Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2019
May
23,
2019
Kansas Wing members are providing aerial photos, helping staff the State Emergency Operations Center and assisting with filling sandbags in response to flooding across the state. Responding to a request from the state Division of Emergency Managem...
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May
13,
2019
Capt. David I. Spence of the Virginia Wing’s Southside Composite Squadron has been honored with the Chaplain Robert P. Taylor Prize for Compassion and Service for his service after a death in a squadron family. The Virginia Wing’s leadership and c...
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May
10,
2019
In March, the Platte River swelled to unprecedented levels in Nebraska, thanks to heavy rains and breached levees. Houses disappeared beneath the rising waters; property was washed away. The angry floodwaters carved new channels for the Platte in ...
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May
08,
2019
The Florida Wing supported the 1st Air Force/Air Force Northern (AFNORTH), 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) in a training exercise by providing aircraft and support staff out of CAP’s squadron...
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May
06,
2019
First Lt. Billy Wilson of the South Carolina Wing’s Aiken Composite Squadron has been honored with a Life Saving Award for his response upon being alerted to an unconscious man in a restaurant. Wilson and an associate were eating lunch March 26 at...
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May
02,
2019
  The Florida Wing’s Opa-Locka Cadet Squadron recently shared in Civil Air Patrol’s ongoing emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education by hosting a water bottle rocketry day at the Palm Spring North Elementary School ST...
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April
26,
2019
Members of the Arizona, California and Texas wings participated in the first session of Civil Air Patrol’s National Emergency Services Academy – Mobile Training Team program, joining representatives from Southwest Region Headquarters staff, National ...
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April
25,
2019
The Alaska Wing stepped up recently to provide support for Alaska Shield, a multilevel, multijurisdictional exercise conducted to test the state’s ability in response to threats against critical infrastructure, cyber systems and the health and we...
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April
23,
2019
  From the minute 16 cadets in the Maryland Wing’s Harford Composite Squadron walked into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, aviation history surrounded them. Soon after they entered the sprawling complex in Chan...
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April
18,
2019
“My Dream to Fly” was the theme when the Minnesota Wing hosted the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Awards Ceremony, with the state Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics – the contest’s sponsor – presenting awards to nine youth winner...
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April
10,
2019
Lt. Col. Richard C. Niess of the Florida Wing’s Marco Island Senior Squadron was honored recently for 55 years of membership in Civil Air Patrol. Niess has belonged to the Marco Island squadron since moving to Florida in 2005. He first served as t...
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April
05,
2019
Neither rain, nor cold, nor dark of day could stop the Oklahoma Wing from performing its duties assigned by the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force evaluation team. After four days of evaluating the wing’s resources and responsiveness to tasking, the CAP...
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April
04,
2019
Capt. Kelly P. Wilhite of the Kentucky Wing’s Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron brought home three monetary scholarships totaling $17,500 from the 2019 International Women in Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California. She intends to use the awards ...
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April
03,
2019
More than 300 cadet and senior members from Civil Air Patrol’s newly renamed Mid-Atlantic Region gathered over the weekend for leadership development and fellowship. The event, hosted by the Virginia Wing at a convention center near Richmond, brou...
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March
28,
2019
South Dakota Wing aircrews took to the skies to capture photos of Midwest flooding for emergency managers to use in assessing flood impact in South Dakota and neighboring Iowa and Nebraska. The wing initially responded March 18 to the Iowa Wing's ...
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March
22,
2019
Foreign object debris (FOD) is an enemy of aviation. Something as small or as simple as a nut or a bolt, in the wrong place at the wrong time, can cause significant damage to an aircraft and possibly endanger the lives of those on board. Cadets an...
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March
19,
2019
What grade schooler doesn’t enjoy launching rockets, building airplanes and flying whirligigs? Taking advantage of this natural desire to experiment and learn, members of the Wisconsin Wing's La Crosse Composite Squadron recently conducted a ser...
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March
12,
2019
Lt. Col. Jacob Hiles, commander of the Illinois Wing’s Scott Composite Squadron as well as a U.S. Air Force major, has been recognized as Staff Volunteer of the Year by the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. Hiles began serving in the Air Force in ...
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February
22,
2019
The South Carolina Wing has received a “Ready” rating from the U.S. Air Force for its performance during a recent evaluated exercise that involved catastrophic weather and a missing duo. Wing members responded to a scenario featuring the follo...
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February
20,
2019
A luncheon hosted by the New Hampshire Wing’s Legislative Squadron allowed numerous state representatives to mix and mingle with wing personnel while gaining a better appreciation of Civil Air Patrol's capabilities and missions. The event at the S...
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February
19,
2019
Eighteen Florida Wing cadets recently got a close-up look when two KC135 Stratotankers refueled six A10 Warthogs. The cadets received an orientation ride on the KC135s courtesy of the 927th Air Refueling Wing, a U.S. Air Force Reserve unit station...
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January
23,
2019
Cols. Tim Hahn and Jeff Wong were presented with Civil Air Patrol’s Exceptional Service Medal for their actions in January 2018 when false warnings of an imminent nuclear attack on Hawaii were broadcast to the area. The warnings were broadcast to ...
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January
09,
2019
The Virginia Wing has aannounced $10,500 in scholarships awarded to support the advancement of pilot training and career exploration for 17 Civil Air Patrol cadets from 10 squadrons throughout the state. Funding for the scholarships was provided by t...
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2018
December
21,
2018
Information from the Civil Air Patrol National Cell Phone Forensics Team helped the Lander County Sheriff’s Office rescue five missing individuals in sub-freezing temperatures in north central Nevada in early Dec. 10. Three adults and two children...
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December
18,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program for grades K-6 has lifted off for 2019. Conducted at the Hillsboro Charter Academy in Hillsboro, Virginia, the annual lift-off event turned into a mini-airshow for the students an...
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November
30,
2018
The Alaska Wing has launched three Civil Air Patrol Cessnas to photograph areas affected by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked Anchorage and surrounding areas earlier today. The Alaska Joint Rescue Coordination Center activated the wing ...
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November
30,
2018
On Aug. 21, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Steven A. Schaick pinned on the rank of major general and assumed his new position as the Air Force’s 19th chief of chaplains. Now at the pinnacle of his career, Schaick can trace his success and inspiration to a p...
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November
19,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s National Radar Analysis Team and National Cell Phone Forensics directed searchers to a fatal crash site early today after a Medevac plane was reported missing in North Dakota. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center contacted t...
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November
19,
2018
Lt. Col. Deborah Pierce has been named the next commander of the Nevada Wing by Col. Jon Stokes, Pacific region commander. She will succeed Col. Carol Lynn, wing commander since October 2015. Pierce is a 30-year member of CAP and has served as win...
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November
15,
2018
Hawk Mountain Ranger School in Kempton, Pennsylvania, received a new “Ranger” over the weekend when Polaris Industries, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, donated a four-passenger Ranger Crew utility vehicle that will be used to support t...
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