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    April 25, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded a replica of the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident, who helped start a Civil Air Patrol squadron at South St. Paul High School during World War II...

    April 25, 2016

    VIRGINIA -- It was a challenging day for new Civil Air Patrol cadets Zachary Morgan and Jennifer Kral, recently attempting to make their first orientation flight from Chesapeake Regional Airport. Their task was to take control of a small, Cessna single-engine prop plane at 3,000 feet and perform several maneuvers...

    April 21, 2016

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Though Civil Air Patrol exists throughout Europe, the branch stationed in Spangdahlem is the first to launch its model rockets amongst the overseas branches. “I always thought it was a cool way to spend the weekend, but knowing that we're the first people to do...

    April 21, 2016

    VERMONT -- The Capital Composite Squadron of the Vermont Wing of Civil Air Patrol has received a prestigious award. For the previous year, Capital Composite, based in Barre, was named the Vermont Wing’s Squadron of Merit. Capital Composite recruited a record-breaking 14 new members last year. Several of the unit’s...

    April 21, 2016

    CONNECTICUT – State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan recognized members of the Civil Air Patrol Wednesday on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives in Hartford. “I am so honored to introduce these members of the Civil Air Patrol to my colleagues in the House,” said Srinivasan, who represents the 31st...

    April 18, 2016

    ILLINOIS – A Polo man never got the chance to have a medal pinned on his chest for his war service – but that doesn’t mean he didn’t earn it. It just took Congress more than seven decades to salute Melvin Haak. Unfortunately, they were 4 years too late. Haak...

    April 14, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- A Berks County woman, Debbie Wanner, was voted off the Cambodian island of Kaoh Rong during Wednesday night’s episode of “Survivor.” A chemist and captain in Civil Air Patrol when she’s not putting her survival skills to the test, Wanner is now the 8th person kicked off the...

    April 14, 2016

    CONNECTICUT -- Civil Air Patrol's 399th Composite Squadron Color Guard a recent Town Hall Meeting conducted by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury. The color guard team also received Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition from Esty during the meeting. The certificates recognize the cadets for...

    April 12, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- On a cold spring weekend in April, Civil Air Patrol cadets from all corners of Western Pennsylvania converged upon the hills of Ford City to participate in the Basic Cadet Orientation Program (BCOP) and gain an in-depth look into the cadet program. Taking place during the same weekend...

    April 12, 2016

    OKLAHOMA -- One of Enid’s own has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Maryland. Sam Perez, a senior at Enid High School, has wanted to be a pilot since he was 13, after he joined the Civil Air Patrol through Vance Air Force Base; he also participates...

    April 11, 2016

    NEW JERSEY – U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), who represents the state's 11th Congressional District, presented the General Billy Mitchell Award to Cadet 2nd Lt. Thiago Santos of the Picatinny Composite Squadron recently. Santos, a junior at Sparta High School, discovered Civil Air Patrol at the age of 13. He...

    April 8, 2016

    GEORGIA -- Congressman Austin Scott was in Thomasville to give a distinguished award to a woman who helped fight for freedom during World War II. Loraine Sherman, 93, is one of four women left in Georgia who were part of Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Thursday, she received...

    April 7, 2016

    NEW JERSEY – The Cape May Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently moved into Building 7 at Cape May County Airport in Erma thanks to generosity of the county of Cape May and, in particular, Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. After transitioning to the new building, the squadron also took...

    April 6, 2016

    NEW MEXICO – Crew members from Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic opened the doors to the world’s first purpose-built spaceport on Saturday to welcome more than 1,700 guests from across the country. Some flew in, others drove in, and others around the world were able to tune in via the...

    April 6, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets in three states were honored recently with milestone awards and promotions. Cadet Capt. Michael Brown received the Amelia Earhart award at a ceremony at Lee Airport in Edgewater, Maryland. The award, presented by Lt. Col. Christopher Howell, the Maryland Wing chief of staff, represents the completion...

    March 31, 2016

    ARIZONA – Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers takes the controls to fly viewers over some of his city’s most notable landmarks on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Weiers, a longtime pilot, also highlights some of Glendale Municipal Airport’s key services, discusses the important role the airport plays...

    March 30, 2016

    NEBRASKA -- An Alliance man has been confirmed as the single fatality in an airplane accident in Sheridan County that claimed the life of Ben Andrick, a registered nurse at Box Butte General Hospital. The 68-year-old pilot went missing March 20 after leaving the Alliance Airport around 8:30 a.m. in...

    March 30, 2016

    NEW YORK -- The Syracuse Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has relocated its headquarters to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The squadron is now located in the upper level of Terminal A across form Market Express south, Hancock Airport said in a news release. “We are very excited to be...

    March 30, 2016

    NORTH CAROLINA – Seth Brannan’s passion for all-things-engineering is featured in Fox 8’s “Class Act.” Commander of his school’s Civil Air Patrol squadron, Cadet 2nd Lt. Brannan enjoys going to local events and putting on demonstrations with his robotics team. Find out more about Brannon, a junior at the North Carolina...

    March 29, 2016

    MARYLAND -- National Women’s History Month is a perfect opportunity to showcase Civil Air Patrol and the women who serve in its missions for America. One of the many women who have and are making a difference by service in CAP is Maj. Tori Kyler Steinmeier of the Towson Composite...

    March 29, 2016

    ILLINOIS -- In March, Master Instructors designated its next class of Ten-Time Masters. The achievement marks 20 years of participation in the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program. Included in this class of three certified flying instructors reaching the 10-time milestone is Lou Wipotnik of Wheeling, Illinois — an independent Chicago-area...

    March 28, 2016

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Air Force 1st Lt. Brittany Trimbel, a pilot with the 36th Fighter Squadron, was profiled recently in Stars and Stripes Okinawa as part of Women’s History Month. Trimbel is the only female F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot stationed at Osan Air Base, Korea, but becoming a...

    March 28, 2016

    TEXAS -- When a United States flag is no longer fit to be displayed, it is to be burned, per the U.S. flag code. The Captain William Barron Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Tyler – with the help of the local Civil Air Patrol and Cub Scouts...

    March 17, 2016

    ALABAMA – Search crews in the Shoals aren’t giving up hope of finding a second missing boater, Jeremiah Sanders, two weeks after he and his brother disappeared. Searchers resumed their work Wednesday, a day after recovering Jacob Sanders’ body. Civil Air Patrol gave crews hundreds of aerial images Wednesday morning...

    March 17, 2016

    FLORIDA – Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program is profiled Wednesday in a story posted on Flying Magazine Online. Cadet Col. Klara Olcott, one of CAP’s 24,000 cadets, is featured in the article, which focuses on how teens – and their parents – can benefit from the experience. Flying Magazine is a monthly publication...

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