Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2017
November
20,
2017
Col. Matthew R. Creed has been selected as the new commander of the Great Lakes Region. The change of command will take place Jan. 13 in the Chicago area. Creed will succeed Col. Fred R. Rosenberg, who has been the interim commander since Septembe...
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November
16,
2017
The MTSU group flew back to Murfreesboro today. McPhee credited the Puerto Rico volunteers for making the final stages of Raider Relief possible. “Our CAP partners overcame an island-wide power outage to assemble here, with volunteers and trucks, ...
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November
15,
2017
Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith became the first Civil Air Patrol national commander to ride in New Mexico Wing’s new hot-air balloon, Integrity, at the 46th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta last month at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. ...
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November
03,
2017
Maine Wing members are assessing railway and roadway damage caused by a large coastal wind- and rainstorm -- called a "bomb cylcone" by meteorologists -- Monday morning that left nearly 550,000 homes and businesses without power in the state’s southe...
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November
02,
2017
Col. David J. Jennison is the new commander of the Ohio Wing, succeeding Col. Thomas Shaffer, who had held the position since 2013. A Civil Air Patrol member since 1996, Jennison has served in multiple command positions, including the Wright-Patte...
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October
21,
2017
The California Wing is assisting Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief efforts related to the wildfires in Northern California. Aircrew operations commenced within a few hours of tasking by 1st Air Force. Flights by two Civil Air Pat...
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October
20,
2017
One of Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education members spent a week this summer expanding her horizons to include the Pacific Ocean. Katherine Gertz was one of four educators who sailed July 29-Aug. 5 aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus during i...
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October
13,
2017
Capt. W. Deming Gray, Tennessee Wing Group II commander, has returned from a challenging but rewarding week taking damage assessment photos in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gray, a professional photographer, was asked to fl...
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October
07,
2017
The Louisiana Wing has prepared its air and ground assets throughout the state and has called all its members to alert status for Hurricane Nate. The wing is preparing to provide immediate support to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Sec...
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September
20,
2017
The Florida Wing’s Marco Island Senior Squadron, based near Hurricane Irma’s landfall, plans to resume operations after receiving significant damage from the storm’s northward track up the center of Florida’s peninsula. The storm blasted the Flori...
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September
08,
2017
As Hurricane Irma swirls in the Atlantic, the North and South Carolina wings are preparing for statewide responses to the storm’s anticipated landfall. Though the projected path of Irma, a Category 5 storm, hasn’t been confirmed to include either of ...
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September
08,
2017
Search operations by the West Virginia Wing have ended after a crashed plane was located Thursday in a rugged region of West Virginia. Neither of the two people on the Cirrus SR20 survived. Local authorities are guarding the crash site.The aircraf...
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September
06,
2017
A U.S. Forest Service helicopter was able to quickly locate a downed plane and rescue a survivor Sept. 2, thanks in large part to the combined work of Civil Air Patrol's National Radar Analysis and Cell Phone Forensics teams. The Idaho Transportat...
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August
25,
2017
Col. David L. Roberts assumed command of the Oklahoma Wing in a change-of-command ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base, succeeding Col. Dale E. Newell, who had held the position the previous past 27 months. Newell goes on to serve on Civil Air Patrol...
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August
22,
2017
Kentucky Wing members helped ensure that Great American Eclipse-related activity around Hopkinsville – which laid claim to being the closest city on Earth to the celestial wonder – remained under control over the weekend and through Monday evening. ...
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August
18,
2017
Members of the Wyoming Wing’s Cheyenne Composite Squadron used the 35th annual Cheyenne Superday at Lions Park as a recruiting and networking opportunity – a campaign bolstered by the unit deputy commander’s entry in the event’s car show. The acti...
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July
19,
2017
It started with anticipation, as Old Glory descended from the sky on the back of a parachutist. It ended with a roar, as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds raced through the sky in complex and dangerous patterns. In between, not only did dozens of Ok...
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July
13,
2017
Nestled in the heart of central Illinois, Civil Air Patrol’s Johnson Flight Academy prides itself in having provided over 50 years of safe and affordable cadet flight training. The academy has conducted successful aircraft operations for decades thro...
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June
27,
2017
Civil Air Patrol’s Congressional Squadron welcomed two news members June 23 in Washington, D.C., as Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik were inducted into the squadron in their Capitol offices. Both legislators represent districts in New York. Lt....
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June
23,
2017
Cadet Tech. Sgt. Carter Harrison of the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron was thrilled to receive the final component of his prize for winning the Virginia Wing’s first essay contest on character and core values – a handwritten note of congratulation...
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June
16,
2017
Cadet Lt. Col. Jonah Torp-Pedersen, a member of the Tennessee Wing's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron, is turning heads for his service in Civil Air Patrol. CAP members from across the nation gather each year in Kempton, Pennsylvania, at Hawk Mount...
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June
05,
2017
New funding in the 2017-18 New York state budget will support the operations of Civil Air Patrol’s New York Wing. The budget, passed by the State Legislature in April, includes $300,000 for a variety of renovations, new equipment and enhanced program...
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May
26,
2017
Capt. Guy Loughridge of the Colorado Wing was honored at the Wing Conference in Grand Junction for his work as Civil Air Patrol’s radar forensics mission pioneer The guest speaker for the conference, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, presented Loughridge wi...
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May
25,
2017
Lt. Col. James A. Ridley Sr. is the new commander of the Connecticut Wing. Ridley, who joined Civil Air Patrol in 2004, previously served as wing chief of staff and Western Connecticut Group commander. He formerly commanded the New York Wing’s Ler...
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May
22,
2017
Nearly 100 cadets from across the Washington Wing participated in the ninth annual Alaska Aviation Day at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with Civil Air Patrol serving as a major event partner and exhibitor for the first time. Originally the...
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May
22,
2017
Officials with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard held a ceremony earlier this month to formally open a new office for Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing at Muñiz Air National Guard Base. Col. Edward L. Vaughan, 156th Airlift Wing commander, pres...
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May
17,
2017
Members of Civil Air Patrol's Tennessee Wing honored Korean War veterans earlier this month as they made their way to Washington, D.C., for a Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. Members from the wing's Murfreesboro Composite Squadron were at the Nashvil...
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May
08,
2017
Tennessee State Rep. John Ragan, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, was recently decorated by Civil Air Patrol for his service as commander of the Tennessee Wing’s State Legislative Squadron. Ragan, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force’s...
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May
01,
2017
Volunteers from Civil Air Patrol's Mississippi Wing spotted and helped rescue four boaters whose vessel was stranded without power Saturday in the Mississippi. Lt. Col. David Rogers, the wing's vice commander, said Monday an aerial "sundown patrol...
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May
01,
2017
A media team from West Palm Beach, Florida, had a front row seat March 22 for a regularly scheduled North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air defense exercise. Reporter Charlie Keegan and camera operator Kaan Pala from NBC affiliate WPT...
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