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Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (Feature)

2022
May
18,
2022
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
Brig. Gen. William B. Cass, who served as Civil Air Patrol national commander from August 1984-March  1986 and two terms as Iowa Wing commander and also founded what has evolved into the National Blue Beret special cadet activity, died May 13. He was...
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May
17,
2022
| 17:24 PM America/Chicago
The Atlantic Ocean lies less than 10 miles away, but for most members of the New Jersey Wing’s Capt. Bud Jackson Composite Squadron,  it's the Pacific that holds a special significance in May – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – and...
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May
16,
2022
| 12:17 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey wings have gained their private pilot certificates through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative's Cadet Wings program, bringing the total number of new cadet pilots completing the program t...
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May
09,
2022
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol and Tuskegee Airmen Inc. have announced a new partnership to share CAP’s educational resources in helping chronicle the Tuskegee Airmen’s prominent place in history.“We’re excited. Our folks are ready,” said Jerry “Hawk” Burton, nati...
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May
06,
2022
| 09:38 AM America/Chicago
From NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts to the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission and beyond, a thread woven through Civil Air Patrol history parallels the progress of America’s space program. Several CAP cadets went on to fulfill their dreams of spaceflight, and ...
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May
05,
2022
| 08:23 AM America/Chicago
When Cadet 1st Lt. Mason Rowe of the Kentucky Wing’s Owensboro Composite Squadron earned his private pilot certificate through Civil Air Patrol March 24 – his 17th birthday – he became the first cadet to do so with an official mentor. In 2019, the U....
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April
29,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
Capt. David G. Disselkamp of Virginia Wing’s Southside Composite Squadron has been honored with Civil Air Patrol’s Silver Medal of Valor for his actions in removing an elderly man from an overturned vehicle in flames on a highway off-ramp in June 202...
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April
26,
2022
| 11:58 AM America/Chicago
Every member of Civil Air Patrol does what they can to help support its missions. And as CAP’s operations have increased through the organization's role in the Air Force’s Total Force, CAP members have had to balance volunteering with their work/life...
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April
25,
2022
| 14:48 PM America/Chicago
The Civil Air Patrol Foundation and Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America have expanded their partnership nearly tenfold. After donating $12,500 to CAP for scholarships in 2020, this month the chapter endowed the scholarships for $90,...
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April
19,
2022
| 15:26 PM America/Chicago
For National Volunteer Week, we salute Lt. Col. James D. Peace, a Texas Wing squadron commander who also serves as Civil Air Patrol's National Cadet Special Activities coordinator and teaches at a Houston middle school where he fills a number of role...
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April
13,
2022
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
Col. Tyler P. Frander became the 32nd commander of Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force  in a ceremony April 13 in the main hangar at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.As CAP-USAF commander, Frander is responsible for ensuring CAP — the Air Force auxiliary ...
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April
05,
2022
| 12:27 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Sian Proctor, the Arizona Wing member who orbited Earth for three days in September as the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft, shared her experience recently with nearly 200  members from the Arizona and California wings.During her half-hou...
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March
29,
2022
| 12:36 PM America/Chicago
For Women's History Month, CAP.news profiles Col. Rose Hunt, Great Lakes Region commander and former Wisconsin Wing commander....
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March
24,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
For Women's History Month, Civil Air Patrol honors Louise McPhetridge Thaden, an early member of both CAP and "the Ninety-Nines.” Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, members of the Ninety-Nines Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, pr...
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March
22,
2022
| 16:03 PM America/Chicago
Col. Virginia M. Nelson will continue her service as Civil Air Patrol’s Pacific Region commander, officially accepting the appointment made last week by Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, CAP’s national commander and CEO.Nelson will be sworn in March 26 at ...
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March
22,
2022
| 14:08 PM America/Chicago
Two Civil Air Patrol pilots participating in a Hawaii Wing tsunami alert training mission March 20 perished in an accident on Kaua’i.“We lost two valued members of our CAP ohana (family) this weekend,” said Col. Chantal Lonergan, Hawaii Wing commande...
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March
21,
2022
| 15:19 PM America/Chicago
The Colorado Wing’s Air Academy Cadet Squadron team placed third nationally March 20 in the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition CyberPatriot XIV finals, giving Civil Air Patrol teams 11 top-three finishes in 14 years, inc...
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March
14,
2022
| 15:16 PM America/Chicago
Igor Sikorsky, the Ukrainian-born American pioneer in helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, said it well: “The work of the individual remains the spark that moves mankind forward.”In the 80-year history of Civil Air Patrol, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, former...
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March
11,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
During Women of Aviation Week, we feature Lt. Col. Rochelle Kimbrell, the former Civil Air Patrol cadet who rejoined the Colorado Wing after a 22-year military career during which she became the U.S. Air Force's  first Black female fighter pilot....
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March
09,
2022
| 08:37 AM America/Chicago
During Women of Aviation Week, we feature Kathryn Christmas, a former CAP cadet who’s regimental commander at The Citadel and preparing for her career as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force....
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March
08,
2022
| 15:54 PM America/Chicago
Ninety cadets from 33 wings have achieved academic and flight scholarships worth a combined total of $155,700 in 2022.Twenty cadets were recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Preparatory School in Colorado Springs.In all, 63 academic schol...
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March
07,
2022
| 10:27 AM America/Chicago
In observation of Women of Aviation Week, Civil Air Patrol honors Cecil “Teddy” Kenyon, who flew for CAP during World War II after becoming one of the first members of “the Ninety-Nines.” Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, members of the Ninety-...
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March
01,
2022
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
Registration is underway for Civil Air Patrol’s second National High-Altitude Balloon Challenge, with entry open to one cadet team from a cadet or composite squadron to compete in developing as many experiments as will fit into a 50-milliliter capsul...
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February
17,
2022
| 16:40 PM America/Chicago
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, the Civil Air Patrol alumnus who brought candy and comfort to deprived German children as “Uncle Wiggly Wings” during the 1948-1949 Berlin Airlift, died Feb. 16 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah, after...
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February
10,
2022
| 17:34 PM America/Chicago
Today Barb Clevenger of Mesa, Arizona, donated the 10,000th unit of blood collected during Civil Air Patrol’s Operation Pulse Lift mission, with the milestone occurring at an emergency blood center at  the Arizona Wing's local Falcon Composite Squadr...
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February
08,
2022
| 17:04 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s roster  in next month's national finals for CyberPatriot XIV looks unusually familiar – all three teams from the 2021 championship round are back from the Colorado Wing’s Air Academy Cadet Squadron, California Wing’s Fullerton Comp...
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February
04,
2022
| 17:42 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is participating for the 22nd straight year in an exercise to help the U.S. Air Force ensure the safety and security of airspace around SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and Super Bowl LVI, set for Feb. 13.To help train Air Forc...
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February
01,
2022
| 17:43 PM America/Chicago
Chief Master Sgt. Todd H. Parsons of the Mid-Atlantic Region will be the organization’s next national command chief.Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, CAP’s national commander and CEO, announced the appointment Feb. 1. A ceremony marking the changing of res...
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January
18,
2022
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
In response to a first-time “National Blood Crisis” declared last week by the American Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol has stepped up its historic blood collection efforts.Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, CAP’s national commander and CEO, is leading the effor...
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January
18,
2022
| 15:52 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Programs directorate hosted the third annual Youth Development Conference online Jan. 14-16, drawing 90 participants – including wing- and region-level cadet program directors, CAP-USAF liaison region staff, national cadet te...
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