News from Around the Group

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.
Marco Island Squadron holds Annual Open House
May 14, 2017 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Another Success! Our dedicated Squadron Open House Committee, led by Major Ken Bardon, was prepared, on time and on station to open our doors on Saturday May 6th at 11:00 am. Visitors toured our 6000 sq. ft. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) facilities consisti ...
Florida Wing 2017 Conference
May 11, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
The 2017 Florida Wing Conference and Awards Banquet was held April 27-30 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The annual event attracted over 300 Civil Air Patrol members who attended the senior member training, cadet conference, awards banquet, change of comman ...
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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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