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    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...

    January 30, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Crow Wing Composite Squadron in Brainerd is an organization that allows folks to soar to new heights. To help celebrate CAP’s 70th anniversary, Brainerd Mayor James Wallin is proclaiming Jan. 30-Feb. 4 as Civil Air Patrol Week in the city. “We are very excited to...

    January 26, 2012

    OREGON -- The burial of a homeless Navy veteran at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland was the 1,000th in a national program that provides military honors to homeless and indigent vets. Petty Naval Officer 2nd Class Stevenson L. Roy died of natural causes on Dec. 16, when it was discovered...

    January 26, 2012

    COLORADO -- Lt. Col. Jack Dysart and four Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron accepted donations of American and Colorado flags from American Legion Post No. 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4264 on Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The flags will...

    January 25, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Gen. Claire L. Chennault Senior Squadron in Monroe and its commander, Capt. Elvis C. Stout, are featured in a newspaper column in The News-Star. Commander Stout is better known to northeast Louisiana residents as Judge Stout, having served on the Monroe City Court for 20...

    January 24, 2012

    NEVADA -- A feature article by Andrea Avruskin for the Las Vegas Review-Journal focuses on the many humanitarian missions of Civil Air Patrol’s Nevada Wing. Click here to learn more about the wing and its members and see photos from their missions. 

    January 24, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Aerospace education is one of the primary missions of Civil Air Patrol. It accomplishes that in many ways. CAP offers flight scholarships, summer flight and glider academies, detailed aerospace curriculum and orientation flights. Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadet Airman 1st Class Daniel Henao, an eighth-grader at Loggers Run...

    January 24, 2012

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol has scheduled an exercise across Texas to brush up on skills used in emergency operations like Hurricane Ike. Details of the Jan. 28-29 exercise were announced Friday, with plans for many of the state’s more than 3,400 volunteer members to take part. Click here to learn more...

    January 23, 2012

    MARYLAND -- The day many Americans were celebrating the freedoms that Martin Luther King’s life stood for, some Harford County residents were experiencing another freedom – the freedom of flight. The Harford Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, took part in orientation flights with their...

    January 23, 2012

    OKLAHOMA -- More than two dozen volunteers from across the state are learning the skills they'll need when disaster strikes. Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Oklahoma Wing met at Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa to go over some of the basics. Today they learned about flying search missions – looking...

    January 20, 2012

    KANSAS -- The current movie, “Red Tails,” tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of pilots in World War II. They were unique because of the color of their skin and the obstacles they faced simply getting into combat. You could argue they fought on two fronts: against...

    January 20, 2012

    ILLINOIS -- Lewis Composite Squadron, the Romeoville-based unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is stepping up to help one of its own. Members of the squadron are hoping to ease the financial strain on Homer Glen resident and CAP member Capt. Mary Jo O’Connor, who has been battling a second...

    January 19, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- Civil Air Pa-trol members completed the 2011-12 Winter Encampment at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla. Hosted by Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing, nearly 300 staff and cadets came from 14 CAP wings, including seven from the Louisiana Wing, participated...

    January 18, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina Air National Guard is scheduled to fly air defense exercises over Florence and Myrtle Beach today. Fighters from McEntire Joint National Guard Base’s 169th Fighter Flight outside Sumter will escort a single engine aircraft from the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol. Click here to...

    January 18, 2012

    COLORADO -- One Grand Junction school is setting sky high expectations for its students. Its aviation week at Messiah Lutheran School and Civil Air Patrol is there with hands on demonstrations. The local CAP squadron, the Thunder Mountain Composite Squadron, is displaying an air patrol glider on the school’s grounds....

    January 17, 2012

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The National Weather Service extends its flood warning for ice jam flooding in Burleigh and Morton counties until Tuesday afternoon.  It’s not uncommon for the Missouri River to rise each winter when it freezes over. Although, this winter it’s rising faster than normal. After what happened this...

    January 13, 2012

    IOWA -- Tessa Poppe never let being a girl stop her from playing baseball rather than softball. She never let being a woman prevent her from joining the Iowa National Guard — she’s served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, if Tessa has her way, her gender won’t...

    January 13, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- On Thursday, the Air Force Association based in Arlington announced the 20 recipients of AFA’s aerospace education grants, promoting aerospace education for hundreds of students through Civil Air Patrol squadrons from across America. The grants went to four Wisconsin Wing squadrons as well as two CAP units each...

    January 13, 2012

    DELAWARE -- The 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base donated 125 sets of battle dress uniforms to two regional Civil Air Patrol units Sunday. Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and although the Air Force phased out the BDU uniform, CAP is...

    January 9, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- var requestedWidth = 0; if(requestedWidth > 0){document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.width = requestedWidth + "px";document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px";} A new charter school is open in Butte County, offering full-time, online instruction for students in grades 6-12, and a new elective program sponsored through Civil Air Patrol. As part of the...

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