Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (feature)
2017
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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July
14,
2017
Here’s a math equation worth checking out: Take one employer contribution, multiply by five Civil Air Patrol members and what do you get? In the case of the Indiana Wing’s Fort Benjamin Harrison Composite Squadron, the answer is five fully paid sc...
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July
11,
2017
Civil Air Patrol cadets participating in the Roland C. Butler National Flight Academy from July 2-9 at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia, encountered a familiar face on the instructors staff – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, national commander. “This wa...
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July
10,
2017
The notion of graduating and moving on into the adult world can be terrifying for high school seniors who have limited options and are unsure of the path in which to follow. And then there’s the Fairfax, Virginia, Civil Air Patrol cadet who proved...
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July
06,
2017
Fifty years ago today, Civil Air Patrol officially dedicated its new home at Maxwell Air Force Base. In a ceremony held in front of the old base hospital, CAP National Headquarters was dedicated on July 6, 1967, as Maxwell AFB and Montgomery city off...
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July
03,
2017
Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Puerto Rico Wing, representing the organization’s Southeast Region, finished first today in the 2017 National Cadet Competition at Wright State University near Dayton, Ohio. Taking home the Air Force Chief of Staff...
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June
30,
2017
Maj. Gen. Dwight Wheless, Civil Air Patrol national commander from 2004-2005 and most recently the chief of the legal officer corps, passed away on Friday, June 30. He was 76. Wheless belonged to CAP for 36 years. Before his term as national comma...
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June
26,
2017
Linda Pugsley will always remember the young men she cared for as a flight nurse during the Vietnam War. “They were the finest threads of America’s cloth, and I will never forget them,” she said. “I would do it all again in a minute.” Now a lieute...
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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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