Old Feature Articles

Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Joins CAP Congressional Squadron
28 April 2014 at 6:04pm
Miami, Florida, In March 2014, the leadership of the Florida Wing participated in Civil Air Patrol's annual Legistalive day as part of the Winter National Boards. During this event wings are tasked with setting appontments to meet congressional delegates from their respective state. Col Henry Irizarry met Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in her Washington DC office to speak to her about our program.
CAP Assists at MacDill Airfest 2014 Air Show
20 April 2014 at 8:15pm
Tampa, Florida, During the weekend of March 21-23, the skies of Tampa Bay shook with the sound of the most prestigious aircraft of our nation's armed forces. Tampa Bay Airfest, the current name chosen to forge closer ties with the community, canceled last year due to sequestration, returned to MacDill AFB for 2014. Nineteen separate performances, both individuals and teams, were on the program with several air demonstration teams flying vintage T-6 Texans, aerobatic pilots performing maneuvers pushing aircraft to the limit, the US Special Operations parajumpers, 6th Air Mobility Wing flyovers, and the USAF Thunderbirds. During the three day event, nearly 140 CAP cadets and seniors, from 24 squadrons in the Florida Wing, attended Airfest to assist the US Air force. Civil Air Patrol worked along with active-duty US Air Force personnel to ensure the airshow was a success.
Florida Wing Cadet Graduates NROTC Program
18 April 2014 at 5:07am
CLEARWATER, Fla., Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet 1st Lt Zachary Weinbaum is now a Navy Midshipman Fourth Class. Recently, he successfully completed five rigorous weeks of NROTC training at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he is majoring in Aeronautical Science.