Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (feature)
2017
October
13,
2017
Twenty-two days into the massive federal response to Hurricane Maria, Civil Air Patrol is beginning to ramp down its air operations in Puerto Rico and the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands. CAP has been supporting flying operations for the full-scale disast...
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October
12,
2017
When the sun comes up each day over Puerto Rico, Civil Air Patrol members from the Southeast and Middle East regions of the continental U.S. are already on their way to the local mission base. The hours are long and the conditions, rudimentary, bu...
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October
06,
2017
Civil Air Patrol aircrews from both the U.S. mainland as well the Puerto Rico Wing are supporting CAP’s ongoing Hurricane Maria mission, which is being aided by new tools recently developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A new CAP ima...
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October
05,
2017
It was just over a decade ago that Gary Pickens remembers feeling a need to contribute more to his country. He’d put in two decades with the National Guard earlier in life, starting just after high school and eventually stepping down as a captain....
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October
02,
2017
Lt. Col. Harvey Yarborough is no stranger to emergency services missions. As director of operations for Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing and a mission pilot, he’s seen devastation from the air many times. But what he witnessed in Puerto Rico, as in...
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September
29,
2017
For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol has amassed 100,000 flying hours for its 560-plane fleet, which is recognized as one of the largest assemblages of single-engine aircraft in the world. John Desmarais, CAP’s director of operations, sa...
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September
29,
2017
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to soar through the air like a bird, floating quietly and peacefully through the sky? One lucky North Carolina Wing cadet won the chance to do just that through Civil Air Patrol’s glider program. Cadet ...
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September
27,
2017
The head of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors was front and center Wednesday at the Service to the Flag Awards Ceremony at the 2017 Women in Defense National Conference in the nation’s capital. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder,...
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September
23,
2017
Civil Air Patrol members in Puerto Rico worked Saturday to restore communications and begin flying missions in the wake of the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Maria. The Puerto Rico Wing set up shop at Hospital del Hoare in San Juan, where elec...
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September
22,
2017
After Hurricane Irma moved through Florida, Civil Air Patrol needed to launch several missions to respond and provide relief. In order to get easier access to the runways at Punta Gorda Airport, CAP asked members of the local Experimental Aircraft As...
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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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