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    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.    

    April 8, 2014

    KENTUCKY -- Thirty members of Civil Air Patrol’s Boone County Composite Squadron recently assisted local emergency responders with training, enabling them to learn and hone skills to help keep local students safe. CAP cadet and senior members portrayed shooting victims. “Training like this is essential,” said Bill Fletcher, deputy director...

    April 4, 2014

    FLORIDA -- From the grandstands at SUN ’n FUN, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the names of 15 charities, including Civil Air Patrol, that will benefit from grants to be awarded through the Pilot’s Choice Awards Program. In addition to CAP, the selected charities are: Academy of Model Aeronautics, Agape...

    April 4, 2014

    MINNESOTA -- On Monday, two groups of anglers were escorted off of Lake Superior after the ice they were fishing on started separating. On Thursday, a familiar scene unfolded at Duluth's Brighton Beach. It may have looked familiar, but this time it was just practice for when their services are...

    April 3, 2014

    ARIZONA -- As an international effort in the Indian Ocean west of Australia works to locate missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, there is a group responsible for locating any aircraft that goes missing while flying over Arizona. The 1,500 volunteers of Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing are tasked with that...

    April 3, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For 1st Lt. Rick Paxton, leadership is one of the most important strengths to possess. During the past two years he has been commander of the Civil Air Patrol Cape Fear Composite Squadron based in Wilmington, teaching cadets the skills offered by CAP’s cadet program as well...

    April 2, 2014

    TEXAS -- The deactivated Laughlin Air Force Base Composite Squadron was reactivated by the Civil Air Patrol during a recent ceremony here. Members of the Laughlin squadron were presented their TX-047 charter by Col. Frank Eldridge, commander of the Texas Wing’s Group 5. “Having the opportunity to return to Laughlin and...

    April 2, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- Cadet Maj. Tyler Hoover was one of only three students in the nation selected to receive a Spaatz Association Aerospace Leadership Scholarship for flight training. Hoover traveled to Arlington, Va., recently to receive the $2,500 scholarship at Civil Air Patrol’s Winter Command Council meeting. Hoover, who has...

    April 1, 2014

    UTAH -- Teachers from Bonneville Elementary in Orem took to the skies Saturday as Civil Air Patrol took them flying as part of CAP's TOP Flight program. Last year Bonneville chose to become an ACE school, an educational program through CAP that aims to boost the school’s science, technology, engineering...

    April 1, 2014

    ARIZONA -- This is Arizona Wildfire Awareness week, and as dry as it’s been statewide, officials and residents are hoping that a couple of recent wildfires are not a sign of things to come this season. A first line of defense often comes from the sky, where Civil Air Patrol typically flies missions...

    April 1, 2014

    FLORIDA -- The Florida Wing honored Theodore D. Soliday, executive director of the Naples Airport Authority, with the Frank G. Brewer Sr. Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Award. The Brewer award, established in 1959, serves as a memorial to Brewer and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth and education. Nominees...

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