Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (feature)

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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October
24,
2019
| 07:05 PM America/Chicago
Ask Capt. Angelymar Sanchez about Civil Air Patrol’s impact on her, and she doesn’t hesitate. “Civil Air Patrol has changed my life,” she says. Now Sanchez, a 2019 Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award recipient who just earned her private pilot certificat...
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October
10,
2019
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s first two searches using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are in the books after a pair of South Dakota Wing missions. The wing began deploying drones with a missing-person search in Custer State Park in Custer County, on th...
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October
08,
2019
| 04:57 PM America/Chicago
                                    Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved for the third straight fiscal year, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Cen...
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September
27,
2019
| 10:36 PM America/Chicago
Grand Prairie, Texas, educator Deanna Chapman's plans for her classroom continued to climb even after the end of her recent Teacher Orientation Program Flight (TOP Flight) ride with 2nd Lt. John Brookby of the Texas Wing’s Crusader Composite Squadron...
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September
26,
2019
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Chris Naccarato, a fifth-grade teacher at Priest River Elementary School in Priest River, Idaho, has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s 2019 National Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Educator of the Year. As Naccarato was unable to attend CAP’s Nationa...
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September
16,
2019
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is the 2019 recipient of the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award, one of the Air Force Association’s highest honors. Named after the former U.S. general who served as the second chief of staff of the Air Force and also the second director of...
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September
12,
2019
| 09:18 PM America/Chicago
Thirty-three public affairs officers from across Civil Air Patrol have been recognized in the organization’s annual Balsem Awards competition, held to honor PAOs’ best efforts in publicizing the organization, its members and its missions. First Lt...
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September
10,
2019
| 11:54 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing has conducted 22 damage assessment photo flights in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, producing about 250 photos for use by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its state counterpart in evaluating the storm’s impact. The...
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September
06,
2019
| 12:37 AM America/Chicago
As the sun rose over South Carolina today, three red, white and blue Civil Air Patrol planes took off from airports across the state with grid patterns in hand for flights in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Their mission: Perform a uniform search to...
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September
05,
2019
| 12:38 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol members in the organization’s North and South Carolina wings continued preparing today for missions that might result from Hurricane Dorian’s impact on their states. As the hurricane’s eye is passing their state just to the east, ...
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September
04,
2019
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
CAP officials released a letter from Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, commander of 1st Air Force, that recognized the volunteer members who assisted local and federal responders during hurricanes Florence and Michael in September and October 2018, respec...
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September
03,
2019
| 12:11 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is embarking on another innovative partnership with the U.S. Air Force, one that will provide critical information technology training to recent Air Force Technical School graduates. A memorandum of understanding between the Air F...
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September
02,
2019
| 07:50 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol was represented Sunday during President Donald Trump’s visit along with approximately half his cabinet to Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington, D.C., during preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The presiden...
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September
01,
2019
| 07:37 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is prepping its pilots this weekend for the possibility of extended missions in southern states once Hurricane Dorian makes landfall. As Dorian churned into a Category 5 storm, CAP officials focused on making sure its volunteer ai...
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August
30,
2019
| 12:12 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region has initiated Hurricane Dorian preparations well in advance of the storm’s anticipated landfall. The potentially deadly storm, expected to reach the Florida coast sometime Monday, marks the seventh time since fa...
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August
29,
2019
| 07:25 PM America/Chicago
Chaplain (Col.) John Murdoch is Civil Air Patrol’s new chief of chaplains, replacing Chaplain (Col.) Charlie Sattgast, who stepped down from the position for personal reasons after serving since September 2017. As chief of chaplains, Murdoch retur...
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August
27,
2019
| 04:46 AM America/Chicago
Brig. Gen. Howard L. Brookfield, Civil Air Patrol national commander from August 1982-August 1984, died today at his home in Whittier, California. He was 90. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Temple Ner Tamid, 10629 Lakew...
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August
23,
2019
| 11:10 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s annual summer encampment this year included the inaugural presentation of the Lt. Col. Bob Pardo Outstanding Wingman Award. The honor went to Cadet Airman Mario High of the Gastonia Composite Squadron. There’s a lot more ...
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August
19,
2019
| 02:54 AM America/Chicago
CIvil Air Patrol's National Radar Analysis Team used a brand-new tool to quickly guide searchers to a crashed seaplane near New Orleans in bad weather, resulting in the rescue of two people — two of four saves credited Sunday to CAP. The Air Force...
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August
15,
2019
| 09:29 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol has launched a nationwide search for a new chief of marketing and strategic communications after the incumbent resigned to accept a role in the banking sector. Catherine Sivills, who joined CAP five months ago, announced last week...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognized some of its highest achievers this morning at its National Conference in Baltimore, honoring 21 senior members, three cadets, one wing and two squadrons for their accomplishments during 2018. All eight CAP regions were ...
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