MARCO ISLAND SENIOR SQUADRON - SER-FL-376

Civil Air Patrol's Three Primary Missions

CAP's emergency services include air and ground search and rescue, disaster relief, and civil defense, as well as cooperation with and assistance to other emergency services agencies.

CAP's aerospace education programs provide CAP members and the educational community information about aviation and space activities.

CAP's cadet programs are designed to inspire the country's youth to become leaders and good American citizens through their interest in aerospace.



Wilderness Waterways and Coastal Patrol flights operate on a route beginning at the Marco Island Airport past Goodland to Seminole Park, to Port of the Islands, Everglades City, Pavilion Key, Indian Key, Cape Romano, along the shore to Big Marco Pass, from time to time extending its operations up and down the coast. Over the years, numerous boaters and aircraft crew members have been found and assisted by the Squadron. The Squadron also flies special missions called by the Air Force in other areas. The Squadron provides emergency services transporting medical technicians, lifesaving medicines and human organs for transplant. When disaster strikes, such as a hurricane, the Marco Island Squadron provides emergency communications systems, assistance in locating victims, evacuation

Please contact the CAP if you are interested in becoming a member or make a contribution to support our missions.

We have a Cadet Squadron in Naples and young men and women ages 12-18 or their parents are welcome to contact the commanding officer for more information about the Cadet Program. The area cadets meet in Naples as part of the Naples Cadet Squadron. Meetings are every Monday at 1830Hrs (6:30 pm) held at the Naples Airport: 360 Aviation Drive Naples, FL 34104. For more information, contact the Commander Maj Kevin Dinger at KDinger@flwg.us.

Leaders of Cadets Share in Vision for Success
February 19, 2017 | By: Maj. Jeff P. Carlson
More than 20 CAP members gathered at the Charlotte County squadron headquarters to meet the challenge set by Group 5 commander for each cadet squadron to earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award.
Change of Command: Maj Cuarta moves to Florida Wing and Lt Klemm becomes Commander
February 7, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Joyce Nader
Change of Command: Maj Cuarta moves to Florida Wing and Lt Klemm becomes Commander
Cadets Gain Insight to Inauguration Security
January 31, 2017 | By: 2nd Lt. Ruth Byron
Retired Air Force Sargent gave cadets insight into the inner workings of a presidential inauguration ceremony.
Naples Cadets Honor Fallen Veterans
December 24, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Cadets in Naples, Florida remember US military veterans by laying wreaths at their grave site as part of the Wreaths Across America program.
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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. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.