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Civil Air Patrol USAF AUXILIARY

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans.

Congressionally chartered 76 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.comhttp://www.capvolunteernow.com;


 

News from Around the Region

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Naples Cadets serve at Aviation Day
By Capt. Donald Binner
December 8, 2019
Naples cadets and senior members support Aviation Day held recently at Page Field, Ft. Myers, FL.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony held at Marco Island Squadron
By Maj. Robert Corriveau
November 25, 2019
The Marco Island Senior Squadron held a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of a project to replace the hangar destroyed during Hurricane Irma.
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Up Close and Personal at the Punta Gorda Airshow
By 1st Lt Donna Jablonski, Public Affairs Officer
November 21, 2019
Cadets enjoy meeting U.S. Air Force demonstration teams at Florida International Airshow.
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Group 5 completes successful SLS course
By Maj. Robert Corriveau, Professional Development Officer
October 30, 2019
Members from Florida WIng's Group 5 and Group 2 attended the Capstone segment of the Squadron Leadership School (SLS) held recently at the Punta Gorda Airport Authority conference room at KPGD.
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