CAP teams narrow search for Idaho crash site

When a single engine plane goes down in the continental U.S., Civil Air Patrol’s cell phone and radar tracking experts are certain to be involved. Their mission — reduce the search area from thousands of square miles to the actual crash site or within a couple of square miles –—is urgent, because reducing the crash-to-rescue time saves lives.

Searchers for a single-engine airplane believed downed in snowy, mountainous central Idaho are relying on CAP’s cutting-edge radar analysis as they try to find the California family of five aboard the missing Beech Bonanza.

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CAP surveying livestock losses in SD

At the request of the state’s Department of Public Safety, the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is conducting an aerial survey for livestock carcass identification on all state highways and I-90.

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S.D. CAP searches for stranded hunters in the Black Hills

The South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has initiated an aerial search for hunters who may be stranded in the Black Hills after the recent severe snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks requested the search after receiving numerous reports of stranded hunters.

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CAP to perform critical missions during shutdown

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Civil Air Patrol will continue to perform emergency and disaster response missions authorized by the Air Force during the federal government shutdown.

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Civil Air Patrol takes flight to Denver

More than 500 Civil Air Patrol members are headed to Denver Aug. 15-17 for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s Annual Conference.

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New Hampshire man named Civil Air Patrol teacher of the year

By CAROL LEE ANDERSON

NEW HAMPSHIRE – When school teacher Dan Caron instructs in the classroom during the current school year, a new honor will have been added to his already impressive resume. He was chosen as the 2013 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year.

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CAP bolsters Air Force firefighting role

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Civil Air Patrol is providing communications support to Air Force National Guard and Reserve units when they are engaged in fighting forest fires in the western U.S.

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SD CAP Wing slates search and rescue exercise

RAPID CITY, S.D. — More than 150 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from South and North Dakota and the region will participate in a search and rescue exercise in Custer this week with several governmental and nonprofit organizations.

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CAP Texas Wing still on duty in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

Dozens of personnel from Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing remain on duty in Moore, Okla., performing photo damage assessment of homes, public buildings and businesses more than a week after a twister ripped through the town of about 45,000 residents.

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CAP photographs tornado-damaged homes

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a mission like this one,” said Lt. Col. Dave Roberts of the door-to-door ground team sorties Civil Air Patrol is performing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mission, which began last Wednesday, is to photograph up to 12,000 home sites damaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes.

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