Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)

2018
October
19,
2018
It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael w...
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October
18,
2018
The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, announced the recipients of the 2018 Public Benefit Flying Awards today. The awards were created to honor volunt...
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October
17,
2018
Members of Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region continue to serve state and federal disaster relief officials by documenting the tremendous damage caused by Hurricane Michael's path across Florida and Georgia. As of Wednesday, CAP's Florida Wing fl...
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October
11,
2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing flew six aerial photograph missions Thursday to document the devastating damage by Hurricane Michael’s landfall on the state’s Panhandle region. Lt. Col. Bill Weiler, one of the wing’s incident com...
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October
11,
2018
Bruce Whitman, chairman, president and CEO of FlightSafety International and a charter member of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors, died Wednesday at his home in New York. He was 85. “We are very sorry to report that Mr. Bruce Whitman, a highl...
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October
11,
2018
American Airlines is helping Civil Air Patrol address a national emphasis on pilot shortages by providing grant funding to be used to train the next generation of aviators. CAP, one of 17 American Airlines grant recipients, was awarded $25,000. Th...
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October
10,
2018
The commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region asked its volunteer Airmen to stand ready to assist Florida and other states as Hurricane Michael made landfall this afternoon as a powerful Category 4 storm. Col. Barry Melton said CAP, the U.S...
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October
04,
2018
A save Sunday afternoon off the southern tip of Florida has given Civil Air Patrol a new  record for lives saved in a fiscal year – 155, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC). Virtually all of those saves – 147, or 95 per...
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September
25,
2018
Despite damages to his family home from Hurricane Florence and a lengthy evacuation, Cadet Tech Sgt. Corbin Endre is helping ensure storm and flood victims receive much-needed disaster relief supplies at Civil Air Patrol’s Point of Distribution in Wi...
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September
25,
2018
September is National Preparedness Month, prompting many government agencies to stress the importance of anticipating emergencies to the general public ... because they will happen. For Civil Air Patrol, though, preparedness has always been in the...
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September
24,
2018
Part of the South Carolina Wing’s role in responding to flooding from Hurricane Florence changed over the weekend, as four ground teams were deployed throughout the state to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency with measuring high-water mar...
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September
22,
2018
The North Carolina Wing received a priority tasking on Friday – with normal services disrupted by flooding and other damage spawned by Hurricane Florence, multiple sick infants in eastern North Carolina were running out of special baby formula they n...
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September
21,
2018
The South Carolina Wing’s Florence Composite Squadron provided accommodations for the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team after Hurricane Florence made landfall in South Carolina on Sept. 14. The eight-man crew was able to land its Black H...
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September
21,
2018
The air operations branches at Civil Air Patrol’s incident command posts in the Carolinas have been very active over the past four days, flying long sorties in order to meet the requests of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal an...
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September
20,
2018
Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol members from three wings are making an impact this week on the lives of thousands of families visiting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Points of Distribution (PODs) for vital supplies in North Carolina. The C...
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September
20,
2018
Civil Air Patrol is in full launch mode this week in the Carolinas, with aircrews in both states conducting aerial imagery flights with specially equipped planes in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CAP, acting as the U.S. Air Fo...
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September
17,
2018
The North Carolina Wing conducted a vital communications flight late Sunday, enabling Jacksonville, North Carolina’s 911 system to come back online. The CAP flight delivered critical parts to help restore the 911 emergency response system as Hurri...
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September
13,
2018
Increasing youth interest in aviation was the topic when John Desmarais, Civil Air Patrol's director of operations, sat on the “Priming the Pipeline” panel during the Federal Aviation Association’s Aviation Workforce Symposium this morning at Ronald ...
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September
12,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region has stood up an area command post so it can quickly support the CAP wings expected to bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence, including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Region members from Washington...
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September
11,
2018
As Hurricane Florence approaches the Mid-Atlantic Coast, the South Carolina Wing is assisting with evacuation efforts. The first Civil Air Patrol aircrew began flying about 8 a.m. today over Interstate 26 in South Carolina to observe traffic flow ...
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September
10,
2018
As Hurricane Florence takes aim on the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Civil Air Patrol’s North Carolina and South Carolina wings stand ready to respond to the storm’s predicted destructive assault on their states. Florence, upgraded today to a Category 4 sto...
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September
10,
2018
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is National Suicide Prevention Month, underscoring CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith’s announcement of a new initiative – “Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience” – aimed at ensuring CAP ...
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September
07,
2018
What would you do if you heard something like this over the radio: “November 778 Charlie Papa, this is U.S. Coast Guard helicopter off your left wing. You have entered flight restricted airspace and need to exit immediately! If you hear this transmis...
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August
30,
2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson reflected on Civil Air Patrol’s seven-decade history as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force along with her personal connection to the organization when she addressed CAP members Aug. 25 during her ke...
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August
29,
2018
Hawaii Wing cadets formed the bulk of a ground photography team Tuesday on Maui, gathering photographic evidence of the flash-flood impact resulting from Hurricane Lane, while an Oahu cadet filled an essential role on the Big Island as a mission radi...
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August
29,
2018
Martha King, co-chair and co-owner of a major E-learning-focused aviation school, has been appointed to Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors. King succeeds retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Teresa Marné Peterson, whose second three-year term on th...
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August
28,
2018
Hawaii Wing members and local residents alike are being encouraged to help provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency with photographic evidence of the flash-flood impact resulting from Hurricane Lane. “FEMA is looking at the situation as a f...
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August
25,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team helped direct searchers early this morning to a 34-year-old mother and her 4-year-old daughter after they became lost while hiking and spent the night outside in north-central Arizona. Sgt. Den...
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August
25,
2018
Not all national treasures are brick and mortar. One Civil Air Patrol wing can claim a flesh-and-blood pair. They are “The Twins” of the Washington Wing: Lt. Cols. Eleanor Baker and her younger sister — by seven minutes — Evelyn Lundstrom-Weiss. T...
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August
25,
2018
Civil Air Patrol honored its best and brightest this morning at the organization's National Conference in Anaheim, California, as 28 members, two wings and two units were recognized for service to the nation, their communities and CAP. The 28 memb...
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