Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (Feature)

2018
November
16,
2018
Remembering and honoring the nation’s veterans with evergreen wreaths adorned with a bright red bow started a national conversation in 2006 about the service and sacrifice of America’s patriots laid to rest in military cemeteries across the nation an...
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November
14,
2018
Members of the California Wing are suffering from the impact of their state’s raging dual wildfires, with three losing their homes and several others evacuated. Lt. Col. Tammy A. Sturgill, the wing’s chief of staff, sent out a report late Tuesday ...
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November
09,
2018
Over the past three weeks, Civil Air Patrol aircrews working in the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael have conducted imagery flights with specially equipped aircraft in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CAP,...
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November
05,
2018
As America’s Jewish community continues to mourn the massacre of 11 worshippers at a Pennsylvania synagogue, top leaders within Civil Air Patrol affirmed their support for those who are suffering from the tragedy. “Once again our nation has been i...
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November
01,
2018
Civil Air Patrol is using federal funds from the U.S. Air Force to implement a program designed to help solve a national pilot shortage. CAP cadets around the nation are enthusiastic about the initiative. Its purpose is to allow them to learn how ...
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October
30,
2018
A former cadet and lifelong member of Civil Air Patrol has been selected to serve on CAP’s Board of Governors. Col. Curtis J. Boehmer, 62, of the Michigan Wing was selected Saturday by the CAP Senior Advisory Group, replacing Col. Jayson Altieri a...
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October
25,
2018
Thirteen new Civil Air Patrol wing commanders will hone their leadership skills next week in the 2018 Wing Commanders College at CAP National Headquarters in Alabama. Participants in the intense, graduate-level course begins Sunday and runs throug...
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October
19,
2018
It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael w...
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October
18,
2018
The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, announced the recipients of the 2018 Public Benefit Flying Awards today. The awards were created to honor volunt...
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October
17,
2018
Members of Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region continue to serve state and federal disaster relief officials by documenting the tremendous damage caused by Hurricane Michael's path across Florida and Georgia. As of Wednesday, CAP's Florida Wing fl...
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October
11,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing flew six aerial photograph missions Thursday to document the devastating damage by Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the state’s Panhandle region. Lt. Col. Bill Weiler, one of the wing’s incident commanders, said the ...
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October
11,
2018
Bruce Whitman, chairman, president and CEO of FlightSafety International and a charter member of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors, died Wednesday at his home in New York. He was 85. “We are very sorry to report that Mr. Bruce Whitman, a highl...
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October
11,
2018
American Airlines is helping Civil Air Patrol address a national emphasis on pilot shortages by providing grant funding to be used to train the next generation of aviators. CAP, one of 17 American Airlines grant recipients, was awarded $25,000. Th...
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October
10,
2018
The commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region asked its volunteer Airmen to stand ready to assist Florida and other states as Hurricane Michael made landfall this afternoon as a powerful Category 4 storm. Col. Barry Melton said CAP, the U.S...
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October
04,
2018
A save Sunday afternoon off the southern tip of Florida has given Civil Air Patrol a new  record for lives saved in a fiscal year – 155, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC). Virtually all of those saves – 147, or 95 per...
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September
25,
2018
Despite damages to his family home from Hurricane Florence and a lengthy evacuation, Cadet Tech Sgt. Corbin Endre is helping ensure storm and flood victims receive much-needed disaster relief supplies at Civil Air Patrol’s Point of Distribution in Wi...
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September
25,
2018
September is National Preparedness Month, prompting many government agencies to stress the importance of anticipating emergencies to the general public ... because they will happen. For Civil Air Patrol, though, preparedness has always been in the...
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September
24,
2018
Part of the South Carolina Wing’s role in responding to flooding from Hurricane Florence changed over the weekend, as four ground teams were deployed throughout the state to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency with measuring high-water mar...
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September
22,
2018
The North Carolina Wing received a priority tasking on Friday – with normal services disrupted by flooding and other damage spawned by Hurricane Florence, multiple sick infants in eastern North Carolina were running out of special baby formula they n...
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September
21,
2018
The South Carolina Wing’s Florence Composite Squadron provided accommodations for the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team after Hurricane Florence made landfall in South Carolina on Sept. 14. The eight-man crew was able to land its Black H...
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September
21,
2018
The air operations branches at Civil Air Patrol’s incident command posts in the Carolinas have been very active over the past four days, flying long sorties in order to meet the requests of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal an...
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September
20,
2018
Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol members from three wings are making an impact this week on the lives of thousands of families visiting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Points of Distribution (PODs) for vital supplies in North Carolina. The C...
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September
20,
2018
Civil Air Patrol is in full launch mode this week in the Carolinas, with aircrews in both states conducting aerial imagery flights with specially equipped planes in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CAP, acting as the U.S. Air Fo...
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September
17,
2018
The North Carolina Wing conducted a vital communications flight late Sunday, enabling Jacksonville, North Carolina’s 911 system to come back online. The CAP flight delivered critical parts to help restore the 911 emergency response system as Hurri...
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September
13,
2018
Increasing youth interest in aviation was the topic when John Desmarais, Civil Air Patrol's director of operations, sat on the “Priming the Pipeline” panel during the Federal Aviation Association’s Aviation Workforce Symposium this morning at Ronald ...
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September
12,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region has stood up an area command post so it can quickly support the CAP wings expected to bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence, including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Region members from Washington...
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September
11,
2018
As Hurricane Florence approaches the Mid-Atlantic Coast, the South Carolina Wing is assisting with evacuation efforts. The first Civil Air Patrol aircrew began flying about 8 a.m. today over Interstate 26 in South Carolina to observe traffic flow ...
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September
10,
2018
As Hurricane Florence takes aim on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Civil Air Patrol’s North Carolina and South Carolina wings stand ready to respond to the storm’s predicted destructive assault on their states. Florence, upgraded today to a Category 4 sto...
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September
10,
2018
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is National Suicide Prevention Month, underscoring CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith’s announcement of a new initiative – “Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience” – aimed at ensuring CAP ...
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