Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (feature)
2017
June
19,
2017
Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be ...
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June
12,
2017
It was perhaps inevitable that Rich Anderson would be fascinated by politics and public policy, after growing up with a Virginia governor and a U.S. congressman as neighbors. Anderson went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science from V...
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June
05,
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Kenyatta Ruffin, a senior member in Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing and former CAP cadet, is making a positive impact in young lives through his nonprofit organization, Legacy Flight Academy (LFA). LFA conducts character-based youth...
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May
30,
2017
Civil Air Patrol takes pride in molding young minds and developing some of the nation’s top leaders in the United States. Most young people who pursue CAP activities do so with flying colors. Others, like the Rogacki siblings, surpass all expectation...
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May
24,
2017
Since 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration has been transitioning away from ground radar and navigational aids to precise tracking using satellite signal technology. This step-up in avionics safety carries a Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for all airpla...
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May
22,
2017
Dr. Ruben A. Hernandez was 13 years old when he first saw the Moca High School Cadet Squadron Drill Team put on an exhibition. By the time it was done, he was hooked. “I wanted to do that,” said Hernandez, now a lieutenant colonel in Civil Air ...
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May
17,
2017
Today’s world is driven by technology, creating a constant and continually growing need for people interested and educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. To help ensure the next generation is ready, willing an...
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May
12,
2017
Dr. Heather A. Wilson, confirmed Monday as the 24th secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has a very special connection to Civil Air Patrol. Her beloved grandfather, George G. “Scotty” Wilson, was among the original members of CAP, joining the New Hamp...
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May
11,
2017
Members of Civil Air Patrol’s New Mexico Wing have been involved in developing a new device designed to help prevent debris flows before they occur. By collecting topographical data, those behind the project hope to save lives and properties at the h...
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May
08,
2017
When a friend invited former U.S. Navy journalist Ken Wayne to join Civil Air Patrol's Amelia Earhardt Senior Squadron 188 in Oakland, California, in the fall of 2015, Wayne was intrigued. “I didn’t know much about CAP, but he told me I’d get to f...
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May
06,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s Senior Advisory Group has selected two CAP members to serve as member-at-large representatives on the organization’s Board of Governors. Col. Brad Lynn, previous Southeast Region vice commander, will join the BoG effective immed...
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May
05,
2017
A disabled East Texas man owes his successful rescue — and possibly his life — to the actions of several members of the Gregg County Composite Squadron, aka The “Ace of Spades” Squadron. The man, who suffers from severe ambulatory problems, was fo...
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May
03,
2017
Michelle Knoll’s journey to becoming a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 company just might serve as a blueprint for women who want to earn their living by flying. Her advice to other women contemplating a career in the cockpit could prove the spark ...
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April
27,
2017
Members of Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing are remembering one of their own today. Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, who served as a CAP cadet in the wing’s Andrews Composite Squadron from 1998-2006, was gunned down Wednesday...
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April
26,
2017
After soloing last summer at the Shirley Martin Powered Flight Academy in Nacogdoches, Texas, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Moberley knows the importance of Civil Air Patrol’s instructor pilots. One day, she’d like to be one. “I think it woul...
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April
21,
2017
In light of today’s meager half-percent interest on a typical savings account, Civil Air Patrol made a particularly sound investment some years ago when it awarded three $2,000 scholarships to one of its members. Lt. Col. Ronald Hanson parlayed th...
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April
20,
2017
At 5-foot-1 and not much more than 100 pounds soaking wet, Katelen Van Aken doesn’t fit the stereotype of a U.S. Marine. But size and gender don’t determine skill and grit. CAP as springboard Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. John Washington, for one...
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April
19,
2017
Up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane … actually, it could be a drone, and these Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may play a huge role in Civil Air Patrol missions in the future. According to CAP Northeast Region Commander Col. Dan Leclair, t...
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April
18,
2017
Women are flying high in Civil Air Patrol. Eight new female wing commanders, along with a region commander, account for nearly 16 percent of CAP’s commanders. Col. Arlinda Bailey, first female commander of the Tennessee Wing, didn’t initially appr...
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April
17,
2017
Sixth-graders launching straw rockets with kindergarteners and conducting satellite topography.Fifth-grade students graphing the stars and testing the forces of flight in a wind tunnel. Second-graders doing micro-gravity physical fitness training. ...
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April
14,
2017
Even to know how to address him can be a challenge. In Civil Air Patrol, he’s Maj. Ralph Abraham. On the Hill in Washington, D.C., he is Congressman Abraham. And back home in Louisiana, he is Dr. Abraham. Across his complicated life lies a steadfa...
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April
11,
2017
Sunrise, when the winds are best, is her favorite time to fly, with the colors of the early morning sky over Albuquerque, New Mexico, mirroring the rainbow of hues splashed across the fabric of her hot air balloon. For Civil Air Patrol Cadet Maste...
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April
11,
2017
The world has many famous trios — the Three Musketeers, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Bee Gees, the Three Tenors and even Charlie’s Angels all come to mind without much thought. And now Civil Air Patrol can claim its own prestigious threesome — the Todd br...
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April
10,
2017
Watching the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds zip, dip, spiral and roll across a blue sky makes for an afternoon of exciting entertainment. But “why they fly” goes far beyond thrilling the crowds that always assemble at their performances. As the Air F...
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April
08,
2017
After years of turning out strong leaders who go on to accomplish great things, there’s little doubt CAP’s cadet program, and the education and training it offers, is one of CAP’s most important components. Providing further proof of this is Capt....
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April
07,
2017
The Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron is the national CyberPatriot champion again -- the third such title for Civil Air Patrol in seven years. The Colorado Springs team took the All Service Division crown tonight in the Air Force Association's Cyber...
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March
29,
2017
As its very name indicates, flying forms the foundation of Civil Air Patrol. Yet the time that members actually spend aloft can vary from one year to the next. A variety of factors affect flying time, but in fiscal year 2016 the organization reach...
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