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Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (feature)

2022
August
11,
2022
| 14:06 PM America/Chicago
A rising U.S. Air Force general and one of the nation’s aerospace industry leaders are the newest members of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.The 11-member Board of Governors is CAP’s top governing body. It consists of four Air Force appointees,...
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August
09,
2022
| 18:46 PM America/Chicago
More than 50 members from 27 wings as well as an overseas squadron in Japan have been helping electronically assess damage from flash flooding two weeks ago in eastern Kentucky.The Civil Air Patrol members are part of the online National CAP Geospati...
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August
08,
2022
| 20:20 PM America/Chicago
The Massachusetts Wing’s latest recipients of Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet achievement, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, have more than that honor in common.Cadet Cols. Leah and Sarah Vigevani are sisters. The two Bridgewater State University Composite...
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August
04,
2022
| 17:02 PM America/Chicago
The Alabama Wing’s Redstone Composite Squadron team has done it again, and then some, in the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ UAS4STEM competition -- not only advancing to the national championships for the second straight year but also improving last y...
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August
02,
2022
| 17:36 PM America/Chicago
All six cadets attending the CAP in-residence Advanced Flight Training Academy in Columbus, Indiana, in July completed their Federal Aviation Administration check rides — earning their private pilot certificates and becoming the 164th-169th cadets to...
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July
31,
2022
| 14:04 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol aircrews from Kentucky and Tennessee continue to take to the skies to assist the Kentucky National Guard and Kentucky Emergency Management with search and rescue operations because of the extreme flooding in eastern Kentucky.Aircrews...
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July
21,
2022
| 17:57 PM America/Chicago
The achievement was three years in the making, but the Knights of the Florida Wing’s Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron are National Cadet Competition champions again.Following two years of postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Air Patrol re...
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July
20,
2022
| 07:50 AM America/Chicago
A member of the Wisconsin Wing’s Walworth County Composite Squadron is being recognized for a second lifesaving feat in nine years.In February 2020, Lt. Col. Lisa Amburgey came to the aid of a woman choking in their Delvan apartment complex day room....
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July
16,
2022
| 15:03 PM America/Chicago
Col. Eugene “Gene” L. Egry III has been selected to command Civil Air Patrol’s Mid-Atlantic Region, officially accepting the appointment made July 15 by Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, CAP’s national commander and CEO.Egry, former Delaware Wing commander...
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July
15,
2022
| 16:51 PM America/Chicago
While many adults hold fast to childhood vacation memories peppered with cartoon princesses and castles, camping trips, or ballpark hotdogs, Morgan Bennett had her eyes on the skies and her head in the clouds.“When I was little, Mom and Dad (Cindy an...
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July
12,
2022
| 11:56 AM America/Chicago
The names of 161 deceased Civil Air Patrol members were read aloud in a solemn ceremony June 11 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. “To the families and friends of those Civil Air Patrol m...
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July
05,
2022
| 15:14 PM America/Chicago
 Montana Wing  aircrews flew 21 sorties in response to historic flash flooding  in the south central part of the state, helping save 88 lives as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.The flights, conducted by more than 30 wing members,...
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July
01,
2022
| 16:00 PM America/Chicago
Nearly 40 Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the country were busy working in laboratories at Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Basic and Applied Sciences this week as a special national engineering technology academy resumed on campus ...
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June
30,
2022
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is being transformed. Its level of sophistication has advanced significantly in recent years. For example, CAP’s fleet is being transformed from” steam gauges” to glass cockpits that can be programmed to display and  to fly CAP searc...
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June
29,
2022
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
Cols. Jayson A. Altieri and Frank A. Blazich Jr. have been recognized by the Air Force Historical Association for their articles  for Air Power History.The Best Air Power History Article Writing Award went to: Blazich for “’Definitely Damaged or Des...
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June
28,
2022
| 17:47 PM America/Chicago
The early days of the COVID-19 shutdown turned everyone’s world upside down, but Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors recently heard four Arizona Wing cadets give credit to CAP for providing structure and purpose that helped them land on their feet ...
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June
21,
2022
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
Cadets from the California, North Carolina, and Virginia wings recently earned 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...
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June
07,
2022
| 15:39 PM America/Chicago
New Mexico Wing members recently stepped up to assist a team from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in conducting hypersonic rocket launches at Spaceport America in south central New Mexico.Wing aircrews and a ground team participated in the po...
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June
06,
2022
| 11:36 AM America/Chicago
Twin brothers in the Georgia Wing’s Ellijay Composite Squadron have been recognized with Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award .Cadet Cols. George Powell and Noah Powell  are the sixth Ellijay Composite members – and the t...
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June
03,
2022
| 14:27 PM America/Chicago
In its 80 years, Civil Air Patrol has never been in the business of doling out marital advice — until now. And we’re not about to start. But if you’re a pilot mad about aviation and buying or restoring vintage aircraft, find an infinitely patient spo...
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May
31,
2022
| 12:52 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Karen Kalishek seemed destined to make an impact on the world from the time she turned 16 and was on her own, working full-time through high school, college, and graduate school.Those around her through those early years couldn’t help but notice...
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May
25,
2022
| 12:46 PM America/Chicago
Florida Wing members encountered a new experience this month at Lakeland Linder Airport when they helped out during the Up, Up, and Away Balloon Festival at the Sun ‘n Fun campus at Lakeland Linder Airport.Cadets and senior members assisted in settin...
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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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