Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)

2018
April
20,
2018
Eighty-one of Civil Air Patrol’s mid-level executives from across the nation gather in Alabama this weekend for National Staff College, an annual activity that turns 50 this year. National Staff College, or NSC, coordinated out of CAP National Hea...
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April
18,
2018
The Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron Wolfpack cadets followed up last year's championship in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Security Competition with a third-place overall finish tonight, marking the third straight year ...
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April
12,
2018
Oh, those traffic jams, pollution and people. We sigh and think about getting away to peaceful, pristine places. For most of us, a tranquil vacation is enough to satisfy our souls. But for Civil Air Patrol Maj. Bryan Emerson and his wife, Laura, a...
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April
10,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s 2018 scholarship finalists have been chosen to receive 83 awards collectively worth more than $132,000. The finalists are from 33 states as well as Puerto Rico, representing all eight CAP regions. “Congratulations! You are se...
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April
09,
2018
Civil Air Patrol National Commander and CEO Maj. Gen. Mark Smith today announced the appointment of Kristina E. Jones, president, fundraising and organizational strategist for Stronger Organizations of Abilene, Texas, as CAP’s chief of philanthropy. ...
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April
06,
2018
The demand for miniature drones, or sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems), continues to grow as everyone from the U.S. military to law enforcement and private businesses seeks to use the latest technological advancements to aid their operations — and ...
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April
06,
2018
#406DAY18 is an international social media effort to raise awareness of the life-saving 406 MHz technology used on emergency beacons, which are part of the international Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System, or COSPAS-SARSAT. In 2017,...
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March
29,
2018
Chief Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge of the Missouri Wing will be Civil Air Patrol’s next national command chief. Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO, announced the appointment Wednesday. As national command chief, Dandridge...
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March
23,
2018
Capt. Adam Eudy has one word for Civil Air Patrol: “Grazie!” Beginning when he was barely a teenager, CAP has supported Eudy in his quest to become a chef. Graduating from the family kitchen, Eudy arranged to work under the wing of renowned chef R...
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March
16,
2018
One Civil Air Patrol cadet team has earned a return trip to the national finals of the Air Force Association's StellarXplorers IV competition, set for April 18-20 at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. The Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite ...
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March
14,
2018
Civil Air Patrol has achieved another first in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Security Competition – two championship round teams from the same unit. The California Wing’s Fullerton Composite Squadron 56 fielded two ...
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March
03,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Congressional Squadron is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the birthday bash has already begun. CAP leaders gathered this week in Washington, D.C., for Legislative Day and the Winter Command Council took time to h...
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March
02,
2018
Civil Air Patrol members eligible to wear the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award ribbon on their CAP Air Force-style service uniforms can now do so. “I am delighted that CAP was recognized by the Air Force through the Air Force Organization...
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March
01,
2018
Civil Air Patrol is celebrating another milestone anniversary this year — the organization’s 70 years as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Congress passed Public Law 80-557 in 1948, and President Harry S. Truman signed it into...
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February
15,
2018
Over 1 million young people have worn the Civil Air Patrol cadet uniform since Cadet Programs was founded in 1942. Countless thousands have grown into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. But one in particular — Shawna Rochelle “Lex” Kimbrell — s...
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February
07,
2018
Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams, commander of both 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, visited Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters today, accompanied by his vice commander and by...
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January
31,
2018
A downed airplane with two passengers was located early today near Huntsville, Tennessee, with assistance from Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis and Cell Phone Forensics teams. U.S. Department of Agriculture crews found the plane, with on...
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January
31,
2018
Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, toured Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, visiting various offices and then capping off his visit with a flight in a CAP Cessna over Max...
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January
29,
2018
An upgraded Civil Air Patrol website went live today — www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com. The newly designed website folds four CAP sites into one, making the original GoCivilAirPatrol.com much more user-friendly for both existing members as well as prospe...
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January
26,
2018
A demonstration of an airplane flying into restricted Super Bowl airspace will be held Jan. 30, five days before the big game, with Minnesota Air National Guard F-16s intercepting a Cessna from Civil Air Patrol’s Minnesota Wing. “CAP airplanes are...
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January
24,
2018
Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jarrett Pearson, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Kentucky Wing, was standing 15 feet away when deadly gunfire erupted at a rural high school Tuesday and responded by coming to the assistance of fellow students, his squadron co...
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January
04,
2018
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2017
December
20,
2017
While thousands of Civil Air Patrol members in all 52 wings and abroad participated Saturday in 2017 Wreaths Across America obeservances — placing remembrance wreaths on graves, hosting ceremonies and providing speakers and honor guards at cemeteries...
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December
15,
2017
The Air Force Association announced today a new partnership with Civil Air Patrol designed to advance both organizations’ mission to promote aerospace education in communities nationwide. The statement of mutual support, signed in Arlington, Virgi...
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December
14,
2017
Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets. Besides helping to fund cadets at summer activities and encampments, CAP offers scholarships to help cover the costs for learning to fly — either through att...
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December
05,
2017
Last week, as it does every year, Civil Air Patrol observed Dec. 1 as the anniversary of its founding in 1941. At the same time, Dec. 8 also has a claim to that distinction. The matter involves two documents from CAP’s very earliest days. The f...
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December
05,
2017
As a boy in Puerto Rico, Henry Irizarry was intrigued with the military — and in middle school, when he saw Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform at a school function, he immediately looked into it. “I went home and told my parents I wanted to join and ...
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November
30,
2017
Civil Air Patrol received a 2017 Public Benefit Flying Award Wednesday night for its “shadow escort” flights for the U.S. Air Force Reaper Training Program in central New York. The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care ...
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November
28,
2017
Challenges are ever present in the world today, and while many shy away, Civil Air Patrol’s deputy director of cadet programs in the Washington Wing seeks them. Maj. Clay Amann faces them every day as the owner of T Square Design LLC, an architect...
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November
24,
2017
The familiar phrase “on a wing and a prayer” carries a negative connotation most of the time … but not for Cadet 1st Lt. Evangela Caliguire, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing. “I knew that I wanted to be a missionary since I was very you...
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