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2024
February
23,
2024
| 10:17 AM America/Chicago
Just as pilots read gauges and golfers read greens, Gavin Murray reads lanes. Lanes are oiled before the start of competition. How bowlers read the patterns the oil paints makes a difference. The patterns provide a road map for where to throw the bal...
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February
20,
2024
| 09:13 AM America/Chicago
Family means everything to Col. Rose Hunt. As one of 16 children (she’s No. 5), mother of five (sons Corey and Ken and stepchildren Levi, Hannah and Luke) as well as grandmother of 11, she understands the art of giving, taking care of others, and lov...
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February
19,
2024
| 07:30 AM America/Chicago
“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody … bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) No successful individual navigates life so...
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February
18,
2024
| 15:22 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka paid the first-ever visit by a Civil Air Patrol national commander to the National Emergency Services Academy-Southeast training activity with his Feb. 10 tour of the U.S. Air Force Vigilant Warrior training site at Titus, ...
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February
06,
2024
| 12:38 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is participating for the 23rd straight year in an exercise to help the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) ensure the safety and security of airspace around the Super Bowl, set for Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Veg...
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February
01,
2024
| 07:30 AM America/Chicago
Col. Walter O. “Tim” Nelson wanted to be a military pilot, but his imperfect vision got in the way. In the years since, he’s managed to fly alongside fighter pilots, attack pilots, and transport pilots as a member of Civil Air Patrol.Once he even got...
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January
24,
2024
| 20:16 PM America/Chicago
What happens if Civil Air Patrol takes on more than it can effectively manage? Finding the answer to that question is the basis for the Reimagining Headquarters initiative now underway.The impetus was the Board of Governors' charge to National Headqu...
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January
24,
2024
| 14:18 PM America/Chicago
The Civil Air Patrol Foundation has launched the CAP Foundation Diversity Scholarship, aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within CAP.The scholarship has been established to facilitate the ability of CAP cadets and adult members from ...
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January
21,
2024
| 13:40 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol members from around the Mid-Atlantic Region participated in the Air & Space Forces Association’s Celebration of Character & Courage: Vietnam War 50th event Jan. 13 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.The event hon...
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January
19,
2024
| 18:27 PM America/Chicago
About 90 wing and region directors of cadet programs from across Civil Air Patrol convened Jan. 12-14 in Phoenix  to focus on the challenges cadets face, how to help them succeed, what their strengths are, and where their passions lie.In addition to ...
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January
18,
2024
| 18:17 PM America/Chicago
A pair of Civil Air Patrol mission pilots, both former U.S. Air Force officers, are drawing on their aviation knowledge and experience to teach and prepare cadets in their West Virginia Wing squadron for an aeronautics career if the youth decide to p...
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January
01,
2024
| 20:44 PM America/Chicago
Operation Pulse Lift, Civil Air Patrol’s emergency blood donation mission, surpassed three milestones as 2023 came to an end,On Dec. 21 the Arizona Wing's Falcon Composite Squadron 305 hosted the 500th Operation Pulse Lift blood donor center – also t...
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2023
December
29,
2023
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
The children and teens served daily at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes in Milledgeville, Georgia, won’t have any concern about where breakfast is coming from for the next several months. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Melinda Kaye Mercer of the South C...
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December
18,
2023
| 11:04 AM America/Chicago
The Civil Air Patrol Geospatial Team’s damage assessment team identified more than 2,400 damaged structures after a series of tornadoes ripped across the midwestern and southern U.S. on Dec. 9, wreaking the greatest destruction in Clarksville and Hen...
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December
16,
2023
| 07:31 AM America/Chicago
Many young people dream of blasting off to the International Space Station in a rocket, especially those who live in or near the Rocket City – Huntsville, Alabama. Fittingly, two Alabama Wing cadets in the area have created a way for their fellow cad...
