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    September 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- Firefighters and police in Superior, the Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and other rescuers, spent more than seven hours searching for a man reported missing just after noon Wednesday near Lake Superior and Dutchman’s Creek. The Superior Police Department reported that the man had been found about 7:30...

    September 3, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Since 1941, the Worcester Cadet Squadron and Civil Air Patrol have been taking urban teens and instilling in them the skills they will need to grow as viable citizens. “I’ve been a commander here for over 20 years,” said Squadron Commander Maj. Joseph Zwirblia, who says CAP’s cadet...

    August 30, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Most teens are excited to receive their driver’s license, to get behind the wheel for the first time without a parent in the passenger seat. But for one Brandon teen, driving solo on the ground pales in comparison to piloting an airplane 5,000 feet in the air...

    August 26, 2013

    IDAHO -- Sunday was the open house for the Twin Falls Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Idaho Wing. Members talked about CAP’s three missions, which include providing emergency services to the community. They also involve cadets, who learned to fly and are also taught to serve. Find out more about the Twin Falls...

    August 26, 2013

    ALABAMA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing earned a grade of “successful” from the U.S. Air Force as it simulated an emergency response on Saturday. “Each wing will have one of the scenarios every two years, and they are based on the natural threats that are surrounding that particular wing,”...

    August 26, 2013

    COLORADO -- Disaster relief goes deeper than putting out fires and evacuating flooded areas. The Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force tasked with disaster relief, homeland security and counterdrug missions and consists of 62,000 volunteers nationwide. CAP’s Colorado Wing, consisting...

    August 23, 2013

    ALASKA -- During RED FLAG-Alaska, fighter aircraft dominate the skies. Participating forces identify hostile targets while waging a simulated war – but not all hostiles are fighters. Eielson Air Force Base’s own Civil Air Patrol 71st Composite Squadron plays a role during RF-A by simulating Antonov An-2 Colts, primarily using a deHavilland...

    August 20, 2013

    MISSOURI -- Several state, local and national agencies, including the Missouri Wing of Civil Air Patrol, cooperated in an unprecedented post-disaster drill in Marshall this past weekend. FEMA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Civil Air Patrol, National Guard and several local law enforcement and emergency personnel combined their efforts to...

    August 20, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington today announced 20 grants promoting aerospace education for hundreds of students through Civil Air Patrol squadrons. These AFA grants, each $250, are awarded four times each year, twice to units and twice to educators. AFA distributes these grants to squadrons for use...

    August 16, 2013

    TEXAS – It’s been almost 10 years since a bike ride changed an East Texas man’s life forever. Terry Howlett, a Civil Air Patrol pilot with Texas Wing’s Tyler Composite Squadron, was hit by a truck while he was riding on Highway 64 west, not far from Tyler Pounds Regional...

    August 15, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Enlistment in Civil Air Patrol went far beyond Chaplain Maj. Donald R. Hoy’s original intentions. Hoy, who spoke at Thursday’s meeting of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club, joined the CAP to become a chaplain. He chose to spread his wings not long after his enlistment. Hoy, pastor of...

    August 14, 2013

    KANSAS -- A.J. Smith is only 12 years old, but he’s already an experienced pilot. Of radio-controlled model airplanes, that is. The Lindsborg lad said he has been flying planes for four years, and his piloting skill and his experience “instructing people” led to his being the youngest instructor at...

    August 14, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- The coordinator of Calaveras County’s Young Eagles Program, Joyce Farrell of Glencoe, has been flying for 30 years. But her love of flight began much earlier. When she was “a little teeny kid,” she became infatuated with flight while witnessing military planes overhead at her home in San...

    August 14, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Ryan Dickerson of La Grange is spotlighted in “Q-Up,” a teen question-and-answer feature of the Louisville newspaper, the Courier-Journal. Dickerson, nicknamed Captain D, is cadet commander of the Louisville Composite Squadron and hopes to attend the United States Air Force Academy and pursue...

    August 14, 2013

    KENTUCKY -- “Search and rescue for missing aircraft, downed aircraft, missing persons,” said Maj. Larry Herzog. That’s just part of the Civil Air Patrol’s job, and this past weekend the Bowling Green squadron held a statewide training for emergency services. “Training new people and refreshing the people who have been...

    August 13, 2013

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- When school teacher Dan Caron instructs in the classroom during the current school year, a new honor will have been added to his already impressive resume. He is the 2013 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. A technology and engineering teacher at Bedford High...

    August 13, 2013

    OHIO -- The Civil Air Patrol drill team at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna recently won a national drill team title in Dayton after three days of competition. As a winner of the National Cadet Competition, the team’s name, 051 Drill Team, will be inscribed on the Air...

    August 12, 2013

    ALASKA -- Flying in a bush plane above hundreds of boats Saturday, Capts. Rob MacDonald and Brent Fischer scanned the waters below looking for signs of distress: orange life jackets in the water, gas and oil sheen from a sinking vessel, people stranded on the shoreline. “Basically just looking for...

    August 12, 2013

    INDIANA -- When a small plane recently crashed in Fayette County, Denise Rogers saw the need for a Civil Air Patrol squadron in eastern Indiana. Rogers is a private pilot and a captain in the Indiana Wing, the CAP’s state organization, so she knew the value of having a trained...

    August 12, 2013

    CALIFORNIA -- In Fresno search and rescue crews sharpened their skills by practicing the life saving techniques Californians depend on, should they be needed. Search and rescue crews from Civil Air Patrol's California Wing trained at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport over the weekend. There were nearly 70 volunteers taking part in the...

    August 9, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Civil Air Patrol’s recent exercise for hurricane assistance and recovery missions at Dover Air Force Base was featured this week on the AFB’s official website. The article, written by Senior Airman Jared Duhon of the 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, chronicles the training for members of the Delaware Wing, who...

    August 7, 2013

    GHANA -- Defense Minister Mark Owen Woyongo on Tuesday said the establishment of cadet corps in schools in his African country had promoted social integration, cohesion and discipline among students. Woyongo made those comments in Accra when he received a delegation of cadets from the United Kingdom and United States...

    August 7, 2013

    IDAHO -- Civil Air Patrol crews are there when there’s a homeland security crisis, a national disaster or a search for missing people. This past weekend Air Force leaders from across the country tested Idaho’s crews to see how well they can handle a search and rescue mission. Crews from...

    August 7, 2013

    LOUISIANA -- Lt. Col. Kathy Beauford of Jefferson, a Civil Air Patrol aerospace educator, graduated with top honors Aug. 1 from the Space Academy for Educators at the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. Beauford won the coveted Right Stuff Award named after America’s first astronauts. Learn more about Beauford's...

    August 6, 2013

    INDIANA -- Cadets and students with the Civil Air Patrol National Emergency Services Academy conducted emergency service operations training recently at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh. As the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP supports communities with emergency response, aviation and ground services, youth development and the promotion of air,...

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