Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)
2017
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
A case of road rage in Hawaii could have ended in fatalities had it not been for the quick thinking and heroism of Air Force Staff Sgt. Kaohu Detwiler, a Civil Air Patrol first lieutenant and former cadet captain who’s now a Security Forces member wi...
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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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