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    August 6, 2013

    NEBRASKA -- Six air cadets from around the world traveled to America’s heartland recently as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange program. The program, which was established in 1946, exchanges air cadets with other cadet programs across 20 different host countries with the goal of promoting international goodwill and...

    August 5, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Members of Civil Air Patrol's Delaware Wing participated in a drill designed to practice their emergency response during a serious weather event. The teams had no idea what training scenarios they would face in the two-day exercise, which started Friday, said Delaware Wing Commander William “Ziggy” Bernfeld. The...

    August 5, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- More than one hundred Vietnam veterans are back in Wisconsin after completing a one-day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. The flight was part of a day of tribute to veterans at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, and it was an emotional journey for those who went. When they...

    August 5, 2013

    TEXAS -- Twenty-three Civil Air Patrol members from the Gregg County, Gladewater and Tyler Composite Squadrons worked together to help make the recent 2013 Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview a success. Since 2009, CAP has been among the many organizations providing volunteers for the balloon race, recognized as a...

    August 1, 2013

    ALASKA – The Alaska (11th Air Force) Rescue Coordination Center, formed 19 years ago for search and rescue missions, reached a milestone earlier this month, when the Alaska Air National Guard saved the two lives in a mission near Talkeetna. The pilot of a downed aircraft became the 2,000th live...

    August 1, 2013

    MARYLAND -- Rapid response is critical to the success of any Civil Air Patrol mission. As such, the motto “Semper Vigilans” – “Always Vigilant” – is representative of CAP pilots. Carroll Composite Squadron pilots, as part of the Maryland Wing, mirror the national motto in being readily available when missions...

    July 30, 2013

    HAWAII -- Kauai County officials are getting ready for Flossie, which is now projected to be a tropical depression today when it reaches the area. The islands of Kauai and Niihau was placed under a tropical storm warning Monday morning, joining the rest of the state. The warning means tropical...

    July 30, 2013

    MAINE -- In a change-of-command and promotion ceremony held Saturday at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport terminal building, Col. Daniel Leclair, Maine Wing commander of Civil Air Patrol, relinquished his position to Maj. Marc Brunelle. Leclair has been selected as the new Northeast Region commander. Find out more about the ceremony,...

    July 30, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) stopped by Civil Air Patrol Suffolk Cadet Squadron 10 to meet with the cadets and offer his encouragement as they work through the program. “Not only does the program give Long Island’s young people a leg up on their future, but it provides adults with an...

    July 29, 2013

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Moments after a pilot told air traffic controllers he was losing altitude, his helicopter crashed in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania, killing five people including a child. Wyoming County coroner Thomas Kukuchka said the pilot contacted a nearby tower around 10:30 p.m. Saturday saying he would...

    July 29, 2013

    MAINE -- The search for missing Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay continues from a command post at Sugarloaf, a ski and golf resort in Carrabassett Valley, but Lt. Kevin Adam of the Maine Warden Service is worried. “It is a mystifying search because we’ve done a lot of tactics that...

    July 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Gordon Ebbert said he didn't really know what to say about his latest birthday. “I’ve never been this old before,” he said. Ebbert, a resident at Monroe House, turned 100 years old Tuesday. The former Civil Air Patrol colonel who was one of the founders of the Grant...

    July 26, 2013

    TEXAS – It’s a moment 17-year-old Chris Crismon has been waiting for for a long time, the day he gets his license. Unlike most teenagers his age, Crismon is not prepping for his driving test. Instead, Crismon, a cadet with Civil Air Patrol's Texoma Composite Squadron, is making his pre-flight...

    July 25, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- Christopher Medina decided during his first Civil Air Patrol cadets meeting that he would earn the organization’s top rank: the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award that bestows the rank cadet colonel on the member. Fewer than 0.05 percent of all cadets earn the rank, which requires passing...

    July 24, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Seventeen-year-old Nicole Case, who has only been driving a car for six months, recently earned her pilot’s license from the Hanscom Aero Club Flight Training Center. She in fact took her first solo flight before she was able to drive in a car alone. Nicole’s father, Ed Case,...

    July 23, 2013

    VIRGINIA -- Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol members will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force this week at several locations throughout the region, testing their ability to respond to real-world emergency scenarios. Members of CAP’s Middle East Region will come together as the Air Force conducts a graded search...

    July 23, 2013

    CALIFORNIA – For Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Jason Torikawa-Domingo, aviation is a way of life. Torikawa-Domingo, 18, traveled to Livermore from his home in Oahu, Hawaii, to take part in a six-day immersion into the world of radio-controlled model planes, along with 19 other cadets from 17 states....

    July 23, 2013

    OHIO -- Civil Air Patrol recognized Cadet Tech. Sgt. David Trate with a scholarship from the United States Military Academy. He departed on June 30 to begin training at West Point, a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, N.Y. Trate, a member of the CAP squadron at...

    July 23, 2013

    MICHIGAN -- Ten teenagers are getting a taste of life in the skies through Michigan Technological University’s Summer Youth Program in Houghton. The weeklong classes include learning how to read instruments and a session in a flight simulator. Lt. Col. Jack Hartman of the Civil Air Patrol said this is...

    July 22, 2013

    MICHIGAN – “Are we flying? Is the evening softball game still on? Can we golf this weekend?” Many may not be aware, but the 181st Intelligence Wing has a talented group of Airmen, the 113th Weather Flight, who play a crucial role in predicting the weather and its outcome on...

    July 22, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- About 70 Civil Air Patrol members, most of them cadets from North and South Dakota, gathered at Custer County Airport to learn about leadership and emergency skills. They were able to put everything into practice. “When we’re called upon to do this for real, we have to be ready...

    July 22, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets visited Marine Corps Air Station New River recently to test out the MV-22B Osprey simulators at the Marine Aviation Training System Site. First Lt. Jonathan Weaver said the goal for visiting the air station was to give the cadets a first-hand look at...

    July 16, 2013

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- More than 150 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from South and North Dakota and the region will participate in a search and rescue exercise in Custer this week with several governmental and nonprofit organizations, including the Red Cross and South Dakota National Guard. The event...

    July 16, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Acrobatic aircraft swooped overhead here as the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s newest officer candidate took the oath of enlistment during the Arlington Fly-In. Robert T. Meunier, 26, of Seattle took the oath during the Fly-in, a massive air show that takes place every July. Fly-in organizers said it...

    July 16, 2013

    GEORGIA -- More than 200 Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 12-20, converged on Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany for the 2013 Georgia Wing Encampment recently. The purpose of encampment was to allow the basic cadets to see what basic training in the military is like and for staff...

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