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    January 17, 2017

    Family and friends are remembering the life of Nathanael “Nathan” Webb. Webb, also known as Nate, who died on Friday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 24. Named the Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year in 2009, Webb wanted to become a U.S. Air Force pilot...

    January 17, 2017

    A couple who survived a Jan. 7 plane crash in a remote area of Western Colorado had the chance to meet one of the volunteers credited for saving their lives. Sheri Ford and her husband Russ met with Lt. Col. Mark Young on Monday. He was the incident commander with...

    January 12, 2017

    Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col. Jacob Branum of the Thunderbird Composite Squadron in Houston, Texas, is graduating from high school in June, and the Memorial-area teen is headed off to University of Texas at Austin in the fall to study kinesiology or nutrition science. Branum’s career path (he ultimately...

    January 11, 2017

    On Sunday, Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Lt. Col. Ivan Peacock celebrated his 100th birthday with his family and with the Tennesee Wing's Sumner County Cadet Squadron 16 — a devotion of Peacock's for the last 20 years. “He does not seem like he’s 100,” said CAP member 1st Lt. Tracy...

    January 11, 2017

    Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., has been promoted to serve on the coveted House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during the 115th Congress. The HASC assignment will allow Dr. Abraham, an Alto, Louisiana, resident and a member of both the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol, to play a key role in...

    January 11, 2017

    Representatives of Meridian Civil Air Patrol were among CAP cadets from the Mississippi Wing who traveled to Washington D.C., in honor of the 75th anniversary of the program. The 18 cadets’ tour of the nation’s capital included the Laying of The Wreath Of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington Cemetery, plus...

    January 6, 2017

    “The cadet program is like Scouts on steroids,” says Richard Chronis, pastor of Braham (Minn.) Evangelical Lutheran Church and captain in Civil Air Patrol. Chronis has been a chaplain with CAP since July 2013 and volunteers his time at the Anoka Composite Squadron in Blaine to teach cadets, ages 12-20,...

    January 6, 2017

    While many people were busy making last-minute holiday preparations on Christmas Eve, members of the Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol trekked upstate from Binghamton to Buffalo's New Era Field. The CAP color guard members presented the colors during the National Anthem before the Buffalo Bills' game against the Miami...

    January 6, 2017

    When Gunther Dodge’s father, Capt. Ken Dodge of Pierz, Minnesota, joined the Minnesota Air National Guard in January, his mother Heike thought it would be good for the family to get involved with Civil Air Patrol. It is a civilian auxiliary to the United States Air Force. As Heike took...

    January 5, 2017

    The New Jersey Wing Civil Air Patrol recently awarded a replica of the CAP Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Vivian Nicholson during the CAP Night of Distinction at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The honor was presented by U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur. “I’m delighted I could be here to honor Vivian Nicholson...

    January 5, 2017

    Civil Air Patrol, a program that has been around for teens and adults since World War II, has relaunched at Stuart Powell Field in Danville, Kentucky, and is making a positive impact for its teenage members. The program began in Boyle County at the airport. Longtime resident Stuart Powell was...

    January 5, 2017

    Abigail Miller said she loves the structure that the Whitfield-Murray Cadet Squadron, part of the Civil Air Patrol, provides for her son Elliot, a seventh-grader at Dalton (Ga.) Middle School. “I like it because it teaches cadets something for their future,” she said. “Elliot likes everything about the Army and...

    January 4, 2017

    A small plane flying from Arizona to Colorado crashed northeast of the Phoenix area, killing all four people on board, sheriff's department and aviation officials said on Tuesday. The Cessna 210 crashed late on Monday in steep, rugged terrain about 15 miles north of Payson, authorities said. Deputies were able...

    January 4, 2017

    Two overdue snowmobilers were found safe at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning after they did not return from a New Year’s Day outing. According to the Sublette County (Wyo.) Sheriff’s Office, Tip Top Search and Rescue, as well as a fixed-wing airplane from Civil Air Patrol and a helicopter from Teton...

    January 3, 2017

    Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Fisk, a former Alaska Wing cadet, is being honored in an Enlisted Heritage Hall exhibit at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Gunter Annex in Alabama spotlighting his service and his role in the November 1970 prison camp raid during the Vietnam War, the...

    December 29, 2016

    Starting next month, more than two dozen middle and high school students from Prince William County, Virginia, will get a chance to shadow a state delegate one-on-one and see the legislative process up close. The “Future Delegate Program” is a unique opportunity to give students a taste of what it’s...

    December 22, 2016

    Teachers and students at more than 30 schools in the Montgomery, Alabama, area are benefiting from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Kits provided through Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education program, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. A Montgomery magnet school, Bear Exploration Center, included its use of CAP-provided aerospace education resources...

    December 21, 2016

    The Pentagon’s newest exhibit, officially opened Tuesday, honors the estimated 9 million Americans who served in the Vietnam War, according to the Department of Defense. The 50th anniversary commemoration of the war extends from Memorial Day 2012-Veterans Day 2025, as decreed in a presidential proclamation issued May 25, 2012.

    December 20, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol was created on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor. To mark the organization's 75th anniversary, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Mayor Shane McFarland formally proclaimed Dec. 1 as Civil Air Patrol Day. McFarland met with Lt. Col Brian Hughes, commander of the Murfreesboro's...

    December 20, 2016

    Fighter jets from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts, conducted an air defense exercise between the base and northern Vermont Tuesday. Public Affairs Officer Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen told 22News the exercise began Tuesday morning and lasted a couple hours. She said the exercise involved low-altitude flying and aircraft...

    December 19, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol cadets and officers from Los Angeles area squadrons guided the famed penguins of the movie “Madagascar” during the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Sunday. The parade was broadcast on KTLA-TV, whose hosts touted CAP’s search and rescue, homeland security and disaster relief capabilities.  

    December 16, 2016

    The founder of South Dakota’s wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Col. Thomas Roberts, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Thursday in Rapid City. Roberts was the state’s first wing commander during World War II and later served as the first chairman of South Dakota’s Aeronautics Commission. Roberts passed...

    December 16, 2016

    This week on “Fed Access,” host Derrick Dortch speaks with Col. Jane Davies, director of operations, and Lt. Col. Paul Cianciolo, public affairs officer, both of Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing. They discuss Wreaths Across America, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 17, when volunteers will place wreaths on...

    December 14, 2016

    Cadet Maj. Jedd Davis of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Composite Squadron talks about CAP’s work with Wreaths Across America in this week’s “This ‘n That” segment on WTVC-TV. On Saturday, members of the squadron will place 6,800 wreaths at Chattanooga National Cemetery to honor veterans buried there. CAP units will also...

    December 12, 2016

    When Anthony J. Queeno was 14, he joined the Civil Air Patrol because he was in love with the military and aviation. Queeno’s duties with CAP included going on the occasional search and rescue mission, scouring rural areas for missing people. “I didn’t fly but I went up as an...

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