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2020
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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May
26,
2020
| 17:49 PM America/Chicago
More than 100 volunteer members the Indiana Wing assisted four food banks and pantries over Memorial Day weekend, pushing Civil Air Patrol’s total meals distributed to over 3 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 23, Indiana Wing members co...
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May
26,
2020
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a profile of Leah Hing, a World War II member and the first female U.S.-born Asian American Pacific Islander to earn a pilot’s certificate. Leah Hing’s route to he...
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May
19,
2020
| 11:46 AM America/Chicago
The Michigan Wing has answered the call to help transport COVID-19 test kits and related supplies from Lansing to locations in the state’s Upper Peninsula. The State Emergency Operations Center asked Civil Air Patrol to facilitate COVID-19 testing...
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May
18,
2020
| 08:55 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s nationwide response during the COVID-19 pandemic has been record-setting, totaling more than 10,000 volunteer days of support over the first 70 days of operations. “As much of the nation settled in two months ago to withstand th...
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May
11,
2020
| 11:30 AM America/Chicago
The Connecticut Wing participated in a training exercise, “Operation Bird Dog,” to demonstrate Civil Air Patrol capabilities in aerial anti-terrorism force protection support at Naval Base New London in Groton. The exercise was also designed to tr...
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May
07,
2020
| 17:16 PM America/Chicago
Continuing concerns about COVID-19 have prompted Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol national commander and CEO, to extend restrictions on CAP-related travel and meetings – previously set to expire May 11 – to June 30, Smith announces in his lates...
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May
06,
2020
| 09:45 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Staff Sgt. Noah Madewell spent his stay-at-home time during the COVID-19 pandemic learning from his grandmother how to sew so he could help her make masks for the Knox County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office. “My grandma said she was going to ma...
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May
05,
2020
| 16:22 PM America/Chicago
The New Mexico Wing transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health (in Albuquerque for processing. One person at the plant has tested positive...
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May
03,
2020
| 19:17 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Florida Wing’s St. Augustine Composite Squadron made their first Air Force Association CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition finals a memorable one, finishing second in the All Service Division and third in the Cisco N...
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April
30,
2020
| 11:07 AM America/Chicago
Not only is fear a normal part of being human, CAP National Commander and CEO Mark Smith notes in his latest letter to members and staff, but also “the level of fear that some people are dealing with is amped up given that the current world of COVID-...
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April
27,
2020
| 16:21 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s award-winning National Cell Phone Forensics Team has achieved another major milestone, recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since the innovative technology was developed. Civi...
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April
22,
2020
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Wing has activated about 70 members to assist with various food distribution within the state. Wing members participated in one mission led by the Marion Community School System, which initiated a ...
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April
17,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
The Civil Air Patrol Foundation has appointed Karl Geng, a recognized corporate leader, as its newest trustee. Geng, a resident of Naples, Florida, was chosen Wednesday to serve on the foundation, intended to be a repository of gifts meant for inv...
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April
15,
2020
| 17:27 PM America/Chicago
New Jersey Wing members are participating in five missions across the state in support of their communities and local and state government during the COVID-19 pandemic.. Since March 31, 115 members have contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours in su...
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April
07,
2020
| 14:06 PM America/Chicago
The third time was the charm for the Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron, which placed second nationally in the Air Force Association’s national STEM competition, StellarXplorers. The team earned a berth in the national finals for the third ti...
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April
01,
2020
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
With much of the nation staying at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Civil Air Patrol radio nets are humming. CAP operates a national communications network of high frequency (HF) radio stations, which can be essential during a nationa...
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March
30,
2020
| 17:50 PM America/Chicago
CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of aviator and civil rights pioneer Willa Brown. There are many pioneering names in African American aviation. Figures like Eugene Bullard, Bessie Coleman, Charles Alfred Anderson, John Forsythe,...
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March
29,
2020
| 19:09 PM America/Chicago
Missouri Wing members from across the state are providing assistance to the St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 crisis. The ongoing mission initially began as ground transportation of needed personal protective equipme...
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March
26,
2020
| 16:06 PM America/Chicago
Eighteen Civil Air Patrol airplanes and 62 CAP members supported the Mississippi Army National Guard in a Texas-based exercise designed to prepare Guard members for an upcoming deployment.Acting in its capacity as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, CAP wo...
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