arrow annually re-enact the ceremonies performed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington. The young men are carrying on a 20-year tradition and spend their entire weekend at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow,...

    May 28, 2013

    MINNESOTA -- First Lt. Marnie Ochs-Raleigh of Civil Air Patrol's Minnesota Wing is featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s "Women in Business-2013." The founder and CEO of St. Paul-based Evolve Systems, an online marketing and social media firm, Ochs-Raleigh is a successful businesswoman with a strong commitment to community....

    May 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Wednesday praised Senate passage of a bipartisan bill he cosponsored honoring the dedication and sacrifices made by members of Civil Air Patrol during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal legislation passed the Senate unanimously. “Civil Air Patrol members risked their lives...

    May 24, 2013

    OHIO -- The Loveland City Schools Board of Education recently thanked two student trustees, one a Civil Air Patrol cadet, for their year of service. Olivia Denzy and David Trate finished their year appointments to the board just before their school year ended. Board members recognized the students' achievements as...

    May 23, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA – The Hand County Sheriff’s Office reported late Wednesday night that Leroy Nye and the vehicle he drove have been found but no other details have been released. Nye, 80, was reported missing Sunday. The South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol was called in to help search...

    May 22, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Drizzly, wet weather conditions Tuesday kept the Civil Air Patrol from joining in the search for a Pierre man missing since at least Sunday. The search continues for LeRoy Nye, who was visiting family in St. Lawrence when he disappeared in his 2001 Chrysler Intrepid over the...

    May 21, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- The skies hold a special place in Ray Davis’ heart. At one point or another, the Hendersonville resident has flown through the skies, monitored the skies and monitored space. Over the last 50 years, Davis has not only flown, but has had more than 50 years of...

    May 21, 2013

    TEXAS – Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing passed its biannual evaluation on Saturday after finding a hypothetical missing Boy Scout troop in the Angelina National Forest and similarly locating a missing nuclear scientist rumored to have been the target of terrorists. “It was a very extensive exercise,” said Capt. David...

    May 20, 2013

    MICHIGAN -- Eight area teens experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with Civil Air Patrol at Abrams Municipal Airport in Grand Ledge. The cadets’ hour-long flights in single-engine Cessna aircraft introduced the cadets to the science that makes flight possible. They learned about navigation, weather, aircraft instruments, flight...

    May 20, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Col. Whit Woodard of Rocklin, Calif., has been honored with the G. William Dando Volunteer Service Award from the Military Chaplains Association in an annual presentation to honor chaplains with exemplary volunteer service. Woodard, who served CAP as Chief of Chaplains from 2008-2011, was recognized recently...

    May 20, 2013

    NEW MEXICO/NEW JERSEY -- Hanson Oxford, a cadet in the Socorro Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol New Mexico Wing, and Stefan Curcic of the New Jersey Wing’s General Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron, based in Sayreville, have received and accepted appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Oxford, a...

    May 17, 2013

    MICHIGAN – Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. John Garcia of the Livonia Thunderbolt Cadet Squadron had a surprise for his prom date and girlfriend of two years, Juliette Lundberg, a cadet second lieutenant in the Kalamazoo Cadet Squadron. Garcia is a student intern with McMahon Helicopters in Canton. He...

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