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2024
March
04,
2024
| 10:32 AM America/Chicago
More than 50 members from across the Virginia Wing visited the General Assembly and met with legislators and other state officials during the 2024 legislative session — the fourth straight year for the event. Adult members and cadets spent the mornin...
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February
26,
2024
| 09:25 AM America/Chicago
The South Dakota Wing’s photography mission proved “pivotal” and “groundbreaking" in the aftermath of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer crash Jan. 4, according to the president of the safety investigation board studying the mishap. The bomber crashed whil...
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February
25,
2024
| 11:30 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. David E. McCollum has been selected as the next commander of the Oklahoma Wing, succeeding Col. Aaron Oliver. A formal change of command ceremony will take place in April at the Oklahoma Wing's annual conference. McCollum's Civil Air Patrol ...
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February
21,
2024
| 09:48 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Nathan Charles Mercer of the South Carolina Wing is the newest recipient of Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, after a presentation ceremony Feb.19 with CAP’s national commander doing the honors.  The ceremo...
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February
20,
2024
| 13:06 PM America/Chicago
Twenty-one members from the South Dakota Wing visited the state Capitol for the wing’s annual Legislative Day, elevating Civil Air Patrol’s visibility among legislators while also giving cadets insight into how government works. After a photo opportu...
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February
20,
2024
| 12:06 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region commander, Col. Jeff Garrett, has named Col.-select David A. Panzera as the Florida Wing’s next commander. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Panzera brings both military and civilian experience to his newly appointe...
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February
15,
2024
| 12:38 PM America/Chicago
Members of the Alabama Wing’s 117th Air National Guard Composite Squadron recently honored their oldest member, 2nd Lt. Millard Carwyle, a World War II veteran who turned 97 on Dec. 5 and actively participates in squadron meetings, ground teams, and ...
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February
06,
2024
| 16:43 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s presence in north Alabama expanded Jan. 25  with the Pryor Field Composite Squadron’s reactivation.Capt. Brad Bost assumed command of the squadron — originally chartered in 1961 but deactivated because of the COVID-19 quarantine — ...
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February
01,
2024
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
Fifteen members of the Utah Wing’s Blackhawk Cadet Squadron have graduated from the Utah Wing’s small Unmanned Aircraft System technician course, taking advantage of the wing’s decision to focus sUAS training at the squadron level.Col. John Wagner, U...
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January
30,
2024
| 12:44 PM America/Chicago
Col. William F. Martin III is the new commander of the New York Wing, taking over Jan. 27 from Col. John Jones after the completion of Jones’ three-year term.Col. Everett Hume, Northeast Region commander, presided over the change of command ceremony ...
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January
29,
2024
| 14:19 PM America/Chicago
Col.-select Jaimie L Henson has been appointed the next commander of the Kentucky Wing, succeeding Col. Brian Schmuck. Col. Rose Hunt, Great Lakes Region commander, announced the appointment Jan. 29. The change of command ceremony is set for March 23...
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January
29,
2024
| 13:26 PM America/Chicago
Six Utah Wing cadets have been honored as Outstanding Cadet of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a seventh received the same recognition from the Air & Space Forces Association.The DAR honors went to:Cadet Lt. Col. Sheik Guar...
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January
19,
2024
| 11:19 AM America/Chicago
A pair of Arizona Wing cadets received Civil Air Patrol's top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, from Brig. Gen. Regena Aye, CAP national vice commander and a Spaatz recipient herself during her cadet days.Aye made the presentation Jan. 6 to...
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January
18,
2024
| 19:44 PM America/Chicago
Close to 40 South Dakota Wing members participated in a day of online training Jan. 13, highlighted by mission staff training by Civil Air Patrol’s National Emergency Services Academy’s Mobile Training Team (NESA-MTT).The NESA online tabletop instruc...
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January
18,
2024
| 16:49 PM America/Chicago
Three members of the New York Wing’s emergency services team recently honed their incident management skills at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center’s Basic Inland Search and Rescue Course in Pasco County, Florida.The wing’s emergency services tr...
