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    November 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command and NORAD will fly “Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s, an Air Force C-38, and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter” over the nation’s capital late tonight. “The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental...

    November 20, 2014

    ALBERTA -- Hundreds of Air Cadets from Canada and the Civil Air Patrol in the United States honored the military alliance across borders, and two Silver Cross mothers, with a special wreath ceremony this past Saturday in Lethbridge. The fourth annual Honouring Allies and Remembering Together (HART) was held at...

    November 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- First Lt. Jessica Jerwa of Civil Air Patrol accepted a proclamation from Kent Mayor Cooke on Tuesday, declaring Dec. 1-7 as Civil Air Patrol Week in Kent. The Green River Composite Squadron joins other CAP units throughout the country in observing the organization’s anniversary on Dec. 4, announced...

    November 17, 2014

    TEXAS -- On “Good Morning Texoma,” Lisanne Anderson of KTEN-TV sat down with Capt. Michael Bernier of the local Civil Air Patrol. The Denison-based Texoma Composite Squadron is again teaming up with an organization called Wreaths Across America to place wreaths at the graves of local veterans this Christmas. Find...

    November 17, 2014

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    November 17, 2014

    TEXAS -- Members of the Civil Air Patrol in West Texas practiced their skills in Odessa this past weekend as part of their emergency services training. The emergency services training, held at the Odessa Schlemeyer Airport, is part of a statewide search and rescue exercise where Civil Air Patrol members...

    November 13, 2014

    KENTUCKY -- Lt. Col. Mike Bryant of Civil Air Patrol’s Bowling Green Squadron – a recent recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award – remembers the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, when he was helping recover victims’ remains with trained dogs. It’s a memory he’d soon forget among many memories...

    November 10, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- Rescue workers from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Civil Air Patrol Sunday morning found at least one deceased victim in the wreckage of a small airplane in the hills east of Gilroy a day after the craft took off from an airport near Hollister and failed...

    November 10, 2014

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    November 4, 2014

    MARYLAND -- The November issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a Web browser. Among the features in the November issue is the transformation that takes place in high school-aged teenagers when they take part in a one-week glider academy with Civil Air Patrol. Arriving...

    November 2, 2014

    MARYLAND -- The Civil Air Patrol is doing it, and you can too. Congress should be thrilled with how tax dollars are used to extend the life of Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172s, 182s, and 206s by a decade through a highly successful refurbishment program. To date, 13 aircraft have...

    October 27, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- With world events quickly spinning out of control in 1941, the need seemed clear. More eyes in the skies would be indispensable if America’s ships were going to avoid German submarines and reach their destinations with precious cargoes of fuel and supplies. Just days before the Japanese attack...

    October 27, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The West Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol is welcoming a new commander, Col. Paul McCroskey of Wheeling, who took over as new commander at the wing’s annual conference and banquet Saturday in Morgantown. Also in attendance at the banquet was CAP’s National Commander Maj. Gen. Joe...

    October 27, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- The pilot of the missing Cessna plane found in Pierce County Saturday died on impact. The pilot, 73-year-old Richard Schweitzer of Watersmeet, Mich., was found dead two miles away from the Red Wing airport Saturday evening, after it was spotted by a CAP aircrew from the Eau Claire Composite...

    October 24, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Conway native Harrell Clendenin was promoted to the rank of colonel and took command of the Arkansas Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, on Oct. 18. In a ceremony in Little Rock presided over by CAP’s Southwest Region commander,...

    October 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Gordon Ebbert of Moses Lake learned to fly in 1929, helped found the Civil Air Patrol in Grant County in 1953, and was a pilot until the FAA wouldn’t let him fly alone any longer. A pioneer in aviation in Grant County, Ebbert died Monday evening at 101. Learn...

    October 22, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Two men were injured Tuesday evening when the experimental aircraft they were in crashed just north of Ozark Regional Airport. Both men could be seen walking away from the downed plane, which was spotted by Civil Air Patrol Capt. Rick Spencer. The Arkansas Wing pilot was in flight...

    October 21, 2014

    FLORIDA -- A plane that went missing in April after departing from the Dunnellon Airport in Marion County has been found. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said a man walking through the woods Sunday night found the plane and skeletal remains at the Pruitt Trail head in the Halpata Tastanaki...

    October 20, 2014

    ILLINOIS – Volunteers from Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing were in Boone County over the weekend to participate search and rescue exercises. CAP is called on for about 90 percent of inland search and rescues in the naiton and they work on foot and in the sky. “We’re called upon...

    October 20, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Morgan Edwards feared public speaking. But that was before she joined the Annapolis Civil Air Patrol. Now the 17-year-old Broadneck High School senior leads her peers as cadet commander of the Edgewater-based service group. Edwards said the program — with its character and leadership development training — brought...

    October 20, 2014

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Seacoast Composite Squadron had the opportunity to host the 2014 National Character Day session for the New Hampshire Wing cadets. The mission of National Character Day, held Sept. 27, was to motivate cadets to take issues of character and honor seriously. Cadets...

    October 17, 2014

    HAWAII -- A powerful Pacific storm predicted to grow to hurricane force churned toward Hawaii, bringing with it heavy rains and potentially destructive winds that could begin hitting the state later Friday. Forecasters said that the storm likely will bring 40 to 50 mph winds to the Big Island’s Kau,...

    October 16, 2014

    COLORADO -- A few months into his freshman year at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 national cadet of the year has settled in nicely. Cadet 4th Class Hunter Ward received the award during the CAP National Conference in Las Vegas and, though he was surprised...

    October 15, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Rossana Chiarella’s passion for space education began at the age of 6 in her native Peru, when she witnessed an astronaut going to the moon. She has carried that love of space with her to the United States and throughout her teaching career. Last year she, along with...

    October 15, 2014

    CALIFORNIA --  “Support our troops.”  It’s a phrase we hear all the time. But one group of local volunteers not armed – but with the armed forces – is helping make a difference in our community, and they need more help. Commander Dave Kalahar runs Bakersfield Composite Squadron 121 of...

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