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    December 16, 2013

    MAINE -- Despite a renewed search effort Friday led by the Maine Warden Service, dozens of searchers – including an aircrew from Civil Air Patrol’s Maine Wing – found no signs of a 67-year-old Canadian man who has been missing for more than two weeks, Cpl. John MacDonald said in...

    December 16, 2013

    ALABAMA – Angelos Petelos is being remembered for his Greek heritage and his dedication to Birmingham following his death earlier this month. He was 78. A native of Samos, Greece, Petelos built nearly every Greek restaurant in Birmingham. “He was a worker, a doer, more than a talker,” said the...

    December 13, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Fourteen cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard left Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport on Thursday, selected to participate in a series of patriotic ceremonies in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Together with other volunteer groups, they will lay wreaths on 133,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery and 125...

    December 13, 2013

    COLORADO/IDAHO -- A small airplane that went missing Thursday in western Colorado has been found. The Mesa County Sheriff's office says all three people on board, a pilot and two passengers, were killed. Civil Air Patrol spotted the wreckage around 9:30 Thursday night in Porter Creek, east of Collbran. Meanwhile,...

    December 13, 2013

    NEW JERSEY -- In a hushed room at Raritan Valley Community College, three boys studied a laptop monitor carefully. They weren’t watching for an Angry Birds update, or trying to access some obscure website: they were studying the code on the computer, looking for signs of a security hack or...

    December 9, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Despite the chill in the air, dozens of shoppers paused in the Cabela’s parking lot in Union Gap Sunday afternoon to watch Marines perform a rifle salute to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and other veterans.  The tribute took the form of a wreath, decorated with flags for...

    December 9, 2013

    NEBRASKA -- A 48-hour nationwide drill over the weekend tested the capabilities of those who will be called upon by federal agencies to keep the lines of communication open in times of natural or man-made disasters. Fremont’s Civil Air Patrol, stationed at Fremont Municipal Airport, was one of three Nebraska...

    December 9, 2013

    IDAHO -- The Idaho Wing of Civil Air Patrol assists search and rescue operations at the request of local and state agencies and provides air and ground support. The group’s youth program also provides leadership and aeronautics training to boys and girls in their communities, which was the focus of...

    December 6, 2013

    NEW MEXICO -- The recent rescue of a missing active-duty U.S. Army officer in the Gila National Forest is chronicled in this article posted on the Kirtland Air Force Base website. Maj. Jeremy Thompson of Fort Bliss, Texas, was found in western New Mexico by a volunteer Civil Air Patrol...

    December 3, 2013

    DELAWARE -- Coastal Patrol Base 2 Memorial Composite Squadron recently turned over to Kim Rogers, the local National Guard unit's liaison and go-to person, a huge donation for the deployed National Guard Co A 198 Signal Battalion based in Georgetown. The Civil Air Patrol squadron meets at the armory weekly...

    December 2, 2013

    ILLINOIS — A Civil Air Patrol unit from Chicago’s western suburbs didn't manage to set a new world record for the highest paper airplane flight. The Fox Valley Composite Squadron’s attempted record fell short Sunday when the paper airplane attached to a large helium weather balloon climbed to only 51,000...

    December 2, 2013

    OHIO -- A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of Lt. Margaret Bartholomew’s final mission was recently conducted at the Spring Grove Cemetery at her gravesite. In attendance were eight Civil Air Patrol volunteers and three of Lt. Margaret Bartholomew’s living family members. There was a certificate of appreciation along with...

    December 2, 2013

    WISCONSIN -- The National Association of Flight Instructors recently honored Gregory G. Gorak as the 25th inductee into the Michigan-based Flight Instructor Hall of Fame. The induction took place in Gorak’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., as part of a surprise luncheon presentation during the flight instructor refresher clinic presented by Gaits...

    November 22, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- As a child, he was inspired by meeting a commercial airline pilot as he walked down the aisle greeting passengers. At 15, he completed his first solo in an AT-6 Texan World War II trainer and went on to serve four years in Civil Air Patrol....

    November 22, 2013

    MARYLAND -- Southern Maryland squadrons of Civil Air Patrol won major awards recently at the Maryland Wing’s annual conference in Ellicott City. St. Mary’s Composite Squadron was named squadron of the year, and CAP members from those squadrons also garnered seven individual awards for their performances in 2012-2013. Find out...

    November 21, 2013

    LOUISIANA – The St. Tammany Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently participated in the St. Tammany Regional Airport Fly-In, which included a salute to U.S. veterans. Sixteen single and multi-engine civilian and prior military aircraft landed at the airport. “It was an honor to serve the pilots, especially the veterans,” said...

    November 18, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA – Wheeling’s Civil Air Patrol is flying a bit higher these days after earning a lofty award, the 2013 Outstanding Squadron of the Year Award during the wings’ annual conference in Charleston. The designation means the unit is the best of the12 squadrons in the state, according to...

    November 18, 2013

    ILLINOIS -- The presentation of the colors at the Park Forest Police Department’s 10th Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday resulted in this video, which features the Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Composite Squadron based in Lansing and John Dempsey, a bagpiper from the Chicago Emerald Society, playing “Balmoral.” The video aired...

    November 18, 2013

    TEXAS -- All weekend, Lubbock served as a staging area for emergency response training. Civil Air Patrol members from West Texas were a part of a statewide area command exercise, which simulates multiple, overlapping scenarios to practice managing multiple disasters by plane and on foot. Fox 34 News' Ashley Claster...

    November 13, 2013

    NORTH CAROLINA -- One man died and another had to be rescued and treated for serious injuries in a trainer plane crash north of Clinton, which left fiery wreckage strewn across a large hayfield off Five Bridge Road Tuesday morning, all part of a multi-agency simulated training exercise by the...

    November 12, 2013

    TEXAS – Retired Army Lt. Col. John J. Adams Jr. is the subject of a series of articles saluting and highlighting Houston-area veterans during Military Appreciation Month. Adams, now a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Marauder Composite Squadron in Kingwood, participated in 13 major operations in Vietnam. His service is chronicled...

    November 12, 2013

    Civil Air Patrol units participated in Veterans Day observances nationwide over the long holiday weekend, including a ceremony at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral, Fla. on Friday morning. For the 19th year, the middle school partnered with Civil Air Patrol to honor all who have served. Another observance in...

    November 12, 2013

    MASSACHUSETTS -- Dozens of Civil Air Patrol volunteers from all over Massachusetts trained Saturday at Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield. Their mission was to sharpen their skills at taking pictures from the air and the ground in case of a natural disaster anywhere in Massachusetts. See 22 News video from...

    November 5, 2013

    ALABAMA -- An Air Force family’s impressive collection of aircraft models soon will be on display in various buildings across Maxwell Air Force Base, including Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. The collection of 175 wooden, hand-painted aircraft models, collected by retired Air Force Cols. Bob and Rob Ditch, arrived at...

    November 5, 2013

    WEST VIRGINIA -- The Wheeling Composite Squadron earned the 2013 Outstanding Squadron of the Year Award recently at the annual West Virginia Wing Conference. The West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol leadership evaluated 12 squadrons throughout the state before selecting Wheeling. The squadron, located at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, is...

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