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2020
May
26,
2020
| 12:49 AM America/Chicago
More than 100 volunteer members the Indiana Wing assisted four food banks and pantries over Memorial Day weekend, pushing Civil Air Patrol’s total meals distributed to over 3 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 23, Indiana Wing members co...
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May
26,
2020
| 06:01 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a profile of Leah Hing, a World War II member and the first female U.S.-born Asian American Pacific Islander to earn a pilot’s certificate. Leah Hing’s route to he...
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May
19,
2020
| 06:46 PM America/Chicago
The Michigan Wing has answered the call to help transport COVID-19 test kits and related supplies from Lansing to locations in the state’s Upper Peninsula. The State Emergency Operations Center asked Civil Air Patrol to facilitate COVID-19 testing...
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May
18,
2020
| 03:55 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s nationwide response during the COVID-19 pandemic has been record-setting, totaling more than 10,000 volunteer days of support over the first 70 days of operations. “As much of the nation settled in two months ago to withstand th...
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May
11,
2020
| 06:30 PM America/Chicago
The Connecticut Wing participated in a training exercise, “Operation Bird Dog,” to demonstrate Civil Air Patrol capabilities in aerial anti-terrorism force protection support at Naval Base New London in Groton. The exercise was also designed to tr...
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May
07,
2020
| 12:16 AM America/Chicago
Continuing concerns about COVID-19 have prompted Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, to extend restrictions on CAP-related travel and meetings – previously set to expire May 11 – to June 30, Smith announces in his lates...
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May
06,
2020
| 04:45 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Staff Sgt. Noah Madewell spent his stay-at-home time during the COVID-19 pandemic learning from his grandmother how to sew so he could help her make masks for the Knox County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office. “My grandma said she was going to ma...
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May
05,
2020
| 11:22 PM America/Chicago
The New Mexico Wing transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health (in Albuquerque for processing. One person at the plant has tested positive...
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May
03,
2020
| 02:17 AM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Florida Wing’s St. Augustine Composite Squadron made their first Air Force Association CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition finals a memorable one, finishing second in the All Service Division and third in the Cisco N...
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April
30,
2020
| 06:07 PM America/Chicago
Not only is fear a normal part of being human, CAP National Commander and CEO Mark Smith notes in his latest letter to members and staff, but also “the level of fear that some people are dealing with is amped up given that the current world of COVID-...
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April
27,
2020
| 11:21 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s award-winning National Cell Phone Forensics Team has achieved another major milestone, recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since the innovative technology was developed. Civi...
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April
22,
2020
| 08:16 PM America/Chicago
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Wing has activated about 70 members to assist with various food distribution within the state. Wing members participated in one mission led by the Marion Community School System, which initiated a ...
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April
17,
2020
| 08:00 PM America/Chicago
The Civil Air Patrol Foundation has appointed Karl Geng, a recognized corporate leader, as its newest trustee. Geng, a resident of Naples, Florida, was chosen Wednesday to serve on the foundation, intended to be a repository of gifts meant for inv...
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April
15,
2020
| 12:27 AM America/Chicago
New Jersey Wing members are participating in five missions across the state in support of their communities and local and state government during the COVID-19 pandemic.. Since March 31, 115 members have contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours in su...
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April
07,
2020
| 09:06 PM America/Chicago
The third time was the charm for the Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron, which placed second nationally in the Air Force Association’s national STEM competition, StellarXplorers. The team earned a berth in the national finals for the third ti...
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April
01,
2020
| 06:14 PM America/Chicago
With much of the nation staying at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Civil Air Patrol radio nets are humming. CAP operates a national communications network of high frequency (HF) radio stations, which can be essential during a nationa...
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March
30,
2020
| 12:50 AM America/Chicago
CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of aviator and civil rights pioneer Willa Brown. There are many pioneering names in African American aviation. Figures like Eugene Bullard, Bessie Coleman, Charles Alfred Anderson, John Forsythe,...
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March
29,
2020
| 02:09 AM America/Chicago
Missouri Wing members from across the state are providing assistance to the St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 crisis. The ongoing mission initially began as ground transportation of needed personal protective equipme...
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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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