Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2018
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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November
01,
2018
The California Wing has joined a multi-agency effort, led by the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office, to find a 55-year-old mountaineer reported missing since Saturday. Civil Air Patrol is providing “high bird” communications relay services for the sea...
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October
31,
2018
Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton thought she was only presiding over the unveiling of a new exhibit in Frankfort commemorating the history and significance of Civil Air Patrol.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Kentucky Military...
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October
23,
2018
Civil Air Patrol’s Connecticut Wing has been awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Merit “for exemplary performance through its critical role in supporting Coast Guard operations” during the past fiscal year. The Certificate of Merit, presen...
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October
22,
2018
Two teenage cousins, 16 and 18, didn’t return as expected from an overnight winter camping trip northwest of Boulder, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains and were reported overdue by family members. The two left on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13,...
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October
15,
2018
Eleven cadets and four senior members from the Kentucky Wing’s Fort Campbell Composite Squadron tested themselves recently on Fort Campbell’s Morale Welfare and Recreation Challenge Course, designed to bolster participants’ confidence through a serie...
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October
11,
2018
Almost 200 Civil Air Patrol members gathered at New York Stewart International Airport the weekend of Sept. 15-16 to assist with the New York Air Show by providing a wide range of services for the fourth straight year. The CAP members were expecte...
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October
08,
2018
Cadet Airman Graham Shunk of the North Carolina Wing’s Orange County Composite Squadron is scheduled to see a science experiment sent to the International Space Station. Shunk’s venture began at a space camp called "Higher Orbits: Go for Launch!" ...
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October
05,
2018
Fourteen squadrons in the Kentucky Wing conducted open houses over 11 days, introducing more than 270 visitors to Civil Air Patrol’s opportunities, programs and special activities. “I enjoyed working at the membership booth and telling prospective...
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September
27,
2018
Six more Maryland Wing cadets have flown solo for the first time through participation in the wing’s flight academy, which marked its 28th year this summer. The cadets soloed in CAP Cessna 172s flown out of Hagerstown Regional Airport, joining mor...
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September
25,
2018
Twenty members from Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing have returned after assisting the North Carolina Wing following Hurricane Florence. Five belonged to the Kingsport Composite Squadron – Lt. Col. Bill Fleming, Cadet 2nd Lts. Josiah DeLeon and D...
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September
20,
2018
Marion Senior Squadron aircrew members couldn't help taking their mission personally when they flew over parts of South Carolina to generate aerial photos of Hurricane Florence-related damage. The South Carolina Wing aircrew flew into the Columbia...
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September
19,
2018
Additional Civil Air Patrol manpower arrived on Tuesday to provide manpower and resources for the South Carolina Wing’s disaster response to Hurricane Florence. Three members of the National Capital Wing – Cols. David Sterling, the wing’s assistan...
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September
18,
2018
Members of the South Carolina Wing began staffing the wing’s mission base in Columbia on Monday in response to Hurricane Florence. The same day, pilots and aircrews from across the wing flew seven sorties throughout the state with the goal of photogr...
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September
13,
2018
The Tennessee Wing is preparing to provide assistance to its East Coast counterparts in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. "We have alerted members of the Tennessee Wing and are waiting for deployment orders from the National Operations Center," ...
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September
12,
2018
Tropical Storm Olivia is moving through Maui County this morning, and the Hawaii Wing has shifted from pre-landfall mission execution to post-storm mission planning. On Tuesday, the wing completed potentially life-saving tropical storm warning...
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September
11,
2018
"Operation Northern Exposure" brought about 50 members from across the Michigan Wing to St. Ignace's Mackinac County Airport for a full-scale training exercise focused on a complex missing person search. Most of the participants were training in v...
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September
11,
2018
As Tropical Storm Olivia inched closer to the islands of Maui and Hawaii, the Hawaii Wing launched aircrews Monday to warn the public that a tropical storm warning is in effect on those islands. Although Olivia was downgraded from a hurricane to t...
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September
06,
2018
Here are the participating cadets Delaware Wing Coastal Patrol Base 2 Memorial Composite Squadron Cadet 2nd Lt. Joseph Klosiewicz   Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Gavin Beauchamp Florida Wing Jacksonville Composite Squadron Cadet Capt....
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August
30,
2018
Cadet Col. Josiah D. Stearns of the Iowa Wing’s Des Moines Composite Squadron has been recognized with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, achieved by only five of every 1,000 cadets. Stearns, who joined CAP in May ...
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August
24,
2018
With Hurricane Lane approaching, Hawaii Wing aircrews have made six warning flights over Maui County so far, with two more pending for later today.  Three Hawaii Wing aircrews flew over the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokai and Hawaii...
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August
20,
2018
Cadets attending the Connecticut Wing Encampment wound up participating in a real-world mission Friday after electronic beacon signals were reported coming from the Hartford area on a frequency of 121.5 MHz. After the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordin...
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August
17,
2018
The South Dakota Wing teamed up with South Dakota’s Discovery Center in Pierre for a “Science Takes Flight” summer STEM outreach program, launched to bring aviation science to elementary and middle school students in rural communities in the state’s ...
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August
06,
2018
Young visitors from six nations joined Middle East Region cadets on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flight, courtesy of the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing. The passengers from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sou...
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July
31,
2018
The North Carolina Wing focused on training involving after-storm damage assessment and missing persons and aircraft during a statewide search and rescue exercise from July 16-21. About 100 North Carolina Wing members participated in the exercise,...
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July
30,
2018
Col. Bruce B. Heinlein has been selected as the next commander of the Middle East Region. Heinlein currently serves as Middle East Region vice commander, after previously serving as commander of the National Capital Wing. He will succeed Col. John...
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