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    February 25, 2014

    TENNESSEE -- The top two commanders of the Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing toured MTSU’s flight and air traffic control simulators Friday as part of a fact-finding mission that could result in an aerospace education partnership to benefit area youth, officals said in a release. Col. Bill Lane, the wing...

    February 25, 2014

    COLORADO -- A regular high school student, but a pilot outside of the classroom walls: for Civil Air Patrol cadets, that’s just another day. Consider the 25 teenagers who belong to Buckley AFB’s Mile High Cadet Squadron. “The reason I joined is I want to be a pilot,” said CAP Cadet 1st...

    February 24, 2014

    ALABAMA -- You might not have ever heard of Civil Air Patrol but it is actually a volunteer auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force. CAP does everything from looking for downed planes to surveying severe weather damage. In fact, it was the Civil Air Patrol that actually located the...

    February 24, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Cadet Maj. Elizabeth Foy of Sioux Falls’ Civil Air Patrol squadron has been appointed to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Sen. Tim Johnson nominated Foy for an appointment earlier this year. “Academy appointments are an honor and go to best and brightest students...

    February 24, 2014

    ALASKA -- Tammy Head, with UBS Financial Services in Anchorage, has been promoted to first vice president-wealth management. She is a senior portfolio manager within UBS Financial Servies’ Portfolio Management Program and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In addition, she is a private pilot who...

    February 21, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- For actions in helping revive his grandfather following a heart attack, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Jason Schnecke on Thursday received Civil Air Patrol’s Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving award, which included a framed certificate and a ribbon and medal for the Lake in the Hills Composite Squadron member to wear...

    February 21, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Cadet Col. William Small of the South Dakota Wing’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish was recently presented with the squadron level Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year award by the Air Force Association. In a ceremony held at the squadron’s headquarters at the Spearfish Airport, U.S....

    February 19, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Most people have been huddling indoors while frosty weather fronts have been moving through the area. But members of the Civil Air Patrol recently braved a wintry mix of cold, snow and rain during two days of training at Camp Seph Mack near Penn Run. Cadets ages 12...

    February 19, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- Robert Neumann, previously a University of Michigan Police Department lieutenant, is UMPD’s next chief, chosen Tuesday from a pool of more than 150 applicants. A nearly 30-year UMPD veteran, Neumann was promoted to lieutenant in 1999. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy...

    February 19, 2014

    FLORIDA -- The Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadet Color Guard Team competed successfully against eight other teams and won six trophies, including first place overall, at the 2014 Florida Wing Cadet competition recently at Patrick Air Force Base. The Ormond Beach cadets won first place in the Mile Run...

    February 18, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation designating Feb. 20 as “Civil Air Patrol Day” in South Dakota. The proclamation commends the South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol for its willingness to undertake a multitude of missions and perform a variety of services in support of communities, counties...

    February 18, 2014

    COLORADO -- All three people killed in a single-engine plane crash near a Colorado ski town’s airport were pilots from Arizona, authorities said. Killed were Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, 64, of Phoenix, and Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., the San Miguel County sheriff's office said in a...

    February 18, 2014

    NORTH DAKOTA -- The body of a missing Jamestown woman was found at 11:10 a.m. Saturday by a snowmobiler after a nearly weeklong search that involved several law enforcement agencies and emergency organizations, including the North Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol. Ruby Grenz, 78, had been missing since Tuesday...

    February 18, 2014

    ALABAMA -- Authorities confirm a missing Cessna 210 that lost contact with the control tower at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport Friday night was located Saturday afternoon in the Goodner Mountain area of Jefferson County north of Clay. There were no survivors. Trussville police units along with Jefferson County Sheriff Office deputies searched...

    February 13, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Now that the body of missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell has returned home, the search operation for him and his plane has officially concluded. The plane carrying Harrell was discovered Tuesday afternoon on a heavily-forested mountainside in Montgomery County by a Civil Air Patrol aircrew. Harrell’s...

    February 13, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Effective 10 p.m. Wednesday the Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol stood down from operations in the search for missing pilot Andrei Postelnicu and his airplane, which crashed off the coast of Stuart on Friday evening. Over the course of the five-day operation, 25 volunteer professionals of Civil...

    February 11, 2014

    COLORADO -- A missing 66-year-old Kansas man has been found safe in eastern Colorado following a six-county search after the man’s SUV got stuck in a field over the weekend. Lt. Col. Mike Daniels, spokesman for the Colorado Civil Air Patrol, said Clark Nelson was found Tuesday by a CAP...

    February 11, 2014

    COLORADO -- Authorities in Eads are asking people in six counties on the Eastern Plains to be on the lookout for a 66-year-old Kansas man after his black SUV got stuck in a field. Clark Nelson called 911 Sunday night from his cell phone and said he turned off on...

    February 11, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Capt. Alex Ladzinski of Peters Township was recognized recently as Civil Air Patrol’s Washington County Squadron 601 Senior Member of the Year at the unit’s annual banquet. Ladzinksi, who has served as the squadron’s aerospace education officer since December 2009, also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition...

    February 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Three Poulsbo homeschooled students served recently as pages in the state House of Representatives, including Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Lydia Sedy. The cadet commander of the Peninsula Composite Squadron at Bremerton National Airport, Sedy was sponsored by state Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo. Sedy’s brother, Jonathan, also...

    February 10, 2014

    FLORIDA -- An aerial and ground search is underway Monday for a United Kingdom resident whose small, rental airplane disappeared and presumably went into the ocean while he was flying alone back to Vero Beach from the Florida Keys on Friday, officials said. On Sunday, some debris, including his pilot’s...

    February 10, 2014

    OKLAHOMA -- The men and women who play a critical, but often unnoticed role, in search and rescue missions in Oklahoma went through a full-scale training exercise this past weekend, practicing emergency responses in winter conditions at Sundance airport in Yukon. “It’s an opportunity for us to escape from our...

    February 10, 2014

    TEXAS -- Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Trevor Williams of Waco has been awarded the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year Award while another Waco cadet, Cadet 2nd Lt. Elise Herbelin has accepted the position of chairman of the Cadet Advisory Council for Civil Air Patrol...

    February 6, 2014

    NEW YORK -- A group of young Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Schenectady Composite Squadron, a Civil Air Patrol unit based at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y., recently traveled nearly an hour and a half to the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford to visit...

    February 6, 2014

    ALABAMA -- A Huntsville native is the recipient of the highest award from the Civil Air Patrol. Cadet Col. Holly Guthrie, a member of the Redstone Composite Squadron, recently received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is earned by only two in every 1,000 CAP cadets. Guthrie will graduate...

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