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Above and Beyond

Lt Col Raymond H. Rosenberg, Group 5 Commander
Group Five Mission Statement:
"Committed to excellence in the execution of our missions of Emergency Service, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education in service to our members, our communities, and our nation."

News from Around the Group

CAP Aircrews Keep Vigilant Watch Over Southwest Florida Boaters
October 2, 2015 | By: 1st Lt Elena Lee
Local Civil Air Patrol squadron works with Charlotte County resources to help keep boaters safe.
SRQ Composite Squadron Cadets Complete Stage 3 for the Model Rocketry Badge
October 1, 2015 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
SRQ Composite Squadron cadets launched chicken eggs as part of the final stage of the CAP Model Rocketry Badge.
Florida Wing's Newest Spaatz Cadet
September 21, 2015 | By: 1st Lt Elena Lee
C/Col Encalada becomes newest Spaatz recipient in Florida Wing
Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’
August 29, 2015 | By: Maj. Jeff P. Carlson
Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force.

Articles provided as a syndicated service from the Southeast Region Online News program. (ID 21)

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.

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