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    May 5, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- Outside the parking structure of the downtown Flint building, the vague echoes of cadets “sounding off” can be heard. It’s a little louder inside, where Ray Kromer works quietly at a desk, on a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) handbook for his squadron. When he hears his cadets in...

    May 5, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- Seven flight instructors, including Lou Wipotnik of Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing, completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of April. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 certified flight instructors, or CFIs, currently active in the country and...

    May 2, 2014

    TEXAS -- When deadly tornadoes struck southern Arkansas Sunday, members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, were called in to take aerial video and still photography of the hardest-hit areas. This is just the latest of the CAP’s endeavors. When Hurricane Ike that hit the Gulf Coast...

    May 2, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Young people in Southern Maryland are learning to soar above the clouds, participate in search-and-rescue missions and save lives. The youth are among the 210 volunteers in Civil Air Patrol’s Charles Composite Squadron, the Calvert Cadet Squadron and the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron. Learn about the CAP cadets’...

    May 1, 2014

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing received a rare “Highly Successful” rating after holding a major operation exercise in Sioux Falls Saturday. Members of the U.S. Air Force were in the area last week, testing the wing’s ability to respond in a wide variety of emergency service...

    May 1, 2014

    NEBRASKA -- Matthew Callahan, 18-year-old EAA Young Eagle and Civil Air Patrol cadet from Bellevue is getting the opportunity of a lifetime this June when he’ll travel to Shreveport’s Downtown Airport in Louisiana and learn to fly at Tubreaux Aviation. Callahan, a CAP cadet second lieutenant in Nebraska Wing’s Gen....

    April 28, 2014

    MARYLAND -- At a change-of-command ceremony over the weekend, a Reisterstown resident was promoted to colonel as he took over leadership of the 1,700 members of the Maryland Wing of Civil Air Patrol. Col. William Parris has been vice commander of the wing since 2011 and was a former squadron commander and group commander....

    April 28, 2014

    INDIANA -- A airborne visual search northwest of Plymouth Saturday for a fluorescent pink paper airplane with a 28-inch wingspan drew attention to Civil Air Patrol’s search and rescue techniques. The paper plane was the property of the Fox Valley Composite Squadron, a West Chicago, Ill.-based unit involved in a...

    April 28, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Because Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Ben Henderson of St. Augustine is one of the youngest licensed glider pilots around, Flight Time Radio was eager to interview him in a recent broadcast. “I thought that flying a glider was pretty cool, so I pursued it,” Henderson said...

    April 25, 2014

    MICHIGAN -- Some might not know that Selfridge Air National Guard Base is the home of a terrific program for young adults 12 and older. Cadet Capt. Marissa Moore of Ira Township joined the Civil Air Patrol at Selfridge when she was about 12. Eight years later, Moore was recently...

    April 21, 2014

    FLORIDA -- The Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol cadet color guard team, representing Florida and competing against teams from three other states, won seven trophies, including first place overall, at the 2014 Civil Air Patrol Southeast Region Cadet Competition held recently at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. The Ormond...

    April 21, 2014

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Eight-thirty a.m. came early and cool for more than 200 Rochester residents Saturday. “When we started this morning, the temperature was 35 degrees,” reported Michael Provost, director of the Rochester Main Street Program. The reason for the masses of Lilac City residents, subjecting themselves to the almost...

    April 18, 2014

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Tall and proud, they marched with reverence and precision to the top spot on the winner’s podium. The color guard team from the Pilgrim Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, based at Plymouth Airport, beat out several teams from across the state recently to take first place in...

    April 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Hunter Storm, according to those who know her, is a girl of remarkable drive, energy and resolve. Just an eighth-grader, the Thunder Mountain Middle School student can already point to a track record of success. She has earned a black belt in mixed martial arts, learned to play...

    April 16, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Members of the North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol were honored Tuesday night for saving a man’s life. Officials said 21 members received the CAP Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving at their headquarters in Burlington. The members were recognized for finding David Lee Bennett in a...

    April 16, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Laura Pink’s classroom in Crestview is festooned with aviation and space-themed visuals, reflecting her love of flight. That enthusiasm has earned her the Civil Air Patrol Southeast Region's Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year award. Learn more about the Antioch Elementary School teacher, who brought CAP’s Aerospace Connections in...

    April 14, 2014

    VIRGINIA -- Joseph R. Vazquez almost quit the Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program at age 15 because of the tests. Thousands of flight hours and 39 years later, Brig.Gen. Joseph R. Vazquez of Short Pump will become the organization’s 23rd national commander since the patrol’s inception Dec. 1, 1941 —...

    April 14, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Members of the Annapolis Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol joined Col. Mary Feik to celebrate her 90th birthday in her hometown of Annapolis. Feik, who has been deeply involved with the Civil Air Patrol for more than 30 years, was joined by more than 50 of her...

    April 11, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col. Christin H. McCall of Maryland Wing’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron was named Cadet of the Year for CAP’s Middle East Region during the region’s recent conference in Chantilly, Va. The Middle East Region is comprised of six mid-Atlantic states, plus the District...

    April 11, 2014

    NEW YORK -- The recently-approved New York state budget includes $200,000 for improvements and overall operations of Civil Air Patrol's New York Wing. More than 2,550 members in 74 squadrons in the wing perform a variety of functions, including helping respond to natural and man-made emergencies, searching for lost or...

    April 11, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- This week’s “Cool Kid,” Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Austin Awender, has set high goals as a volunteer with Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary. Los Angeles ABC7’s Danny Romero reports on Awender, a member of the California Wing’s March Field Composite Squadron 45.  

    April 11, 2014

    WISCONSIN -- The Civil Air Patrol La Crosse Composite Squadron’s ground search team recently set off seeking an unusual target, the title of “Champion Ground Team.” This year, as part of the Wisconsin Wing’s annual ground search training weekend, the La Crosse team competed in the wing's first ground search...

    April 10, 2014

    ALABAMA -- Brenda Iddins, an instructor in the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing, volunteers as a medical officer with Civil Air Patrol. Her husband began volunteering first and encouraged her to join. “It is a unique opportunity to give back to the community we live in and our...

    April 9, 2014

    GEORGIA -- A Dawsonville pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career. Lt. Col. Richard Ivy was named a Wright Brothers Master Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration. The...

    April 8, 2014

    The news that Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander and chief executive officer made Tuesday's "Daily Report" of Air Force Magazine Online. The Daily Report is a compilation of the top 10 Air Force-related news stories of the day.    

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