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    August 17, 2015

    HAWAII -- The rededication of headquarters for the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol was unveiled Saturday afternoon. The headquarters, located just off of Lagoon Drive, features plenty of new high-tech educational tools that will deliver STEM/aerospace education to CAP’s youngest members – its cadets. Find out more about renovations to the...

    August 17, 2015

    Bend, Ore. – The Oregon Civil Air Patrol successfully concluded an Air Force-monitored statewide emergency services training exercise Saturday despite interference from expanding wildfires near Warm Springs, causing flight operations to be modified to avoid the intense smoke. From branch command centers in Medford and Bend, the CAP conducted various...

    August 14, 2015

    KENTUCKY – U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie presented a family Thursday with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal at the Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport. The family received the award on behalf of Dr. L.K. Causey, who served in the Civil Air Patrol in Bowling Green during World War...

    August 13, 2015

    ARIZONA -- After searching for five days and four nights, volunteers found the body of a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the Kaibab National Forest. A search team from Colorado City was driving along Forest Service Road 240 late Monday afternoon when some boys in the bed of the...

    August 13, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- With the landing of his Civil Air Patrol aircraft at the Asheville Regional Airport recently, Lt. Col. Wallace Courtney completed his 300th orientation flight. Such flights are designed to introduce young people to the experience of aircraft handling. CAP cadets — members from 12 to 18 years...

    August 10, 2015

    ARIZONA -- More than 400 people continued to search for a 5-year-old Colorado City boy who went missing while chasing grasshoppers south of Jacob Lake Thursday afternoon. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said several aircraft, including a private helicopter, have joined the search for Jerold Williams. Searchers equipped with night...

    August 10, 2015

    GEORGIA – Civil Air Patrol held a celebration on June 4 at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The purposed of the gathering by the Peachtree City Composite Squadron was to honor 76-year-old Lt. Col. Philip Bowden. The Newnan resident was recognized for his 35 years of service in the all-volunteer...

    August 7, 2015

    NEW YORK -- During a special ceremony at Ironworkers Local No. 6, U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins and leaders from Civil Air Patrol presented the family of Alfred Corbran with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal. During World War II, Corbran was a member of Civil Air Patrol, protecting the...

    August 7, 2015

    WISCONSIN – Civil Air Patrol and its Fox Cities Composite Squadron is profiled in "NBC 26 Cares," a regular weekly feature of the Green Bay TV station. Holly Baker visited the squadron, based in Appleton, and interviewed Commander Lt. Col. Richard Kreitz and two youth from the unit's cadet program as...

    August 7, 2015

    COLORADO -- Daniel Turner, 18, has a private pilot’s license, he has only one more year of college and he’s heavily involved in Civil Air Patrol as a cadet first lieutenant in the Fremont Starfire Cadet Squadron. In his spare time, he’s a published author. Turner’s most recent book, “Cinnamon...

    August 4, 2015

    ARKANSAS -- Civil Air Patrol is assisting researchers studying the foraging habits of endangered gray bats from Crystal Cave in Bella Vista. Graduate student Patrick Moore of Arkansas State University, aided by pilots and support staff from CAP squadrons in Rogers, Jonesboro and Fort Smith, is leading the project as...

    August 4, 2015

    HAWAII -- It’s been almost a year since Iselle hit the Big Island as a tropical storm, causing $79 million in damage. Darryl Oliveira of Hawaii Civil Defense said after Iselle, officials learned that keeping the community informed is key, especially for those living in isolated areas. Now, a year...

    August 4, 2015

    OKLAHOMA -- The Starbase Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Oklahoma Wing embarked on a different type mission this week. Instead of searching for lost people, downed aircraft, or educating people about aviation, the cadets and senior members participated in an equally important mission, honoring veterans at the Oklahoma Veterans...

    August 3, 2015

    CONNECTICUT -- Ten Groton area Civil Air Patrol members have been recognized for their participation in homeland security missions. Each of them have been awarded the Civil Air Patrol's Homeland Security Ribbon which requires completion of at least 10 sorties. Together, they have flown about 75 sorties and accumulated 800 man-hours...

    August 3, 2015

    MICHIGAN -- Volunteers at the Michigan Civil Air Patrol are standing down after a distress signal that bounced off a satellite took them to an Ypsilanti house — and a false alarm. Maj. Robert Bowden says an emergency beacon was detected in the area, meaning a possible boater in distress....

    August 3, 2015

    ALABAMA -- A major part of Civil Air Patrol is the cadet program, and CAP’s Cadet Officer School recently taught cadets, ages 16 to 20, the importance of leadership training, according to Lt. Col. Joe Winter, the school’s director. In one of the elements of their 10-day COS at Maxwell...

    July 31, 2015

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Cadets from the Pilgrim Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol visited the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth recently to give summer campers a fun lesson in rocketry and aerodynamics. After a morning of assembly and instruction, campers and cadets adjourned to the club’s playing fields to let...

    July 30, 2015

    OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Wing of Civil Air Patrol hosted aviation cadets from several countries to offer a glimpse of Oklahoman culture as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange program. Cadets from Austria, the United Kingdom and Canada took part in “A Day at the Ranch," which included a...

    July 28, 2015

    GEORGIA -- Civil Air Patrol’s Georgia Wing cadets learn land navigation skills are just as important as being able to pilot through mountainous terrain during a recent weeklong summer encampment at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. “Completing the land navigation course is essential for cadets because it is (vital to)...

    July 24, 2015

    NEVADA -- Count Guido Roberto Deiro has racked up a lot of aviation feats during the decades he's been a commercial pilot, including flying reclusive Las Vegas billionaire Howard Hughes on numerous adventures. Thursday night at the North Las Vegas Airport, Deiro notched another flight achievement to his belt –...

    July 24, 2015

    WISCONSIN -- Members of Civil Air Patrol are gathered in Oshkosh this week for EAA’s AirVenture. Mostly cadets, the group will engage in hands-on training that includes marshaling the aircraft and searching for signals from ELTs. WFRV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Green Bay, filed this report on the CAP activity,...

    July 22, 2015

    COLORADO -- A 64-year-old man was rescued Monday from the area near Monarch Lake after becoming disoriented. Tim Gorske, of Avon, Ind., activated his emergency locator beacon on Sunday morning, July 19, after wandering off trail. Gorske signaled a Civil Air Patrol plane that was participating in the search with...

    July 22, 2015

    WISCONSIN/NEBRASKA -- Two Civil Air Patrol wings are featured in recent reports by Noelle Anderson of WEAU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Eau Claire, Wis., and Chinh Doan of KETV, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb. Both video reports focus on the cadet programs of the Wisconsin Wing and the Nebraska Wing and...

    July 16, 2015

    VIRGINIA – Civil Air Patrol’s National Flight Academy at Fort Picket Army National Guard Base was featured Thursday in the latest edition of “AOPA Live.” CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez participated in the total-immersion flight camp hosted by the Middle East Region. Hear his comments and see cadets...

    July 9, 2015

    GEORGIA -- A Warner Robins High School graduate is playing an important role in helping the Air Force do more with less. Joseph Vazquez is the national commander of Civil Air Patrol, which is the civilian auxiliary of the Air Force. Now living in Richmond, Virginia, he is returning to...

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