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    October 7, 2015

    WISCONSIN -- The sound of F-16 engines is becoming a familiar one for Fox Valley residents. A pair of jets circled Appleton just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, as part of a training exercise between the Air National Guard and the Fox Valley Civil Air Patrol. Find out more about the...

    October 7, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Discipline, self-confidence, and leadership are just a few characteristics Civil Air Patrol cadets say they have learned through the cadet program. As a part of a new partnership, Monday night’s SRQ Composite Squadron meeting took place at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota. First Lt. Ann Marie...

    October 6, 2015

    OKLAHOMA – After numerous searches for a 70-year-old man missing since Sept. 5, the final search was called off at dark Sunday. About 50 people from Norman, Edmond and Oklahoma City searched around four square miles in the wooded area Sunday near Oak Wood Harbor for Michael Young, said McIntosh...

    October 5, 2015

    WYOMING – When United Airlines Flight 409 crashed into the east side of Medicine Bow Peak on the morning of Oct. 7, 1955, a Civil Air Patrol member from Laramie was the first person to reach the wreckage. Bob Foster recounted his experience during a 1996 interview for the American...

    October 5, 2015

    OKLAHOMA – McIntosh County Sheriff's deputies and the Civil Air Patrol have been conducting searches for Toney “Mike” Young, 70, who has been missing from the Checotah area for nearly a month. Young suffers from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and has not been seen since Sept. 5. Deputies and crews...

    October 5, 2015

    INDIANA -- “Aviation brings us all back together,” noted Civil Air Patrol Group Commander Lt. Col. Barry Wright at the recent Batesville Aviation Services open house. Wright was at the open house to help CAP members celebrate a new squadron with a cadets program for area youth.  

    October 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Hispanic Heritage History Month is a time for Americans to "renew our commitment to honoring the invaluable ways Hispanics contribute to our common goals, to celebrating Hispanic culture, and to working toward a stronger, more inclusive, and more prosperous society for all," according to President Barack...

    October 2, 2015

    MINNESOTA -- Of the 16 Mankato-area girls who boarded Saturday morning’s flight to Seattle, about five experienced the rush of their first time above the clouds. But none had ever gone on a flight quite like this. Crewed entirely by women, this Boeing 737 flight was conceived by Delta as...

    September 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON – Yakima aviation pioneer Charles McAllister received a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Saturday afternoon, nearly two decades after his death. McAllister's medal is for his Civil Air Patrol service as a flight instructor during World War II. McAllister was born in the same year the Wright Brothers...

    September 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – CAP National Historian Col. Frank A. Blazich Jr. is featured in the American Historical Association blog “AHA Member Spotlight,” posted Thursday on AHA Today. A resident of Washington, Blazich has been a member of AHA since 2010. In addition to his volunteer service with CAP, Blazich is a...

    September 25, 2015

    IDAHO -- Rexburg Mayor Richard S. Woodland was honored by members of the Civil Air Patrol at a banquet that was part of the Idaho Wing Conference. Capt. Kenn Condon, with the Pocatello Composite Squadron, presented an award to Woodland for his efforts in helping re-establish a CAP squadron in...

    September 25, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA – Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Pennsylvania Wing’s Allentown Composite Squadron 801 and Lehigh Valley Squadron 805 presented colors in honor of Patriot Day, held Sept. 11 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Patriot Day honored countless individuals in the Lehigh Valley who put themselves in harm's way every day....

    September 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Yakima aviation pioneer Charles McAllister will posthumously receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honors Saturday for his Civil Air Patrol service during World War II. A replica of the Congressional Gold Medal will be presented in McAllister’s honor in a ceremony at 2 p.m. at the McAllister...

    September 24, 2015

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Two cadets from the Gastonia Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were chosen to serve as CAP staff members for the recent Winston-Salem Air Show at Smith Reynolds Airport. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Beutler served as a team leader on the flight line and Cadet Senior...

    September 24, 2015

    GEORGIA -- Six members of the Ellijay Composite Squadron recently received their credentials and mission scanner wings. A mission scanner plays several vital roles in search and rescue missions including planning and directing the flight of search aircrafts, establishing proper coordinates to begin a search and keeping eyes on the...

    September 21, 2015

    HAWAII -- Calling all 8th and 9th graders! If you’re interested in engineering and aerospace, there’s a program just for you. The MX Scholar Program for STEM and aerospace is a partnership between Maryknoll School and Civil Air Patrol’s Hawaii Wing. It’s an accelerated track for Hawaii’s brightest and most...

    September 17, 2015

    AFGHANISTAN – An Airmen deployed to Bagram Airfield with the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron is not only an Airman, but also a Civil Air Patrol volunteer who dedicates his free time to helping train youth and respond to crisis situations. Capt. Luis Aponte, 455th ECS operations officer and a member of...

    September 16, 2015

    TENNESSEE – An 82-year-old woman took to the skies one more time as part of a national Second Wind Dreams Day, a day set aside to honor our elders. Diane Fragos is a resident at Elmcroft of Hendersonville, a senior living facility. She flew first for the American Red Cross...

    September 15, 2015

    INDIANA – The Academy of Model Aeronautics, or AMA, has achieved a membership milestone with 50,000 youth members 18 and younger. This is a great achievement for the model aviation community and partners of the AMA, which include Civil Air Patrol.

    September 15, 2015

    MICHIGAN -- Representatives from the Michigan Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently met with members of Ionia area schools in an effort to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Mike Seiloff, CAP's Ionia external aerospace education officer, made the presentation during a meeting with Rather Elementary School Principal Darin Magley...

    September 14, 2015

    PENNSYLVANIA -- With Pope Francis due in Philadelphia in two weeks, military aircraft will conduct an airspace protection exercise in the area early Tuesday morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced Friday. The “Falcon Virgo” training flights are slated to take place from 12:01 a.m. to 2 a.m....

    September 14, 2015

    FLORIDA – The Tallahassee Civil Air Patrol held a 9/11 remembrance and flagpole dedication ceremony Thursday night at the Tallahassee International Airport in honor of Friday's 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks..”Woodmen Life,” formerly known as “Woodmen of the World,” donated a 25-foot flagpole to the Tallahassee Composite Squadron to replace...

    September 9, 2015

    COLORADO -- The Civil Air Patrol sits quietly at the Grand Junction Regional Airport but it’s anything but – the national volunteer organization flies more than 85 percent of all general inland search and rescue missions, including one earlier this week for a missing aircraft. “We’re looking for mostly crashed...

    September 8, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Thanks to Civil Air Patrol, South Dakotans got a bird's-eye view of LifeLight, a Christian music festival in Sioux Falls. Lt. Col. Rick Larson says this is something CAP’s South Dakota Wing has done for several years now, patroling the festival from the skies. Larson says patroling the event is...

    September 8, 2015

    COLORADO -- The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that five people were killed when a Cessna crashed into a rural mountainside in San Juan County on Sunday. Peter Knudson of the NTSB says the Cessna 310 plane crashed into the rugged mountainside near Telluride. Civil Air Patrol's Colorado Wing was...

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