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    September 2, 2015

    ALASKA -- A search launched Tuesday for a 55-year-old kayaker who did not return from a trip in Knik Arm near Anchorage. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter and Civil Air Patrol crews completed four air searches of the area and Alaska State Troopers completed ground searches for Bruce...

    September 2, 2015

    HAWAII -- Maryknoll School students may learn engineering and aerospace concepts firsthand thanks to the Honolulu school’s partnership with Civil Air Patrol. CAP, the U.S. Air Force civilian auxiliary that responds to emergencies, revamped its headquarters near Keehi Lagoon with more than $750,000 in renovations earlier this month. Classroom space...

    September 2, 2015

    When it comes to community service, Civil Air Patrol’s Muskogee Nighthawks Squadron in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and the Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron in Bowling Green rank near the top. Both units and their service to their communities have been featured recently in their local newspapers, the Muskogee Phoenix and the Bowling...

    August 31, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Last week Aero-News Network’s Jim Campbell was fortunate to be at the Civil Air Patrol's National Conference when Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh announced the official recognition of CAP as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force team. The official recognition, featured today...

    August 31, 2015

    MAINE -- First seen holding aloft a walking stick crowned with a sock, battered from hiking 7 or 8 miles, 78-year-old lost hiker John Lyon had a simple explanation for his survival in Baxter State Park. “I just wasn’t ready to die,” Lyon said, according to Maine Forest Ranger Ben...

    August 31, 2015

    COLORADO -- The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo brings games, food and different activities for kids, but a group of Civil Air Patrol cadets are trading ride tokens for two-way radios. Tens of thousands of people come to the state fair each day. CAP’s mission is to roam the state...

    August 31, 2015

    CALIFORNIA -- Throughout the weekend, the Bay Area’s Civil Air Patrol took to the East Bay skies for training exercises in preparation for natural disasters. The group took off from Livermore on Sunday and carried out search and rescue drills, defensive maneuvers and reconnaissance work. CAP supports the Air Force...

    August 27, 2015

    COLORADO – A freshman cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy is scheduled to be recognized as the top Civil Air Patrol cadet in the country Saturday at CAP's National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Before beginning his first year at the Academy, Benjamin Jakeman was the cadet commander of the...

    August 26, 2015

    VERMONT -- Check out this video posted today by Eva Sollberger on SevenDaysVT.com. Part of Sollberger’s video blog “Stuck in Vermont,” it features Civil Air Patrol cadets participating in the Northeast Region Glider Academy at Hartness State Airport in Springfield. Teens attending the academy learn how to fly gliders, some...

    August 26, 2015

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina Air National Guard is conducting air defense exercises over Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties today. As part of this routine exercise, fighter jets assigned to the SCANG’s 169th Fighter Wing might be seen escorting a single-engine aircraft belonging to the South Carolina Civil...

    August 25, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- More than 70 years ago, two young women from South Dakota decided they wanted to do something to help their country during World War II. A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but their service hasn't been forgotten. On Monday, Gov. Dennis Daugaard honored Pauline...

    August 24, 2015

    MISSOURI -- Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol had a lot to take in at the Kansas City Air Expo-Air Show this past weekend. As FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports, many of the CAP cadets have military aspirations, and recruiters love that the CAP cadets are being groomed for service so early. Wickersham...

    August 24, 2015

    MICHIGAN/CONNECTICUT -- Being prepared if disaster strikes. That is the goal. This past weekend, members of the Michigan and Connecticut wings of Civil Air Patrol participated in U.S. Air Force-evaluated exercises to test their abilities to conduct search and rescue and disaster missions. The exercises were based in Battle Creek,...

    August 24, 2015

    INDIANA – The Civil Air Patrol puts in extra time to be prepared for when the unthinkable happens. WFFT-TV’s Brooke Welch was at the Huntington Municipal Airport over the weekend and filed this report on CAP’s Indiana Wing and its training, which was observed by Huntington County Emergency Management Agency Director Lindsie...

    August 24, 2015

    NEW YORK -- An elderly man found alive after surviving a week in woods has died, his grandson tells Action News. Alfred Turshman died around 10 p.m. Saturday. He was 81 years old. “We are all very happy as a family to have had the opportunity to see, speak, and...

    August 24, 2015

    SOUTH DAKOTA – Two South Dakota women, including one from Pierre, are set to receive an award honoring their service in Civil Air Patrol during World War II. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today in Pierre will present a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to CAP World War II veterans...

    August 24, 2015

    OKLAHOMA -- Civil Air Patrol cadets took to the skies Saturday as part of their orientation flights, or “O" rides, at Lawton Fort Sill Regional Airport. Comanche Eagles Composite Squadron Commander Beth Ryan says the primary goal is to teach the cadets about basic aerodynamics and how to use radio...

    August 21, 2015

    MARYLAND -- One of the fondest memories Capt. Scott Wise has from his seven-and-a-half-year tenure in the Harford Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol is working with nine other cadets and senior members of CAP squadrons from around the region to secure the site of an aircraft crash near Fort...

    August 21, 2015

    NEW JERSEY -- A North Caldwell-produced commercial has received one of the 36th annual prestigious Telly Awards. The 31-second spot highlights the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and was conceived, directed and produced by Keith Behrle Productions, Inc. The commercial features cadets and senior...

    August 21, 2015

    ILLINOIS – EAA Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker continued his tradition of flying a Young Eagle at every air show stop when he performed at the massive Chicago Air and Water Show last weekend on the Lake Michigan shoreline. His Young Eagle for the flight was Civil Air Patrol...

    August 20, 2015

    FLORIDA -- Spartans 707 and 700 of the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron launched from the seawall of Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently to undertake a unique mission in support of the Florida Civil Air Patrol cadet program. They flew their pair of MH-60R helicopters to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center...

    August 18, 2015

    NEW YORK – Newburgh teenager Sean Flynn’s list of creations have earned him an “Innovator of the Year” award from the National 4-H Council for his accomplishments in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. “I’ve always liked building things,” said the home-schooled teenager, who is also active in Civil...

    August 17, 2015

    CONNECTICUT -- Lt. Col. Darren Cioffi, vice commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Connecticut Wing, joins Jackie Brouseau on this recent edition of "Comcast Newsmakers." Cioffi discusses CAP missions, including search and rescue and aerospace education.  

    August 17, 2015

    HAWAII -- The rededication of headquarters for the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol was unveiled Saturday afternoon. The headquarters, located just off of Lagoon Drive, features plenty of new high-tech educational tools that will deliver STEM/aerospace education to CAP’s youngest members – its cadets. Find out more about renovations to the...

    August 17, 2015

    Bend, Ore. – The Oregon Civil Air Patrol successfully concluded an Air Force-monitored statewide emergency services training exercise Saturday despite interference from expanding wildfires near Warm Springs, causing flight operations to be modified to avoid the intense smoke. From branch command centers in Medford and Bend, the CAP conducted various...

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