Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (field,feature)

2019
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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July
12,
2019
| 03:21 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s largest training activity of the year — the National Emergency Services Academy, or NESA — is under way this weekend in Indiana, and members of the U.S. Air Force will be more involved than ever before. Fifty-two Air Force airme...
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July
11,
2019
| 05:34 PM America/Chicago
A Civil Air Patrol cadet died from serious injuries on July 6 when the CAP plane she was piloting crash-landed on the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Mississippi. The accident occurred about 3:15 p.m. on the 17th hole, not far from the University-...
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July
08,
2019
| 04:57 PM America/Chicago
To my fellow members of CAP, It is with deep regret that I inform you that CAP lost one of our own on Saturday. Cadet Master Sgt. Elizabeth Lake Little with the Mississippi Wing was performing a cross country flight in a CAP aircraft as part of he...
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July
04,
2019
| 07:02 PM America/Chicago
Here is a complete list of CAP’s 2019 National Flight Academies (24 in all, at 17 locations nationwide): Alaska Wing Glider Flight Academy Clear Air Force Station, Alaska May 24-June 2 Texas Wing Shirley Martin Cadet Powered Flight Academy N...
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July
03,
2019
| 05:32 PM America/Chicago
Col. Andrea Van Buren has been named the Southeast Region’s next commander, succeeding Col. Barry Melton, who has held the post since June 2015.Van Buren will take command of the six-wing region at the National Conference in August. She has been Geor...
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July
02,
2019
| 12:48 AM America/Chicago
The Florida Wing’s Wesley Chapel Cadet Squadron team, representing Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region, has captured its second straight Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award Trophy -- the prize for finishing first in the National Cadet Competit...
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July
02,
2019
| 07:13 PM America/Chicago
Members of five Civil Air Patrol groups participated in the first New York Wing Mission Pilot and Aircrew School for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) conducted at the U.S. Army National Guard’s Camp Smith Training Site two weekends in June. Th...
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July
01,
2019
| 10:11 PM America/Chicago
The national drug and bullying awareness organization Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) and Civil Air Patrol’s Northeast Region have joined forces to develop and roll out a specialized anti-drug and anti-bullying education program for CAP cade...
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July
01,
2019
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
Cadets erupted in applause and a standing ovation at the Oklahoma Wing’s Gordon Cooper Composite Squadron when Bobby James Sommers became an honorary member.He is, after all, part of the family. The close-knit squadron, based in Shawnee, has come ...
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June
26,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
As the heavy rains, severe storms and rising floodwaters spilled southward, from spring into summer and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico, Civil Air Patrol squadrons continued their labors in the air and on the ground. The all-volunte...
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June
25,
2019
| 10:35 PM America/Chicago
When Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Officer School returns to Maxwell Air Force, Alabama, on Wednesday, for the first time ever the 108 invited cadets — among the top 15% in the organization — will be joined by 12 counterparts from Canada and the United Ki...
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June
19,
2019
| 08:02 PM America/Chicago
Attaining Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, is rare enough; less than one-half of 1% do so. Earning the Spaatz as a member of one of CAP’s overseas squadrons is far rarer still, even though the number of cadets who ca...
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June
14,
2019
| 11:23 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s 2019 scholarship finalists have been notified that they’ve been chosen to receive 91 awards collectively worth $154,570. Each year, CAP provides financial assistance to select, deserving cadets through academic and flight schola...
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June
14,
2019
| 10:12 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team participated in two searches over a five-day period that resulted in three saves and two finds, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. The first mission was a search for Joshu...
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June
13,
2019
| 07:20 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol and the National Football League Alumni have joined forces to enhance current leadership development opportunities and physical training programs nationwide. Both organizations value and promote physical fitness as a core emphasis in...
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June
03,
2019
| 10:35 PM America/Chicago
A Georgia Wing cadet who saved the life of a trapped motorist in 2018 was honored Saturday with the Silver Medal of Valor, the highest decoration awarded by the organization. Cadet 2nd Lt. Nathaniel Justin Oakes, a member of the Peachtree City Fal...
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May
29,
2019
| 07:09 PM America/Chicago
Forty-five years after his own graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Civil Air Patrol National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith was on hand Tuesday to congratulate two 2019 graduates. “Of all the Civil Air Patrol cadets who are part of the Cla...
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May
22,
2019
| 10:49 PM America/Chicago
The sky was the limit when a Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron team launched a high-altitude balloon that climbed 95,000 feet – some 18 miles – before being recovered 88 miles away after a flight lasting about 4½ hours. The squadron members c...
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