N.Y. Wing Training, Plane Ride Impress U.S. Rep.

Maj. Franklin G. BirtGovernment Relations AdviserNew York WingU.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., spent Sunday exploring how the New York Wing conducts disaster relief missions and seeing cadets experience their first flights, then rode in a CAP plane...

Ariz. Members Honored for Lifesaving Valor

Maj. Margot MyersPublic Affairs OfficerArizona WingThe Arizona Wing pair that responded in May 2020 to an active shooter incident in Glendale marked the event’s 12-month anniversary with not only prestigious medals presented by Civil Air Patrol’s national...

Vaughn College’s DeVivo Named to Board of Governors

The president and CEO of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has been selected to serve on Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth and Maj. Gen. Mark Smith jointly appointed Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo to join...

Phelka Named Next National Commander

Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander since 2017, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary.On May 21, CAP’s Board of Governors selected Phelka to be...

CAP Eases Culture Change for Calif. Wing’s Lee

Civil Air Patrol recognizes Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a profile of 1st Lt. Angelica-Lorraine Lee of the California Wing.Loretta FultonContributing WriterImagine growing up in the Philippines, half-Filipino and half-Chinese, and then...

Barger Awarded Antarctica Medal for 1956-57 Mission as CAP Cadet

Dr. Robert N. Barger III, 82, was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal on May 15 for his service as the official Civil Air Patrol participant in the U.S. Navy’s Operation Deep Freeze II nearly 6½ decades ago.Barger, a retired professor at the...

SE Region Tests Disaster Communications Capabilities

1st Lt. Alysia EnglishDirector of Public AffairsSoutheast Region1st Lt. Ethan BergPublic Affairs OfficerGeorgia WingThe Southeast Region has completed its annual test of its off-grid communications capabilities, with more than 100 members from all six wings...