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    April 11, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- The Civil Air Patrol La Crosse Composite Squadron’s ground search team recently set off seeking an unusual target, the title of “Champion Ground Team.” This year, as part of the Wisconsin Wing’s annual ground search training weekend, the La Crosse team competed in the wing's first ground search...

    April 10, 2014

    ALABAMA -- Brenda Iddins, an instructor in the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing, volunteers as a medical officer with Civil Air Patrol. Her husband began volunteering first and encouraged her to join. “It is a unique opportunity to give back to the community we live in and our...

    April 9, 2014

    GEORGIA -- A Dawsonville pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career. Lt. Col. Richard Ivy was named a Wright Brothers Master Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration. The...

    April 8, 2014

    The news that Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander and chief executive officer made Tuesday's "Daily Report" of Air Force Magazine Online. The Daily Report is a compilation of the top 10 Air Force-related news stories of the day.    

    April 8, 2014

    KENTUCKY -- Thirty members of Civil Air Patrol’s Boone County Composite Squadron recently assisted local emergency responders with training, enabling them to learn and hone skills to help keep local students safe. CAP cadet and senior members portrayed shooting victims. “Training like this is essential,” said Bill Fletcher, deputy director...

    April 4, 2014

    FLORIDA -- From the grandstands at SUN ’n FUN, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the names of 15 charities, including Civil Air Patrol, that will benefit from grants to be awarded through the Pilot’s Choice Awards Program. In addition to CAP, the selected charities are: Academy of Model Aeronautics, Agape...

    April 4, 2014

    MINNESOTA -- On Monday, two groups of anglers were escorted off of Lake Superior after the ice they were fishing on started separating. On Thursday, a familiar scene unfolded at Duluth's Brighton Beach. It may have looked familiar, but this time it was just practice for when their services are...

    April 3, 2014

    ARIZONA -- As an international effort in the Indian Ocean west of Australia works to locate missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, there is a group responsible for locating any aircraft that goes missing while flying over Arizona. The 1,500 volunteers of Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing are tasked with that...

    April 3, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For 1st Lt. Rick Paxton, leadership is one of the most important strengths to possess. During the past two years he has been commander of the Civil Air Patrol Cape Fear Composite Squadron based in Wilmington, teaching cadets the skills offered by CAP’s cadet program as well...

    April 2, 2014

    TEXAS -- The deactivated Laughlin Air Force Base Composite Squadron was reactivated by the Civil Air Patrol during a recent ceremony here. Members of the Laughlin squadron were presented their TX-047 charter by Col. Frank Eldridge, commander of the Texas Wing’s Group 5. “Having the opportunity to return to Laughlin and...

    April 2, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Cadet Maj. Tyler Hoover was one of only three students in the nation selected to receive a Spaatz Association Aerospace Leadership Scholarship for flight training. Hoover traveled to Arlington, Va., recently to receive the $2,500 scholarship at Civil Air Patrol’s Winter Command Council meeting. Hoover, who has...

    April 1, 2014

    UTAH -- Teachers from Bonneville Elementary in Orem took to the skies Saturday as Civil Air Patrol took them flying as part of CAP's TOP Flight program. Last year Bonneville chose to become an ACE school, an educational program through CAP that aims to boost the school’s science, technology, engineering...

    April 1, 2014

    ARIZONA -- This is Arizona Wildfire Awareness week, and as dry as it’s been statewide, officials and residents are hoping that a couple of recent wildfires are not a sign of things to come this season. A first line of defense often comes from the sky, where Civil Air Patrol typically flies missions...

    April 1, 2014

    FLORIDA -- The Florida Wing honored Theodore D. Soliday, executive director of the Naples Airport Authority, with the Frank G. Brewer Sr. Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Award. The Brewer award, established in 1959, serves as a memorial to Brewer and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth and education. Nominees...

    March 31, 2014

    ALASKA -- Civil Air Patrol volunteers help ensure Alaska’s energy assets are safe and secure during natural disasters by taking pictures and downloading them to federal authorities for analysis. On Saturday, one such flight took off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to inspect energy platforms as part of the disaster exercise...

    March 31, 2014

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Teenagers with a love for flying and saving lives gathered today in Springfield to sharpen their skills at the controls of a single engine Cessna 172, though they didn’t actually have to take off to meet the challenges of flying. The Civil Air Patrol installed an in-flight simulator...

    March 31, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Air Force Maj. Lizbeth Patterson has seen it time and again. A teenager joins the Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol cadet program, timid and reserved. Then, “six or eight weeks later, you go back and they’re teaching a class.” Cultivating leadership skills is a central aim of...

    March 26, 2014

    COLORADO -- Water searches like the one taking place in the southern Indian Ocean are just part of the job for a group of Colorado Civil Air Patrol pilots. They train for the kind of search and rescue under way for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and for all kinds of...

    March 26, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- It’s a cool and unique program at River Oaks Middle School in North Charleston. The Civil Air Patrol program allows students opportunities to learn about aviation and they actually get to fly airplanes. Find out more about River Oaks’ CAP program in News 2 Today’s “Cool School”...

    March 24, 2014

    LOUISIANA -- Though the atmosphere was light, the 10 youth members of the Alexandria Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program were serious about learning new skills and eager to ask questions during the land navigation course that took place recently at the Castor training area of Fort Polk.  

    March 24, 2014

    OHIO -- Two Youngstown-area Civil Air Patrol cadets are the recipients of the highest cadet honor. Generals were brought to town to present Cadet Cols. Megan Beatty and Auby Lindeaur with their award. The Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award is given to cadets who show excellent leadership, character and aerospace...

    March 24, 2014

    GEORGIA -- Some 60 young South Georgia students took to the skies at Albany’s Southwest Regional Airport this past weekend, thanks to an organization aimed at getting youth interested in aviation. It was all part of the Young Eagles Rally, hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 354. “We are...

    March 21, 2014

    MINNESOTA -- With the recent assignment of a 2012 Cessna 182 Skylane, Crow Wing Squadron CAP members based at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport have their gaze confidently trained on the future. Equipped with latest Garmin G1000 GPS technology and “glass cockpit” instrumentation, the unit's new fixed-wing plane has created quite...

    March 21, 2014

    LOUISIANA -- The Pontchartrain Composite Squadron near New Orleans swept the awards at Civil Air Patrol’s recent Louisiana Wing Conference with 17 wins, including the Squadron of Merit Award and flag streamer. Find out more about the squadron’s awards in this Indy Transponder article.    

    March 19, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Maj. Robert McGlohon has been foraging for food most of his life and enjoys teaching others how to do it. “I don’t claim to be an expert, but have been doing it for a long time as part of the survival classes I teach for the Civil...

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