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2022
December
06,
2022
| 17:52 PM America/Chicago
Members of the Texas Wing’s Pegasus Composite Squadron received a first-hand perspective on test piloting and on space flight when retired U.S. Air Force Col. Sidney M. Gutierrez discussed his years in the military and in NASA, including 20 days and ...
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December
06,
2022
| 17:20 PM America/Chicago
Members of the New Jersey Wing Cadet Advisory Council did it their way last month, planning and hosting a cadet conference and ball that drew more than 200 participants to J.P. Stevens High School in Edison.The advisory council lived up to its motto,...
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November
14,
2022
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
Members of the Vermont Wing’s Bennington Composite Squadron stepped up recently to help repair vandals’ damage to gravesites at a local historic cemetery.More than 200 historical markers dating back to before the Revolutionary War were overturned or ...
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October
11,
2022
| 19:10 PM America/Chicago
Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Maj. Gen. Robert Nester, for whom one of the Indiana Wing’s four school-based squadrons is named, was honored Oct. 8 at the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame Honors Banquet in Carmel along with his fellow 2022 inductees int...
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October
10,
2022
| 18:33 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Juan Rodríguez has been named Puerto Rico Wing commander after years of serving in diverse leadership roles within the organization.Rodriguez will succeed Col. Edgardo Torres, commander since December 2018, at the wing conference Dec. 3 in M...
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September
30,
2022
| 11:53 AM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Ohio Wing’s Wright-Patterson Composite Squadron served as the color guard Sept. 24 for the National Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, during which Civil Air Patrol pioneer Lt. ...
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September
28,
2022
| 14:23 PM America/Chicago
Second Lt. Brian Ruede has hit the ground running – or maybe the word should be “flying,” at least as experienced via simulator – since taking command of the New Hampshire Wing’s Monadnock Composite Squadron in late August. “We have been ramping up o...
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September
28,
2022
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
Emergency services was the subject of the day when members of the Mississippi Wing’s Col. Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron convened for a recent Saturday training session.Lt. Col. Charles Anderson, deputy commander for seniors, presented both hands-o...
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September
26,
2022
| 18:10 PM America/Chicago
A pair of Rhode Island Wing cadets put their newly learned experience with small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) – drones – to quick use during their squadron’s training session with wing staff.With Cadet 2nd Lt. Andrew Gudz serving as technician and ...
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September
26,
2022
| 10:38 AM America/Chicago
The Alaska Wing became officially aligned underneath the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs this month, opening the door for closer statewide cooperation and partnership.Col. Kevin McClure, wing commander, hailed the new arrangement as...
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September
23,
2022
| 18:51 PM America/Chicago
Kansas Wing volunteers conducted two blood transport missions transferring 27 boxes of blood among three states in support of the American Red Cross. The first mission involved transport of blood to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Wichita, Kansas. The second mi...
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August
22,
2022
| 11:54 AM America/Chicago
Teachers from public and private schools across Puerto Rico took to the skies Aug. 20 from Mercedita International Airport in Ponce as passengers on the Civil Air Patrol aerospace education program’s Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flights. The TOP...
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August
16,
2022
| 16:38 PM America/Chicago
Tech. Sgt. Damen Therkildsen, Idaho Wing assistant safety director, met the challenge of soaring summer temperatures head-on recently by crafting an innovative approach as safety director for the wing’s recent Mountain Eagle Encampment. Before the en...
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July
30,
2022
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron won the high school division of the Fairchild Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge with their presentation on autonomous robotic planting and harvesting.The challenge, now in its third yea...
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July
15,
2022
| 17:30 PM America/Chicago
A routine summer holiday precautionary search and rescue mission July 2 along the Colorado River took an unexpected turn for the Arizona Wing’s Yuma Composite Squadron when members were asked to transport two injured raptors – a barn owl and a prairi...
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July
13,
2022
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
 Minnesota Wing members participated in an emergency rescue exercise with the Minnesota Task Force Urban Search & Rescue Team by portraying victims in a collapsed structure rescue training session.The search and rescue team consists of firefighters a...
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July
01,
2022
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
The New Jersey Wing has been recognized with the Governor's Jefferson Award – known in the state as “the Pulitzer Prize of volunteerism” – for community service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The wing was honored for Service by/for Armed Servic...
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June
30,
2022
| 19:54 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Vermont Wing’s Catamount Composite Squadron recently helped make fifth-grade graduation at Maple Avenue Elementary School in Claremont, New Hampshire, an even more special occasion with an educational and entertaining model rocketry d...
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June
21,
2022
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Alex M. Goodin of the West Virginia Wing’s Parkersburg Composite Squadron has achieved his Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, after passing the exam for the award on his first attempt.Goodin joined the Parkersbu...
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June
21,
2022
| 11:40 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Tech. Sgt. Grey Olin of the Washington Wing’s Pangborn Composite Squadron has been recognized with the Wenatchee Valley post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for spearheading a project that raised $1,540 for new military service parade flags.Maj...
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June
21,
2022
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Seventy-six  members of the Civil Air Patrol geospatial program’s damage assessment team participated in a training exercise June 7-9, with members from 35 wings in all eight regions, including two oversea squadrons in England and Japan, processing 9...
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June
16,
2022
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
Delaware Wing members spent the weekend of May 21-22 providing support for the Thunder Over Dover air show’s return after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Cadets and senior members assisted with crowd control, as the event drew more ...
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June
15,
2022
| 09:31 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Lt. Col. Ivan Altunin of the Nevada Wing’s Douglas County Composite Squadron has earned his Federal Aviation Administration Certificated Flight Instructor-Glider (CFI-G) certificate, allowing him to instruct others to fly gliders.“It’s been a l...
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June
14,
2022
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Phillip Moshenskiy of the Tennessee Wing’s Cleveland Composite Squadron has been recognized with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest achievement a Civil Air Patrol cadet can attain.Attaining the Spaatz award requires completion of 1...
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June
10,
2022
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) program has reached Full Mission Capabilitystatus with 10 drone teams across the state – an achievement 4½ years in the making, according to the wing’s director of operations for UAS, Capt...
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June
07,
2022
| 11:52 AM America/Chicago
A wide range of aviation-related exhibits and activities, ranging from flight simulators to a hot-air balloon and helicopters to vintage warbirds,  greeted more than 400 Civil Air Patrol members, families, friends, and prospective members visiting th...
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June
06,
2022
| 17:10 PM America/Chicago
Col. Ken Johnston is serving as Wyoming Wing commander for the second time after succeeding the interim commander, Lt. Col. Rod Burnett.Johnston previously commanded the wing from February 2013-February 2017. Before that, he served as the wing’s insp...
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May
24,
2022
| 17:29 PM America/Chicago
Cadet-led emergency service training participants contributed to an actual Michigan Wing mission when the wing was asked to provide aerial photos of tornado destruction May 19 in Gaylord.The annual Operation Wolverine exercise at St. Clair County Int...
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May
23,
2022
| 19:49 PM America/Chicago
About 200 local fourth- and fifth-graders visited Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, home of Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, for Aerospace Day on May 13 – the first outing since the COVID-19 pandemic blocked such trips in 2020 and 2021.The CAP ...
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May
19,
2022
| 20:22 PM America/Chicago
More than 90 Civil Air Patrol members participated when the  Mid-Atlantic Region revived its longstanding search and rescue college, known as “MARSAR,” shortly after the pandemic slowdown,Previously, safety protocols prevented interstate, large-scale...
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