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    March 2, 2016

    WISCONSIN -- The Oak Creek Fire and Police departments were recently praised by Milwaukee Composite Squadron 5 of Civil Air Patrol for their participation in the squadron's Safety Day. Earlier this month, Oak Creek Fire Department’s Lt. Scott Kasten and three other firemen spoke to more than 30 CAP members...

    February 29, 2016

    INDIANA -- Up, up and away. Civil Air Patrol cadets took flight at Elkhart Municipal Airport on Saturday. Saturday's orientation flights exposed cadets to basic aviation topics like navigation, aircraft systems and one of CAP's main services, search and rescue. During the 45-minute flight, each cadet got the chance to...

    February 29, 2016

    TEXAS -- Thirty flight instructors in the world have achieved ground and flight certifications at the master level five times, and the only one in Texas is teaching aspiring pilots at East Texas Regional Airport. Raymond Spengler Jr., who first went airborne with Civil Air Patrol in his native Florida...

    February 26, 2016

    OHIO -- Civil Air Patrol’s 279th Clermont County Composite Squadron had a historic night recently, giving out an award the squadron has never given out before — Air Force Sergeants Association Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year — and the Air Force Association Outstanding Cadet of the Year award, which...

    February 24, 2016

    MONTANA/LOUISIANA – Two Civil Air Patrol squadrons in two states welcomed new aircraft recently — the Lewis and Clark Composite Squadron in Helena, Mont., and the Ascension Parish Composite Squadron in Gonzales, La. Getting their own plane is a big deal for CAP squadrons, shaving time to get airborne for...

    February 22, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA – Civil Air Patrol wrapped up its winter training exercise, a two-day series of simulated missions this past weekend in Berlin that brings together about 70 cadet members, 43 adult members, volunteer firefighters, emergency management officials and the Pennsylvania State Police. The annual exercise is intended to hone the...

    February 22, 2016

    GEORGIA -- The Georgia Wing of Civil Air Patrol held its Legislative Day at the Georgia State Capitol recently. Maj. Jeffrey S. Chiu of Dunwoody, the wing’s legal officer and governmental relations advisor, was promoted to lieutenant colonel by Col. Richard B. Greenwood during the event.

    February 22, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Members of Washington Composite Squadron 601’s Civil Air Patrol recently joined veterans, re-enactors and guests for a wreath-laying ceremony in Fort Indiantown Gap during a weeklong living history event commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The event is held each year to honor World...

    February 19, 2016

    MISSOURI -- The Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force, has been permanently set up at the Bonne Terre Airport. Bonne Terre Airport Facility Manager Steve Vogt said when they started working to reopen the airport, one of his friends who helped him there a lot was a...

    February 18, 2016

    On “Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty,” Debbie Wanner is a member of the Brains tribe. The 49-year-old chemist from Reading, Pennsylvania, is also a captain in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary – the Civil Air Patrol. A seven-year member of CAP’s Reading Composite Squadron 811, Wanner...

    February 18, 2016

    CALIFORNIA -- Members of Jon E. Kramer Composite Squadron 10, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol based in Palo Alto, consists of adults (CAP officers) and youth aged 12-21 (cadets). This squadron volunteers its time to serve the Bay Area through both emergency services and aerospace education programs....

    February 17, 2016

    KENTUCKY – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Michael Dahl of Georgetown and his father, Lance, escaped a submerged SUV following a recent car accident in Scott County. “It all just happened very quickly. You just don't think about anything else,” he said. Seconds later, Dahl recalled his training...

    February 17, 2016

    NEW JERSEY -- Milton “Manny” Shucard of Paramus has accomplished plenty. He fought 12 times as a professional boxer under the name “Jersey Devil” to provide for his family. He fully restored a 1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster that was used in four movies. He even jumped out of planes as...

    February 17, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA/MAINE – Lt. Col. Roysetta Bruner of Lebanon, Pa., is the Group Two commander in charge of eight Civil Air Patrol squadrons in her home state, while Maj. Warren King of Lewiston, Maine, was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel. He is a search and rescue pilot with nearly 6,000 flight...

    February 17, 2016

    TEXAS -- Maj. Roger Neumann, deputy commander for seniors in the 131st Johnson County Composite Squadron, spoke to the Cleburne Lions Club on Wednesday about how the CAP is part of the U.S. Air Force. When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the CAP...

    February 16, 2016

    SOUTH DAKOTA – The patrol’s new Cessna 182 Skylane brings the CAP state fleet to seven. The aircraft is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art Garmin G1000E aircraft avionics suite, allowing crews to more easily take on missions of search and rescue, homeland security and support of U.S. Air Force missions....

    February 16, 2016

    NORTH CAROLINA – Two Gaston seniors have been appointed to a prestigious military academy. Stephen Moore from Stuart W. Cramer High and Michael “Hayes” Cloninger from Forestview High will enroll in the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this fall. Find out more about the two nominees, including...

    February 16, 2016

    NEW HAMPSHIRE – Denali Ferrero and Matthew Heiter, both of Hollis, are award-winning cadets with the Civil Air Patrol’s Humphrey Cadet Squadron in Nashua. The squadron is the first school-based squadron in the state and is part of the New Hampshire Wing. As the official auxiliary of the Air Force,...

    February 11, 2016

    NEW YORK -- Having a high school sweetheart may seem like a thing of the past but to Ginny and Ray Leonhard of Mineola, it is the most promising kind of love. Back in 1945, Ginny Cortese was walking down the hallways of Woodrow Wilson Vocational High School in St....

    February 11, 2016

    IDAHO -- The new Col. R. Jack Layton squadron of Civil Air Patrol has been chartered in Rexburg, thanks to a promise from Idaho Wing Commander Col. George Breshears. At a short ceremony recently in the Legacy Flight Museum, Breshears, along with squadron cadet commander Lt. Col. Zane Lemmon, the...

    February 10, 2016

    Have you ever thought about the unique place that float planes have in search and rescue operations? The Civil Air Patrol’s Alaska Wing has used float planes successfully for decades. Capt. Bryan Emerson explains in this guest editorial posted on SeaplaneMagazine.com.  

    February 8, 2016

    CALIFORNIA -- CBS47’s Kathryn Herr took Fresno TV viewers inside the cockpit of the fighter jets protecting the airspace above Levi Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. The fighters take off from Fresno when a plane enters restricted airspace in northern California. And that includes Levi Stadium for the Super Bowl....

    February 8, 2016

    ALABAMA – U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, who represents Alabama’s 1st District, honored two Civil Air Patrol members from Alabama who died last week in a plane crash in Mobile. The congressman’s tribute was delivered in a speech from the floor of the House of Representatives. The two Alabamians, David Mauritson...

    February 8, 2016

    MAINE – Twelve cadets from the Waterville Civil Air Patrol squadron – the Maine Wing’s 56th Composite Squadron – were front and center at a recent meeting at Robert LaFleur Municipal Airport, listening to Cadet Tech. Sgt. Jordan Craig talk to them. Craig, 18, of Benton, has been a member...

    February 1, 2016

    LOUISIANA – Airmen from Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing conducted their first exercise of 2016 over the weekend – search and rescue training to prepare the Air Force Auxiliary volunteers for any natural disaster. And they took Candy Rodriguez of Lake Charles’ NBC affiliate, KPLC-TV, along for a ride in...

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