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

Charlotte County Cadets earn Distinguished Honors and Promotions
September 22, 2017 | By: SM Donna Jablonski
Seven cadets from the Charlotte County Cadet Squadron earned promotions and continue their climb up the promotion ladder. Congratulations to all the cadets!
Members Complete Over Water Survival Course at U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater
August 31, 2017 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
On Saturday, August 19, Group 3 held an Extended Over Water Survival (WS) pool session. Eight participants completed the requirements to earn this certification, which include classroom training, an aircraft egress exercise, on online test, and a pra ...
Aircrews Keep a Vigilant Eye Open to Increase Boater Safety
August 24, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Charlotte County squadron's aerial harbor patrols provide area boaters an extra margin of safety while working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, local power squadron and Coast Guard auxiliary to keep a watchful eye on recreational boaters.
Venice Cadets Benefit From Funding Provided by VFW Post
August 17, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Rita Cucchiara
Ongoing partnership between the Venice Cadet Squadron and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8118 creates opportunity for cadets to participate in more CAP activities.

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