Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2019
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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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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