Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)
2017
October
13,
2017
Capt. W. Deming Gray, Tennessee Wing Group II commander, has returned from a challenging but rewarding week taking damage assessment photos in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gray, a professional photographer, was asked to fl...
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October
07,
2017
The Louisiana Wing has prepared its air and ground assets throughout the state and has called all its members to alert status for Hurricane Nate. The wing is preparing to provide immediate support to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Sec...
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September
20,
2017
The Florida Wing’s Marco Island Senior Squadron, based near Hurricane Irma’s landfall, plans to resume operations after receiving significant damage from the storm’s northward track up the center of Florida’s peninsula. The storm blasted the Flori...
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September
08,
2017
As Hurricane Irma swirls in the Atlantic, the North and South Carolina wings are preparing for statewide responses to the storm’s anticipated landfall. Though the projected path of Irma, a Category 5 storm, hasn’t been confirmed to include either of ...
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September
08,
2017
Search operations by the West Virginia Wing have ended after a crashed plane was located Thursday in a rugged region of West Virginia. Neither of the two people on the Cirrus SR20 survived. Local authorities are guarding the crash site.The aircraf...
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September
06,
2017
A U.S. Forest Service helicopter was able to quickly locate a downed plane and rescue a survivor Sept. 2, thanks in large part to the combined work of Civil Air Patrol's National Radar Analysis and Cell Phone Forensics teams. The Idaho Transportat...
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August
25,
2017
Col. David L. Roberts assumed command of the Oklahoma Wing in a change-of-command ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base, succeeding Col. Dale E. Newell, who had held the position the previous past 27 months. Newell goes on to serve on Civil Air Patrol...
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August
22,
2017
Kentucky Wing members helped ensure that Great American Eclipse-related activity around Hopkinsville – which laid claim to being the closest city on Earth to the celestial wonder – remained under control over the weekend and through Monday evening. ...
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August
18,
2017
Members of the Wyoming Wing’s Cheyenne Composite Squadron used the 35th annual Cheyenne Superday at Lions Park as a recruiting and networking opportunity – a campaign bolstered by the unit deputy commander’s entry in the event’s car show. The acti...
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July
19,
2017
It started with anticipation, as Old Glory descended from the sky on the back of a parachutist. It ended with a roar, as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds raced through the sky in complex and dangerous patterns. In between, not only did dozens of Ok...
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July
13,
2017
Nestled in the heart of central Illinois, Civil Air Patrol’s Johnson Flight Academy prides itself in having provided over 50 years of safe and affordable cadet flight training. The academy has conducted successful aircraft operations for decades thro...
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June
27,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s Congressional Squadron welcomed two news members June 23 in Washington, D.C., as Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik were inducted into the squadron in their Capitol offices. Both legislators represent districts in New York. Lt....
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June
23,
2017
Cadet Tech. Sgt. Carter Harrison of the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron was thrilled to receive the final component of his prize for winning the Virginia Wing’s first essay contest on character and core values – a handwritten note of congratulation...
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June
16,
2017
Cadet Lt. Col. Jonah Torp-Pedersen, a member of the Tennessee Wing's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron, is turning heads for his service in Civil Air Patrol. CAP members from across the nation gather each year in Kempton, Pennsylvania, at Hawk Mount...
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June
05,
2017
New funding in the 2017-18 New York state budget will support the operations of Civil Air Patrol’s New York Wing. The budget, passed by the State Legislature in April, includes $300,000 for a variety of renovations, new equipment and enhanced program...
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May
26,
2017
Capt. Guy Loughridge of the Colorado Wing was honored at the Wing Conference in Grand Junction for his work as Civil Air Patrol’s radar forensics mission pioneer The guest speaker for the conference, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, presented Loughridge wi...
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May
25,
2017
Lt. Col. James A. Ridley Sr. is the new commander of the Connecticut Wing. Ridley, who joined Civil Air Patrol in 2004, previously served as wing chief of staff and Western Connecticut Group commander. He formerly commanded the New York Wing’s Ler...
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May
22,
2017
Nearly 100 cadets from across the Washington Wing participated in the ninth annual Alaska Aviation Day at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with Civil Air Patrol serving as a major event partner and exhibitor for the first time. Originally the...
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May
22,
2017
Officials with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard held a ceremony earlier this month to formally open a new office for Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing at Muñiz Air National Guard Base. Col. Edward L. Vaughan, 156th Airlift Wing commander, pres...
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May
17,
2017
Members of Civil Air Patrol's Tennessee Wing honored Korean War veterans earlier this month as they made their way to Washington, D.C., for a Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. Members from the wing's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron were at the Nashvil...
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May
08,
2017
Tennessee State Rep. John Ragan, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, was recently decorated by Civil Air Patrol for his service as commander of the Tennessee Wing’s State Legislative Squadron. Ragan, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force’s...
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May
01,
2017
Volunteers from Civil Air Patrol's Mississippi Wing spotted and helped rescue four boaters whose vessel was stranded without power Saturday in the Mississippi. Lt. Col. David Rogers, the wing's vice commander, said Monday an aerial "sundown patrol...
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May
01,
2017
A media team from West Palm Beach, Florida, had a front row seat March 22 for a regularly scheduled North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air defense exercise. Reporter Charlie Keegan and camera operator Kaan Pala from NBC affiliate WPT...
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April
26,
2017
Civil Air Patrol is participating in Ardent Sentry 2017, a national-level exercise April 24-28 providing a highly complex and integrated training environment where the military can interface with federal, state and local responders. Ardent Sentry,...
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April
23,
2017
Civil Air Patrol concluded its operations Monday morning in the search for a missing aircraft with two persons on board in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The search was suspended by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office at 9 p.m. Sunday. The airc...
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April
14,
2017
Well over 100 volunteers from four Civil Air Patrol wings converged on Sun ‘n Fun at Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to once again ensure the success of the world’s second largest fly-in, featuring acrobatic fliers, an industry trade show,...
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April
13,
2017
Not long after Civil Air Patrol’s 75th anniversary celebration, Lt. Col. Ivan Peacock, chaplain of the Sumner County Cadet Squadron in Gallatin, Tennessee, observed a huge milestone of his own. Peacock celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 9. The ...
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April
11,
2017
Cadet 2nd Lt. Thiago Santos of the New Jersey Wing’s Piscatinny Composite Squadron will be formally recognized this summer in Washington, D.C., for his recent completion of all requirements for the Congressional Youth Gold Medal. Santos will join ...
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April
04,
2017
Seventeen members from the New York Wing’s South Central Group pitched in to help Broome County residents with snow removal and pressing needs in the aftermath of Winter Storm Stella. Broome County officials requested Civil Air Patrol’s assistance...
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April
04,
2017
Middle Tennessee State University has renewed its partnership with the Tennessee Wing of Civil Air Patrol, a relationship launched three years ago to benefit aerospace education for state high school students. Interim Provost Mark Byrnes, the univ...
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