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Operation Pulse Lift Collects 10,000th Blood Unit

Feb. 14, 2022
Barb Clevenger of Mesa, Arizona, donated the 10,000th unit of blood collected during Civil Air Patrol’s Operation Pulse Lift mission, with the milestone occurring at an emergency...
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Civil Air Patrol is participating for the 22nd straight year in an exercise to help the U.S. Air Force ensure the safety and security of airspace around SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and Super Bowl LVI, set for Feb. 13.
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Civil Air Patrol Contributes to Super Bowl Safety

Feb. 8, 2022
Civil Air Patrol is participating for the 22nd straight year in an exercise to help the U.S. Air Force ensure the safety and security of airspace around SoFi Stadium in Inglewood...
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Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka

Phelka Assumes Command of Civil Air Patrol

Aug. 27, 2021
Civil Air Patrol’s 25th national commander, Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, assumed command Aug. 26 in a time-honored ceremony limited in size because of COVID-19 precautions.Phelka...
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Civil Air Patrol Announces Next National Commander/CEO

May 25, 2021
Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary...
Senior Member Ashley Turner, Wheeler Composite Squadron, Hawaii Wing
Second Lt. Kamalama Kaikuana, the Hawaii Wing’s assistant director of communications, tries out the FEMA app he downloaded to his phone on the island of Oahu.

Public Encouraged to Assist CAP's Hawaii Wing and FEMA with Post-hurricane Data Collection

Aug. 28, 2018
Hawaii Wing members and local residents alike are being encouraged to help provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency with photographic evidence of the flash-flood impact...
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Flight Training Industry Leader Named to CAP Board of Governors

Aug. 24, 2018
Martha King, co-chair and co-owner of a major E-learning-focused aviation school, has been appointed to Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.

Heinlein Named Middle East Region Commander of Civil Air Patrol

Aug. 8, 2018
He will succeed Col. John Knowles, whose term as Middle East Region commander ends this fall.
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Missouri Wing's Dandridge to Serve as CAP's Next National Command Chief

March 29, 2018
Chief Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge of the Missouri Wing will be Civil Air Patrol’s next national command chief.
Maj. Gen. Sandra (Sandy) Finan

Retired Air Force General, NY Wing's Vreeland to Join CAP's Top Governing Body

Nov. 15, 2017
Maj. Gen. Sandra (Sandy) Finan of Colbert, WA, joins the board, effective immediately, succeeding retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Leon Johnson. Lt. Col. Thomas S. Vreeland replaces...
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CAP Exceeds 100,000 Flying Hours in Fiscal 2017

Oct. 2, 2017
An updraft of Air Force-assigned disaster relief missions in the wake of recent hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands contributed greatly...

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CAP Aircrews Beginning Photo Missions in Texas

Aug. 30, 2017
The state and FEMA will use the CAP imagery to assess damage to critical infrastructure and known resources. CAP planes were moved out of the coastal areas before Harvey made ...
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Great Lakes Region’s Phelka Named Next CAP National Vice Commander

Aug. 9, 2017
Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander.
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Civil Air Patrol Assists with One of World’s Largest Air Shows as Part of National Blue Beret

July 18, 2017
The CAP-sanctioned activity is two weeks long and is scheduled so that the second week overlaps with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s AirVenture is set for July 24-30.

Civil Air Patrol Cadets Represent U.S. in International Exchange

July 11, 2017
Nearly three dozen Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 17 to 20, gathered at their launching hubs this weekend before leaving the country to represent the United States on an international...
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CAP’s ‘Very Best’ Cadets Report to Maxwell AFB for College-Level Leadership Training

July 10, 2017
This year, nearly 100 cadets from 35 wings are participating in the 10-day, college-level course. Learning to lead is the focus of Cadet Officer School, which is patterned after...
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Members Hone Emergency Services Skills at Civil Air Patrol Academy

July 7, 2017
More than 400 Civil Air Patrol officers and cadets from across America are gathering this month in Indiana for the National Emergency Services Academy.
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5 CAP Cadets Receive Private Pilot Scholarships

June 27, 2017
The CAP’s National Advanced Flight Academy program was created in 2016.
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New Top Senior Leader for Civil Air Patrol

June 19, 2017
Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors.
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CAP Aerospace Education Leader Recognized on Capitol Hill

May 24, 2017
Civil Air Patrol’s Dr. Jeff Montgomery is receiving the 2017 Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Award for Aerospace Education Leadership during a National Coalition for Aviation and ...