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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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The Sky Is Not The Limit For This Cadet
By 2nd Lt Donna Jablonski
August 15, 2019
Charlotte County Cadet continue her successful CAP career by earning her Private Pilot Certificate and CAP Pilot rating.
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Van Buren Assumes SE Region Command
By Southeast Region PAO staff
August 9, 2019
Col. Andrea Van Buren accepted command of Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region – the organization’s largest, with about 9,100 members spread across six wings – during ceremonies Thursday at CAP’s annual National Conference.
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38 CP Officers Improved their Mentoring and Management skills at TLC-Intermediate
By Lt Col Ismael J. Rodriguez
July 13, 2019
Puerto Rico Wing held for the first time a very successful Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) Intermediate course. It was held on 13 July 2019 at the Honeywell Aerospace Conference room facilities in Aguadilla, PR. There were a total of 38 students re ...
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Georgia Wing's Van Buren named next SER commander
By National Public Affairs Team
July 3, 2019
Col. Andrea Van Buren has been named the Southeast Region’s next commander, succeeding Col. Barry Melton, who has held the post since June 2015.Van Buren will take command of the six-wing region at the National Conference in August. She has been Geor ...
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