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    September 13, 2013

    ALASKA -- An air search for a missing plane en route from Yakutat is continuing with no signs of the aircraft or its pilot and sole occupant, Eagle River man Alan Foster, after he lost contact with controllers at about 4 p.m. Monday. Lt. Bernie Kale, a spokesperson for the...

    September 13, 2013

    COLORADO -- It's a bit easier to spot Cadet 4th Class Sara Fishbein these days: She’s the one with a brand new feather in her cap. The Civil Air Patrol recently named Fishbein, a native of Dayton, Ohio, the top CAP cadet in the nation. Find out more about Fishbein and...

    September 13, 2013

    MONTANA -- If you ask real-life crime scene investigators, some might say the television shows depicting their jobs aren’t entirely accurate. That’s why Billings CSI likes to walk the Civil Air Patrol cadets through crime mock-ups. Television shows like “CSI Miami” and “Law and Order” can be misleading, because they...

    September 10, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- Eleven members of Civil Air Patrol’s Scott Composite Squadron recently received training on electronic direction finders and search techniques using a practice beacon in an effort to build its ground team capabilities and to prepare the unit for future missions. Learn more about the cadets’ training in this...

    September 9, 2013

    NEW MEXICO/PENNSYLVANIA -- A firefighter missing for a week in a rugged New Mexico forest and a couple from Pennsylvania missing since Labor Day were found dead over the weekend. Authorities on Friday afternoon said that 41-year-old firefighter Token Adams was killed in an apparent crash of his ATV on...

    September 9, 2013

    CONNECTICUT -- It was a sense of honor and duty, not the need for a job or college money, that led Todd “TJ” Lobraico to join the military in 2008 after graduating from New Fairfield High School, First Selectman Susan Chapman said Sunday. When the story is finally told of how the 22-year-old Air...

    September 9, 2013

    NEVADA – Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Elko Composite Squadron had a big time flying the blue skies over Elko during the 2013 Sky Fair. Planes of all sizes and models, along with a hot-air balloon, provided aerial entertainment for community members throughout the day. This year marked the first...

    September 6, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Civil Air Patrol cadets have “had a blast” this summer participating in a handful of activities across New York state. The Broome Tioga Composite Squadron in Binghamton was invited to MetLife Stadium Aug. 29 to perform color guard duties at the New York Jets game. Prior to...

    September 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Firefighters and police in Superior, the Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and other rescuers, spent more than seven hours searching for a man reported missing just after noon Wednesday near Lake Superior and Dutchman’s Creek. The Superior Police Department reported that the man had been found about 7:30...

    September 3, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Since 1941, the Worcester Cadet Squadron and Civil Air Patrol have been taking urban teens and instilling in them the skills they will need to grow as viable citizens. “I’ve been a commander here for over 20 years,” said Squadron Commander Maj. Joseph Zwirblia, who says CAP’s cadet...

    August 30, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Most teens are excited to receive their driver’s license, to get behind the wheel for the first time without a parent in the passenger seat. But for one Brandon teen, driving solo on the ground pales in comparison to piloting an airplane 5,000 feet in the air...

    August 26, 2013

    IDAHO -- Sunday was the open house for the Twin Falls Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Idaho Wing. Members talked about CAP’s three missions, which include providing emergency services to the community. They also involve cadets, who learned to fly and are also taught to serve. Find out more about the Twin Falls...

    August 26, 2013

    ALABAMA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing earned a grade of “successful” from the U.S. Air Force as it simulated an emergency response on Saturday. “Each wing will have one of the scenarios every two years, and they are based on the natural threats that are surrounding that particular wing,”...

    August 26, 2013

    COLORADO -- Disaster relief goes deeper than putting out fires and evacuating flooded areas. The Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force tasked with disaster relief, homeland security and counterdrug missions and consists of 62,000 volunteers nationwide. CAP’s Colorado Wing, consisting...

    August 23, 2013

    ALASKA -- During RED FLAG-Alaska, fighter aircraft dominate the skies. Participating forces identify hostile targets while waging a simulated war – but not all hostiles are fighters. Eielson Air Force Base’s own Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron plays a role during RF-A by simulating Antonov An-2 Colts, primarily using a deHavilland...

    August 20, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Several state, local and national agencies, including the Missouri Wing of Civil Air Patrol, cooperated in an unprecedented post-disaster drill in Marshall this past weekend. FEMA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Civil Air Patrol, National Guard and several local law enforcement and emergency personnel combined their efforts to...

    August 20, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington today announced 20 grants promoting aerospace education for hundreds of students through Civil Air Patrol squadrons. These AFA grants, each $250, are awarded four times each year, twice to units and twice to educators. AFA distributes these grants to squadrons for use...

    August 16, 2013

    TEXAS – It’s been almost 10 years since a bike ride changed an East Texas man’s life forever. Terry Howlett, a Civil Air Patrol pilot with Texas Wing’s Tyler Composite Squadron, was hit by a truck while he was riding on Highway 64 west, not far from Tyler Pounds Regional...

    August 15, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Enlistment in Civil Air Patrol went far beyond Chaplain Maj. Donald R. Hoy’s original intentions. Hoy, who spoke at Thursday’s meeting of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club, joined the CAP to become a chaplain. He chose to spread his wings not long after his enlistment. Hoy, pastor of...

    August 14, 2013

    KANSAS -- A.J. Smith is only 12 years old, but he’s already an experienced pilot. Of radio-controlled model airplanes, that is. The Lindsborg lad said he has been flying planes for four years, and his piloting skill and his experience “instructing people” led to his being the youngest instructor at...

    August 14, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- The coordinator of Calaveras County’s Young Eagles Program, Joyce Farrell of Glencoe, has been flying for 30 years. But her love of flight began much earlier. When she was “a little teeny kid,” she became infatuated with flight while witnessing military planes overhead at her home in San...

    August 14, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Ryan Dickerson of La Grange is spotlighted in “Q-Up,” a teen question-and-answer feature of the Louisville newspaper, the Courier-Journal. Dickerson, nicknamed Captain D, is cadet commander of the Louisville Composite Squadron and hopes to attend the United States Air Force Academy and pursue...

    August 14, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- “Search and rescue for missing aircraft, downed aircraft, missing persons,” said Maj. Larry Herzog. That’s just part of the Civil Air Patrol’s job, and this past weekend the Bowling Green squadron held a statewide training for emergency services. “Training new people and refreshing the people who have been...

    August 13, 2013

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- When school teacher Dan Caron instructs in the classroom during the current school year, a new honor will have been added to his already impressive resume. He is the 2013 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. A technology and engineering teacher at Bedford High...

    August 13, 2013

    OHIO -- The Civil Air Patrol drill team at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna recently won a national drill team title in Dayton after three days of competition. As a winner of the National Cadet Competition, the team’s name, 051 Drill Team, will be inscribed on the Air...

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