Alaska Wing Members Finish NASAR Search Training

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska Five Civil Air Patrol members recently completed NASAR’s Fundamentals of Search and Rescue training (SARTECH II), taught over the course of six days, which gave them wilderness SAR experience and elevated them to ground team leaders. Maj Sammons chose this class in his vision to develop a fast-reaction, highly-skilled ground team, similar to the Advanced Ground Teams found in other wings. The SARTECH II level of certification is the intermediate level for SAR personnel. This level is recommended … Read More

National Aviation Day—August 19

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On National Aviation Day, August 19, the nation celebrates the anniversary of the birthday of Orville Wright. Starting this Friday, NASA invites you to join the celebration of flight and everything it makes possible by taking our Orville flying squirrel along with you and posting a picture with the hashtag #WhereIsOrville. Our heritage in aviation research goes back more than 100 years. We’ve helped air travel become a safe, reliable form of transportation. But wersquo;re not finished. Wersquo;re working to … Read More

Ardent Sentry

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By Lt Col Tom Traver Civil Air Patrol members conducted several aerial photography missions Tuesday to continue working an earthquake scenario emergency recovery drill after most other agencies have stood down. Oregon and Washington CAP personnel conducted activities this week to extend an exercise that began last week. Oregon and Washington launched Cascadia Rising as a major response to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast. Many agencies including CAP put in four days of exercises last week responding to … Read More

Why you should consider attending a service academy

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As high school seniors begin the process of applying to colleges and universities it is worth asking the question, “Should I consider attending the United States Air Force Academy?” This excellent article by the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy details the process, challenges, and benefits of attending a Service Academy. Read the article

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