News from Around the Group

Charlotte County CAP Members continue Tradition of Distinction
March 14, 2018 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Senior members and cadet participate in community outreach events and recognized for achievements in CAP program.
Volunteer Airmen maintain Mission Readiness
March 4, 2018 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
CAP members from two Group 5 squadrons conduct weekend training exercise. The air crews practiced electronic and visual searches in addition to aerial photography.
SRQ Cadets Gain Insight into Trends of Air Warfare Technology
February 24, 2018 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Two-day symposium and technology exposition attracts top Air Force leadership, defense and aerospace professionals and CAP members.
Lee County Cadets recognized for Achievements
February 17, 2018 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Lee County school squadron holds a promotion and awards ceremony to celebrate success of cadet members.

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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 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.

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