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    June 18, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-09, between 11:30 p.m. today and 5:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Civil Air Patrol aircraft will join a U.S....

    June 18, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Reading Composite Squadron 811 conducted a flag retirement ceremony Monday at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township. Worn, soiled or tattered flags were accepted by the Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs Office before the ceremony and members of the CAP unit made sure...

    June 17, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Saturday’s launch of a 4½-foot hand-built fiberglass rocket, in uninhabited southwestern Palm Bay may have made Civil Air Patrol history. After downloading flight data, Titusville CAP aerospace education officer Gary Dahlke said “Mach Hauk” hit 780 mph — shattering the sound barrier. “This is a first for the nation,...

    June 17, 2013

    MAINE -- Civil Air Patrol held a training exercise over the weekend that attracted the CAP aircraft from across the Pine Tree State. CAP members gathered at the Caribou Airport in Aroostook County -- in the northernmost part of the state near the Canadian border -- for the drill. WAGM-TV News...

    June 17, 2013

    GEORGIA -- For two recent Troup High School graduates, the sky’s the limit — actually, that may not even stop them. ROTC cadets Josh Cialante and Robert Jennings – who each got their start in Civil Air Patrol – are ready to start their military careers after being accepted to...

    June 14, 2013

    TEXAS -- It’s happening this week in Nacogdoches at Civil Air Patrol’s powered flight academy. Following a ground school and flight training experience, CAP cadets take their first solo flight. Then their shirt is cut off. It’s a tradition, of course, which started when instructors had primitive communication with their...

    June 14, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Looking for something different this summer: adventure, opportunity, challenge? Organizers of Civil Air Patrol say the sky’s the limit in their aviation programs. The Tidewater Composite Squadron of CAP’s Virginia Wing is looking to bolster its ranks. A recent open house at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport showcased...

    June 11, 2013

    In about three short weeks, Cañon City High School 2013 graduate Jack Nordell – a Civil Air Patrol cadet captain in the Colorado Wing’s Fremont Starfire Cadet Squadron – will begin a new chapter in his life as an Air Force Academy cadet. “It’s been kind of a life-long goal...

    June 11, 2013

    NEW JERSEY – Cadet 2nd Lt. Jessi Ayers, cadet commander of the New Jersey Wing’s Cumberland Composite Squadron, was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate and Medal for Good Citizenship, sponsored by the Greenwich Tea Burning Chapter, and presented during the chapter’s May 13 meeting in Bridgeton. The...

    June 10, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol Col. Leonard A. Blascovich, 75, of Bronx, N.Y., was honored at World War II Weekend in Reading on Saturday for 60 years of continuous service to the CAP. Blascovich, who has served as the CAP's national historian since 1997, entered the patrol as a teenager....

    June 10, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Members of the Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol gathered recently in Hyannis at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center for their 2013 annual conference and awards banquet. The theme for this year’s conference, “Cadets and Aerospace Education,” is a compelling message, describing the spirit of Civil Air Patrol’s civic-minded...

    June 7, 2013

    MARYLAND -- Cadets and senior members from Civil Air Patrol’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron took a trip back in time, revisiting its historical linkage with anti-submarine warfare, during a recent stop at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Met by VX-1 Executive Officer...

    June 7, 2013

    MISSISSIPPI -- The Cleveland Municipal Airport will be leasing the old airport terminal building to Civil Air Patrol for members to have refurbished and remodeled. CAP members of Cleveland are currently part of Northwest Mississippi Composite Squadron and hope to grow large enough to become their own squadron. “The city...

    June 7, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Community members and elected officials gathered recently at the regular session of the Boone County Commission in Madison to honor Boone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Caleb Sydnor as the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Law Enforcement Officer and Cadet of...

    June 6, 2013

    KANSAS -- Terrence Kegin recently returned from tornado-damaged Oklahoma, where he worked as part of Civil Air Patrol emergency services. Kegin, who also is the emergency management planner for the city of Shawnee, helped take photos for FEMA to document properties for any future insurance claims. He was in Moore,...

    June 6, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Air Force recruiters use large events to promote their mission. Recently, NASCAR hosted its race weekend at Dover International Speedway and the 314th Recruiting Squadron used the event as an opportunity to communicate the Air Force message. The Air Force racing team was at the track, joined in...

    June 6, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Since 1981, the Marco Island Civil Air Patrol has been surveying the skies of Marco and the Ten Thousand Islands. Whether it be a routine training flight or a search and rescue, the volunteer CAP members are always ready to fly. But 10 years ago, it almost lost...

    June 5, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Five teenage Civil Air Patrol cadets received high honors very few will ever get Tuesday night at a Burlington Composite Squadron meeting. Learn more about the cadets’ awards and promotions and see video from the meeting broadcast by WFMY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Greenville.  

    June 5, 2013

    UTAH -- Tina Mosqueda has set her sights high – literally. The December 2012 Utah Valley University graduate has joined the U.S. Navy to become a pilot. She will report to Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., on June 23. After 12 weeks training she will go to Pensacola, Fla....

    June 4, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Cadet Maj. David Feig has received the Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year Award. He was presented the award at the Wisconsin Wing Conference recently in La Crosse. Feig’s parents, Holly and Barry Feig of Marshfield, were present to see their son receive the prestigious...

    June 4, 2013

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Officers from more than a half dozen state emergency response and other agencies, including Civil Air Patrol’s South Carolina Wing, will conduct a major hurricane evacuation drill today along major land routes in and out of South Carolina’s three main coastal areas – Myrtle Beach, Charleston and...

    June 4, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- The Eastern New Mexico squadron of Civil Air Patrol hosted a change of command ceremony at the Army National Guard Armory in Clovis, N.M., recently. During the ceremony, New Mexico Wing Commander Col. Mark Smith named CAP Capt. Armando Carrion, an active duty Air Force master sergeant, to lead...

    June 3, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- It wasn’t always a sure thing, even for a go-getter like 18-year-old Cadet Lt. Col. Joshua Lanier of Santa Maria. But his hard chase ended in victory not long ago when he earned the highest award possible for a Civil Air Patrol cadet. “I was really happy,” said...

    May 30, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Just a few more days until the start of hurricane season and many residents don’t know about a local organization that provides a big help during times of a natural disaster. When a hurricane or other natural disaster hits, it’s up to the Civil Air Patrol to check...

    May 29, 2013

    NEVADA -- Inside an unassuming building at the North Las Vegas Airport there is a buzz of activity. Radios are busy with communications between ground crews and air crews. Teams are being dispatched to check potential threats, others being sent to search for missing aircraft. Reports of explosions, a possible...

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