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SAN ANTONIO – A Civil Air Patrol aircrew taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, in Hurricane Harvey’s wake acted quickly upon receiving a radio call for help and o...

Posted: September 3, 2017, 5:00 am

BATON ROUGE, La. – As Tropical Storm Harvey departed Southwestern Louisiana Thursday, the air and ground resources of Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing were activated to support the Louisiana Gover...

Posted: September 1, 2017, 5:00 am

SAN ANTONIO – Civil Air Patrol aircraft returned to the skies over Texas today to provide support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of their response to Hur...

Posted: August 31, 2017, 5:00 am

SAN ANTONIO – Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing is scheduled to fly aerial imagery missions today for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency over areas initially ravaged by Hurr...

Posted: August 30, 2017, 5:00 am

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol has begun preparations to provide aerial and ground support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as severe weat...

Posted: August 28, 2017, 9:05 am

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – More than 800 Civil Air Patrol members will celebrate the Cadet Programs’ 75th anniversary when they convene at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio from Aug. 30 t...

Posted: August 25, 2017, 9:00 am

Aug. 17, 2017

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, Civil Air Patrol CEO and national commander, and Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, incoming CEO/national commander, announce the fo...

Posted: August 17, 2017, 5:00 am

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s next national commander, Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, has chosen Great Lakes Region Commander Col. Edward Phelka as his national vice commander. Th...

Posted: August 8, 2017, 10:20 am

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol will provide assistance at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as part of Nation...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 8:36 pm

ARLINGTON, Va. — 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 internation...

Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:14 pm

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – It’s one of the top professional development opportunities available to America’s youth, but you have to be a high-achieving Civil Air Patrol cadet to participate.

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Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:13 pm

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – More than 400 Civil Air Patrol officers and cadets from across America are gathering this month in Indiana for the National Emergency Services Academy, a multidiscipl...

Posted: July 7, 2017, 6:37 pm

Highly skilled Civil Air Patrol cadets from across America gather near Dayton, Ohio, this weekend for the 2017 National Cadet Competition, renewing a prestigious CAP inspection and drill event that...

Posted: June 29, 2017, 5:17 pm

Five Civil Air Patrol cadets will get the opportunity to learn to fly this summer at Delaware State University, thanks to private pilot scholarships awarded by CAP’s National Advanced Flight Academ...

Posted: June 27, 2017, 11:00 pm

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.

A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. ...

Posted: June 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civil Air Patrol’s Dr. Jeff Montgomery is receiving one of the nation’s top aerospace Dr. Jeff Montgomeryeducation awards today during a National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) ...

Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:00 pm

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Beginning Sunday, 86 of Civil Air Patrol’s rising leaders will gather in Alabama for a weeklong activity that will sharpen their skills for executive-level success in...

Posted: May 19, 2017, 5:00 am

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s Senior Advisory Group has selected two CAP members to serve as member-at-large representatives on the organization’s Board of Governors.

Col. Br...

Posted: May 6, 2017, 11:00 pm

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Civil Air Patrol is participating in Ardent Sentry 2017, a national-level exercise taking place April 24-28 that provides a highly complex and integrated training environment w...

Posted: April 21, 2017, 11:00 pm

Cadet 2nd Lt. Thiago Santos of the New Jersey Wing’s Piscatinny Composite Squadron will be formally recognized this summer in Washington, D.C., for his recent completion of all requirements for the...

Posted: April 11, 2017, 7:13 pm

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Civil Air Patrol’s National Cellular Forensics Team participated in its 1,000th mission earlier today. The mission ended, like hundreds before it, in a “save.”

“Th...

Posted: April 6, 2017, 3:27 pm

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – A Civil Air Patrol cadet team from the Oregon Wing’s Aurora Composite Squadron is competing this week in the national finals of the Air Force Association’s StellarXpl...

Posted: April 6, 2017, 3:15 pm

BALTIMORE – The Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron is a national CyberPatriot champion again.

The team finished first in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot IX National Youth Cyber Defense Com...

Posted: April 5, 2017, 11:00 pm