Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (Feature)
2017
September
19,
2017
Cadet Capt. Casey Owen of the Wisconsin Wing’s Eau Claire Composite Squadron is the Air Force Association’s Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year. Owen, the cadet commander of his squadron, was honored at the AFA’s Air, Space & Cy...
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September
15,
2017
As the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary, officials with Civil Air Patrol — the official Air Force auxiliary — are mindful and appreciative of the organization's status as a strategic partner with its parent organization. A CAP delega...
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September
14,
2017
The last of six members of Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region will return Thursday after assisting the organization's Puerto Rico Wing with Hurricane Irma relief missions over the U.S. Virgin Islands. "There's massive destruction on St. Thomas an...
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September
13,
2017
As a life-long Louisianian, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham knows the devastation a hurricane can bring. He also knows how neighbors help neighbors. Hurricane Harvey hit during Congress’ recess, a word that Abraham says is something of a misnomer as reces...
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September
11,
2017
As Civil Air Patrol continues its missions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and turns its attention to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a group of CAP members continue around-the-clock support at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Resp...
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September
09,
2017
Civil Air Patrol's new national commander today asked his volunteer members in Florida to stay safe and stand ready to respond after Hurricane Irma makes landfall on the peninsula, predicted early Sunday. Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, who assumed command ...
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September
08,
2017
As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Southeast Region commanders focused Friday on readiness for disaster relief response once the massive storm again makes landfall. Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico, slammed by Irma on Wednesday, six volunteers from ...
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September
08,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s newly installed national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith, took the top leadership role in the 58,000-member volunteer organization with a clear set of aspirations for CAP at all levels. Smith and the new national vice command...
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September
08,
2017
As Hurricane Harvey fades from memory for most of the country, Civil Air Patrol is still flying high over southeast Texas taking photographs of areas devastated by the storm. The Texas Wing’s incident command post will move from San Marcos to Dent...
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September
07,
2017
Civil Air Patrol members in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands worked today to re-establish stable communications and plan aerial missions after Hurricane Irma barreled past the islands and headed for Florida. Col. Barry Melton, Southeast Reg...
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September
06,
2017
Southeast Region commanders, operations directors and U.S. Air Force personnel met Tuesday night to discuss Hurricane Irma preparedness plans as the Category 5 storm bore down on the Caribbean. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...
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September
05,
2017
The numbers keep climbing: Civil Air Patrol aircrews though Monday have flown 291.9 hours and generated 135,548 photographs of floods and damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with 279 members from 33 wings participating in the overall mission. ...
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September
03,
2017
A Civil Air Patrol aircrew taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, in Hurricane Harvey’s wake took quick action upon receiving a radio call for help and observing a group of people gathered at Holy Family Catholic Chu...
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September
02,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s finest were recognized today at the 2017 National Conference in San Antonio, with awards presented to CAP members for outstanding achievements within the ranks. Among the top honorees are two CAP cadets who have just become memb...
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September
01,
2017
As Tropical Storm Harvey departed Southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, the Louisiana Wing’s air and ground resources were activated to support the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Eme...
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August
31,
2017
Civil Air Patrol aircraft returned to the skies over Texas today to provide support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of their response to Hurricane Harvey. Two planes flew out of San Marcos Regional Airpor...
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August
31,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s top public affairs officers were recognized Wednesday at the eighth annual PAO Academy, held in San Antonio in conjunction with the 2017 National Conference. Top honors in the Maj. Howell Balsem Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs E...
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August
30,
2017
The Texas Wing is scheduled to fly aerial imagery missions today for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the coastal areas first ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. CAP aircrews will fly over Corpus Christi, North Padre Is...
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August
28,
2017
The Texas Wing has begun preparations to provide aerial and ground support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as severe weather continues from Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Harvey slammed the coast of Texas as a Cate...
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August
25,
2017
More than 800 Civil Air Patrol members will celebrate Cadet Programs’ 75th anniversary when they convene at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio from Aug. 30-Sept. 3 for the organization’s 2017 National Conference. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. E...
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August
24,
2017
A FEMA Corps team from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps learned about Civil Air Patrol’s missions and programs while serving this summer at National Headquarters. The six volunteers, ages 18-24, call themselves FEMA Corps Team Ocean 4....
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August
17,
2017
Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, Civil Air Patrol CEO and national commander, and Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, incoming CEO/national commander, announce the following six appointments to the incoming senior staff: Col. Arlinda C. Bailey, national executiv...
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August
16,
2017
Col. Martha Morris, Arizona Wing commander, calls Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team “The League of Secret Super Heroes:" “They work in the dark of night, many hours, sifting data and saving lives with no one knowing who they are o...
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August
10,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education program stepped up this summer when organizers of the massive quadrennial National Scout Jamboree decided to include one of the AE program’s core goals – inspiring interest in the STEM subjects (science, technol...
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August
08,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander, Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander. The announcement was made today after Phelka was approved by the organization’s Board ...
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August
04,
2017
Five Civil Air Patrol cadets are now certified private single-engine pilots, thanks to Civil Air Patrol’s Residential Flight Scholarship program. The new pilots were pinned in a ceremony Wednesday at the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force...
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July
28,
2017
Civil Air Patrol cadets providing support for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin arose at 4:30 this morning to see Vietnam veterans off to Washington, D.C., to tour war memorials. Cadets involved in the National Blue Beret special activity shook ...
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July
27,
2017
One visitor in particular to Civil Air Patrol’s recruiting booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh stood out this week among the crowds of thousands attending what has long been one of the world’s largest air shows. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather ...
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July
24,
2017
When Lt. Cols. Randy and Mary Fuller of the Missouri Wing made Civil Air Patrol a family affair, they were thinking about spending time together and instilling volunteer service and patriotism in their three sons. They got all that and much more. ...
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July
17,
2017
Even though Civil Air Patrol Capt. John Gleeson retired as a business owner more than 20 years ago, the 93-year-old aviation veteran shows no signs of slowing down. The dedicated great-grandfather has a third-class medical certification from the Fede...
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