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December
15,
2023
| 18:15 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is adding five Cessna Skyhawks, one Cessna Skylane, and one Cessna Turbo Stationair HD from Textron Aviation Inc. to its fleet.The seven aircraft will join a fleet of 540 Cessnas owned and operated by CAP — the world’s largest Cessna...
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December
14,
2023
| 17:20 PM America/Chicago
When John F. Reutemann III, who serves as a chaplain in both Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Air Force, was promoted to Air Force major Nov. 3, he marked yet another milestone in his journey serving members of CAP and the military.  Reutemann, who many...
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December
05,
2023
| 11:58 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Noncommissioned Officer Corps provides adult members and cadets an invaluable resource – access to an entire lexicon of knowledge based on the depth of the NCOs’ military backgrounds.Many NCOs continue to serve on active duty or ha...
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December
05,
2023
| 07:55 AM America/Chicago
Aeronca LB NC16526Capacity: twoLength: 22 feet 6 inchesMaximum speed: 120 mphCruise speed: 105 mphRange: 500 milesService ceiling: 14,000 feetThe 1936 Aeronca L models were low-wing cabin monoplanes with seating for two. These coupe-type airplanes fe...
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December
04,
2023
| 09:51 AM America/Chicago
Cadets from the California, Georgia, and Louisiana wings recently earned their private pilot certificate through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative's Cadet Wings program.
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November
21,
2023
| 16:23 PM America/Chicago
Photos and videos spotlighting Civil Air Patrol's members and missions earned recognition for their creators in the inaugural Capture CAP contest, with public affairs officers and others from 11 wings cited in eight categories.The competition, coveri...
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November
21,
2023
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program took center stage Nov. 15 in central Florida as the 2023 National CAP ACE School of the Year and the National CAP ACE Teacher of the Year hosted the program liftoff for 2023-2024.Gol...
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November
21,
2023
| 08:13 AM America/Chicago
Five Arizona Wing pilots participated in the 39th Navajo Christmas Airlift on Nov. 10, flying donated toys, clothes, household items, and food for distribution to Navajo Nation families during the holidays.Maj. David Roden, flying the airlift for the...
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November
20,
2023
| 18:50 PM America/Chicago
The Federal Emergency Management Agency request for  a 20-area aerial photo assessment of neighboring Caribbean islands came in on Tuesday — and by Thursday, Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing mission was underway. There was little time to waste: Hu...
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November
20,
2023
| 08:50 AM America/Chicago
Turns out Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the North Pole elves aren’t necessarily the busiest people in the world during the holidays after all.Instead, one leading candidate for that distinction is Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Morgan Raymondson of the Virgini...
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November
15,
2023
| 10:38 AM America/Chicago
A comment from Col. Darin Ninness when he was only 14 explains much about his commitment to Civil Air Patrol and why people still admire him for his service all these years later.That’s how old Ninness was in 1981 when he learned about CAP and decide...
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November
07,
2023
| 13:34 PM America/Chicago
Nov. 8 is National STEM Day, recognizing  the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, and their impact. Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education program recently expanded its STEM Kit program to benefit CAP’s nearly 30,000 cadets and to s...
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November
06,
2023
| 16:29 PM America/Chicago
Seventeen of Civil Air Patrol’s newest commanders are at CAP National Headquarters this week, honing their leadership skills in the 2023 Region and Wing Commanders College.“This college is designed to provide new region and wing commanders the tools ...
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November
06,
2023
| 12:50 PM America/Chicago
Col. J. Bradford Lynn, Southeast Region vice commander and former chairman of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors and Alabama Wing commander, has been recognized with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.Lynn rec...
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November
06,
2023
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
North American / Ryan L-17A Navion, N215NYCapacity: fourLength: 27 feet 4 inchesMaximum speed: 163 mphCruise speed: 150 mphRange: 700 milesService ceiling: 11,000 feetThe U.S. military used the L-17 Navion from the late 1940s through the early 1960s ...
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