Cadet receiving his first Orientation Flight 
First O Ride 
 
Welcome
to the Tallahassee Composite Squadron web site. We are proud to represent the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in Florida's capital city. This web site is for our members as well as visitors who may be interested in an exciting career with the CAP.
Capt. Kenneth Jacobs, Commander

 


The Civil Air Patrol serves the following three primary functions:
Aerospace Education provides CAP members and the educational community information about aviation and space activities.

Cadet Programs inspire the country's youth (ages 12 to 21) to become leaders and good citizens through their interest in aviation and community service. Cadets progress through achievements that include aerospace education, leadership programs, moral leadership, physical fitness and other activities.

Emergency Services include air and ground search and rescue, disaster relief, counter drug, and an increasing role in homeland security. Members fly more than 95 percent of the inland search and rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue and Coordination Center.


Additional information regarding the Civil Air Patrol can be found throughout this web site or at the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters web site located at www.gocivilairpatrol.com.


News from Around the Group

Members Complete Over Water Survival Course at U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater
August 31, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
On Saturday, August 19, Group 3 held an Extended Over Water Survival (WS) pool session. Eight participants completed the requirements to earn this certification, which include classroom training, an aircraft egress exercise, on online test, and a pra ...
Florida Volunteer Airmen Demonstrate Readiness for Emergencies
August 12, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
More than 90 CAP members participated in Air Force evaluation of Florida Wing's emergency response capability. The exercise provided valuable feedback on current capability that will help guide future training.
South Lakeland Composite Squadron Change of Command Ceremony
August 12, 2017 | By: 2nd Lt. James Chamberland Sr.
South Lakeland Composite Squadron Change of Command Ceremony
Civil Air Patrol Presents Awards to Senator Stargel and Representative Combee
August 11, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
The Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol recognized sponsors of the Civil Air Patrol Leave Act in the Florida legislature. The Act provides certain employment protections for CAP members who are absent from the workplace due to service or training with t ...
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Articles provided as a syndicated service from the Southeast Region Online News program. (ID 18)



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 90 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 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. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.

 
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