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    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...

    February 6, 2012

    OREGON -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three lost hikers near Gold Beach on Saturday in a cooperative effort with state and local agencies. The hikers had been missing for six days before they were located by Civil Air Patrol early Saturday. The hikers, who were suffering from hypothermia, were...

    February 6, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Saturday's snow showers provided challenging, yet ideal, weather conditions for Civil Air Patrol's Pennsylvania Wing Winter Weekend. The event, dedicated to training cadets for responding to a variety of emergency rescue scenarios, was hosted by Somerset County Composite Squadron 1502 at a farm near the Somerset County Airport....

    February 6, 2012

    GEORGIA -- With members already flying out of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport and an ever-growing surrounding community, Gainesville-Hall County seemed like an ideal spot for a new Civil Air Patrol squadron. But it wasn’t until the past year, when some Georgia Wing members took notice and sought to fill the need....

    February 6, 2012

    TEXAS -- This week’s “12 Who Care” nominee is a Texoma man who works behind the scenes coordinating volunteers during emergencies. Even though he’s retired, Bob Sholl refuses to take it easy, and still spends most of his time helping others. One of the places where Sholl volunteers is Civil...

    February 5, 2012

    UTAH – Civil Air Patrol has joined a weeklong search for two men missing from the Nine Mile Canyon area near Price, Utah. Brian Axe and his longtime friend Mark Widegren, both of Grand Junction, Colo., have been missing since Jan. 28. A CAP plane from the Utah Wing made...

    February 3, 2012

    MARYLAND -- AOPA Online videographer Bob Knill and senior editor Dave Hirschman recently joined the Civil Air Patrol in a single-engine, fixed-gear GippsAero G-8 Airvan on an aerial exercise that gives the U.S. Air Force F-16 pilots based at Andrews Air Force Base some practice at identifying and tracking relatively slow-moving...

    February 2, 2012

    HAWAII -- Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. August Leval of the Maui Composite Squadron has been honored for more than 50 years of service to the U.S. Air Force auxiliary. More than 60 CAP members from throughout the state were on hand as Maj. Gen. Charles Carr presented Leval with...

    February 1, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Charles DeBellevue, who earned more kills than any U.S. aviator in the Vietnam War as a weapons systems officer in the F-4 Phantom II, met with the media while visiting Robins Air Force Base as the guest speaker for the 116th and 461st...

    January 30, 2012

    CONNECTICUT -- In the summer of 1944, Judith Calandrelli spent 20 hours flying high above Danbury in a two-seat, Piper Cub plane. The 18-year-old girl spent many more hours hitchhiking back to South Norwalk every weekend, where she lived with her Italian family and served as a member of Civil...

    January 30, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- It was a solemn tribute to a fallen U.S. Marine and friend. As Capt. Nathan McHone’s hearse circled the grounds of his alma mater Friday, the 1,800 students of Crystal Lake South High School stood in silence and reflected on all that McHone gave. Among those paying tribute...

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