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Lake Composite Squadron (SER-FL-021), is one of many squadrons serving under the command of Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol.  As a composite squadron, the unit's membership consist of both cadet (12-21 years old) and senior members (18 years old and older).  This squadron performs the tactical application of all three of Civil Air Patrol's Congressionally mandated missions:  Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs.

 
Mission Statement

Supporting America’s Communities With Emergency Response,
Diverse Aviation And Ground Services, Youth Development, 
And Promotion Of 
Air, Space, And Cyber Power

     The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).[3] CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross. The program is established as an organization by Title 10 of the United States Code[4] and its purposes defined by Title 36.[5]

      Membership in the organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and senior members 18 years of age and up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; the cadet program contributes to the development of the former group with a structured syllabus and an organization based upon United States Air Force ranks and pay grades, while the older members serve as instructors, supervisors, and operators. All members wear uniforms while performing their duties.

     Nationwide, CAP is a major operator of single-engine general aviation aircraft, used in the execution of its various missions, including orientation flights for cadets and the provision of significant emergency services capabilities. Because of these extensive flying opportunities, many CAP members become licensed pilots.

 

News from Around the wing

 

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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