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    September 15, 2015

    INDIANA – The Academy of Model Aeronautics, or AMA, has achieved a membership milestone with 50,000 youth members 18 and younger. This is a great achievement for the model aviation community and partners of the AMA, which include Civil Air Patrol.

    September 15, 2015

    MICHIGAN -- Representatives from the Michigan Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently met with members of Ionia area schools in an effort to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Mike Seiloff, CAP's Ionia external aerospace education officer, made the presentation during a meeting with Rather Elementary School Principal Darin Magley...

    September 14, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA -- With Pope Francis due in Philadelphia in two weeks, military aircraft will conduct an airspace protection exercise in the area early Tuesday morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced Friday. The “Falcon Virgo” training flights are slated to take place from 12:01 a.m. to 2 a.m....

    September 14, 2015

    FLORIDA – The Tallahassee Civil Air Patrol held a 9/11 remembrance and flagpole dedication ceremony Thursday night at the Tallahassee International Airport in honor of Friday's 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks..”Woodmen Life,” formerly known as “Woodmen of the World,” donated a 25-foot flagpole to the Tallahassee Composite Squadron to replace...

    September 9, 2015

    COLORADO -- The Civil Air Patrol sits quietly at the Grand Junction Regional Airport but it’s anything but – the national volunteer organization flies more than 85 percent of all general inland search and rescue missions, including one earlier this week for a missing aircraft. “We’re looking for mostly crashed...

    September 8, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Thanks to Civil Air Patrol, South Dakotans got a bird's-eye view of LifeLight, a Christian music festival in Sioux Falls. Lt. Col. Rick Larson says this is something CAP’s South Dakota Wing has done for several years now, patroling the festival from the skies. Larson says patroling the event is...

    September 8, 2015

    COLORADO -- The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that five people were killed when a Cessna crashed into a rural mountainside in San Juan County on Sunday. Peter Knudson of the NTSB says the Cessna 310 plane crashed into the rugged mountainside near Telluride. Civil Air Patrol's Colorado Wing was...

    September 8, 2015

    OREGON -- Teenagers circled silently high above the Prineville Airport on Sunday, the final day of a two-day glider orientation program with the High Desert Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Around two dozen cadets with CAP squadrons from around the Northwest spent the weekend piloting gliders, a single-engine Cessna...

    September 8, 2015

    ALASKA -- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for Bruce Gronewald, an overdue kayaker, in Knik Arm near Anchorage. The Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Alaska State Troopers conducted 10 air searches and multiple ground searches over an area that covered more than 850 square miles.  

    September 2, 2015

    ALASKA -- A search launched Tuesday for a 55-year-old kayaker who did not return from a trip in Knik Arm near Anchorage. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter and Civil Air Patrol crews completed four air searches of the area and Alaska State Troopers completed ground searches for Bruce...

    September 2, 2015

    HAWAII -- Maryknoll School students may learn engineering and aerospace concepts firsthand thanks to the Honolulu school’s partnership with Civil Air Patrol. CAP, the U.S. Air Force civilian auxiliary that responds to emergencies, revamped its headquarters near Keehi Lagoon with more than $750,000 in renovations earlier this month. Classroom space...

    September 2, 2015

    When it comes to community service, Civil Air Patrol’s Muskogee Nighthawks Squadron in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and the Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron in Bowling Green rank near the top. Both units and their service to their communities have been featured recently in their local newspapers, the Muskogee Phoenix and the Bowling...

    August 31, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Last week Aero-News Network’s Jim Campbell was fortunate to be at the Civil Air Patrol's National Conference when Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh announced the official recognition of CAP as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force team. The official recognition, featured today...

    August 31, 2015

    MAINE -- First seen holding aloft a walking stick crowned with a sock, battered from hiking 7 or 8 miles, 78-year-old lost hiker John Lyon had a simple explanation for his survival in Baxter State Park. “I just wasn’t ready to die,” Lyon said, according to Maine Forest Ranger Ben...

    August 31, 2015

    COLORADO -- The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo brings games, food and different activities for kids, but a group of Civil Air Patrol cadets are trading ride tokens for two-way radios. Tens of thousands of people come to the state fair each day. CAP’s mission is to roam the state...

    August 31, 2015

    CALIFORNIA -- Throughout the weekend, the Bay Area’s Civil Air Patrol took to the East Bay skies for training exercises in preparation for natural disasters. The group took off from Livermore on Sunday and carried out search and rescue drills, defensive maneuvers and reconnaissance work. CAP supports the Air Force...

    August 27, 2015

    COLORADO – A freshman cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy is scheduled to be recognized as the top Civil Air Patrol cadet in the country Saturday at CAP's National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Before beginning his first year at the Academy, Benjamin Jakeman was the cadet commander of the...

    August 26, 2015

    VERMONT -- Check out this video posted today by Eva Sollberger on SevenDaysVT.com. Part of Sollberger’s video blog “Stuck in Vermont,” it features Civil Air Patrol cadets participating in the Northeast Region Glider Academy at Hartness State Airport in Springfield. Teens attending the academy learn how to fly gliders, some...

    August 26, 2015

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting air defense exercises over Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties today. As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to the SCANG’s 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil...

    August 25, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- More than 70 years ago, two young women from South Dakota decided they wanted to do something to help their country during World War II. A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but their service hasn't been forgotten. On Monday, Gov. Dennis Daugaard honored Pauline...

    August 24, 2015

    MISSOURI -- Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol had a lot to take in at the Kansas City Air Expo-Air Show this past weekend. As FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports, many of the CAP cadets have military aspirations, and recruiters love that the CAP cadets are being groomed for service so early. Wickersham...

    August 24, 2015

    MICHIGAN/CONNECTICUT -- Being prepared if disaster strikes. That is the goal. This past weekend, members of the Michigan and Connecticut wings of Civil Air Patrol participated in U.S. Air Force-evaluated exercises to test their abilities to conduct search and rescue and disaster missions. The exercises were based in Battle Creek,...

    August 24, 2015

    INDIANA – The Civil Air Patrol puts in extra time to be prepared for when the unthinkable happens. WFFT-TV’s Brooke Welch was at the Huntington Municipal Airport over the weekend and filed this report on CAP’s Indiana Wing and its training, which was observed by Huntington County Emergency Management Agency Director Lindsie...

    August 24, 2015

    NEW YORK -- An elderly man found alive after surviving a week in woods has died, his grandson tells Action News. Alfred Turshman died around 10 p.m. Saturday. He was 81 years old. “We are all very happy as a family to have had the opportunity to see, speak, and...

    August 24, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Two South Dakota women, including one from Pierre, are set to receive an award honoring their service in Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today in Pierre will present a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP World War II veterans...

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