Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2018
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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April
13,
2018
Col. Joe Hackett assumed command April 7 of the Iowa Wing in a ceremony conducted at the Des Moines Air National Guard Base. Hackett succeeds Maj. Ron Mutchler, who had served as interim wing commander since November. Col. Regena Aye, North Centra...
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April
11,
2018
Former Connecticut Wing cadet Shalymar Herrera was one of two young women killed in an automobile accident April 8 in Shelton, Connecticut. Two other former cadets, Lawrence Carter and Jesse Abrams, were injured in the crash. Carter’s wife, Briana...
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March
29,
2018
The Illinois Wing’s Scott Composite Squadron hosted Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka, Civil Air Patrol national vice commander, when he visited Scott Air Force Base on March 20. Phelka hosted a casual luncheon at the base’s Cardinal Creek Golf Club with 20 ca...
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March
27,
2018
Twenty-four Kentucky Wing cadets from a dozen squadrons traveled to the State Capitol in Frankfort recently for direct exposure to the legislative process though hands-on participation. Coordinated by 2nd Lt. Karrina York, a Kentucky Wing governme...
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March
08,
2018
It’s a story about an adventurer. It’s a story about an extremely smart, highly talented woman with a go-getter attitude and determination. It’s a story about creating a plan, decisions, consequences and ultimate tragedy. It’s the story of Kate Ma...
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March
04,
2018
Lt. Col. Richard B. Mulanax officialliy begins his role today as Civil Air Patrol’s next national historian. Mulanax, who lives in Vero Beach, Florida, has been Research Division Head on the CAP National History Program staff since 2013. Before th...
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March
02,
2018
Col. Frank Blazich's service as Civil Air Patrol national historian, which began in April 2013 and ends this weekend, has been recognized with the organization's Distinguished Service Medal. The award, presented this morning at the Winter Command ...
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March
02,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing, responding to a report of a missing aircraft on Thursday, found several debris fields and contributed to the location of the plane wreckage. At 10:42 a.m. the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center asked the wing to...
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February
23,
2018
An aircrew from Civil Air Patrol's New Mexico Wing led Colorado and Utah searchers to the crash site of a Piper Lance in southeast Utah late Friday afternoon after triangulating the downed plane's emergency locator transmitter signal. None of the fou...
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February
21,
2018
Searchers from Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing found an 82-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, nine days after he went missing in Pembroke Pines. According to local reports, a neighbor reported Roberto Perez missing on Feb. 10, but Pe...
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January
27,
2018
Rivers in Connecticut are experiencing massive flooding and ice jams in some parts, and the U.S. Coast Guard is tasked with breaking up the ice jams with the Connecticut Wing’s assistance. Each winter, aircrews from the Connect Wing make ice patro...
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January
24,
2018
Master Instructors LLC has announced a significant aviation accomplishment by Maj. Bob Gawler, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Congressional Squadron. Gawler’s accreditation as a Master Certified Flight Instructor was recently renewed by Master Ins...
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2017
December
27,
2017
A North Carolina Wing aircrew spotted a downed Cessna 172 on a mountainside Christmas Day after tracking an electronic beacon detected the night before, leading ground rescuers from a local fire department to the plane and its pilot. The Air Force...
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December
24,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis Team and Civil Air Patrol Cellular Forensics Team were able to pinpoint the location of a missing Beechcraft in Dixie County, Florida, helping the local sheriff's office find the aircraft and its deceased pi...
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