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2020
October
19,
2020
| 17:12 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Robert Miner of the Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron has earned the highest achievement a cadet can attain, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. Miner joined the squadron in June 2014. His subsequent record of excelling incl...
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October
11,
2020
| 18:14 PM America/Chicago
Louisiana Wing aircrews flew over south and central Louisiana on Sunday in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, their post-hurricane mission to acquire aerial images of wind and flood damage and deliver them to local, state and federal emergency managem...
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October
08,
2020
| 18:23 PM America/Chicago
Wildfires have kept Civil Air Patrol members fully engaged in the West. CAP and its aircraft assisted with state and federal efforts to assess wildfire damage by providing high-resolution aerial photography to the Oregon Office of Emergency Manage...
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October
01,
2020
| 21:55 PM America/Chicago
Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Idaho Wing and the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit (IMSARU) took advantage of a break in the smoke-filled skies to come together for an unusual training exercise: transporting search dogs from Boise to Ogden, Utah,...
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September
29,
2020
| 17:18 PM America/Chicago
More than 100 Michigan Wing members turned out – though most worked remotely because of pandemic-related restrictions – Sept. 26 for the wing's annual “Operation Wolverine," a cadet-run emergency services training exercise that allows younger members...
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September
29,
2020
| 10:49 AM America/Chicago
An aircrew from the Nevada Wing answered the call for more help in assessing damage from wildfires burning across Oregon since early September.  An aircrew flew in Sept. 21 from the Nevada Wing to assist Oregon Wing teams. Civil Air Patrol is taki...
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September
24,
2020
| 15:30 PM America/Chicago
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Timothy Miner, chaplain for the Virginia Wing, has been assigned to help the new U.S. Space Force’s command chaplain create and implement a social media presence. His appointment marks CAP's first Air Force-assigned mission to ...
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September
21,
2020
| 18:29 PM America/Chicago
As smoke clears from western Oregon, Civil Air Patrol pilots and specially trained aircrews are flying over areas damaged by devastating wildfires to photograph the conflagrations' impact. Two aircraft from the Oregon Wing and one from the Washing...
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September
18,
2020
| 13:39 PM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing assisted the U.S. Air Force’s 336th Fighter Squadron with airborne intercept training in eastern North Carolina, marking the wing’s first intercept training with the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The F...
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September
14,
2020
| 19:26 PM America/Chicago
With the virtual edition of the annual U.S. Air Force Marathon extending the deadline for Civil Air Patrol’s “Walk to Mars” by 45 days, CAP’s national command chief set the bar high by walking the entire marathon distance – and then some – in a day. ...
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September
14,
2020
| 14:39 PM America/Chicago
The Arizona Wing shattered its goal of collecting 750 blood units during the COVID-19 pandemic and promptly set a new goal – 1,000 units by Thanksgiving – in hosting dual blood drives on one of the nation’s most patriotic days, “Today, on the 19th...
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September
14,
2020
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
The Louisiana Wing carried out a new and unusual mission last week – helping the coroner of storm-devastated Cameron Parish find caskets washed out of their above-ground vaults by Hurricane Laura’s surging floodwaters. A wing aircrew took photogra...
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September
04,
2020
| 09:37 AM America/Chicago
The Louisiana Wing continues to fly over areas hit particularly hard by Hurricane Laura, gathering photographs of hurricane damage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The wing is using new, advanced photo and navigation equipment on three...
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September
01,
2020
| 16:52 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Jennifer Torres of the Puerto Rico Wing’s Aguadilla Cadet Squadron is the first member of her unit to achieve Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. Attained by less than one-half of 1% of all cadets, the Spa...
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September
01,
2020
| 10:21 AM America/Chicago
The Delaware Wing’s small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) officers, Lt. Col. Gordon Robertson and 1st Lt. Michael Panco III, have kept busy during the pandemic hosting a trio of virtual training sessions. With in-person training curtailed, Panco ini...
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August
31,
2020
| 10:24 AM America/Chicago
Connecticut Wing members took to the air to provide more than 300 damage assessment photos at state agencies’ request after a tornado struck parts of the state Aug. 27. Two aircrews from Groton and Oxford made three damage assessment flights the f...
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August
26,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Elizabeth T. Forbush of the New Hampshire Wing’s Greater Nashua Composite Squadron has achieved Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. “I would not have been able to achieve the Spaatz award without the help ...
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August
25,
2020
| 08:27 AM America/Chicago
Two schools with Civil Air Patrol programs have been awarded the Indiana Department of Education’s inaugural Purple Star school Designation, which honors schools that have displayed a significant commitment to servicemembers, veterans and students an...
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August
24,
2020
| 11:32 AM America/Chicago
Only a week before the one-year challenge was initially set to run out, Lt. Col. Sarah Wildman of the North Central Region staff became the first participant to cross the imaginary 4-million-step finish line as part of Civil Air Patrol’s national “Wa...
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August
11,
2020
| 07:54 AM America/Chicago
The Alabama Wing is transporting COVID-19 testing kits to underserved rural communities in Alabama. Kits were flown July 28 to Pelham for focused testing on the local Hispanic community. The transport mission had begun June 22, when 100 kits were ...
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August
08,
2020
| 10:49 AM America/Chicago
Col. Carolyn A. Guertin, who joined Civil Air Patrol the day it was founded, died Aug. 8 in Virginia. She was 92. CAP’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, referred to her on Twitter as “an extraordinary volunteer” who was a “mentor for many...
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August
03,
2020
| 13:24 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Hannah Neal is the first female recipient of Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, in the history of the Georgia Wing’s Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron Neal passed her Spaatz exam July 18 at D...
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July
31,
2020
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
When the Arizona Wing began its mission to support the Red Cross during the COVID-19 pandemic by opening its squadron facilities as emergency blood donation centers March 29, the goal was to collect 500 units of blood by Aug. 31. That goal was exceed...
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July
27,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
In Civil Air Patrol’s longest-running mission since World War II, tthe New Mexico Wing has so far flown more than 10,400 COVID-19 test samples from cities across the state to laboratories in Albuquerque for processing. “Working with our partners t...
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July
24,
2020
| 15:07 PM America/Chicago
New Jersey Wing members have continued their partnership with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and have packaged over 1½ million meals for members of the community. Wing members have been volunteering at Community Food Bank locations and com...
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July
16,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/Chicago
The Connecticut Wing is transporting and delivering food to needy families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members are assisting the Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, which is distributing fresh produce donated by a farm in nearby Roxbury. Som...
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July
16,
2020
| 14:34 PM America/Chicago
The Arizona Wing’s COVID-19 emergency blood donation center mission went on the road for the first time to two squadrons outside the Phoenix area the first week in July. The Eloy Composite Squadron’s blood drive July 1 yielded 27 units of blood, s...
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July
13,
2020
| 11:01 AM America/Chicago
Fifty-one members from the New York Wing’s Long Island and New York City groups came together July 2 with other volunteer organizations to distribute 100,000 pounds of dry goods, meat, fresh produce and milk to families in need across Long Island—man...
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July
08,
2020
| 16:27 PM America/Chicago
The Illinois Wing has provided continuous support since April for the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing primarily on helping out several food banks across northern Illinois. Wing members have volunteered thousands of hours to p...
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July
02,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
Phoenix-area squadrons in Civil Air Patrol’s Arizona Wing are transporting food to two facilities where people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are quarantined. The mission began in mid-June in response to a Maricopa County Department of Heal...
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