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2022
July
30,
2022
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron won the high school division of the Fairchild Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge with their presentation on autonomous robotic planting and harvesting.The challenge, now in its third yea...
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July
15,
2022
| 17:30 PM America/Chicago
A routine summer holiday precautionary search and rescue mission July 2 along the Colorado River took an unexpected turn for the Arizona Wing’s Yuma Composite Squadron when members were asked to transport two injured raptors – a barn owl and a prairi...
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July
13,
2022
| 10:44 AM America/Chicago
 Minnesota Wing members participated in an emergency rescue exercise with the Minnesota Task Force Urban Search & Rescue Team by portraying victims in a collapsed structure rescue training session.The search and rescue team consists of firefighters a...
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July
01,
2022
| 10:14 AM America/Chicago
The New Jersey Wing has been recognized with the Governor's Jefferson Award – known in the state as “the Pulitzer Prize of volunteerism” – for community service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The wing was honored for Service by/for Armed Servic...
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June
30,
2022
| 19:54 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Vermont Wing’s Catamount Composite Squadron recently helped make fifth-grade graduation at Maple Avenue Elementary School in Claremont, New Hampshire, an even more special occasion with an educational and entertaining model rocketry d...
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June
21,
2022
| 14:40 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Alex M. Goodin of the West Virginia Wing’s Parkersburg Composite Squadron has achieved his Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, after passing the exam for the award on his first attempt.Goodin joined the Parkersbu...
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June
21,
2022
| 11:40 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Tech. Sgt. Grey Olin of the Washington Wing’s Pangborn Composite Squadron has been recognized with the Wenatchee Valley post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for spearheading a project that raised $1,540 for new military service parade flags.Maj...
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June
21,
2022
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
Seventy-six  members of the Civil Air Patrol geospatial program’s damage assessment team participated in a training exercise June 7-9, with members from 35 wings in all eight regions, including two oversea squadrons in England and Japan, processing 9...
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June
16,
2022
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
Delaware Wing members spent the weekend of May 21-22 providing support for the Thunder Over Dover air show’s return after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Cadets and senior members assisted with crowd control, as the event drew more ...
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June
15,
2022
| 09:31 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Lt. Col. Ivan Altunin of the Nevada Wing’s Douglas County Composite Squadron has earned his Federal Aviation Administration Certificated Flight Instructor-Glider (CFI-G) certificate, allowing him to instruct others to fly gliders.“It’s been a l...
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June
14,
2022
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Col. Phillip Moshenskiy of the Tennessee Wing’s Cleveland Composite Squadron has been recognized with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest achievement a Civil Air Patrol cadet can attain.Attaining the Spaatz award requires completion of 1...
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June
10,
2022
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
The North Carolina Wing’s small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) program has reached Full Mission Capabilitystatus with 10 drone teams across the state – an achievement 4½ years in the making, according to the wing’s director of operations for UAS, Capt...
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June
07,
2022
| 11:52 AM America/Chicago
A wide range of aviation-related exhibits and activities, ranging from flight simulators to a hot-air balloon and helicopters to vintage warbirds,  greeted more than 400 Civil Air Patrol members, families, friends, and prospective members visiting th...
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June
06,
2022
| 17:10 PM America/Chicago
Col. Ken Johnston is serving as Wyoming Wing commander for the second time after succeeding the interim commander, Lt. Col. Rod Burnett.Johnston previously commanded the wing from February 2013-February 2017. Before that, he served as the wing’s insp...
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May
24,
2022
| 17:29 PM America/Chicago
Cadet-led emergency service training participants contributed to an actual Michigan Wing mission when the wing was asked to provide aerial photos of tornado destruction May 19 in Gaylord.The annual Operation Wolverine exercise at St. Clair County Int...
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May
23,
2022
| 19:49 PM America/Chicago
About 200 local fourth- and fifth-graders visited Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, home of Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, for Aerospace Day on May 13 – the first outing since the COVID-19 pandemic blocked such trips in 2020 and 2021.The CAP ...
