Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2018
August
17,
2018
The South Dakota Wing teamed up with South Dakota’s Discovery Center in Pierre for a “Science Takes Flight” summer STEM outreach program, launched to bring aviation science to elementary and middle school students in rural communities in the state’s ...
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August
06,
2018
Young visitors from six nations joined Middle East Region cadets on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flight, courtesy of the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing. The passengers from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sou...
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July
31,
2018
The North Carolina Wing focused on training involving after-storm damage assessment and missing persons and aircraft during a statewide search and rescue exercise from July 16-21. About 100 North Carolina Wing members participated in the exercise,...
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July
30,
2018
Col. Bruce B. Heinlein has been selected as the next commander of the Middle East Region. Heinlein currently serves as Middle East Region vice commander, after previously serving as commander of the National Capital Wing. He will succeed Col. John...
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July
27,
2018
Civil Air Patrol was busy for much of the week helping keep the skies above the U.S. safe. Actually, CAP does that quite often. This week, CAP aircrews in Cessna 182s were pretending to violate restricted airspace. Their mission was to let Air Nat...
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July
20,
2018
Chaplain, Lt. Col. Eugene Brown of the Georgia Wing’s Peachtree-DeKalb Senior Squadron was recognized July 15 for his six decades of service to Civil Air Patrol. Brown was honored with CAP’s Fifty Year Service Award during church services at Hopew...
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July
09,
2018
Thames River Composite Squadron’s cadets managed to squeak by the 143rd Composite Squadron and the Danielson Cadet Squadron to take possession of the Commander's Cup in the Connecticut Wing’s 12th annual Rocketry Contest. The contest began in 20...
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July
08,
2018
Five members from the Florida Wing’s Jacksonville Composite Squadron spent 11 days as part of “Team 5,” assisting continuing relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the lasting devastation wrought nine months earlier by Hurricane Maria.  Lt. Col. Gary...
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July
07,
2018
Col. Barry Melton was recently appointed colonel aide de camp to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's staff in recognition of the Southeast Region commander’s service in Civil Air Patrol. Melton was presented the honor at a ceremony during the region's an...
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June
29,
2018
The Alaska Wing devoted 84.7 hours of flight time in eight planes this week to the search for a missing Piper PA-18 Super Cub that ended Wednesday with the discovery of the crashed aircraft and the bodies of the pilot and his wife. The couple were...
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June
28,
2018
Twenty-two members from four squadrons in Texas Wing Group 1 had the rare opportunity June 8 to fly a C-5M Super Galaxy out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Members from the Lubbock, San Angelo and Three Rivers composite squadrons and Te...
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June
28,
2018
Cadets in the California Wing’s Brackett Composite Squadron 64 headed to the water this month for an aerospace education venture. Accompanied by senior members, the cadets visited the USS Midway Museum on June 16. The Midway was commissioned in 19...
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June
26,
2018
Capt. Thomas Gene Meade of the North Carolina Wing has been recognized with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, presented to pilots who have demonstrated professionalism and aviation expertise for at least 50 years without experiencing an acciden...
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June
25,
2018
The Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron cadet team captured the Civil Air Patrol championship Saturday in the College Options Foundation's Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. The four Aurora Composite cadets won five of the seven qualify...
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June
21,
2018
The Connecticut Wing conducted a wing-wide training exercise June 10 designed to evaluate the wing’s preparedness for and ability to respond to a severe tropical storm.The exercise also included interaction with the U.S. Coast Guard. Col. James Ri...
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June
18,
2018
Lt. Col. Nicole Shaffner Public Information Officer Middle East Region Search and Rescue College Fort Pickett played host to 283 Civil Air Patrol members during the June 1 weekend as members from nine wings, the Congressional Squadron and Middle...
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June
18,
2018
Capt. Chase Boni Public Affairs Officer Rhode Island Wing Eighty-five volunteers from Civil Air Patrol’s Northeast Region turned out to provide assistance at the 2018 Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show held at Quonset Air Nation...
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June
15,
2018
Along with Miller, the commander, the Fullerton Composite Squadron participants were: 2nd Lts. Jet Miller, disaster preparedness officer, and Foster Stanback, safety officer;   Cadet Senior Master Sgt. John Garcia;   Cadet Master Sgt. Robert...
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June
15,
2018
2nd Lt. Diana Stevenson Public Affairs Officer Choo Choo Senior Squadron Tennessee Wing Members of the Tennessee Wing’s Choo Choo Senior Squadron stepped up to support the second annual Challenge Air Fly Day at Wilson Air Center at Chattanooga ...
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June
12,
2018
Members of Puerto Rico Wing Group 2 honored the nation’s fallen for Memorial Day with a parade and wreath presentation at Las Mercedes Memorial Park. The Civil Air Patrol participants hosted numerous visitors, including representatives of: Po...
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June
06,
2018
Seven members of the Connecticut Wing’s New Haven Composite Squadron and the wing’s deputy commander attended a special demonstration Monday of new fighter technology at Spartan Aerospace in Manchester. The F-35 is the latest advanced fighter, wit...
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June
01,
2018
A pair of Murfreesboro Composite Squadron cadets received the opportunity of a lifetime during their Tennessee Wing unit’s visit to Washington, D.C. – participation in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National ...
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May
29,
2018
A Connecticut Wing aircrew on Monday spotted the hull of a beached boat belonging to a pair of Connecticut boaters who remain missing. A Connecticut Wing aircrew spotted the vessel’s hull on the shore on the Long Island coastline, about five miles...
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May
24,
2018
The Hawaii Wing has made three damage assessment flights over the Kīlauea volcanic eruptions, producing 30-70 photos on each sortie for the state Emergency Management Agency to use in evaluating the blasts’ impact and deciding how best to respond. ...
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May
23,
2018
The Mississippi Wing provided geotagged aerial photos of a crash site this afternoon on short notice after a T-38 Talon trainer from Columbus Air Force Base crashed on takeoff about a half-mile off the end of the runway. After learning of the 8:30...
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May
23,
2018
Civil Air Patrol members and aircraft from Idaho Wing Headquarters and the Rocky Mountain Region assisted the U.S. Air Force this week by participating in Operation Gunfighter Flag at Mountain Home, Idaho. More than 25 Idaho Wing members and a pai...
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May
23,
2018
Vice President Mike Pence stopped today to shake hands and take photos with cadets from the Connecticut Wing’s Thames River Composite Squadron. Pence met the cadets and two senior members at Groton-New London Airport after flying in to speak in Ne...
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May
17,
2018
Connecticut Wing aircrews are conducting damage assessment flights after severe storms with high winds, lightning, hail and tornados Tuesday caused widespread damage and left two dead. The state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Securi...
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May
04,
2018
About 50 Civil Air Patrol members from five wings gathered at Tennessee Wing Headquarters from April 28-29 for training to hone emergency response skills for disaster relief and search and rescue operations. The training was focused on a tool deve...
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May
02,
2018
A salute to Lt. Col. Mark Young, commander of Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis Team, for years of public service has been published in the Congressional Record. During a recent House session U.S. Rep. Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., presented ...
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