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    January 25, 2016

    FLORIDA -- The Coral Springs Civil Air Patrol celebrates a trifecta of successful wins after placing second in state against 90 other squadrons last August, taking first at regionals in Albany, Ga., in October, then becoming the grand champions at nationals at Maxwell Air Force Base in Ala., in January. Find out more...

    January 25, 2016

    KANSAS -- Two McConnell Air Force Base pilots had their military aviation roots planted when they joined Civil Air Patrol in their early teens. The pilots from the 384th Air Refueling Squadron, Capts. Nathanial Beer and Ryan Cobb, now dedicate several hours each week giving back to the local Emerald...

    January 22, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- A Faribault woman who served in Civil Air Patrol in 1942 and later trained pilots for combat during World War ll is one of the last remaining Women Airforce Service Pilots, also known as WASPs. Now U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to make sure Elizabeth Strohfus, 96, and others like her are...

    January 21, 2016

    ALABAMA -- When Joshua Miller ran into a mutual friend of his and Capt. Steven Torbert, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Marines, on the morning of Jan 14, he never dreamed that night he would get news that Torbert and 11 Marines were missing after two helicopters crashed off...

    January 21, 2016

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Much like it did when it was Coastal Patrol Base 8 during World War II, Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron 056 still serves the people of South Carolina with a three-prong mission of emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education. "While the name may have changed, the squadron has...

    January 21, 2016

    MISSISSIPPI – Over 56 Mississippi Wing cadets from 11 squadrons, met recently for Mississippi Wing’s third annual Civil Air Patrol Cadet Conference. This group also included cadets from both the Alabama and Georgia CAP wings, and cadets and volunteers of the Mississippi CAP, who spent four days in Winston County....

    January 20, 2016

    IOWA -- Josiah Meier dreams of flying. The home-schooled, high school freshman from Osage already has plans for his future and one of those plans is to attain his pilot’s license by the time he graduates high school. In order to take the first steps toward meeting his goal, Meier...

    January 19, 2016

    GEORGIA -- Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School. The exercise was designed to strengthen communication tactics and skills between the two forces, as well as practice the...

    January 19, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- If you heard #2004, what would that mean to you? To Cadet Colonel Caitlin Albright of Blaine, a 19-year-old member of the Minnesota Wing’s Anoka County Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, it means she is the 2004th cadet to be awarded the prestigious Spaatz Award since its...

    January 19, 2016

    OHIO -- From computer flight simulators to foam planes powered by human arms throwing them into the air, aeronautics was demonstrated Sunday afternoon at Skypark Airport in Guilford Township. The Medina County Skyhawks unit of Civil Air Patrol held an open house for 24 hours. Second Lt. Glenn Somodi said...

    January 15, 2016

    CALIFORNIA – U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican who represents California’s 23rd District, announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies Jan. 8. One Desert High School student and Civil Air Patrol squadron flight cadet commander, Garron Ireton, received a presidential nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

    January 13, 2016

    NEW JERSEY – When Mountain Lakes High School sophomore Sloane Liput joined Civil Air Patrol in October 2015, she became the third generation in her family to serve in CAP, the official U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. Sloane joined her father Andrew Liput, the Picatinny Squadron’s public affairs officer, and her...

    January 13, 2016

    ARIZONA -- Whether it’s rescuing people from a northern Arizona blizzard, searching for a missing child or finding the wreckage of a small plane, a group of Arizona volunteers stands ready to help. The Civil Air Patrol has been a part of some of biggest rescue stories in Arizona history,...

    January 13, 2016

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Lt. Col. Kevin Berry, chief of staff for Civil Air Patrol’s Pennsylvania Wing, was one of the featured speakers at the recent banquet of the Lebanon VFW Cadet Squadron 307, and participated in the promotion ceremony for a number of young CAP cadets. Berry spoke about the history...

    January 7, 2016

    MINNESOTA – A 93-year-old woman from Faribault is ready to be honored for her service to her country. On Friday, Cece Bell will be rewarded for her service in Civil Air Patrol during World War II. She will receive a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal, presented to CAP on...

    January 6, 2016

    OHIO -- For over 10 years, the Civil Air Patrol Frank H. Kettlewood Composite Squadron in Painesville has volunteered to prepare and serve hot meals to those in need on New Year’s Day. With the assistance of 27 cadets, senior members and volunteers, a full coarse meal was provided at...

    January 5, 2016

    NEBRASKA -- Two Fremont Civil Air Patrol teams located a downed aircraft within 10 minutes of arriving in the search area early Monday morning. An airplane, en route from Columbia, Mo., to Wayne, had disappeared from air traffic control radar at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Ground teams from the Fremont Cadet...

    January 4, 2016

    FLORIDA -- Three Florida Wing cadets – Cadet Col. Iriolexis Encalada of the Pines Miramar Cadet Squadron, Cadet Lt. Col. Alexander English of the Central Florida Composite Squadron and Cadet Lt. Col. Steven Conway of the Lake Composite Squad – each received a commander's recognition of superior performance coin from...

    January 2, 2016

    OKLAHOMA – Aircrews from the Oklahoma Wing of Civil Air Patrol is flying photographic damage assessment missions in the eastern part of the state following last week’s record-breaking rainfall. “We are using aircraft and aircrew based in Tulsa and Muskogee to survey and document flooding and associated impacts along the...

    January 1, 2016

    FLORIDA -- More than 200 cadets and senior members came to Winter Encampment from all across the state of Florida and from as far away as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. The weeklong encampment, hosted by Civil Air Patrol's Florida Wing, was...

    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...

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