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    January 23, 2014

    TEXAS -- Sixteen cadets and senior members from Civil Air Patrol’s Sugar Land Composite Squadron attended the Texas Wing Winter Encampment held recently at Camp Bowie near Brownwood. Cadet Airman 1st Class Emily Smith of the Sugar Land squadron was recognized as the Encampment Honor Cadet, chosen from over 100...

    January 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA -- The Civil Air Patrol has a lot to offer youngsters who are interested in aeronautics, the military, and having new experiences. Just ask Connor Taylor, 16, and Harley Sample, 13, who are both cadets of the Woodward Composite Flight. The Woodward News recently met with Taylor and Sample...

    January 22, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- Gov. Scott Walker recently presented Cadet Col. Jacob Napp, 19, of Stitzer with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. The award goes to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education. “Jacob demonstrates great leadership skills and...

    January 22, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA – The Civil Air Patrol unit based in Oak Island has recently acquired a flight simulator, which might help train future aviators to assist in searches. The simulator is “a great addition to our arsenal of training tools,” said Capt. Kathy Nicholas, aerospace education officer for the North...

    January 21, 2014

    WYOMING -- Wyoming rescue workers now have a new tool to find people who are lost in mountains and wilderness areas. It’s a Civil Air Patrol plane equipped with Forward Looking Infrared, or FLIR, a camera that can see in the dark. KULR8, the NBC affiliate in Billings, Mont., tagged...

    January 21, 2014

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol volunteers from San Antonio number among the search and rescue group's members mobilized over the weekend for a statewide disaster exercise. Locally based CAP units conducted ground and air search practice sorties from Stinson Municipal Airport on the south side of town. Nearby units in...

    January 15, 2014

    ALABAMA -- While being home-schooled on his parents’ dairy farm in Gordo, Austin Holliman never dreamed that he would one day be honored with the highest national Civil Air Patrol cadet award. But on Saturday, at the Alabama Wing Conference in Montgomery, that’s exactly what Cadet Col. Holliman of the...

    January 13, 2014

    MISSOURI -- Three Civil Air Patrol members have been nominated as regional General Aviation Award honorees – Col. Bob McCabe of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Capt. Mary Margaret Latimer of Vernon, Texas; and Capt. Bill Schroeder of Carson City, Nev. These award recipients represent their regions of the Federal Aviation Administration,...

    January 13, 2014

    COLORADO -- Members of the Colorado Wing participated in quarterly Civil Air Patrol training over the weekend at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. The three-day, search and rescue exercise, known as a SAREX, involved volunteers dispatching and communicating with air and ground crews and the crews conducting various missions. The...

    January 13, 2014

    OKLAHOMA -- Thirty members of the Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol began the first training session of the year on Saturday. FOX23 talked with members of the group and gave their viewers an inside look at the training, which prepares the CAP members for real-life scenarios.  

    January 10, 2014

    NEW JERSEY -- A team of Gloucester County Civil Air Patrol cadets is learning how to tackle what President Obama has called “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” -- the cyber threat. Seven cadets from the Gloucester County Composite Squadron are competing...

    January 9, 2014

    GEORGIA -- The Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron recently hosted about 75 Civil Air Patrol members and guests for a special 50th anniversary open house at its headquarters at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church’s school auditorium. “We welcomed the entire community to learn more about our squadron, its proud history...

    January 9, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The Eastern Regional Airport Authority welcomed a new member Tuesday at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in Martinsburg. Dennis D. Barron, current commander of Civil Air Patrol’s West Virginia Wing, was appointed by the Berkeley County Council to serve a three-year term. “I’ve been involved with aviation...

    January 9, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Jacob Hawkins was awarded the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor – on Dec. 30 at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. Hawkins attends Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island, where he is currently valedictorian of his senior class. He is...

    January 7, 2014

    NEW MEXICO -- A space program will choose four people to live on Mars for the rest of their lives. Thousands of applicants are taking their chances, and Ken Johnston of Belen – a former U.S. Marine now a major in Civil Air Patrol – has made the first cut. Learn...

    January 6, 2014

    INDIANA -- It’s been 10 years since Army Specialist Luke Frist sacrificed his life in Iraq fighting for his country. This weekend family and close friends honored Frist with a wreath-laying ceremony and they hope to extend the former Civil Air Patrol cadet’s legacy with scholarships at his alma mater,...

    January 6, 2014

    TEXAS -- Amidst a sea of white headstones, more than 400 people – including Civil Air Patrol members dressed in uniform – collected more than Christmas wreaths Sunday afternoon during the culminating event of the eighth annual Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery’s Wreaths for Veterans project at the...

    January 6, 2014

    NEVADA -- A group of teens are learning how to save lives. They’re a part of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program, which teaches them how to be prepared for any search and rescue mission in the state. See this video report on KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas.

    January 3, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Some young people spent their New Year’s getting in some hard work by going through some training at Tyndall Air Force Base. It’s part of the Civil Air Patrol’s annual weeklong Florida Wing Winter Encampment, a leadership development activity for cadets from Florida and neighboring states. The cadets and their experience...

    January 3, 2014

    GEORGIA -- The 72-year tradition of the Albany Composite Squadron is profiled in today's Albany Herald. In addition to its 17 senior members, the historic Civil Air Patrol unit boasts 29 cadets. The youth are part of the national CAP cadet program that trains them in military leadership, aerospace education, physical...

    January 3, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Big Sioux Composite Squadron cadet cyber-forensics team taking part in the All Service Division of “CyberPatriot VI” has qualified to advance to Round 3 (the national semifinals). The top scoring teams in the semifinals receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the CyberPatriot national finals competition in Washington,...

    January 3, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- The Wild Rivers Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol has spent 40 years training cadets, providing aerospace education and providing emergency services assistance. Squadron members credit that history to Maj. Lloyd Driessen, who founded the unit in August 1973. Recently they gathered to honor Driessen, who received the...

    December 31, 2013

    FLORIDA -- Mary Manilla survived the jolting rigors of introductory astronaut training in 1959, but was too far ahead of her time to make the leap into space. Even so, in a revelation induced by stifling experimental solitude and ultimately reinforced by photos of Earth from orbit, the history-making Sarasota...

    December 31, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Talk to Jeffrey Rosenking and you’re likely to leave the conversation having learned something about him you never knew. The 52-year-old Salisbury resident is an instantly recognizable face on the East Meadow School District Board of Education — largely because he’s the only trustee who sports a...

    December 30, 2013

    ILLINOIS – Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Fox Valley Composite Squadron, in their second attempt to break a paper airplane record, came so close on Saturday. The paper plane flying above Earth was attached to a high-altitude balloon and got to about 85,000 feet Saturday, just 4,000 feet short of...

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