Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)

2018
February
15,
2018
Over 1 million young people have worn the Civil Air Patrol cadet uniform since Cadet Programs was founded in 1942. Countless thousands have grown into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. But one in particular — Shawna Rochelle “Lex” Kimbrell — s...
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February
07,
2018
Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams, commander of both 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, visited Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters today, accompanied by his vice commander and by...
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January
31,
2018
A downed airplane with two passengers was located early today near Huntsville, Tennessee, with assistance from Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis and Cell Phone Forensics teams. U.S. Department of Agriculture crews found the plane, with on...
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January
31,
2018
Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, toured Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, visiting various offices and then capping off his visit with a flight in a CAP Cessna over Max...
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January
29,
2018
An upgraded Civil Air Patrol website went live today — www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com. The newly designed website folds four CAP sites into one, making the original GoCivilAirPatrol.com much more user-friendly for both existing members as well as prospe...
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January
26,
2018
A demonstration of an airplane flying into restricted Super Bowl airspace will be held Jan. 30, five days before the big game, with Minnesota Air National Guard F-16s intercepting a Cessna from Civil Air Patrol’s Minnesota Wing. “CAP airplanes are...
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January
24,
2018
Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jarrett Pearson, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Kentucky Wing, was standing 15 feet away when deadly gunfire erupted at a rural high school Tuesday and responded by coming to the assistance of fellow students, his squadron co...
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January
04,
2018
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2017
December
20,
2017
While thousands of Civil Air Patrol members in all 52 wings and abroad participated Saturday in 2017 Wreaths Across America obeservances — placing remembrance wreaths on graves, hosting ceremonies and providing speakers and honor guards at cemeteries...
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December
15,
2017
The Air Force Association announced today a new partnership with Civil Air Patrol designed to advance both organizations’ mission to promote aerospace education in communities nationwide. The statement of mutual support, signed in Arlington, Virgi...
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December
14,
2017
Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to deserving cadets. Besides helping to fund cadets at summer activities and encampments, CAP offers scholarships to help cover the costs for learning to fly — either through att...
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December
05,
2017
Last week, as it does every year, Civil Air Patrol observed Dec. 1 as the anniversary of its founding in 1941. At the same time, Dec. 8 also has a claim to that distinction. The matter involves two documents from CAP’s very earliest days. The f...
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December
05,
2017
As a boy in Puerto Rico, Henry Irizarry was intrigued with the military — and in middle school, when he saw Civil Air Patrol cadets in uniform at a school function, he immediately looked into it. “I went home and told my parents I wanted to join and ...
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November
30,
2017
Civil Air Patrol received a 2017 Public Benefit Flying Award Wednesday night for its “shadow escort” flights for the U.S. Air Force Reaper Training Program in central New York. The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care ...
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November
28,
2017
Challenges are ever present in the world today, and while many shy away, Civil Air Patrol’s deputy director of cadet programs in the Washington Wing seeks them. Maj. Clay Amann faces them every day as the owner of T Square Design LLC, an architect...
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November
24,
2017
The familiar phrase “on a wing and a prayer” carries a negative connotation most of the time … but not for Cadet 1st Lt. Evangela Caliguire, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing. “I knew that I wanted to be a missionary since I was very you...
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November
22,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s first ever cadet-driven fundraising campaign is underway. Launched on Nov. 1 by the Civil Air Patrol Development Team, the 75 For 75 Challenge was created to help celebrate the 75 years of service of CAP’s Cadet Programs while a...
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November
21,
2017
Lt. Col. R.C. “Archie” DeJesus knew as a young teen he wanted to serve his country as a member of its armed forces, and like many, his military aspirations were rooted in a sense of duty. Yet his patriotism was a little fresher than most; DeJesus ...
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November
21,
2017
Civil Air Patrol, Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society have agreed it would be to the organizations’ mutual benefit to work together from time to time at joint events aimed at satisfying the objectives and missions of both organizations. The five-y...
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November
15,
2017
A recently retired U.S. Air Force general and a longtime Civil Air Patrol member have been selected to serve on CAP’s Board of Governors. The secretary of the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Sandra (Sandy) Finan of Colbert, Washington, to join the b...
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November
14,
2017
Fascinated with aviation in boyhood, Brad Lynn built every model airplane he could lay his hands on and dreamed of taking to the skies. He went on to become a Civil Air Patrol cadet, then served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, became a civilian airli...
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November
11,
2017
Eighteen commanders from across Civil Air Patrol will hone their leadership skills next week in the Wing Commanders College at CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Participants in the intense, graduate-level course, which ...
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November
08,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education team helps teachers and CAP squadron leaders reach a new generation of STEM learners, piquing interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on, fun activities and curriculum. The team’s ...
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November
07,
2017
Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. In some instances, those who define themselves as leaders lack action. Civil Air Patrol’s North Central Region commander is not one of those people. Col. Regena A...
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November
02,
2017
The California Wing is using new technology to help document the devastation from deadly October wildfires in California. It’s called an Aeroptic Sensor Pod, a leading-edge tactical aerial imagery system attached to one of the wing’s Cessna 182s. ...
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November
01,
2017
Col. Luis Cubano is one of the assistant inspectors general, or IGs, for the Southeast Region, and he has worked to continually improve and expand cadet programs and opportunities while holding various positions in Civil Air Patrol. Outside of the...
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October
27,
2017
Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka has experienced an inspiring journey during his Civil Air Patrol career. From being a cadet in the late 1980s, Phelka has advanced in the organization, shouldering greater and greater responsibility as commander of a wing and a r...
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October
20,
2017
Capt. Mike Ebert knows all about giving back and giving credit where credit is due. Currently a cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy, Ebert also volunteers with the Colorado Wing’s Air Academy Cadet Squadron in Colorado Springs. The Wisconsin nativ...
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October
13,
2017
Twenty-two days into the massive federal response to Hurricane Maria, Civil Air Patrol is beginning to ramp down its air operations in Puerto Rico and the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands. CAP has been supporting flying operations for the full-scale disast...
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October
12,
2017
When the sun comes up each day over Puerto Rico, Civil Air Patrol members from the Southeast and Middle East regions of the continental U.S. are already on their way to the local mission base. The hours are long and the conditions, rudimentary, bu...
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