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  • First Air Force, Air Forces Northern provides Hurricane Ida aerial assessments

    Aircrews and ground teams with First Air Force’s Air Force Auxiliary have joined federal and Louisiana state emergency managers’ efforts to assess Hurricane Ida’s impact. Since Tuesday afternoon, the Civil Air Patrol Louisiana Wing, acting as the official U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, has flown five extensive aerial sorties, photographing areas of severe wind damage and flooding in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area and in areas extending from Thibodaux south to Houma and southeast to Galliano. Their mission is to gather aerial and ground-level photos and data for use by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
  • Elderly woman rescued from North Carolina woods through First Air Force/interagency effort

    An elderly dementia sufferer who had wandered nearly five miles into the NC woods was located, rescued and returned to safety in under eleven hours, as the result of the combined efforts of First Air Force and its interagency partners across the Southeast.
  • 100th CAP cadet earns his ‘wings’ — a new AF Auxiliary milestone

    Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Wilson, seen here in the Civil Air Patrol aircraft he used to take his early flight training, is the 100th CAP cadet to receive his private pilot certificate through the Cadet Wings program. Wilson, 18, earned his wings following a check ride on July 4 at the San Marcos Regional Airport, officially becoming the 100th graduate of the program.
  • 1AF’s Air Force Auxiliary members complete full year of COVID-19 support

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, reached another mission milestone on March 24 — 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.“Dedicated Civil Air Patrol members, across the U.S., support our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lt.
  • Operation Warp Speed: AFNORTH delivers COVID vaccine via Civil Air Patrol

    Before the sun rose, two Civil Air Patrol pilots, on mission as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary for Air Forces Northern and U.S. Northern Command, completed their preflight checklist inside a hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport, Minn. Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic knew what was at stake: time-sensitive distribution of COVID vaccine to Native American Tribes in the Midwest.
  • Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years

    Seventy-six years ago, the Civil Air Patrol found its way into existence by administrative order from the Office of Civilian Defense, playing a crucial role in helping protect the United States homeland during World War II. Today, as the Air Force’s official auxiliary force, they continue that role along with several others.
  • 50 CAP members from Va., W.Va. take C-17 flight with 167th AW

    Fifty members of the Virginia and West Virginia Civil Air Patrol wings recently took wing on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, thanks to the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.V.
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