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    September 28, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Flathead Composite Squadron in Kalispell, Montana, presented the colors during a recent naturalization ceremony at the Apgar amphitheater in Glacier National Park. Eleven men and women from diverse corners of the globe became U.S. citizens during the Sept. 21 ceremony, held on the shores...

    September 28, 2016

    The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado suspended the search for 43-year-old Craig resident Scott Burke on Tuesday. Three days of searching by air and on the ground has turned up no sign of him, the office said. The search included deputies, the Search and Rescue ATV Team, the Bureau...

    September 27, 2016

    Five Civil Air Patrol squadrons in Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York have each won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2016. “I would like to express my pride and admiration for the five Quality Cadet Units here in Long Island Group,” said Lt. Col. Louis P. Fenech Jr.,...

    September 27, 2016

    Authorities are looking for a Craig, Colorado, man who is overdue from a weekend camping trip in Mesa County. Scott Burke, 43, was supposed to return Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him since he left Craig on Friday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s...

    September 26, 2016

    Stu Maxon said the first time he flew, it was one of those no-frills, small-engine county fair plane rides that barely took you up in the air and circled a few acres before landing a few minutes later. He loved it, and his passion for flight never wanted. The Los...

    September 26, 2016

    Texas Wing members from the Rio del Fierro (Wichita Falls,) 441st (Granbury) and Mineral Wells (Weatherford) composite squadrons had the opportunity to celebrate Civil Air Patrol’s 75th anniversary by assisting with Sheppard Air Force Base’s Open House and Airshow. Performers included the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor Reenactment, Jason Newburg...

    September 26, 2016

    Flight enthusiasts in Darke County, Ohio, received a rare, close-up look at the Darke County Airport as the airport hosted its first-ever “Aviation Day” Saturday. The event was open to the public, allowing visitors to walk the tarmac, view a variety of aircraft and talk to pilots and plane owners....

    September 16, 2016

    Royal High School senior Charles Scott is the cadet commander for Camarillo (Calif.) Composite Squadron 61 and fondly recalls directing vintage aircraft after they touched down last summer during a weeklong air show at Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport, part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. He says CAP’s cadet program provided the...

    September 16, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Scranton (Pa.) Composite Squadron 201 cadets and senior members held their Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, in the Viewmont Mall. The squadron holds the fundraiser annually. The funds raised are used to support the Cadet Programs activities that include summer encampment at Fort Indiantown Gap, aerospace education projects...

    September 15, 2016

    The Civil Air Patrol has been “Always Vigilant for America” since 1941. This year, CAP celebrates its 75th anniversary and the Rhode Island Wing wants to encourage youths to perform “missions for America.” First Lt. Bob Gubala joined “The Rhode Show” Wednesday to discuss CAP's missions and its program for...

    September 12, 2016

    A renewed interest in flying has led to the return of a volunteer Civil Air Patrol unit in New Hampshire’s North Country after 25 years. Many members of the nonprofit — young cadets up to age 21 — have just learned how to fly and hope to help their communities...

    September 12, 2016

    Saturday was an exciting day for members of the Southeast Minnesota squadron of Civil Air Patrol as they got together to do a search and rescue exercise. After a mission briefing they got together to find a simulated plane crash. They had two crews, one in the air and one...

    September 12, 2016

    The Georgia Wing’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron recently moved into its new location, donated by ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Flight School at Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field in Peachtree City. “We are very excited to be a part of the airport community as it will enhance the...

    September 9, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Florida Wing’s Ormond Beach Composite Squadron have placed nearly 3,000 flags at Daytona Memorial Park in Daytona Beach for Sunday’s Never Forget Tribute. The tribute is a special commemoration to honor the memory of the thousands who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and the...

    September 8, 2016

    Socorro (N.M.) Civil Air Patrol Cadet Col. Hugh A. Shortt has earned the organization’s highest cadet honor, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness and aerospace education. The cadet commander of the Socorro Composite Squadron will receive the...

    September 8, 2016

    Wisconsin State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, R-Fond du Lac, was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Wing of Civil Air Patrol. “I was grateful for the invitation to join and honored to join their ranks,” Thiesfeldt said.  

    September 8, 2016

    Second Lt. Donald McConnell, a World War II P-51 Mustang pilot, recently met with Tehachapi (Calif.) Composite Squadron 46 cadets, who supported an event in Tehachapi with parking detail. McConnell gave the cadets a quick aerospace lesson on the handling characteristics of the P-51 and the difficulties of bailing out when...

    September 6, 2016

    When Andrew Feldman took off from Long Island on Sept. 12, 2001, he and two others with the Civil Air Patrol had a mission: photograph the demolished twin towers. The Clermont, Florida resident saw only plumes of smoke where the two gigantic towers stood until the day before. “We could...

    September 6, 2016

    Historians and military groups gathered Saturday in the northwestern corner of Delaware to pay tribute to the Colonial soldiers who died at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. The ceremony, the 10th-annual remembrance organized by the Pencader Area Heritage Association, drew a few dozen people, including cadets from Civil Air Patrol who...

    September 6, 2016

    Hours after attending a Whitfield-Murray Civil Air Patrol meeting in Dalton, Georgia, earlier this year, 2nd Lt. Dennis Tate sent his CAP commander a message that he was going to need a new uniform. “He asked me why, and I told him it was because mine was covered with blood,”...

    September 6, 2016

    With so many people expected through the park this weekend, Colorado officials say it's easy for families to get separated but they're enlisting the help of one special group to help combat that. The State Fair in Pueblo means large crowds, and as KRDO Newschannel 13’s Katie Spencer reports, the fair is enlisting...

    September 6, 2016

    Christian Hostetler, 14, spent part of his Saturday morning flying nearly 3,000 feet above Prineville, Oregon. Hostetler was one of nearly 20 teenagers who are getting their chance to fly as part of a two-day glider orientation program with the High Desert Squadron, which is the local chapter of Civil...

    September 1, 2016

    When Orville Moore flew home to Powell, Wyoming, on Aug. 20 after a two-day Civil Air Patrol exercise in Laramie, he had no idea he would be participating in a real search and rescue involving a 12-year-old boy and yet another involving a hiker. Learn more about the two Wyoming...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol Capt. Leia Eisenhower-Felix, a resident of Bay Shore, New York, was recently appointed chaplain for New York Wing’s 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron. As a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, she is tasked with enabling the free exercise of religion by CAP members, promoting the role of the organization’s...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Coastal Charleston Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony recently at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Capt. Jim Greco assumed command from Capt. Steve Hyland. As part of the ceremony, Capt. Hyland was later promoted to major.    

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