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    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...

    May 17, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- You may see fighter jets escorting a single engine plane in the skies over Myrtle Beach next Tuesday, as the South Carolina Air National Guard conducts an air defense exercise that includes a single-engine craft from Civil Air Patrol. The exercise is planned for between 11 a.m....

    May 16, 2013

    COLORADO -- Three new aviation-related bills were signed into law this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper, two of which benefit Colorado’s growing aviation and aerospace industry and a third that creates a special license plate for Civil Air Patrol. State Rep. Frank McNulty, who sponsored the CAP license plate bill,...

    May 15, 2013

    MARYLAND -- It took seven months of planning, but persistence paid off last week when a group of young Civil Air Patrol cadets spent time with retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell. “I was lucky,” Laurence Martinez said of her effort to have Powell speak to the Frederick Composite Squadron...

    May 14, 2013

    TEXAS -- When residents of Kingwood’s Trailwood Village answered a knock at their doors last Saturday morning, they were greeted by teenagers asking for food. Those teenagers, Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Lake Houston-area Marauder Composite Squadron, were collecting canned foods during the squadron’s annual food drive. Generous Trailwood...

    May 14, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- Senior Airman Joshua Harr is the 2012 Air Force Materiel Command’s Honor Guard Member of the Year, and will represent the command at the Air Force level of competition. In the past year, Harr served as Team Kirtland’s Base Honor Guard manager and while filling in as...

    May 13, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Postal workers in central Virginia not only dropped off letters Saturday but also picked up pounds of food for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Drive. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has partnered with the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area and Civil Air Patrol for six years to help...

    May 13, 2013

    OKLAHOMA -- A Durant-area cadet received a national award Thursday from Civil Air Patrol’s Durant-Eaker Field Composite Squadron. Lt. Col. Miranda Ellinghaus, of Denton, Texas, was presented with the Gen. Ira C. Eaker Award, she’s the first cadet from Eaker Field to receive the honor – the second highest cadet award...

    May 9, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Members of the Joplin Civil Air Patrol squadron on Tuesday night proposed to the Neosho City Council that a new squadron be created at the Neosho airport. The move comes after the patrol had come to an agreement with Joplin city officials that it could keep its meeting...

    May 9, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Pleasant Valley High School senior Jack Wathen is nearing his goal of 1,000 used shoes for Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. Wathen, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Pennsylvania Wing who hopes to one day become an Air...

    May 8, 2013

    ARIZONA -- The military will conduct air interceptions of mock hostile aircraft over Phoenix this week. The Western Air Defense Sector exercises are scheduled for Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They’ll involve F-16 fighters, military versions of the Lear Jet 35A business jet and Civil Air Patrol planes. People...

    May 8, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- To the sky and back. It’s a science experiment some Green Bay middle schoolers are doing to learn more about the air and space! Teachers say they want to get more students interested in science, and want to use hands on ways to do it. One of the...

    May 7, 2013

    ARKANSAS -- Baxter County’s Civil Air Patrol recently received a new flight simulator with an estimated worth of $4,000. Richard Hatton, commander, said the flight simulator was donated by F.S. “Rick” Spencer, local attorney who serves as a captain and legal officer with the 107th Composite Squadron, and it will...

    May 6, 2013

    MICHIGAN -- Approximately 150 Boy Scouts earned their Aviation merit badge during a day-long visit to Selfridge Air National Guard Base Sunday. Cadets and adult leaders from two Detroit-area Civil Air Patrol squadrons worked with the Scouts during the visit, instructing the Scouts on a variety of aviation information, from...

    May 6, 2013

    TEXAS -- Hearing the screams of the victims of a natural disaster brought student members of the Humble Area CERT team running. The Community Emergency Response Team students, CERT for short, got the chance to test out their skills recently during CERT Class #11’s final exam in Atascocita. Volunteer “victims”...

    May 6, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- Retired Navy helicopter pilot Lou Fifer, a Civil Air Patrol lieutenant colonel who commands the California Wing’s Sacramento Composite Squadron 14, is profiled in the Sacramento Bee’s “I Care.” Noted in photographer Autumn Payne’s newspaper blog for his “passion for service,” Fifer leads an extensive program of 100...

    May 2, 2013

    OKLAHOMA – First Lt. Christopher Klein, a recent graduate of West Point, was a special guest at an open house held by the Lawton squadron of Civil Air Patrol Wednesday night. “I think it’s one of America's best kept secrets,” said Klein, who remains a member of CAP even though...

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