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  • CAP and USAF 1st Combat Camera Squadron work together 10 Oct 2015 Photos: CAP_SCWG_1_151009:  TSgt Micah Theurich, USAF, from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, documents South Carolina flooding during Civil Air Patrol flight.  (Photo: Maj. Brenda A. Reed, CAP) CAP_SCWG_1_151009:  CAP aerial images of flooding in South Carolina. (Photo: Maj. Brenda A. Reed, CAP) 
    Posted Oct 11, 2015, 6:15 AM by Matt Hamrick
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from CAP NHQ October 10, 2015 CAP crews continue aerial imagery, provide overview flights for officials, remain alert as weather deteriorates in South Carolina COLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol airmen continued photographing the flood damage in South Carolina on Friday while also providing four flights for Georgetown county officials, Urban Search and Rescue Team, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and airmen from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston. CAP also responded to a high priority search request from FEMA in the Canadys region, looking for distressed individuals in the flooded area.  No one was located.  So far this week, Civil Air Patrol aircrews have made 138 flights, spending over 240 hours in the sky above the state. By nightfall, requests ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2015, 6:11 AM by Matt Hamrick
  • CAP SC Flood Response Infographic See the latest infographic on CAP's SC flood response efforts on 9 Oct 2015.
    Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:35 AM by Matt Hamrick
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from CAP NHQ: October 9, 2015Enhanced technology improves Civil Air Patrol’s flood damage assessment imageryCOLUMBIA, South Carolina – Civil Air Patrol airmen photographing the flood damage in South Carolina began using a new tool Thursday in their emergency response arsenal – a Garmin Virb camera system that attaches to their planes’ wing strut. The cameras capture ground images directly below, which allows officials to make much faster use of the images.South Carolina Wing officials received three of the new cameras Thursday from CAP’s National Operations Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. They were first used on damage assessment flights last night.The camera systems and associated online tools to deliver these images were developed through tests with the Federal ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:30 AM by Matt Hamrick
  • A Message from CAP Flood Response Incident Commander for 9 Oct. 2015 From Lt Col Mike Albertson, CAP flood response IC for 9 Oct. 2015:Wrapping up a day as Incident Commander of the CAP's response to the SC Flooding Disaster. Thanks to everyone who volunteered today and the CAP members from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina for coming down and lending their services.11 Aircraft flew approximately 40 hours today to provide imagery, real time assessment, and search and rescue. We even had a visit from the CAP National Commander!. Thanks everyone for your service!!!
    Posted Oct 10, 2015, 7:28 AM by Matt Hamrick
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