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Hawaii’s Civil Air Patrol Seeks Funding To Continue Its Mission

An article posted by Civil Beat for UH Beat - written by: Kekona Naipo-Arsiga

More than a thousand feet in the air recently, a trained pilot switched control of a Cessna to Timothy Shelton, a freshman at Campbell High School. Despite not being able to legally drive a car, Shelton found himself piloting an aircraft through open blue skies.

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100 Year Celebration - Senior Member John Gleeson

(Wahiawa, Hawai’i) - On August 26, 2023, Mr. John Gleeson, a Senior Member of the Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol, celebrated his 100th birthday by soaring through the skies in a CAP Glider on August 26, 2023. As a WWII veteran and B-24 Bomber Pilot, Mr. Gleeson has devoted his life to serving his country through flight. His incredible accomplishment serves as proof that age is just a number. Watch as Senior Member Gleeson shares his experience with cadets, senior members, and friends at the Dillingham Air Field on the north shore of Oahu. 

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Training Hawaii's Next Generation of Emergency Pilots

(Honolulu, Hawai’i)  - On August 30, 2023, Kala'i Miller host of "Home is Here" highlights the Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol and states, "If I told you a 12-year-old could pilot a plane – you’d probably think I was crazy. But that’s exactly what the Civil Air Patrol does. It’s training the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, and here in Hawaiʻi, the Civil Air Patrol is also key in times of emergency." 

 

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Hawaii Wing Provides Airborne PSA to West Maui for a Second Day

(Maui, Hawai’i) On August 14, 2023,  A Hawaii Wing aircrew broadcast a public service announcement this morning for a second day, informing listeners between the Lahaina and Kapalua areas of a subsequently changed distribution plan for those affected by the Maui wildfires. The announcement over the aircraft loudspeaker to residents in the affected areas heard, " Residents can now obtain food, water, and supplies at Lahaina Gateway." 

 

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Hawaii Wing Provides Airborne PSA to West-Maui

(Maui, Hawai’i)  On 13 August 2023 at 8:15 am,  A Hawaiʻi Wing aircrew from Lyman Field Civil Air Patrol flew in a CAP aircraft from Hilo International Airport headed towards West-Maui to broadcast a public service announcement over the CAP aircraft loudspeaker system informing listeners between the Kaanapali and Kapalua areas where residents could obtain food, water, and supplies at Napili Plaza in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires.  

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Hawaiʻi Wing Responds to the Catastrophic fires on Maui

(Maui, Hawai’i) On August 9 at 9:10 a.m., the Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol from Maui Composite Squadron and Lyman Field Composite Squadron conducted two aerial surveys, capturing shocking photos and videos of the extensive damage caused by the Maui brush fires. Additionally, they documented and provided detailed information for damage assessment and search and rescue operations at various locations on the island.

 

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50th Vietnam War Cadet Essay Contest

50th Vietnam War Cadet Essay Contest

 (Honolulu, Hi) –  On May 17, 2023, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, the Association for the United States Army at their annual LANPAC Symposium & Exposition and the Hawai’i chapter of Military Order of Foreign Wars presented two of Hawai’i Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets with an award for their submission of their essay on the Vietnam War.

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