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.



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, as well as aerial photography damage assessment for state and federal agencies.

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


 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 1st Lt. David Stevens

From Around Southwest Florida

 
U.S. Air Force Evaluates Florida Wing’s Mission Response Readiness
August 16, 2019 | By: Capt. Sybrian Castleman
Florida Wing receives "satisfactory and fully mission capable" rating at the bi-annual Operations Evaluation.
The Sky Is Not The Limit For This Cadet
August 15, 2019 | By: 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski
Charlotte County Cadet continue her successful CAP career by earning her Private Pilot Certificate and CAP Pilot rating.
Civil Air Patrol Cadets Honored by Local VFW Post
June 13, 2019 | By: Capt. Sybrian Castleman
Local VFW presents awards to Venice Cadet Squadron cadets.
Cadets of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron Hold Change of Command Ceremony
April 28, 2019 | By: 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski
Charlotte County Composite Squadron Cadets conduct the time honored Change of Command Ceremony
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Articles provided as a syndicated service from the Southeast Region Online News program. (ID 21)



Commander Capt Robert Boone receives his award for the 1st Year in Command of our Squadron




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.