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    January 27, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA -- U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Elizabeth Kealey, 32, originally of Indiana, Pa., died Friday in California from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash while conducting routine flight operations at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. A former Civil Air Patrol cadet in Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron 714 in...

    January 27, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Each year the Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing holds statewide search and rescue training exercises. The first for 2015 was Saturday, Jan. 24. The training is referred to as a “Split SAREX” (Search and Rescue Exercise), split because coordinated training is conducted simultaneously in the East...

    January 27, 2015

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Civil Air Patrol’s Yokota Cadet Squadron was awarded the Unit Citation Award this month for performing “in an exemplary manner for the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program,” from Jan. 1, 2011, to Oct. 1, 2014. An award presentation ceremony was held at the squadron on Jan. 8....

    January 19, 2015

    MINNNESOTA -- A total of 33 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members recently came from around the state to attend the annual Winter Survival Weekend near Bemidji, hosted by Northland Composite Squadron. The Winter Survival Weekend was created in 2003 with two goals; to teach members to live in...

    January 16, 2015

    IDAHO -- City leaders of the Upper Valley want to bring back a Civil Air Patrol unit to Rexburg. On Thursday night, the squadron held an open house to recruit members. More than 20 youth packed the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall wanting to learn more about the squadron.

    January 16, 2015

    MIDLAND - The Midland Composite Squadron of the West Texas Civil Air Patrol is preparing to conduct an aerospace education program in the Permian Basin. This volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air force is dedicated to developing tomorrow’s aerospace workforce, and their program will include internal programs for cadet and...

    January 12, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A missing mountain pine beetle worker who was reported missing Friday night was found unharmed Saturday morning after a search that lasted nearly 12 hours and had a rescue team call in air support. The South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol was notified of the missing...

    January 9, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- One-hundred-year-old Weldon Fields didn’t make the trip to Washington Dec. 10 when Civil Air Patrol was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal — the nation’s highest civilian honor. Unlike CAP's World War II veterans who attended the ceremony, Fields had to wait a while to get his bronze...

    January 8, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Four Civil Air Patrol World War II veterans from America’s Greatest Generation were honored in the Triad Wednesday in a special presentation ceremony hosted by CAP’s North Carolina Wing. The founding members of CAP received bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition for their wartime service. Col....

    January 6, 2015

    OHIO -- A traditional feast of pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy was served to community members in need on Jan. 1 to start them off with a hot meal and good luck for 2015. The Civil Air Patrol Frank H. Kettlewood Composite Squadron in Painesville prepared the meal, and...

    January 5, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Patrick Composite Squadron, based at Patrick Air Force Base near Cape Canaveral, has built a flight simulator for cadets from a scrapped Cessna 172. The one-of-a-kind simulator, which uses the front section of a refurbished plane, allows the squadron to offer hands-on flight instruction to...

    January 5, 2015

    TEXAS – They’re spending their Christmas vacation preparing for the worst, locating a downed aircraft. The young men, who are a part of Civil Air Patrol, are training for an emergency situation they hope to never be faced with … Na'Tassia Finley of KVEO-TV has more on their week of...

    January 5, 2015

    WEST VIRGINIA -- A member of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has been named the 2014 Cadet of the Year for the West Virginia Wing. The selection of Cadet Lt. Col. Nathan A. Worley as the West Virginia Wing’s Cadet of the Year was announced during the...

    December 29, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- The Daily Herald’s 2014 Pictures of the Year include a photo of Benjamin Ptak, 14, of Sleepy Hollow, a Civil Air Patrol cadet second lieutenant in the Illinois Wing's Lake in the Hills Composite Squadron. In the photo taken by staff photographer Mark Welsh (the second image in...

    December 29, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets from several squadrons in southern California were featured in KKFX-TV’s coverage of the Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights. The cadets and their float was one of 105 entries in the parade, which was sponsored by local Rotarians. See video of the CAP cadets...

    December 24, 2014

    ARIZONA -- Col. Brian Ready, commander of the Arizona Wing of Civil Air Patrol, recently briefed the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) on how CAP is using cell phone data to expedite search and rescue missions nationwide. Cell phone forensics is a relatively new and specialized CAP capability that...

    December 23, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Some sons walk in their father’s footsteps. Others fly in them. Such was the case recently when Capt. Taylor Wight, an F-15C Strike Eagle pilot, flew a Weapons Systems Evaluation Program mission at Tyndall Air Force Base with his father, Col. Al Wimmer, director of Air Forces Northern’s...

    December 15, 2014

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Many children are forced to spend their holidays in the hospital instead of at home with family, which is why the Westover Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Sunday at the K-mart on Liberty Street to collect toys...

    December 15, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- A 91 year-old woman holds a prestigious award, one that’s long overdue in her sacrifice and patriotism. Winifred Alexy was a member of the Civil Air Patrol – one of many people who volunteered to protect the country from German U-Boat attacks and other hostile actions during World...

    December 15, 2014

    COLORADO -- An operations flight chief from the 98th Flying Training Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Academy is the first and only enlisted member to graduate Air War College, an Air Force professional military school educating senior officers to serve as strategic national security leaders. Master Sgt. David Siemiet,...

    December 5, 2014

    IDAHO -- Civil Air Patrol’s Idaho Wing has a new tool to help with search and rescue operations, disaster relief and homeland security. The turbo charged Cessna model 206 is currently based in Idaho Falls with the Eagle Rock Squadron. KPVI News 6’s Deanne Coffin traveled to the Idaho Falls...

    December 2, 2014

    MONTANA -- A priest was killed in a plane crash over the weekend in Carter County near Alzada. Carter County Sheriff Neil Kittelmann confirmed the death of Father Peter Kovarik, a Catholic Priest serving two parishes in western South Dakota. Kovarik, 50, was the owner of the Cessna 170 that...

    December 1, 2014

    TEXAS -- KK’s Corner Mall in Lubbock is just one of many small businesses across the nation where the non-profit Wreaths Across America is setting up shop this year. “We want to make sure that the community remembers that we have men and women that are out serving right now...

    December 1, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Newswatch 16 stopped by a rest stop Sunday along Interstate 80 in Luzerne County where coffee and donuts were served up by Civil Air Patrol’s Hazleton Composite Squadron 203. The safety break at the eastbound rest stop near White Haven attracted steady traffic from people on the roads...

    November 26, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets are developing a new heliport site at the Manatee County Public Safety Center in Bradenton, slated for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 6. About 20 cadets from the Florida Wing’s SRQ Composite Squadron partnered with Manatee County officials to develop the heliport, which could be...

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