Civil Air Patrol Newsroom (wing)

2018
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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July
27,
2018
Civil Air Patrol was busy for much of the week helping keep the skies above the U.S. safe. Actually, CAP does that quite often. This week, CAP aircrews in Cessna 182s were pretending to violate restricted airspace. Their mission was to let Air Nat...
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July
20,
2018
Chaplain, Lt. Col. Eugene Brown of the Georgia Wing’s Peachtree-DeKalb Senior Squadron was recognized July 15 for his six decades of service to Civil Air Patrol. Brown was honored with CAP’s Fifty Year Service Award during church services at Hopew...
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July
09,
2018
Thames River Composite Squadron’s cadets managed to squeak by the 143rd Composite Squadron and the Danielson Cadet Squadron to take possession of the Commander's Cup in the Connecticut Wing’s 12th annual Rocketry Contest. The contest began in 20...
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July
08,
2018
Five members from the Florida Wing’s Jacksonville Composite Squadron spent 11 days as part of “Team 5,” assisting continuing relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the lasting devastation wrought nine months earlier by Hurricane Maria.  Lt. Col. Gary...
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July
07,
2018
Col. Barry Melton was recently appointed colonel aide de camp to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's staff in recognition of the Southeast Region commander’s service in Civil Air Patrol. Melton was presented the honor at a ceremony during the region's an...
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June
29,
2018
The Alaska Wing devoted 84.7 hours of flight time in eight planes this week to the search for a missing Piper PA-18 Super Cub that ended Wednesday with the discovery of the crashed aircraft and the bodies of the pilot and his wife. The couple were...
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June
28,
2018
Twenty-two members from four squadrons in Texas Wing Group 1 had the rare opportunity June 8 to fly a C-5M Super Galaxy out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Members from the Lubbock, San Angelo and Three Rivers composite squadrons and Te...
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June
28,
2018
Cadets in the California Wing’s Brackett Composite Squadron 64 headed to the water this month for an aerospace education venture. Accompanied by senior members, the cadets visited the USS Midway Museum on June 16. The Midway was commissioned in 19...
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June
26,
2018
Capt. Thomas Gene Meade of the North Carolina Wing has been recognized with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, presented to pilots who have demonstrated professionalism and aviation expertise for at least 50 years without experiencing an acciden...
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