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2022
September
26,
2022
| 14:52 PM America/Chicago
Puerto Rico Wing members and their CIvil Air Patrol colleagues from three other wings are responding in the air and on the ground to catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona.Members are flying damage assessment photography missions over affect...
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September
25,
2022
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
Col. Jason R. Hess received a surprise on his 47th birthday — a call from Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol national commander/CEO, informing him he was his choice to command CAP’s Rocky Mountain Region.Phelka appointed Hess region command...
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September
22,
2022
| 17:15 PM America/Chicago
New Cadet Col. Ian Cheshire of the Oregon Wing’s Medford Composite Squadron has followed in his two older brothers’ footsteps by achieving Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.Potentially, that leaves two to go. The three...
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September
19,
2022
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
Now in its second week of training this month in Columbus, Indiana, Civil Air Patrol’s U.S. Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (AF-RPP) gives CAP instructor pilots the unique opportunity to help train active-duty officers and enlisted members aspiri...
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September
16,
2022
| 13:48 PM America/Chicago
In triumph, World Series winners soak themselves in champagne. Super Bowl champs go to Disney World.But when aviators achieve, their reactions are a bit more understated.On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright were too busy trying to keep warm ag...
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September
15,
2022
| 20:13 PM America/Chicago
For the young members of the Florida Wing’s 89th MacDill Aviation Cadet Squadron, Lt. Col. David Panzera brings a valuable added dimension to Civil Air Patrol activities For the young members – including one vivid lesson from his days flying in Antar...
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September
15,
2022
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Seth D. Hudson has been appointed Civil Air Patrol’s new national historian, according to Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, national commander/CEO.Hudson, an 18-year CAP veteran and Southwest Region member, succeeds Col. Frank Blazich Jr., now CAP...
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September
12,
2022
| 17:19 PM America/Chicago
During a blood donation center event Sept. 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,  a U.S. Air Force basic trainee donated the 15,000th unit of blood collected in Civil Air Patrol’s three-year Operation Pulse Lift mission. Beginning in April 20...
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September
06,
2022
| 12:12 PM America/Chicago
Curtiss-Wright 15-D Sedan, NC448WCapacity: FourLength: 30 feet 5 inchesMaximum speed: 135 mphCruise speed: 115 mphRange: 460 miles (60-gallon tank)Service ceiling: 16,000 feetThe Curtiss Wright model 15-D Sedan represented the top of the company's 15...
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September
01,
2022
| 19:37 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Arkansas, California, Indiana, and South Carolina wings recently earned their private pilot certificates through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative's Cadet Wings program....
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August
31,
2022
| 20:17 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Lt. Cols. Cooper Eisman of the Colorado Wing and Rodrick-Josh Zapanta of the New Jersey Wing are the National Cadet Advisory Council’s new chair and vice chair, respectively, having been appointed for the 2022-2023 by Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka...
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August
27,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Chicago
A former Idaho Wing commander and a Colorado Wing cadet took top honors at Civil Air Patrol’s 2022 National Conference this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Col. Michael Vorachek and Cadet Col. Jenna M. Jones were recognized at the conference as CAP’s S...
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August
27,
2022
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Magazines they edited earned three public affairs officers from the California and Alaska wing first-place Balsem Awards in the Maj. Howell Balsem Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards, with the California Wing’s Lt. Col. Noe...
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August
27,
2022
| 01:54 AM America/Chicago
 A leading-edge technology that has transformed Civil Air Patrol into the world’s largest volunteer geospatial emergency management agency has earned a five-member team first place in CAP’s inaugural Maj. Gen. Mark Smith JanEX Prize competition....
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August
26,
2022
| 07:47 AM America/Chicago
Cadets from the California and Pennsylvania 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 program to 1...
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August
25,
2022
| 16:25 PM America/Chicago
SiriusXM and Civil Air Patrol announced Aug. 25 that CAP’s fleet of onboard weather-capable aircraft is now flying with SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather and information.CAP operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine aircraft f...
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August
24,
2022
| 09:34 AM America/Chicago
A pair of cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s overseas Okinawa Cadet Squadron received their first orientation flights in July after three years of membership, courtesy of the Iowa Wing’s Cedar Rapids Composite Squadron.Brothers Jackson Coberley, a cadet ...
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August
23,
2022
| 15:43 PM America/Chicago
While some high school students spent their summer break working as lifeguards or hanging out with friends, Cadet Airman 1st Class Xitlali Vazquez of the Arizona Wing took on a more challenging opportunity.The Deer Valley Composite Squadron cadet com...
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August
16,
2022
| 13:04 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team provided coordinates that led to the helicopter rescue Aug. 14 of a seriously injured hiker near Mount Washington, about 90 miles northeast of Eugene, Oregon. The request for assistance – made to ...
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August
16,
2022
| 10:59 AM America/Chicago
New flyers from  the California, Michigan and Texas 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 prog...
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August
15,
2022
| 18:40 PM America/Chicago
More than 500 Civil Air Patrol cadet teams’ scientific experiments soared skyward Aug. 13 in north central Indiana for Civil Air Patrol’s second national Aerospace Education High-Altitude Balloon Challenge.Participating cadets from 122 squadrons repr...
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August
15,
2022
| 16:02 PM America/Chicago
Fleetwings Sea Bird F-401 NC16793Capacity: fourLength: 32 feet  Maximum speed: 150 mphCruise speed: 139 mphRange: 520 milesService ceiling: 14,500 feetThe Fleetwings Sea Bird was an amphibious utility aircraft designed in 1935 by James C. Reddig for ...
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August
12,
2022
| 22:16 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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