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.

Many our training flights and patrols operate from 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

From Around Southwest Florida

Group 5 Squadrons conduct SAREX at Marco Island
March 19, 2018 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
The Marco Island Senior Squadron, FL-376, Civil Air Patrol (MICAP) hosted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAR/EX) on March 10 and 18. This mission was a joint venture including members from the Naples Senior Squadron, the Charlotte County and Sarasota ...
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.

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

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*NEW* P70-3 ES Specialty Track Guide
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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Ribbon OK'd for Wear
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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Ribbon OK'd for Wear
*NEW* CAPR60-2 Cadet Protection Program 1 Mar 18
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*NEW* CAPR60-2 Cadet Protection Program 1 Mar 18 replaces R52-10.