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Flying - The Day After (9/11)

Flying - The Day After

Captain Steven H. Philipson, CAP
Jon E. Kramer Composite Squadron 10 - Civil Air Patrol

September 13, 2001

Yesterday I went flying.  Normally that wouldn't be anything unusual, but yesterday was not a normal day.  It was Wednesday, September 12, the day after the attack on the World Trade Center.  Flying yesterday was a bizarre and emotional experience.  I'm writing this account both to share the experience with others and as a record for myself of that peculiar and difficult day.

Tagged As: 9/11

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Group 2 cadets earn NRA Marksmanship badges

20 cadets attend California Wing’s Group 2 NRA Marksmanship event in Hayward, CA.

Representing seven of the eight Squadrons with cadets in San Francisco Group 2 and ranging in age from 12 to 19, these cadets fired over 2000 rounds from .22LR bolt-action rifles as they earned their Marksmanship badges. One cadet stated they waited over three years to participate in an event like this and was eager to get started.

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Group 2 cadets attend NRA’s First Steps Rifle program

Group 2 cadets attend NRA’s First Steps Rifle program

Hayward, CA — June 6, 2021

20 cadets attend California Wing’s Group 2 NRA Marksmanship event in Hayward, CA.

Representing seven of the eight Squadrons with cadets in San Francisco Group 2 and ranging in age from 12 to 19, these cadets learned the basics of firearm safety and rifle marksmanship in the classroom before they take to the range on June 20th. Combined they will fire 2800 rounds from .22LR bolt-action rifles as they earn their Marksmanship badges.

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Civil Air Patrol Trains for a Tsunami

Civil Air Patrol Takes to the Skies to exercise their Airborne Public Address System

Location – CONCORD, Calif and SANTA ROSA, Calif.

At 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 the National Weather Service activated a test of the Civil Air Patrol airborne public address system (APAS) as part of their Tsunami Warning Communications Test. The Civil Air Patrol launched three aircraft over Northern California and our distinctive Red, White, and Blue aircraft provided the broadcasted message to the Northern California Coast of “this is a test of the Civil Air Patrol public address system".

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Pleasanton, California student soars with the Civil Air Patrol NorCal Cadet Flight Training Program

Livermore, CA. – Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Giulia Telli of the Civil Air Patrol completed her first airplane pilot lesson provided by Civil Air Patrol’s NorCal Cadet Flight Training Program on Tuesday. She was the first cadet from Livermore’s Tri-Valley Composite Squadron to be accepted into this flight training program....
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