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2020
October
20,
2020
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
The Arizona Wing met its goal of collecting 1,000 units of blood for the American Red Cross more than a month before the Thanksgiving target date. The wing passed the 1,000-unit mark Oct. 14 in Glendale, where the 388th Composite Squadron hosted t...
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October
19,
2020
| 14:02 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down just about every summertime activity for the young across the U.S., but a pair of Virginia Wing cadets were still able to advance their aerospace knowledge at the Advanced Space Academy. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Chlo...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol finished fiscal 2020 with 130 lives saved, making it one of the most productive years ever for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s search and rescue efforts. “This is a top-five-of-all-time save year for us,” said John Desmarais, CAP’s...
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October
06,
2020
| 07:56 AM America/Chicago
Like all parents, Cathy Plasschaert was a bundle of nerves the first time her daughters, Tabitha and Taylor, got behind the wheel for their driver’s test. And even though she’s a seasoned Delta Air Lines pilot and and a Civil Air Patrol major who’...
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October
01,
2020
| 15:44 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often...
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September
24,
2020
| 15:08 PM America/Chicago
A former cadet and longtime member of Civil Air Patrol with nearly 30 years’ experience in the U.S. Army has been selected as the Pacific Region’s new commander. Lt. Col. George K. Ishikata of the California Wing’s San Francisco Cadet Squadron acc...
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September
17,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/Chicago
U.S. Army Capt. Euripides Rubio Jr., a former Puerto Rico Wing cadet, is one of the three recipients of the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for military heroism – to have served in Civil Air Patrol before entering the armed forces. Bor...
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September
14,
2020
| 17:56 PM America/Chicago
“CSI” is a familiar abbreviation designating a TV crime drama franchise, but for Civil Air Patrol communications operators those letters stand for something entirely different -- “Chicken Soup Initiative,” CAP’s COVID-19 response radio network. Th...
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September
11,
2020
| 10:07 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is partnering with Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) to make cybersecurity support, training and curriculum resources available for free to all 60,000 CAP members. The partnership with Cisco was announced at CAP’s recent 2020 Nat...
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September
02,
2020
| 09:07 AM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron is one of many Civil Air Patrol units not only surviving but thriving during the COVID-19 quarantine. Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, national commander, announced March 14 that CAP would halt all in...
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September
01,
2020
| 09:11 AM America/Chicago
The Louisiana Wing is flying damage assessment photo missions over storm-devastated areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. On Sunday, three wing aircrews flew over areas the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified as targets, using spec...
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August
31,
2020
| 11:43 AM America/Chicago
A small but tireless group of New Jersey Wing members are producing personal protective equipment to stem the COVID-19 spread, going about their work with keen eyes, deft fingers and blazing machines. Under the coordination of Maj. Lorraine Denby ...
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August
27,
2020
| 11:26 AM America/Chicago
Downed power lines and stacks of splintered tree limbs lined both sides of the street in Maj. Ron Mutchler’s suburban neighborhood in Des Moines, nearly two weeks after a derecho — powerful, out-of-nowhere straight-line winds — sucker-punched the Mid...
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August
24,
2020
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
After collecting more than 600 units of blood at 18 Civil Air Patrol-sponsored emergency donation centers since mid-April, the Arizona Wing’s COVID-19 blood donation mission has been singled out by American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern as “an example ...
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August
17,
2020
| 15:31 PM America/Chicago
First Lt. Ralph "Bo" Korpman, an active-duty U.S. Air Force officer who also commands the Texas Wing's Rio del Fierro Composite Squadron, has been named the Air Education and Training Command's 2019 Instructor of the Year among 60,000 personnel.  ...
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August
15,
2020
| 19:58 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognized its top performers tonight in an online awards ceremony capping the organization’s first ever virtual conference, honoring 28 members, one region, two wings and one squadron for accomplishments during 2019. The award re...
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August
14,
2020
| 18:13 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Al Pabon Best in Show Balsem Award “’Be Your Best’ Uniform Series” Lt. Col. Kimberly Frady Prince William Composite Squadron Virginia Wing "Downed Aircraft Media Kit” Lt. Col. David A. Miller North Central Region Headquarters Here ar...
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August
14,
2020
| 07:33 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s premier event of 2020, the National Conference, will be another CAP first, thanks to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. “When the COVID-19 pandemic threw us a curveball and put our annual conference in jeopardy, we took that as a ...
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August
09,
2020
| 17:46 PM America/Chicago
For the fourth consecutive fiscal year, Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts approximately 90% of all sear...
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August
04,
2020
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
The opening of Civil Air Patrol's much-anticipated Volunteer University becomes a reality today as the cornerstone of CAP's new Senior Member Education and Training Program. Volunteer University, or Vol U, went live this morning, offering online a...
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August
04,
2020
| 08:47 AM America/Chicago
As Civil Air Patrol’s only National Cadet Special Activity to move to a completely online format so far this year, Hawk Mountain Ranger School wrapped up its 64th year with more than 650 participants from 44 wings. Virtual training sessions featur...
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July
28,
2020
| 10:54 AM America/Chicago
Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading aviation-based safety training and industry certification provider for unmanned operations, has teamed with Civil Air Patrol to address unmanned aerial systems (UAS) safety and education nationally. CAP...
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July
16,
2020
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
2020 NSC graduates are: National Headquarters Mildenhall Cadet Squadron Lt. Col. Darren Cruz Great Lakes Region Region Headquarters Lt. Col. Thomas A. Rehman Rocky Mountain Region Region Headquarters Col. Jonathan Niedf...
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July
09,
2020
| 09:57 AM America/Chicago
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr. has joined the ranks of Civil Air Patrol, as a member of the Hawaii Wing’s West Oahu Composite Squadron. “We are honored to have a retired four-star within our ranks,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP...
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July
07,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
A recently retired U.S. Air Force general, a rising Air Force general and a longtime Civil Air Patrol member have been selected to serve on CAP’s Board of Governors. The 11-member Board of Governors, or BoG, is CAP’s top governing body. It consist...
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July
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/Chicago
With COVID-19 presenting challenges to traditional American life, an opportunity for creative service was not lost on 1st Lt. Justin Ragsdale of the Arkansas Wing’s 99th Composite Squadron. In response to a request from his wife, Audrey, 3D printi...
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June
30,
2020
| 09:31 AM America/Chicago
The celebration of newly promoted Col. Carolyn Guertin’s 92nd birthday June 29 also commemorated her 78th year of continued volunteer service as a Civil Air Patrol member. The celebration included cards and letters from CAP members across the nati...
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June
26,
2020
| 08:34 AM America/Chicago
The Indiana Wing’s Fort Wayne Composite Squadron has distributed 179,250 meals in 76 days of volunteer service as of June 22. Since being activated April 24 to help out local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Wayne squadron has ass...
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June
18,
2020
| 06:39 AM America/Chicago
Col. Charles Compton, the World War II subchaser who flew missions out of CAP’s first coastal patrol base, died June 16 in Evanston, Illinois. He would have turned 104 on June 19. Compton flew as an observer at Coastal Patrol Base No. 1 in Atlanti...
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June
09,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s long-standing collaboration with Textron Aviation Inc. continues, as the Cessna manufacturer was recently awarded a new contract for 17 piston-engine aircraft. Using fiscal 2020 funds, CAP agreed to purchase 11 Skyhawk 172s, fi...
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