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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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Puerto Rico Wing Members Participate in SAR Inland Planning Course
By Lt Col Erick Herrera
February 1, 2019
The course is focused on wilderness searches. It consists of classroom lessons and practical, tabletop exercises. Course participants learn about planning an extended search using Probability of Success (POS). The tools are mathematically based and n ...
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Search and rescue: Three Marco/Naples Squadrons Hold Training Exercise
By Jesse Baker
January 30, 2019
The Marco Island Senior Squadron hosted a search and rescue exercise on 19, 20, and 27 January 2019. The Civil Air Patrol training mission was a joint venture that included members from the Naples Senior Squadron and Naples Cadet Squadron.
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Group 5 Offers CAP Officers Opportunity to Complete Advanced Training
By Maj Robert Corriveau
January 23, 2019
The Capstone class room portion of the Corporate Learning Course (CLC) was held on January 19th at the Airport Authority Conference Room at the Punta Gorda airport.
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Taking Small Steps Every Year; Will Get Us There
By Lt Col Ismael J. Rodríguez
December 15, 2018
Puerto Rico Wing efforts results in the most wreaths placed at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery at Bayamón, PR on 15th December 2018
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