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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Budget cuts threaten Civil Air Patrol

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced an amendment to the new defense spending bill that would dramatically reduce funding for CAP missions and programs for Fiscal Year 2013. The Senate is expected to vote on the amendment on Monday, March 18.

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CAP’s World War II volunteers may soon be recognized

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civilian volunteers who served during World War II may soon be recognized for their service with the Congressional Gold Medal.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has introduced S. 309 and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced H.R. 755 in the 113th Congress to honor the founding members of Civil Air Patrol who used their own aircraft to conduct combat operations and other emergency missions during World War II.

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Civil Air Patrol opens trading on New York Stock Exchange

NEW YORK – The Civil Air Patrol was front and center Friday morning at the New York Stock Exchange, with high-ranking CAP officers and cadets perched atop the podium on the trading room floor to open the third day of business for the new year.

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Civil Air Patrol to open trading at New York Stock Exchange

A delegation from Civil Air Patrol will ring the opening bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange.

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CAP to celebrate 71st anniversary

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The Civil Air Patrol will celebrate its rich history of protecting America Saturday when the U.S. Air Force auxiliary officially celebrates its 71st anniversary.

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