Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)

2019
October
10,
2019
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s first two searches using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are in the books after a pair of South Dakota Wing missions. The wing began deploying drones with a missing-person search in Custer State Park in Custer County, on th...
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October
08,
2019
| 04:57 PM America/Chicago
                                    Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved for the third straight fiscal year, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Cente...
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September
27,
2019
| 10:36 PM America/Chicago
Grand Prairie, Texas, educator Deanna Chapman's plans for her classroom continued to climb even after the end of her recent Teacher Orientation Program Flight (TOP Flight) ride with 2nd Lt. John Brookby of the Texas Wing’s Crusader Composite Squadron...
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September
26,
2019
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Chris Naccarato, a fifth-grade teacher at Priest River Elementary School in Priest River, Idaho, has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s 2019 National Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Educator of the Year. As Naccarato was unable to attend CAP’s Nationa...
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September
16,
2019
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is the 2019 recipient of the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award, one of the Air Force Association’s highest honors. Named after the former U.S. general who served as the second chief of staff of the Air Force and also the second director of...
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September
12,
2019
| 09:18 PM America/Chicago
Thirty-three public affairs officers from across Civil Air Patrol have been recognized in the organization’s annual Balsem Awards competition, held to honor PAOs’ best efforts in publicizing the organization, its members and its missions. First Lt...
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September
10,
2019
| 11:54 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing has conducted 22 damage assessment photo flights in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, producing about 250 photos for use by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its state counterpart in evaluating the storm’s impact. The...
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September
06,
2019
| 12:37 AM America/Chicago
As the sun rose over South Carolina today, three red, white and blue Civil Air Patrol planes took off from airports across the state with grid patterns in hand for flights in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Their mission: Perform a uniform search to...
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September
05,
2019
| 12:38 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol members in the organization’s North and South Carolina wings continued preparing today for missions that might result from Hurricane Dorian’s impact on their states. As the hurricane’s eye is passing their state just to the east, ...
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September
04,
2019
| 05:16 PM America/Chicago
CAP officials released a letter from Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, commander of 1st Air Force, that recognized the volunteer members who assisted local and federal responders during hurricanes Florence and Michael in September and October 2018, respec...
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September
03,
2019
| 12:11 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is embarking on another innovative partnership with the U.S. Air Force, one that will provide critical information technology training to recent Air Force Technical School graduates. A memorandum of understanding between the Air F...
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September
02,
2019
| 07:50 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol was represented Sunday during President Donald Trump’s visit along with approximately half his cabinet to Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington, D.C., during preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The presiden...
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September
01,
2019
| 07:37 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol is prepping its pilots this weekend for the possibility of extended missions in southern states once Hurricane Dorian makes landfall. As Dorian churned into a Category 5 storm, CAP officials focused on making sure its volunteer ai...
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August
30,
2019
| 12:12 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region has initiated Hurricane Dorian preparations well in advance of the storm’s anticipated landfall. The potentially deadly storm, expected to reach the Florida coast sometime Monday, marks the seventh time since fa...
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August
29,
2019
| 07:25 PM America/Chicago
Chaplain (Col.) John Murdoch is Civil Air Patrol’s new chief of chaplains, replacing Chaplain (Col.) Charlie Sattgast, who stepped down from the position for personal reasons after serving since September 2017. As chief of chaplains, Murdoch retur...
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August
27,
2019
| 04:46 AM America/Chicago
Brig. Gen. Howard L. Brookfield, Civil Air Patrol national commander from August 1982-August 1984, died today at his home in Whittier, California. He was 90. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Temple Ner Tamid, 10629 Lakew...
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August
27,
2019
| 10:12 PM America/Chicago
AMRAD, Civil Air Patrol’s new Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Documentation application, is now available in eServices. To access it, select Menu > Logistics > AMRAD on eServices. The application replaces most of the functions previously found ...
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August
23,
2019
| 11:10 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s annual summer encampment this year included the inaugural presentation of the Lt. Col. Bob Pardo Outstanding Wingman Award. The honor went to Cadet Airman Mario High of the Gastonia Composite Squadron. There’s a lot more ...
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August
19,
2019
| 02:54 AM America/Chicago
CIvil Air Patrol's National Radar Analysis Team used a brand-new tool to quickly guide searchers to a crashed seaplane near New Orleans in bad weather, resulting in the rescue of two people — two of four saves credited Sunday to CAP. The Air Force...
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August
15,
2019
| 09:29 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol has launched a nationwide search for a new chief of marketing and strategic communications after the incumbent resigned to accept a role in the banking sector. Catherine Sivills, who joined CAP five months ago, announced last week...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognized some of its highest achievers this morning at its National Conference in Baltimore, honoring 21 senior members, three cadets, one wing and two squadrons for their accomplishments during 2018. All eight CAP regions were ...
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August
09,
2019
| 10:54 PM America/Chicago
A former Civil Air Patrol cadet's $1,025,000 gift as part of an endowment agreement to benefit the Nebraska Wing was announced at CAP’s National Conference in Baltimore. “This is an exciting development,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national ...
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August
09,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors is extending by a year the three-year term of Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO, meaning he will now serve through August 2021. Col. Brad Lynn, board chairman,  announced the extension Thu...
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August
09,
2019
| 05:23 PM America/Chicago
Col. Andrea Van Buren accepted command of Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region – the organization’s largest, with about 9,100 members spread across six wings – during ceremonies Thursday at CAP’s annual National Conference. Van Buren succeeds Col. ...
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August
08,
2019
| 12:00 AM America/Chicago
Beginning Friday, many of Civil Air Patrol’s 64,000 members will take their first steps on a physical fitness challenge for the organization that’s literally out of this world. Civil Air Patrol Walks to Mars involves “collecting” the distances nec...
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August
08,
2019
| 03:40 PM America/Chicago
Three trustees, including a new chair, have been selected for the Civil Air Patrol Foundation, intended to be a repository of gifts meant for investment in CAP’s future. Paul Graziani, a former member of CAP’s Board of Governors; Col. Raj Kothari,...
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August
05,
2019
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
More than 700 Civil Air Patrol members will help celebrate CAP’s partnerships when they convene this week at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront for the organization’s 2019 National Conference. “Throughout the conference, you will notice an emphasis...
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July
25,
2019
| 11:33 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s experimental Pilot Prep Program is accomplishing just what its founder intended — providing U.S. Air Force airmen with a fast-paced introduction to aviation designed to identify future fliers in the ranks and propel them into the s...
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July
17,
2019
| 08:50 PM America/Chicago
Forty Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 17-20, gathered at their launching hubs earlier this week before leaving to represent the United States on an international exchange of goodwill and a mutual love of aviation. Their travels around the world officia...
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July
15,
2019
| 09:30 PM America/Chicago
More than 200 Civil Air Patrol members from across the U.S. and overseas are gathering to serve the aviation community over the next two weeks by providing support for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, promoted as the “World's Greatest Aviation Celebration.” ...
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