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January
17,
2024
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
Col. Linda L. Yaeger assumed command of the Arizona Wing in a ceremony Jan. 6 in Phoenix, . succeeding Col. Robert Pinckard after completion of his four-year term.Col. Martha Morris, Southwest Region commander as well as Pinckard’s immediate predeces...
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January
12,
2024
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
One of the Texas Wing’s newest cadet pilots recently teamed with his father, a fellow flyer, in delivering a brand-new aircraft to the Stinson Composite Squadron in San Antonio.Cadet Lt. Col. Ian Urquiola of the David Lee (Tex) Hill Composite and his...
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January
12,
2024
| 12:14 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Senior Airman Tony Henry’s quick actions in tending to a motorcyclist who ran into the cadet's vehicle earned him an Arizona Wing Certificate of Commendation for Humanitarian/Lifesaving Action. Just three days after a weekly Sky Harbor Composit...
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2023
December
30,
2023
| 12:09 PM America/Chicago
Rhode Island Wing members from two squadrons pitched in at an annual activity allowing military veterans to launch model rockets free of charge, with cadets acquiring some hands-on experience of their own.Rhode Island Model Rocketry Association asked...
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December
22,
2023
| 17:14 PM America/Chicago
Every Dec. 7, people from all over the world unite to honor and remember the brave men and women who lost their lives during the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941.   At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii Wing members and others commemorated the 82nd anniversary...
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December
18,
2023
| 16:28 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Gerald Mon Père received Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, during the Tahoe-Truckee Composite Squadron’s Christmas dinner and awards banquet Dec. 14.Col. Deborah Pierce, former Nevada Wing commander, presen...
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December
14,
2023
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
Utah Wing members from across the state gathered Dec. 2 at Salt Lake City International Airport to escort, honor and salute Gold Star Families boarding a  holiday season flight to Florida provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express. The U...
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December
13,
2023
| 10:03 AM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s Asheville Composite Squadron has initiated a new adult member orientation training program in response to flourishing membership numbers.The new approach was inspired by the Civil Air Patrol cadet program’s Project Great Sta...
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December
06,
2023
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
A pair of Southeast Region members marked a first for Civil Air Patrol when they graduated from a virtual U.S. Air Force’s Leadership Development Course on Nov. 17. Lt. Cols. Arnold C. Staton, Alabama Wing Group I commander, and Shannon M. Brumfield,...
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November
21,
2023
| 15:35 PM America/Chicago
Directors of operations and standardization/evaluation officers from four Civil Air Patrol regions convened Nov. 4 with a purpose likely last pursued in the late 1990s — to discuss changes to the way CAP trains and flies in the mountains.The North Ce...
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November
15,
2023
| 16:38 PM America/Chicago
First Lt. Joseph L. Boyd Jr. has been recognized with Civil Air Patrol’s Bronze Medal of Valor for his actions June 22, 2020, when he discovered the fourplex he was living in was on fire.Boyd, also a member of the U.S. Air Force, received the medal N...
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November
14,
2023
| 10:52 AM America/Chicago
One hundred cadets from across the Wisconsin Wing devoted a weekend to training in leadership and U.S. Air Force-style drill and ceremony while receiving a crash course in opportunities available to them in fields like aerospace engineering, computer...
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November
13,
2023
| 13:30 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Keon den Hoed of the South Dakota Wing’s Sioux Falls Composite Squadron has received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award — Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievementCol. Michael Marek, South Dakota Wing commander, presented den Hoed with his a...
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November
03,
2023
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
The Thames River Composite Squadron placed first and the 143rd Composite Squadron took second Oct. 28 in the Connecticut Wing's 15th Commander's Cup Rocketry Contest in Durham. Contestants from each squadron entered rockets in three categories, each ...
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October
31,
2023
| 13:56 PM America/Chicago
Col. Nic Goupil is the new commander of the New Hampshire Wing, succeeding Col. Darin Ninness. Goupil joined Civil Air Patrol in February 2000 as a member of the Seacoast Composite Squadron. He commanded the squadron from 2003-2009 and was recognized...
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