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    June 10, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA – There’s a new commander of Erie’s Civil Air Patrol squadron. Lt. Mathieu Sanders stepped up in a change of command ceremony at the Jefferson Educational Society. He's replacing Capt. Michael Adamus, who will stay on as communications officer. Click here to see Erie TV News video from the ceremony....

    June 10, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- What’s cooler than flying over California’s Central Valley in a dual-rotor CH-47 Chinook helicopter with the ramp down? Not a whole lot, according to members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Diablo Composite Squadron 44, based in Concord. Soldiers from Stockton’s B Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, gave...

    June 9, 2014

    GEORGIA -- A Gainesville cadet, Chief Master Sgt. Austin Auger, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Cadet Medal, and is the first Civil Air Patrol cadet nationally to be awarded the medal. Connie Tucker, with the Col. William Candler Chapter of the DAR, awarded the medal...

    June 9, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- The U.S. Air Force calls upon its Civil Air Patrol volunteer auxiliary to photograph disaster damage, rescue plane crash victims and even search for marijuana fields. They're like unpaid professionals who take on heavy tasks, which is why the Air Force has them undergo simulated missions every year....

    June 9, 2014

    MARYLAND -- The Easton Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently held a change of command ceremony at the Louis G. Smith Armory in Easton. Cadet Lt. Samuel Hughes passed the responsibilities of cadet commander to Chief Master Sgt. Niall Fowler. In addition, three other cadets received promotions.  

    June 5, 2014

    TEXAS – A big award was announced for Camino Real Elementary School this week. Camino Real was just selected as the 2014 Civil Air Patrol National ACE School of the Year. The award honors schools for outstanding commitment to engaging students campus-wide in STEM subjects, that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,...

    June 5, 2014

    MARYLAND -- With a decade of dedicated service in Calvert County, family and friends of Calvert Cadet Squadron gathered to recognize and celebrate the past 10 years of service. The banquet provided an opportunity to review past accomplishments, present awards and promotions and outline the future of this small, but...

    June 3, 2014

    ALASKA -- Four people walked away with only a few bumps and bruises between them after a Fairbanks veterinarian piloting a Cessna 182 made an emergency landing in swampy ground near Galena on Sunday, authorities said. Pilot Terry Wighs, 63, of Fairbanks, said he was flying three other men to...

    June 3, 2014

    MINNESOTA -- On a beautiful, sunny spring day at the Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport it was obvious that the late Ron Kangas, of Bovey, touched the lives of many when a large, orange school bus met a shiny, white Cessna airplane for a photograph. The purpose of the event was...

    May 30, 2014

    NEW YORK -- The Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s New York Wing recently played host to a visit from a squadron north of the border. The 296th Royal Canadian Air Cadet “Wild Goose” Squadron visited Fort Drum for the first time and had an exciting fun-filled week...

    May 28, 2014

    As they do on every Memorial Day weekend, CAP cadets gathered at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla., to re-enact the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. There’s a full replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns at the cemetery. The ceremony was one of many...

    May 28, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The man and woman killed in a plane crash in Chester County, S.C., on Monday have been identified. According to county coroner Terry Tinker, Ericson Davis, 24, and Anisa Rossi, 22, were both killed in the crash. Davis has been confirmed as a Marine from North Carolina...

    May 27, 2014

    NEW YORK -- Six veterans from the fabled Tuskegee Air Corps were honored during the “Return of the Red Tails” Memorial Day weekend celebration at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, in Big Flats. The men were honored in style, with a motor escort by the Patriot Guard, which also...

    May 22, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol Wheeling Composite Squadron will serve as the color guard Friday evening as The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register and Bordas & Bordas of Wheeling present a special musical tribute honoring area veterans at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Squadron Commander Capt. Todd Sherman said...

    May 22, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- For the second time in three years the La Crosse Composite Squadron received the Squadron of Merit award, recognizing it as the top performing Civil Air Patrol squadron in the state. In order for the Squadron to be recognized for this award they are judged on multiple duties...

    May 17, 2014

    LOUISIANA -- Dennis Gallagher of NOLA.com flew with Civil Air Patrol recently and blogged about his experience flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet over New Orleans East in a Cessna-172 single-engine plane. The excursion from New Orleans Lakefront Airport was part of a monthly training exercise with the Billy...

    May 17, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from the Tennessee Wing's Smyrna Composite Squadron recently participated in the Discover SCUBA program in Huntsville, Ala. Eleven cadets ranging in age from 14 to 18, along with five senior members, traveled to Huntsville for the Space Museum’s program. It is a half-day...

    May 14, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- When excessive heat forced Cellcom Green Bay Marathon organizers to cancel the 2012 event mid-race, it prompted medical crews to find better ways to communicate. Last year they took a page out of the Boston Marathon plans and recruited amateur radio operators but this year, they’re taking it a step...

    May 14, 2014

    MARYLAND -- “Civil Air Patrol Today,” a syndicated radio production of the Maryland Wing, returns to the airwaves as Capt. Tracy Urena of Maryland Wing public affairs assumes the role of program host. “Civil Air Patrol Today” represents a mass media outreach initiative for Maryland Wing. "It represents a major...

    May 12, 2014

    WYOMING -- The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team failed to locate a missing 1963 Mooney M20C aircraft carrying two brothers during their ground search on Sunday, the agency said in a press release. The search team resumed their effort Monday morning, and the Wyoming Air National Guard...

    May 8, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Law enforcement authorities and volunteers still are working to find a pilot and airplane that have been missing since April 5. Theordore T. “Teddy” Weiss, 74, left the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport that day around 2 p.m., bound for Zephyrhills. He never arrived at his intended destination and intensive...

    May 8, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- Middle Tennessee State University and Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing have agreed to partner in aerospace education for state high school students in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s cadet program. The agreement, signed Wednesday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Tennessee Wing Commander Col. Bill Lane of...

    May 8, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- You might say, Anthony Prato is batting 1000. Prato, a Northampton Township resident and a member of Troop 5, was recognized recently by the township’s board of supervisors for earning his Eagle Award, the highest rank attainable by a member of the Boy Scouts of America. For his...

    May 7, 2014

    GEORGIA -- The Georgia Emergency Management Association conducted a statewide hurricane exercise in various locations around Georgia on Tuesday, including one in Savannah. At the Chatham County Mosquito Control Center, various organizations, such as the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division, the Air National Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

    May 5, 2014

    ALABAMA -- National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Troutman said 81 black and white, mostly aerial photographs of 1974 tornado damage in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia shed more light on the super outbreak that happened 40 years ago and could help forecasters in the future. The vintage photos were taken by...

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