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The posts below include news releases, media advisories, and other stories about the members and missions of the Civil Air Patrol Hawaii Wing.
(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.
(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."
(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."
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Honolulu, Hi) – On May 14, 2023, the Hawai’i Wing Civil Air Patrol Maryknoll Cadet Squadron and the Honolulu Police Explorers participated for a second year in the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony helping to recognize and pay respect to Hawaii’s fallen law enforcement officers by reading the names of our fallen officers, which agency they served, and end of their watch while laying a rose on their plaques.
5th Annual Pacific Region Cadet Competition Launches
(McMinnville, OR) – Blasting off this weekend at the Evergreen Aviation Museum with a full range of challenges and activities, April 28th to 30th, the Pacific Region Civil Air Patrol hosts its 5th annual Region Cadet Competition. Twelve cadet teams representing Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington gather to compete for bragging rights and two winners will be selected to represent the Pacific Region to compete for the national title.
Hawai’i Civil Air Patrol recognizes 53d Space Operations Squadron, Detachment Delta.
(Wahiawa, Hawai’i) – Col. Stacy Haruguchi, Hawai’i Wing Civil Air Patrol commander, presented the 53d Space Operations Squadron, Detachment Delta, and their volunteer members with a certificate of appreciation for their support in educating and partnering with the Hawaii Wing CAP cadets and senior members, offering a look into their operations at their Wahiawa facility, Jan 14, 2023.
12th-Year Wreaths Across America - Kona Composite Squadron
Kona, Hawaii - On December 17th, the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Kona Composite Squadron along with the sponsors named below, participated in the 12th year of supporting Wreaths Across America and placing 612 wreaths at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. This is a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery and hundreds of other veterans’ cemeteries across the country during the holidays. The mission – to Remember, Honor, and Teach about the sacrifices made by our veterans – has captured the hearts and minds of many communities across the country.