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    February 23, 2012

    TEXAS -- Daniel Shellhouse, a cadet colonel in Civil Air Patrol's Texas Wing, has earned the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, CAP's highest achievement for cadets. Shellhouse has been in CAP for six years and is a member of the Kingwood-based Marauder Composition Squadron.

    February 22, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Col. Rickey L. Oeth of Mascoutah has been assigned to serve a four-year term as Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing commander. He was formerly the wing’s vice commander. CAP Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Robert M. Karton presided over the official change of command ceremony at the Illinois...

    February 22, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Overlake Cadet Squadron cadets learned earlier this month that their squadron ranks among the top 2 percent of the nation’s more than 1,000 Air Force auxiliary units. Earning Civil Air Patrol’s Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2011, Overlake tied for fourth-highest overall ranking nationally and was one of...

    February 22, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Seven young men, all Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Susquehanna Valley, took their first steps toward future careers in aviation, emergency services or aerospace on Monday. The cadets were taking turns learning the basics of flight. Learn more about the cadets’ experience and see video on the...

    February 22, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Three area young people experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with Civil Air Patrol at the Greater Binghamton Airport Feb. 19. The cadets flew a combined total of three hours in CAP’s sophisticated Cessna 182R. Click here to learn more about the cadets’ big day.  

    February 21, 2012

    TEXAS -- The crash site of a Piper Comanche reported missing Monday evening while flying from Abilene to Norman, Okla., was found today about six miles northwest of Albany as a result of a search by Texas Wing aircrews, the Shackelford County Sheriff's Office, Department of Public Safety and local...

    February 21, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- They’re the people you hope you’ll never need: search and rescue crews. Civil Air Patrol cadets from 10 different states trained this past weekend at Hawk Mountain in Berks County. Find out what the cadets learned this past weekend and see video of their Hawk Mountain experience.

    February 21, 2012

    ARKANSAS – Civil Air Patrol members trained Saturday with search and rescue teams from across western Arkansas involved in a simulated search for a mission person in the Ozark National Forest. “We have about 30 ground searches a year in Franklin County and predominantly in the Ozark National Forest,” Franklin...

    February 21, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Fifty-one Civil Air Patrol pilots spent the weekend training in Lakeland. Jonathan Fowler, 28, of Jacksonville, was one of the pilots who are part of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing and participated in the National Check Pilot Standardization Course at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Completing the course allows...

    February 21, 2012

    COLORADO -- A group of teenagers is learning to save lives. It’s part of the Pueblo County Explorers program. The Explorers and members of Civil Air Patrol attended a CPR training Saturday morning. The program also gives teenagers insight to what life is like as a deputy. Learn more about...

    February 17, 2012

    COLORADO -- Franklin Macon, 88, of Carson is one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, even though he never deployed in World War II. He was a little too young. As a teenager, Macon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Dec. 28, 1943, after learning to fly in Civil Air...

    February 16, 2012

    WYOMING -- A Teton County Search and Rescue member was killed and two others injured Wednesday in a helicopter crash on Togwotee Pass. The victim was one of three in a county rescue helicopter that was flying to the scene of a reported snowmobile fatality south of Togwotee Mountain Lodge...

    February 16, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol pilot Sarah Rovner was on hand Monday when the Montgomery County Airport Advisory Board and CAP recognized Lone Star Executive Airport air traffic controller Steven Bruce with a resolution and certificates of appreciation for his heroic actions on the night of Jan. 3. Bruce was...

    February 16, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters released the list of winners of the 2012 Quality Cadet Unit Award recently and, for the first time, Tahoe-Truckee Composite Squadron’s cadet program was recognized as an outstanding example of a vibrant mix of aerospace education, flight opportunities, service to the community and...

    February 16, 2012

      MARYLAND -- This week’s Braggin’ Rights goes to a teenager who is standing tall in uniform. Kyle Lahr is a cadet major with the Civil Air Patrol’s Hagerstown Composite Squadron. He was recently presented with the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet award at a dinner honoring...

    February 14, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- By any measure, it was a good day to be a Civil Air Patrol cadet in Fallbrook. As a brisk northerly wind swept over the Fallbrook Community Airpark, eight boys arrived to await their turns at the controls of a Cessna 182 beside Fallbrook resident and veteran Marine...

    February 13, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- Most people have heard of Civil Air Patrol, and some might know that there is a CAP squadron out at Outlaw Field in Clarksville, but few know what it is, what it does or who they are. The reason for that may lie partly in the gray area...

    February 13, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Times have changed a lot since Civil Air Patrol Maj. Charles Duckworth took to the skies in the 1950s. Duckworth, 82, was honored by the Danville Composite Squadron of CAP’s Virginia Wing on Thursday night at Danville Regional Airport. Although Duckworth has not been active for many years...

    February 13, 2012

    MISSISSIPPI -- The Golden Triangle Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has been named by the Mississippi Wing as the Squadron of the Year at the annual conference held at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. The squadron was selected as the best of 12 squadrons in Mississippi. This prestigious...

    February 10, 2012

    UTAH -- A team in the air found the missing plane just after 11 a.m. Friday morning. According to the Utah Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the crash site is on a 250-foot slope about nine miles from the Morgan County Airport, and it appears as if the man and...

    February 10, 2012

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Plymouth North High senior and Cadet 1st Lt. Connor O’Dwyer took over at the end of 2010 as cadet commander of the Pilgrim Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Cadet Maj. Heidi Schneider, of Mattapoisett, handed the ceremonial flag over to O’Dwyer at the change of command...

    February 9, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol says a small plane has been found in an East Texas lake and it’s believed to be an aircraft reported missing. Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk says searchers in a boat located a plane around 5 a.m. Thursday in the southern portion of Lake Palestine. The fate...

    February 9, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Another casualty of New Hampshire’s milder-than-usual winter may be the state’s ice fishers. A new aerial survey of Lake Winnipesaukee by the New Hampshire Wing shows “treacherous” ice conditions, including areas of open water, over much of the state’s largest lake, according to the state Fish and Game...

    February 9, 2012

    UTAH -- Authorities in Price have located a crumpled Jeep with two bodies inside presumed to be those of Grand Junction, Colo., men missing more than a week. Friends and relatives who volunteered to search for Brian Axe and Mark Widegren were the first to spot their Jeep Grand Cherokee...

    February 9, 2012

    Pomp and ceremony mixed with just a touch of informality prevailed at the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol headquarters Monday evening at a change of command ceremony. Taking over as the new commander, Capt. Robert S. MacNeill said the focus shouldn’t be on him, but rather the dedicated group of...

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