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  • First Air Force’s Auxiliary supports FEMA for COVID-19 test transport

    The New Mexico Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health in Albuquerque for processing.
  • AFRCC holds change of command

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received a new commander during a change of command ceremony today. After two years as the AFRCC commander, Lt. Col. Evan H. Gardner relinquished command to Lt. Col. Gene M. Manner, who had been serving as the AFRCC director of operations.
  • Gen. Goldfein reunites with pararescueman before Spaatz Association keynote

    Civil Air Patrol members gathered from across the country March 2 for the 17th annual Spaatz Association Mid-Winter Dinner and Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia. While there, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, received an unexpected surprise when U.S. Army Maj. Lee Chase talked about the importance of relationships.
  • Secretary of the Air Force reflects on 70 years of the Air Force Auxiliary

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson reflected on Civil Air Patrol’s seven-decade history as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force along with her personal connection to the organization when she addressed CAP members Aug. 25, 2018, at the organization’s National Conference in Anaheim, California.
  • Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education cadets receive up-close exposure to 192nd Fighter Wing aircraft

    More than 10 cadets and senior members from the Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Group 4 received first-hand exposure to the aircraft and missions of the Virginia ANG, March 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. CAP cadets observed a launch of the F-22 Raptor, viewed static displays of the F-22 and T-38 aircrafts and observed load trainings, torn down engines and a 20 millimeter gun.
  • Civil Air Patrol Photo reconnaissance flights underway in Texas

    Civil Air Patrol aircraft returned to the skies over Texas to provide support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of their response to Hurricane Harvey. Two aircraft flew out of San Marcos Regional Airport this morning to take photographs over Corpus Christi and Rockport. An additional six aircrews are
  • Civil Air Patrol prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    The Texas Wing of Civil Air Patrol has begun preparations to provide aerial and ground support for the state of Texas and FEMA as severe weather continues from Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas has tasked the Texas Wing to take photos of the damage and flooded areas along the coast. Additionally, ground teams may be used to locate and deactivate emergency position indicating radio beacon locator transmitters on boats damaged during the storm.
  • CrossTell air defense exercise hones air-intercept skills

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise are here today for a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise. Representatives from Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily live-fly sorties from today through May 25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air intercept procedures.
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