News from Around the Wing

Lt Col Luis Garcia Selected As New Florida Wing Commander
April 5, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Joyce Nader
Col. Barry Melton, Southeast Region Commander, announced on April 3, 2017, that Lt. Col. Luis Garcia was selected to take command of the Florida Wing.
Two Florida Squadrons Work Together to Help Cadets Soar
March 21, 2017 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
Cadets from the Venice Cadet Squadron joined SRQ Composite Squadron cadets for Cadet Orientation Flights on 18 March 2017.
CAP Glider Orientation Flights (February 25, 2017)
March 12, 2017 | By: 1st Lt. Chuck McCollim
Cadets learn about the workings of a glider and then get to fly gliders at Elsanor Gliderport. Those involved had a great time and were given lunch by the Coastal Soaring Association.
Change of Command: Maj Cuarta moves to Florida Wing and Lt Klemm becomes Commander
February 7, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Joyce Nader
Change of Command: Maj Cuarta moves to Florida Wing and Lt Klemm becomes Commander
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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 74 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.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.