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2020
March
26,
2020
| 10:06 PM America/Chicago
Eighteen Civil Air Patrol airplanes and 62 CAP members supported the Mississippi Army National Guard in a Texas-based exercise designed to prepare Guard members for an upcoming deployment.Acting in its capacity as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, CAP wo...
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March
24,
2020
| 04:24 PM America/Chicago
CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride. Some barriers are made to be broken. Sally Ride not only broke barriers, she also helped pave the way for others, especially girls and women to follow. Born Ma...
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March
23,
2020
| 11:58 PM America/Chicago
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) has requested additional resources from the Kansas Wing to perform critical lab specimen transport as part of the agency’s integrated and rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kansas Wing m...
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March
21,
2020
| 09:32 PM America/Chicago
A Civil Air Patrol aircrew provided the federal Department of Health and Human Services with requested high-quality overhead photos showing a drive-through testing site mock-up in Frederick, Maryland. Flying in a CAP Gippsland GA-8 and responding ...
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March
20,
2020
| 07:22 PM America/Chicago
More than 100 California Wing members are supporting the Los Angeles County Red Cross with food distribution at multiple sites on behalf of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school district’s closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic aff...
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March
16,
2020
| 11:33 PM America/Chicago
Nearly 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets are receiving academic and flight scholarships worth a combined total of $155,500, Cadet Programs has announced. Twenty others were recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Preparatory School in Colorado ...
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March
10,
2020
| 07:59 PM America/Chicago
Capt. Karin Hollerbach joined Civil Air Patrol in June 2013 to provide valuable volunteer service to her country. Now, after nearly seven years of dedicated service with the California Wing's Ameila Earhart Senior Squadron 188, Hollerbach is getting ...
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March
10,
2020
| 06:58 PM America/Chicago
The Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron has again earned a national finalist berth at the Air Force Association’s national STEM competition, StellarXplorers. This is the Aurora squadron’s fourth year as a contestant and third year in the 10-te...
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March
06,
2020
| 02:44 AM America/Chicago
The Tennessee Wing generated thousands of aerial images of damage Thursday in the wake of the deadly tornado that struck Nashville and surrounding mid-state communities two days earlier. In all, the wing conducted nine flights – four devoted to ae...
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February
21,
2020
| 11:49 PM America/Chicago
The year was 1943, gas was 15 cents a gallon, the Pentagon building had just been completed and World War II was in full stride. In Teaneck, New Jersey, an African-American teenager named George Boyd joined Civil Air Patrol's North Bergen County S...
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February
20,
2020
| 04:35 PM America/Chicago
A man in his 20s who became lost on a solo hike near Mount Evans in Colorado is the 15th person saved this year through the efforts of Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team. The team’s Maj. Justin Ogden responded Saturday to an ale...
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February
11,
2020
| 06:50 PM America/Chicago
A partnership between the Civil Air Patrol Foundation and a Vietnam Veterans of America chapter in Detroit will ensure that over the next five years, needs-based scholarships will be available to assist Michigan cadets who want to further their educa...
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February
07,
2020
| 12:14 AM America/Chicago
A first-time finalist and a familiar name from past championship rounds will represent Civil Air Patrol next month in the finals of the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The top-performing CAP team in t...
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January
30,
2020
| 01:10 AM America/Chicago
The Florida Wing took to the skies Tuesday in support of a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) joint air defense exercise in preparation for Super Bowl LIV, set for Sunday in Miami. The exercise demonstrated NORAD’s ability to rapidly...
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January
29,
2020
| 06:34 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol provided more than 13,000 aerial photographs taken from small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), more commonly referred to as drones, in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. CAP sUAS ...
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January
22,
2020
| 11:13 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol answered the call and provided the expertise and experience for an aviation weather presentation to Boston youth during the 100th anniversary meeting of the nation’s largest meteorological group, the American Meteorological Society. ...
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January
19,
2020
| 09:32 PM America/Chicago
A 39-year-old man who fell into the subfreezing Hoh River in northwestern Washington state was rescued Friday thanks to quick action by Civil Air Patrol's National Cell Phone Forensics Team, taking CAP to nine lives saved since the beginning of the y...
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January
14,
2020
| 05:45 PM America/Chicago
Capt. Chuck Vaughn is addressing his current difficult situation just like he’s addressed everything else in his life — head-on, with confidence and intelligence and a never-give-up attitude. Vaughn serves as the public affairs officer of the Flor...
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January
13,
2020
| 12:24 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol members are conducting damage assessment in support of various federal, state and local agencies as part of the response to a series of earthquakes and aftershocks off the southern coast of Puerto Rico since Dec. 28. The Federal E...
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January
08,
2020
| 12:59 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team began the new year by helping searchers locate missing men on opposite sides of the country, in New Hampshire and Montana, only a few hours apart. Early Jan. 2, the Air Force Rescue Coordinatio...
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January
07,
2020
| 07:40 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Gen. Mark Smith was loud and clear on the importance he placed on the organization’s core values shortly after becoming Civil Air Patrol’s national commander and CEO. “Civil Air Patrol’s core values comprise the ethical fabric that holds our ...
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2019
December
13,
2019
| 05:57 PM America/Chicago
It’s an annual holiday tradition for Civil Air Patrol – an opportunity to ceremoniously place fresh balsam remembrance wreaths from Maine on the gravesites of U.S. military veterans as a tribute to their service and sacrifice. Saturday, in observa...
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December
06,
2019
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
These are the droids they're looking for ... as close as a Civil Air Patrol squadron meeting. That's the case at the National Capital Wing’s Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron on a STEM night. In the mix, after all, are 1st Lt. Justin Strait’s personally...
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December
02,
2019
| 10:29 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s first Youth Development Conference, held Nov. 8-11 in Atlanta, was so successful that organizers wasted no time scheduling a second such gathering.  “We already have the date for the next one set for Martin Luther King Weekend i...
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November
08,
2019
| 10:51 PM America/Chicago
The fall 2019 issue of CAP’s biannual magazine, Civil Air Patrol Volunteer, is now available online.  Along with 20 articles, the e-edition includes three short- to medium-length videos as well as an audio file. The videos can be viewed on pages 1...
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November
08,
2019
| 07:25 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col. Isabella Mollison, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Overseas Military Youth of the Year for 2019 and a finalist for the National Military Youth of the Year award, is the guest speaker Sunday at CAP's first Youth Dev...
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November
07,
2019
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
Contrails in the sky are usually indicators of where an aircraft has come from and where it’s heading. If Civil Air Patrol Maj. Robert F. Morris’ life produced vapor lines, they would represent a lifetime of aviation achievement both in and out of un...
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October
28,
2019
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, paid tribute Thursday to former Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and her CAP ties by presenting her with a print of a noted aviation artist’s painting symbolizing the organiz...
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October
28,
2019
| 04:33 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, today announced the appointment of Randy S. Bolinger as chief of marketing and strategic communications. Bolinger is responsible for brand and marketing strategy, internal and exte...
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October
25,
2019
| 12:01 AM America/Chicago
Fifteen aspiring Civil Air Patrol commanders from across the nation will hone their leadership skills next week at the Wing Commanders College at CAP National Headquarters in central Alabama. Participants in the intense, graduate-level course, whi...
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