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2021
June
21,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Dave FinleyPublic Affairs OfficerSocorro Composite SquadronNew Mexico Wing...
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June
17,
2021
| 18:43 PM America/Chicago
Two Georgia Wing siblings – Cadet Cols. Kay McAbee and Leland McAbee of the Ellijay Composite Squadron – have been awarded Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, with Maj. Gen.-select Ed Phelka presenting the pair with the...
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June
14,
2021
| 13:31 PM America/Chicago
Ruth-Ann Bell grew up with aviation in her blood; her paternal grandfather, grand-uncle and father were all private pilots. “My earliest memories of flying were when I was around 3 to 4 years old in my grandfather’s and grand-uncle’s Piper Tri-Pac...
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June
08,
2021
| 10:02 AM America/Chicago
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., spent Sunday exploring how the New York Wing conducts disaster relief missions and seeing cadets experience their first flights, then rode in a CAP plane herself. ...
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June
02,
2021
| 18:17 PM America/Chicago
The Arizona Wing pair that responded in May 2020 to an active shooter incident in Glendale marked the event’s 12-month anniversary with not only prestigious medals presented by Civil Air Patrol’s national commander but also a reunion with one of the ...
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June
01,
2021
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
The president and CEO of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has been selected to serve on Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth and Maj. Gen. Mark Smith jointly appointed Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo t...
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May
25,
2021
| 18:11 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a profile of Col. George Ishikata, commander of the Pacific Region.Cadet Maj. Elise FerreriaRenton Composite SquadronWashington Wing...
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May
24,
2021
| 11:09 AM America/Chicago
Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander since 2017, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary.On May 21, CAP’s Board of Governors selected Phelka to be th...
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May
21,
2021
| 08:43 AM America/Chicago
Jennifer Gerhardt Contributing Writer...
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May
18,
2021
| 16:40 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a profile of 1st Lt. Angelica-Lorraine Lee of the California Wing.Loretta FultonContributing Writer...
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May
17,
2021
| 20:53 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Robert N. Barger III, 82, was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal on May 15 for his service as the official Civil Air Patrol participant in the U.S. Navy’s Operation Deep Freeze II nearly 6½ decades ago.Barger, a retired professor at the Univers...
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May
17,
2021
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
1st Lt. Alysia EnglishDirector of Public AffairsSoutheast Region1st Lt. Ethan BergPublic Affairs OfficerGeorgia WingThe Southeast Region has completed its annual test of its off-grid communications capabilities, with more than 100 members from all si...
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May
13,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Jennifer GerhardtContributing Writer...
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May
12,
2021
| 17:45 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol Col. and former U.S. Rep. Lester Wolff, one of CAP’s earliest members, died May 11. He was 102.Wolff began his CAP volunteer service early in World War II in the New York Wing, serving for the duration of the war and becoming a squad...
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May
03,
2021
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Juan Rodriguez of the Puerto Rico Wing is now Civil Air Patrol’s national diversity officer, replacing Col. Liz Sydow, who recently became commander of CAP’s Virginia Wing.Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO, announced the...
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April
26,
2021
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Margot MyersPublic Information OfficerNational Cell Phone Forensics TeamFifteen years ago, a search and rescue mission for a missing airplane in Pennsylvania became the spark that later led to the establishment of Civil Air Patrol’s National Cel...
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April
21,
2021
| 11:52 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Carleton W. JonesCommanderBoston Cadet SquadronMassachusetts WingA 16-year-old saving a choking younger brother is impressive enough. Doing so was just the start, though, for Cadet Master Sgt. Joshua Ortiz, who repeated his feat an hour late...
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April
20,
2021
| 15:00 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Bill VendraminDirector of Public AffairsGreat Lakes Region...
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April
17,
2021
| 19:15 PM America/Chicago
The Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron cadet team is champion of StellarXplorers, the Air Force Association’s national STEM high school competition – marking a first for Civil Air Patrol.The team followed up last year’s second-place national fin...
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April
15,
2021
| 12:17 PM America/Chicago
2nd Lt. Anne CalvertPublic Affairs OfficerSt. Tammany Composite SquadronLouisiana Wing...
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April
13,
2021
| 14:32 PM America/Chicago
Capt. Thomas Wehrung Public Affairs OfficerColumbus Senior SquadronOhio Wing...
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April
12,
2021
| 18:09 PM America/Chicago
The Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron is following up last year’s second-place finish with its fourth trip in five years to the national finals of StellarXplorers, the Air Force Association’s national STEM high school competition.The cadets wil...
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April
05,
2021
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s pandemic-prompted Operation Pulse Lift blood collection mission recorded its 3,000th donated unit for the American Red Cross on April 3, 12 days ahead of the one-year target date for the milestone. By day’s end, the overall total h...
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April
01,
2021
| 13:04 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Noel LuneauCommanderSan Francisco Bay Group 2California Wing“This is a test of the Civil Air Patrol public address system" boomed from the sky along three northern California counties’ coastlines when the California Wing tested its airborne ...
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March
28,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
Maj. Margot MyersPublic Information OfficerNational Cell Phone Forensics TeamCivil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team guided searchers March 25 to a missing couple stranded 29 hours in their vehicle in a remote area of northwest Oregon i...
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March
26,
2021
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, reached another mission milestone  March 24 – 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronarvirus pandemic.“Today we begin Year Two of our COVID-19 operations,” s...
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March
25,
2021
| 16:03 PM America/Chicago
CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of Col. Ruth Cheney Streeter. An earlier version of this article appeared in Air University's Wild Blue Yonder online journal..Col. Frank BlazichDirectorCol. Louisa S. Morse Center for CAP HistoryCo...
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March
21,
2021
| 20:40 PM America/Chicago
The third time in the CyberPatriot All Service Division national finals was the charm for the California Wing's Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 cadet team, which finished third overall in the Air Force Association’s  National Youth Cyber Defense Comp...
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March
16,
2021
| 16:25 PM America/Chicago
Nearly 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets from 35 wings are receiving academic and flight scholarships worth a combined total of $155,500 in 2021.Twenty more cadets were recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Preparatory School in Colorado Springs...
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March
15,
2021
| 17:37 PM America/Chicago
Cadet teams from the California, Colorado and North Carolina wings will seek the All Service Division championship this week in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot XIII National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The team from the California Wing’...
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