Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2019
October
28,
2019
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern spoke recently to the Riverside Flight, advising cadets of the importance of continual personal leadership development and modeling in their personal lives what CAP teaches them. “You all can be doing a lot of things, other th...
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October
25,
2019
| 05:23 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing has expanded its airborne capabilities with two new forward-looking infrared (FLIR 8500) cameras, which create an image using a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation, typically emitted from a heat source. The ...
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October
24,
2019
| 09:25 PM America/Chicago
The New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing has saluted Civil Air Patrol members for more than three years of service flying escorts for MQ-9 Reapers from Syracuse to the Fort Drum training area. Lt. Col. Aaron Brown of the Air National Gu...
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October
23,
2019
| 08:51 PM America/Chicago
Riverside Flight members and some of their Oklahoma Wing colleagues rallied at 5:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday to help ensure members of the Air National Guard’s 138th Fighter Wing could enjoy Family Day. “It was early, but it was worth it,” said t...
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October
18,
2019
| 08:52 PM America/Chicago
South Carolina Wing members hosted six STEM-based learning stations—exposing over 175 young girls and nearly 100 parents, siblings, chaperones and teachers to aviation and related topics—at the annual Girls in Aviation Day hosted by Women in Aviation...
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October
17,
2019
| 10:03 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Dave Novotny, a Civil Air Patrol pilot who serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s standardization/evaluation officer, has been recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as Best Flight Instructor in the Northwest Mountain Region...
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October
16,
2019
| 09:12 PM America/Chicago
The Oklahoma Wing’s newest unit is flying high after only a few weeks in existence. The Riverside Flight is based at R.L. Jones Jr. Airport at the Tulsa Technology Center, where it functions as part of the Broken Arrow Composite Squadron “We st...
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October
10,
2019
| 01:37 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol units from two wings in neighboring CAP regions joined forces Saturday to engage many of the 4,000 visitors to the 34th Science Education Enrichment Day (SEED) at the University of South Carolina Aiken. The annual event is geared ...
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October
08,
2019
| 10:42 PM America/Chicago
Georgia Wing members from across the state turned up Saturday to welcome Col. Jeffrey L. Garrett as their new commanding officer. In the time-honored change of command ceremony, Garrett accepted command from Lt. Col. Michael Crowe, who had tempora...
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September
24,
2019
| 10:44 PM America/Chicago
Ground team training for the South Carolina Wing’s Aiken Composite Squadron went to the dogs this month – literally, courtesy of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. The unit’s Sept. 19 training session centered around working with a canine team in ...
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September
19,
2019
| 05:12 PM America/Chicago
Maj. Lauren Robert Wallace of the Delaware Wing has been awarded the Federal Aviation Association’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot award in recognition of his 50 years of safe flight operations. The honor recognizes at least 50 years of professional...
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September
05,
2019
| 07:13 PM America/Chicago
Helicopters, airplanes, an F-16 simulator and EAA Young Eagle flights helped attract more than 600 visitors to the third annual Airport Open House – organized by the Wisconsin Wing’s La Crosse Composite Squadron – and 5K Run/Walk to La Crosse Regiona...
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September
03,
2019
| 12:26 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Wyatt Hartman, a member of the Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, has earned Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievement, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. The exam for the Spaatz award consists of four parts: a written e...
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September
03,
2019
| 11:36 PM America/Chicago
The “Great Minnesota Wing Aerospace Fling” lived up to its billing as “an exciting day of Aeronautical Overload” for the approximately 240 visitors who turned up for the event at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field. When the visitors arrived on a rainy...
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August
22,
2019
| 09:53 PM America/Chicago
After 25 years of support for the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally in Broome County, New York, this year the New York Wing’s South Central Group brought in a Civil Air Patrol hot air balloon for the first time. “It took a lot of emails and phone cal...
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August
16,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
The art of aerial searching above mountainous terrain was the focus when the North Carolina Wing’s Asheville Composite Squadron held its 13th Mountain Fury Clinic recently. Civil Air Patrol planes typically search from an altitude of 1,000 feet ab...
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August
14,
2019
| 10:43 PM America/Chicago
A dry lake bed near Jean, Nevada, was the launch site recently when more than two dozen Henderson Composite Squadron cadets, senior members and supporters gathered to send their helium-filled test balloon skyward. The balloon remained airborne for...
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August
14,
2019
| 06:47 PM America/Chicago
The partnership between Civil Air Patrol and the National Football League Alumni Association, announced this summer, kicked off Sunday with former linebacker Niko Koutouvides’ visit to the Connecticut Wing Cadet Encampment at Camp Nett in Niantic. ...
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August
06,
2019
| 06:41 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s role in helping monitor the massive 24th Word Scout Jamboree drew praise from military officials from the Pentagon and West Virginia, as well as U.S. Sen. Mitchell Carmichael, R-W.Va., in their briefing during the annual event. ...
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July
24,
2019
| 10:27 PM America/Chicago
Cadets and senior members from the South Carolina Wing stepped up recently for the National Disaster Medical Systems Exercise, portraying victims for the annual simulation. Thirty-six Civil Air Patrol members rode on a C-18 from Charleston to Gree...
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July
24,
2019
| 06:52 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Bethany Wilson received Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, in an appropriately special setting – the Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show at Tinker Air Force Base. Tinker’s 72nd Air Base Wing commander...
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July
18,
2019
| 11:19 PM America/Chicago
Louisiana Wing aircrews have generated an estimated 1,500 damage assessment photos for state and federal emergency management agencies’ use after first taking to the air Sunday immediately after the passage of Tropical Storm Barry. The photos will...
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July
16,
2019
| 11:38 PM America/Chicago
A Connecticut Wing emergency locator transmitter search exercise conducted as part of the wing’s recent biannual U.S. Air Force evaluation wound up leading to a trove of Civil Air Patrol history In preparation for the exercise and to find a good l...
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July
11,
2019
| 03:51 PM America/Chicago
Achieving the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, is a stiff challenge for anyone. After all, less than one-half of 1% of cadets ever manage it. For Capt. Casey Carnes of the North Carolina Wing, the path to the Spaatz a...
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July
10,
2019
| 09:24 PM America/Chicago
Allison Irwin, the Pennsylvania Wing's internal aersoapce education officer as well as a high school teacher, is participating on a 19-day coastal pelagic species survey in the Pacific Ocean. Irwin is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric A...
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July
09,
2019
| 09:39 PM America/Chicago
Col. Annette Peters is the New Mexico Wing’s first female commander, having succeeded Col. Mike Lee as the head of the wing. The change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base’s Mountain View Club included Col. Joe R. Smith, Southwest Regio...
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June
24,
2019
| 12:20 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Mark D. Young has been honored with Civil Air Patrol’s top award, the Silver Medal of Valor, for actions he took Feb. 17, 2005, in locating a downed aircraft and helping rescue the sole survivor in very rough terrain. Young received the a...
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June
14,
2019
| 12:27 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. David M. Brackett of the Seacoast Composite Squadron is the 20th New Hampshire Wing cadet to receive Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – achieved by less than one-half of 1% of all cadets. A CAP membe...
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June
11,
2019
| 10:41 PM America/Chicago
In a lighthearted ceremony at the South Carolina Wing’s Greenville Composite Squadron headquarters June 3, Capt. Nelson Irey, squadron emergency services officer and a former Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency responder, passed the torch t...
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June
04,
2019
| 10:59 PM America/Chicago
Louisiana Wing aircrews have provided about 500 photos of the Morganza Floodway in the Atchafalaya River basin to damage assessment staff for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). The flights are being car...
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