A taste of adventure: Civil Air Patrol hosts educational flights for Grove Public School

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By Kaylea M. Hutson-Miller • khutson@grovesun.com Sometimes the best teacher is experience. For a group of Grove middle school and high school instructors, that adage proved true, as they were among those flying high over Grove last week with the Civil Air Patrol.   Organized by Dave Roberts, Grove Public Schools Safety Director, and Oklahoma […]

Oklahoma Wing Aircrews Survey Damage from recent Flooding and Ice Events

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TINKER AFB, OK – Oklahoma Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is currently flying photographic damage assessment missions in the eastern part of the state following last week’s record-breaking rainfall. This follows an intensive spring and early summer when the wing flew numerous sorties to provide high-resolution images of infrastructures […]

CAP LEADERS HEAD TO MAXWELL AFB FOR TRAINING

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MAXWELL AFB, AL – Fourteen up-and-coming Civil Air Patrol commanders from across America are headed to National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, from Nov. 15-19 to hone their leadership skills during the 2015 Wing Commanders Course. The intense, graduate-level course, which begins Monday and runs through Thursday, will prepare participants to be better […]

World Famous B-29 ‘FIFI’ Visits Muskogee

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Exactly 73 years after the first flight of the Boeing B-29, another Super Fortress thundered across the sky above a small town in eastern Oklahoma on its way to a former Army Air Corps training field. The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) “FIFI”, the world’s only flying B-29, along with a Curtiss P-40, Grumman F4U, Beech […]

Oklahoma Wing Saftey Officer Wins National Award

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TINKER AFB, OK – Norman resident and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Lt. Col. Jim Emory has been named CAP’s Safety Officer of the Year. Emory received the award from CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez at the organization’s annual conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla. “As the safety officer for both the Cleveland County […]

Delegates Attend Civil Air Patrol School

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MAXWELL AFB, AL – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Oklahoma were chosen to participate this summer in cadet officer school at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, the CAP national headquarters and home of Air University and professional military education for the U.S. Air Force. Oklahoma participants are Cadet Michael Ash, Stillwater; Cadet Samuel Embrey, […]

Local Cadet Gains Leadership Experience with Civil Air Patrol

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Nichole Ramey of Coweta is one of four cadets from the Broken Arrow Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol to attend the annual Oklahoma Wing Cadet Encampment held this month at Camp Gruber. The week-long course focuses on leadership, physical training, survival skills, rappelling and training in aerospace education. More than 70 cadets from all across […]

Oklahoma Tornadoes Puts Civil Air Patrol on Alert

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TULSA, OK — Another round of severe weather ushered in springtime in Oklahoma with a day riddled with tornadoes across the state. The most severely damaged areas are near Sand Springs, Oklahoma in Tulsa County and in Moore in Northern Cleveland County. The area around Moore was affected back in 2013 by the devastating tornado […]

Oklahoma’s Newest Unit Welcomed To Woodward

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TINKER AFB, OK – After ten months of hard work and development the Oklahoma Wing has announced the official charter of the Woodward Composite Squadron as approved by Civil Air Patrol’s National Headquarters. Since July of 2013 a group of individuals with a common interest in leadership, aerospace and emergency services began meeting in a […]

Civil Air Patrol Assists in Malaysia Search

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – “It’s a normal search and rescue mission,” said Lt. Col. John Henderson of Civil Air Patrol’s role in the search for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Henderson, a radar analyst for the U.S. Air Force’s 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is vice commander […]

Missing Oklahoma Man Found

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McIntosh County, OK – After an exhaustive three day search by McIntosh County Sheriff’s Deputies, volunteer members of Civil Air Patrol and family members, missing 19 year-old Nicholas Biggot has been found. He was located earlier this morning near the home of his parents by family members, he is alive and well. Deputies are still […]

Oklahoma Wing Breaks Record

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TINKER AFB, OK – During the week of October 20th through the 26th the Oklahoma Wing of Civil Air Patrol responded to a record number of calls from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall AFB in Florida. The week began with the call for aircrews to help narrow down the search for a […]

Missing Aircraft Found in SE Oklahoma; One Dead

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LEFLORE COUNTY, OK. – After an exhaustive three day long search of the mountains surrounding Talahina, Oklahoma, teams from Civil Air Patrol, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, LeFlore and Pushmataha County Sherriff’s Department as well as the State Office of Emergency Management located the single-engine Piper Warrior II yesterday afternoon around 2pm. According to the FAA, the […]

Oklahoma Wing Responds To Moore Tornado

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MOORE, OKLAHOMA – “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 CAP is performing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The job, which began on Wednesday, is to photography up to 12,000 home sites damaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes.“We’ve had boots on […]

Edmond Cadets Seek Leadership and Aviation Training

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EDMOND, OK — Nearly every Thursday, a few dozen young people show up in military camouflage uniforms at the Edmond National Guard Armory for Civil Air Patrol. They come to serve their country and prepare for their future. The organization is part of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. Junior cadets, ages 12 to 18, learn about aviation, space […]

Aircraft Found Near Guymon

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GUYMON, Okla. – In co-ordination Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and Oklahoma’s Texas County Sheriff’s Department, have found the missing Mooney M20 aircraft, which was bound for Colorado Springs, Colorado after originating in the Oklahoma City area. The aircraft took off at approximately 12:30 pm, April 1st and failed to arrive at its intended destination which […]

Jackson County Squadron trains two new Pilots

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ALTUS, OKLAHOMA — The Local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) unit in Altus OK has two brand new pilots to fly their base assigned aircraft. After months of training, CAP 2 Lt Michael Prater and CAP Senior Member James Hill passed their Form 5 check rides to qualify to fly the CAP Cessna 172 based at […]

OKWG Civil Air Patrol Supports Presidential Visit

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Tinker AFB, Oklahoma – Volunteer members of Oklahoma’s Civil Air Patrol were called upon to support homeland security during President Obama’s visit to Cushing, Oklahoma on Thursday. The First Air Force requested the support for their radio communications and with tracking potential threats to the Presidential entourage. Launching two aircraft from University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airpark […]