This Week in CAP History -- 80th Anniversary
July 19, 2021
Oregon Wing cadets and senior members alike packed up and headed to
Monmouth to participate in the wing’s first summer encampment in five years.
July 12, 2021
July 12, 2010, St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
Members from four Minnesota Wing squadrons attended the Great Minnesota
Air Show, but not just to see the planes. The members were assigned to
marshal arriving and departing planes at the show, including U.S. Air Force
and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft.
July 5, 2021
The Argus Leader profiled Civil Air Patrol after its response to a tornado
that struck the town of Delmont. Another article featured then-Cadet
Brandon West, who planned to fly to every airport in South Dakota after
CAP introduced him to flight.
June 28, 2021
July 2, 1998, Baxter (Ark.) Bulletin
The Baxter Bulletin featured a search and rescue exercise conducted by the
June 21, 2021
Colorado Wing cadets participated in a survival course with instructors
from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
June 15, 20921
In June 1957 three Kansas Wing cadets were selected to attend a national,
two-week encampment for female cadets at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
June 7, 2021
Utah WIng members played a crucial role in the search for a downed aircraft,
supporting law enforcement, government and military groups.
May 31, 2021
The Michigan Wing’s Livingston Composite Squadron carried out some
impressive activities in mid-1984, such as assisting on the scene of a
plane crash on the interstate, working to support the U.S. Army and more.
May 25, 2021
Then-cadet Nicole Pilakowski of the Montana Wing received a college scholarship
due to her service in CAP.
May 17, 2021
May 29, 1943, Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
At the height of World War II, CAP was responsible for costal patrols, protecting
the homeland from German U-boats and rescuing survivors of ships attacked
by the subs. This mission was especially active in North Carolina and South
Carolina, as members took to the skies to serve.
In 1944, Washington WIng members set out to train 800 local high school students
as a potential reservoir of future military flyers.
May 4, 2021
May 23, 1999, Staunton News Leader
The Virginia Wing works to shape the lives of local youth through emergency
April 27, 2021
After a series of tornadoes devastated the Southeast in the spring of 2011. members
from the Alabama Wing and other wings flew over the devastated areas to assess
damage across the region.
April 20, 2021
April 24, 2008, Orlando Sentinel
Florida Wing members stand ready to help out during emergencies
and natural disasters.
April 13, 2021
April 17, 2011, Marshfield News Herald
The Wisconsin Wing shaped the lives of young people through search and
April 7, 2021
Cadet Sakyse Johnson of the New Jersey Wing's Cumberland squadron is
shown after a glider flight.
March 30, 2021
April 1, 1945, Lincoln (Neb.) Star
"Busy as a bunch of bees in a bucket of tar" well describes the
local squadron of the (Nebraska Wing), for no sooner do they close
the books on one assignment than Uncle Sam tosses another into
March 21, 2021
March 21, 1943, St.Louis Globe-Democrat
The Women's Advertising Club of St. Louis raised funds to help purchase three
planes for the Missouri Wing, which used them for training.
March 15, 2021
March 21, 2004, The (Alexandria, La.) Town Talk
Louisiana Wing members conducted a search and rescue exercis designed
to help volunteers make smart and potentially life-saving decisions in
March 8, 1945 The (Davenport, Iowa) Daily Times
"Serve your country in an important job. Get valuable training in the fast
growing aviation field. Mechanics, musicians, typists, doctors, nurses,
medical technicians, hotographers and airplane pilots especially needed."
March 2, 201, Santa Ynez Valley (Calif.) News
Cadet Ben Baker wanted his fellow students at Dunn School in Santa Ynez
Valley, California, to experience the exciting world of aviation, STEM and
aerospace. He decided that CAP was the perfect organization to introduce
Feb. 20, 2016, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Cadet Lt.. Col Ceara Berry leads fellow Pennsylvania Wing cadets back to
base after a search and rescue mission during the annual Winter Weekend
West, a cold-weather training exercise held in coordination with local
Feb. 18, 2011, Arizona Republic
Bryan Connelly (left) pins new rank insignia on his son, Michael Connelly,
13, a Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 during the unit's weekly
meeting at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport.
Decatur (Ill.) Herald Review
"About 70 men including police, civil defense, Civil Air Patrol and firemen,
worked throughout Monday night without sleep to evacuate families from
"The squadron of Civil Air Patrol, flying all types of of civilian aircraft,
landed recently at the Albany municipal airport. The planes came from all
parts of Georgia, and their pilots were guests of Colonel John B. Patrick,
commanding officer of Turner Field."