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    February 6, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- More than 200 people were involved Wednesday by land and air in trying to bring home missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell, who disappeared on Jan. 31 while looking for wildfires. Fifteen aircraft were committed to the search, including nine Civil Air Patrol planes, four AFC planes,...

    February 5, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Weather conditions made it difficult for ground crews to cover area quickly and safely on Tuesday in Montgomery County, as the search for Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell continues. Individuals and groups involved with the search will increase their efforts today. Air operations from the Mena Airport...

    February 3, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- The search is continuing for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who failed to check-in with AFC Central Dispatch Friday afternoon. Jake Harrell was flying a regularly scheduled detection flight from Malvern to points throughout west Arkansas. Two Civil Air Patrol planes and a National Guard helicopter are...

    February 3, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Visitors to Leesburg International Airport recently admired several magnificent warbirds that are part of The Wings of Freedom tour — a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24J Liberator and North American TP-51C Mustang. Among those who turned out for the exhibit were Lt. Col. John Lynn, left, and...

    February 3, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- It was a science project on water rockets last year that sparked Ismael Gomez’s interest in aerospace and got him thinking about a possible career as a pilot. The 13-year-old eighth-grader at Heritage Middle School in Lansing is now a cadet airman first class with the Civil Air...

    January 31, 2014

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- The weather this winter has led to new warnings about the thickness of ice on the state’s lakes. New Hampshire has been locked in frigid cold lately, but mild weather hit the state before that. Fish and Game officials warned that parts of Lake Winnipesaukee (see recent...

    January 28, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- A father and son from Minnesota were rescued Monday after spending a night lost in the Upper Peninsula’s woods. Michigan State Police troopers located the snowmobilers, Benjamin Jenney Sr. and Benjamin Jenney Jr., of Albertville, Minn., about 2:30 p.m. Monday in Ontonagon County. The Michigan Civil Air Patrol,...

    January 24, 2014

    WYOMING -- Civil Air Patrol’s Wyoming Wing recently hosted its Teacher Orientation Program, making aerospace real for teachers. Not only was it real for Wyoming teachers, but also for KTWO-TV's Liz Cooper, as she got the chance to ride along on a TOP flight. Cooper shares her experience in this video...

    January 24, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Brandon Nelson – a Civil Air Patrol cadet in Lehigh Valley Composite Squadron 805 – might only be 14 years old, but he had a dream of being a published author and did everything he could to make it happen. His story is now an ebook on Amazon...

    January 23, 2014

    TEXAS -- Sixteen cadets and senior members from Civil Air Patrol’s Sugar Land Composite Squadron attended the Texas Wing Winter Encampment held recently at Camp Bowie near Brownwood. Cadet Airman 1st Class Emily Smith of the Sugar Land squadron was recognized as the Encampment Honor Cadet, chosen from over 100...

    January 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA -- The Civil Air Patrol has a lot to offer youngsters who are interested in aeronautics, the military, and having new experiences. Just ask Connor Taylor, 16, and Harley Sample, 13, who are both cadets of the Woodward Composite Flight. The Woodward News recently met with Taylor and Sample...

    January 22, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- Gov. Scott Walker recently presented Cadet Col. Jacob Napp, 19, of Stitzer with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. The award goes to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education. “Jacob demonstrates great leadership skills and...

    January 22, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA – The Civil Air Patrol unit based in Oak Island has recently acquired a flight simulator, which might help train future aviators to assist in searches. The simulator is “a great addition to our arsenal of training tools,” said Capt. Kathy Nicholas, aerospace education officer for the North...

    January 21, 2014

    WYOMING -- Wyoming rescue workers now have a new tool to find people who are lost in mountains and wilderness areas. It’s a Civil Air Patrol plane equipped with Forward Looking Infrared, or FLIR, a camera that can see in the dark. KULR8, the NBC affiliate in Billings, Mont., tagged...

    January 21, 2014

    TEXAS -- Civil Air Patrol volunteers from San Antonio number among the search and rescue group's members mobilized over the weekend for a statewide disaster exercise. Locally based CAP units conducted ground and air search practice sorties from Stinson Municipal Airport on the south side of town. Nearby units in...

    January 15, 2014

    ALABAMA -- While being home-schooled on his parents’ dairy farm in Gordo, Austin Holliman never dreamed that he would one day be honored with the highest national Civil Air Patrol cadet award. But on Saturday, at the Alabama Wing Conference in Montgomery, that’s exactly what Cadet Col. Holliman of the...

    January 13, 2014

    MISSOURI -- Three Civil Air Patrol members have been nominated as regional General Aviation Award honorees – Col. Bob McCabe of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Capt. Mary Margaret Latimer of Vernon, Texas; and Capt. Bill Schroeder of Carson City, Nev. These award recipients represent their regions of the Federal Aviation Administration,...

    January 13, 2014

    COLORADO -- Members of the Colorado Wing participated in quarterly Civil Air Patrol training over the weekend at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. The three-day, search and rescue exercise, known as a SAREX, involved volunteers dispatching and communicating with air and ground crews and the crews conducting various missions. The...

    January 13, 2014

    OKLAHOMA -- Thirty members of the Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol began the first training session of the year on Saturday. FOX23 talked with members of the group and gave their viewers an inside look at the training, which prepares the CAP members for real-life scenarios.  

    January 10, 2014

    NEW JERSEY -- A team of Gloucester County Civil Air Patrol cadets is learning how to tackle what President Obama has called “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” -- the cyber threat. Seven cadets from the Gloucester County Composite Squadron are competing...

    January 9, 2014

    GEORGIA -- The Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron recently hosted about 75 Civil Air Patrol members and guests for a special 50th anniversary open house at its headquarters at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church’s school auditorium. “We welcomed the entire community to learn more about our squadron, its proud history...

    January 9, 2014

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The Eastern Regional Airport Authority welcomed a new member Tuesday at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in Martinsburg. Dennis D. Barron, current commander of Civil Air Patrol’s West Virginia Wing, was appointed by the Berkeley County Council to serve a three-year term. “I’ve been involved with aviation...

    January 9, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Jacob Hawkins was awarded the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor – on Dec. 30 at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. Hawkins attends Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island, where he is currently valedictorian of his senior class. He is...

    January 7, 2014

    NEW MEXICO -- A space program will choose four people to live on Mars for the rest of their lives. Thousands of applicants are taking their chances, and Ken Johnston of Belen – a former U.S. Marine now a major in Civil Air Patrol – has made the first cut. Learn...

    January 6, 2014

    INDIANA -- It’s been 10 years since Army Specialist Luke Frist sacrificed his life in Iraq fighting for his country. This weekend family and close friends honored Frist with a wreath-laying ceremony and they hope to extend the former Civil Air Patrol cadet’s legacy with scholarships at his alma mater,...

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