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    December 29, 2015

    MICHIGAN -- Educators throughout Ionia County have access to a program provided by the Civil Air Patrol Ionia Flight, which can bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives to their classrooms. CAP is the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and is dedicated to providing communities with emergency response, youth development...

    December 29, 2015

    MASSACHUSETTS -- They were known as the “Eyes of the Home Skies,” and during World War II, the volunteers who comprised the Civil Air Patrol served as unsung heroes. Including Everett L. King. King, of the family that founded the Taunton Municipal Airport, spotted an oil slick from a U-boat,...

    December 29, 2015

    TEXAS -- Monday morning, just outside the Brownsville South Padre International Airport, cadets from the nonprofit Civil Air Patrol trained for various emergency situations as part of the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy South training school. Lt. Col. Juan Arredondo said this week marks the eighth year the academy has...

    December 28, 2015

    While National Weather Service officials examined damage from an EF-1 tornado, about 20 volunteers with Civil Air Patrol cleaned the runway at the Canton–Plymouth Mettetal Airport in southeast Michigan. The storm swept through the Canton Township on Dec. 23, tearing sheet metal and chunks of insulation from an industrial park...

    December 28, 2015

    HAWAII -- The Civil Air Patrol Lyman Field Composite Squadron in Hilo gives teenagers, ages 12-18, an opportunity to fly a single-engine Cessna aircraft. A licensed pilot takes off and lands the plane, but in the air the pilot gives the cadet the option to fly the plane from the...

    December 28, 2015

    MARYLAND -- In its 11 years of existence, Calvert County’s Civil Air Patrol cadet squadron has been led by males. Recently, Cadet 2nd Lt. Anh-Trang Nguyen, a Northern High School senior, has assumed the squadron’s top cadet leadership post. “We are enthusiastic about her potential,” said Calvert CAP Commander Lt....

    December 22, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Monday was a special day for a Sioux Falls family. The Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Sen. John Thune posthumously awarded a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to a man who served in World War II. Accepting it on his behalf was the loving wife Walter...

    December 22, 2015

    MISSISSIPPI – With its expertise in aerial photography, Civil Air Patrol is able to provide a bird’s-eye view from above – as it did recently in DeSoto County. The Olive Branch-based DeSoto Composite Squadron of CAP provided the Desoto Times-Tribune and county residents with a rare look at ongoing construction along...

    December 21, 2015

    CALIFORNIA -- Cadet and officers from Civil Air Patrol squadrons in the Los Angeles area marched in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, serving as “wranglers” of “Horton the Elephant” of Dr. Seuss fame. The annual parade, originally held on Nov. 29, is being re-broadcast on KTLA-TV at 4 p.m. PDT today....

    December 21, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- U.S. Sen. John Thune is leading a ceremony today to honor a Sioux Falls resident who was posthumously awarded a Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. Walter Wilson’s widow will accept the award in his place.  

    December 17, 2015

    MICHIGAN -- The most elite group in Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program gained its 2,015th member Nov. 2 — a milestone 50 years in the making — when Cadet Col. Jessica DeAngelo of the Michigan Wing’s Monroe Composite Squadron achieved the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. DeAngelo, 21, is the daughter of...

    December 17, 2015

    INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Civil Air Patrol joined many across the country to honor the armed forces. Wreaths Across America pays tribute to the fallen men and women who didn’t make it back for Christmas during their time of service. “There were a lot of our troops, male and...

    December 16, 2015

    HAWAII -- Civil Air Patrol Col. Roger Caires was named the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol Member of the Year for 2015 Saturday during the Hawaii Wing Conference in Honolulu. The top members of the Hawaii CAP were recognized during this conference. Caires, who served two terms as the wing commander,...

    December 15, 2015

    CALIFORNIA -- Civil Air Patrol members from Tulare and Kings counties helped kick off the Candy Cane Lane Parade Saturday night in Fresno. A Civil Air Patrol color guard and several CAP pilots marched in the parade, including Majs. Catherine Collom and Nasser Kadkhodaian and Capts. Johnny Costero and Tony Morino....

    December 14, 2015

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Deployed service members at Al Udeid Air Base joined representatives from Boeing and the Qatar Emiri Air Force to send a care package to Gregory Stein, a California Civil Air Patrol cadet recovering from a C-1 vertebrae fracture. His father, Staff Sgt. Daniel Stein, 8th...

    December 14, 2015

    MASSACHUSETTS -- The Ronald McDonald House in Springfield will have toys for children spending the holidays in a hospital bed, thanks to the Westover Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The CAP held its sixth annual toy drive in front of the K-Mart at the Springfield shopping plaza. By...

    December 10, 2015

    COLORADO -- Two longtime residents of Colorado Springs received the nation's highest civilian honor Wednesday. The honorees at the event were Cmdr. Edward Siergiej, who was present to accept replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal, and the late Col. William "Pappy" Madsen, who was represented by his wife Mary and...

    December 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Civil Air Patrol members in Kent are proud to partner once more with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes the courage and sacrifices of U.S. veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of the fallen during the holiday season. Mason County Detective William Adam, who is...

    December 7, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Members of the North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal this weekend in honor of their World War II service. The medal ceremony for the remaining recipients took place on Saturday at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown in Raleigh. Two CAP WWII...

    December 7, 2015

    OHIO -- The Frank H. Kettlewood Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Ohio Wing is commemorating its 30th anniversary and three generations of volunteers. The Painesville-based squadron was founded in December 1985 by Frank H. Kettlewood, the father-in-law of current commander Lt. Col Tom Snell. Snell is delighted that the...

    December 4, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Several cadets from Civil Air Patrol Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron171 assisted at the recent Sea and Sky air show at Jacksonville Beach. They were called on to man two information booths and help out at the Kids Zone. Those cadets participating included Matthew Seale, Kevin Valinho, Paul Schad...

    December 2, 2015

    NEW YORK – Civil Air Patrol and its 74th anniversary are the focus of a special report by WBNG-TV, the Fox affiliate in Binghamton. The “Around the Tiers” segment aired on Monday –  the official anniversary date of CAP. Lt. Col. Douglas Jensen and Capt. David Hektor of the New York...

    November 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Green River Composite Squadron, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is hosting an open house on Dec. 3 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Auburn. State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, will be on hand for a special presentation to the squadron, which is celebrating Civil...

    November 30, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Four teens from Clarion and Jefferson County recently experienced the thrill of aviation through orientation flights with Civil Air Patrol at the Clarion County Airport. Throughout the morning and afternoon, the cadets received briefings and flew in one of CAP’s sophisticated Cessna 172’s.  

    November 30, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Rushmore Composite Squadron of the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol was collecting donations at the Rushmore Mall Friday to bring holiday decorations to those who fought for their country. The Rushmore squadron was collecting money to place wreaths on the gravesites at Black Hills National Cemetery through...

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