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May
19,
2022
| 20:22 PM America/Chicago
More than 90 Civil Air Patrol members participated when the  Mid-Atlantic Region revived its longstanding search and rescue college, known as “MARSAR,” shortly after the pandemic slowdown,Previously, safety protocols prevented interstate, large-scale...
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April
26,
2022
| 16:02 PM America/Chicago
Seven members of the Minnesota Wing  were recognized with the Air & Space Forces Association's Outstanding Performer Award for their career accomplishments and exemplary volunteer service during the Gen. E. W. Rawlings Chapter's awards dinner and ban...
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April
14,
2022
| 22:09 PM America/Chicago
Col. James Viney is the Louisiana Wing’s new commander, having been sworn in at the wing’s annual banquet in April as the successor to Col. Patrick M. Yglesias.Viney had served as the wing’s vice commander since March 2018. He also served at the wing...
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April
14,
2022
| 21:43 PM America/Chicago
The Missouri Wing’s Legislative Squadron grew by more than 40 when wing members from across the state gathered in person at the Capitol for the first time in two years for annual Aviation Day activities.More than 70 wing members met with state legisl...
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March
29,
2022
| 07:37 AM America/Chicago
Fourteen cadets from across the Texas Wing assembled recently in Clyde to earn Model Rocketry Badges through the first Abilene Composite Squadron Model Rocketry Academy.Earning a Model Rocketry Badge requires cadets pass four written tests on the his...
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March
28,
2022
| 17:00 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Patrick Gaylord has been selected as the Wisconsin Wing’s next commander, succeeding Col. Denese Helgeland.Gaylord, a 27-year member of Civil Air Patrol, has been the wing’s vice commander since May 2018. He previously served as the wing’s N...
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March
28,
2022
| 16:35 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Louisiana Wing’s Lake Charles Composite Squadron provided a color guard March 19 for the 2022 Swamp STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) national competition in Jennings,. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Wesley Felice and Cadet Senior Master Sgt...
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March
15,
2022
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
More than half of Civil Air Patrol’s 52 wings conducted a U.S. Department of Defense-style communications exercise March 4-5 involving a post-hurricane scenario in the eastern half of the U.S. Using only HF radios for communications for Operation Sta...
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March
14,
2022
| 11:05 AM America/Chicago
Cadet Capt. Melia Chandler, cadet commander of the Riverside Composite Squadron, has been named Cadet of the Year for the Oklahoma Wing.  Chandler joined the Riverside squadron at age 13. She quickly gained interest in opportunities for leadership, t...
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March
08,
2022
| 18:02 PM America/Chicago
Members of the Texas Wing's Abilene Composite Squadron gathered recently to train in urban direction finding using emergency locator beacons.While the technology was developed for aircraft, the locator beacons are also carried on boats and are even s...
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March
02,
2022
| 15:58 PM America/Chicago
Recent completion of its third online Region Cadet Leadership School in just over a year means the Northeast Region has trained more than 200 cadets during that period from around the nation, ranging from the Delaware, Florida, and Maryland wings to ...
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March
01,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Chicago
The Connecticut Wing’s new Legislative Squadron commander got a closeup look of the wing’s mission documenting ice buildup that can threaten public safety and impede commercial boat traffic on major waterways and lakes and along the Connecticut shore...
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March
01,
2022
| 12:04 PM America/Chicago
Two cadets in the Rochester Composite Squadron – the New York Wing’s Squadron of Merit for 2021 – have been chosen as the wing’s Cadet of the Year and Cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.Cadet Lt. Col. Gavin Davis was recognized with the Capt. ...
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February
18,
2022
| 09:27 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Doug Dutton, the Kansas Wing’s director of operations, has been honored with the 2021 Kansas Soaring Association Governors Cup for his contributions to the sport of soaring in Kansas. Dutton was specifically recognized for bringing the Civil...
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