News from Around the Group

Civil Air Patrol Supports Homeschool Convention
June 1, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
As homeschoolers from around the state and region gathered over Memorial Day weekend at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando for the annual Florida Parent Educator Association Convention (FPEA), Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members fro ...
Hurricane Season 2017 -- What Should I Do To Prepare?
May 30, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Judy Steele
The 2017 season starts on June 1st and if you are still wondering what to do to prepare you are at least a few weeks late. You have a plan that if the storm is a Cat 3 or better you will evacuate to a friend or relative. Do you have a current telepho ...
Gold Coast Air Force Association Holds Essay Contest for Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squad
May 25, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
In recognition of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th years of outstanding community service, the Air Force Association (AFA), Gold Coast Chapter (GCC) members who are active partners with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in Aerospace and STEM Education, proposed an essay ...
Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron Has Another Successful Open House
May 25, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron recently conducted another one of its popular open houses at their home base at Fruit Cove Baptist Church in Julington Creek, FL.
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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.

 
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