Lakeland Composite Squadron (SER-FL-466), is one of many squadrons serving under the command of Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol.  As a composite squadron, the unit's membership consist of both cadet (12-21 years old) and senior members (18 years old and older).  This squadron performs the tactical application of all three of Civil Air Patrol's Congressionally mandated missions:  Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs.

 
Mission Statement

Supporting America’s Communities With Emergency Response,
Diverse Aviation And Ground Services, Youth Development, 
And Promotion Of 
Air, Space, And Cyber Power


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     The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).[3] CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross. The program is established as an organization by Title 10 of the United States Code[4] and its purposes defined by Title 36.[5]

 

     Membership in the organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and senior members 18 years of age and up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; the cadet program contributes to the development of the former group with a structured syllabus and an organization based upon United States Air Force ranks and pay grades, while the older members serve as instructors, supervisors, and operators. All members wear uniforms while performing their duties.


     Nationwide, CAP is a major operator of single-engine general aviation aircraft, used in the execution of its various missions, including orientation flights for cadets and the provision of significant emergency services capabilities. Because of these extensive flying opportunities, many CAP members become licensed pilots.

 


Opa Locka Cadets Tour Air Ambulance Facility
February 21, 2018 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
On Saturday, 10 February 2018, members of the Opa Locka Cadet Squadron, based at the Miami Gardens campus of the Florida Memorial University, visited the Trinity Air Ambulance facilities at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The group was led by ...
Pine-Miramar Composite Squadron hosted Change of Command Ceremony
February 10, 2018 | By: Florida Wing Public Affairs
Miramar, Florida – 1st Lt Jeff Awve assumed command, February 8th, 2018 of the Civil Air Patrol’s Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron from 1St Lt Humberto Molgora. Present, officiating the change of command was Lt Col Jaime Lichi, Commander of Group 6 o ...
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 ...
Florida Volunteer Airmen Demonstrate Readiness for Emergencies
August 12, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
More than 90 CAP members participated in Air Force evaluation of Florida Wing's emergency response capability. The exercise provided valuable feedback on current capability that will help guide future training.
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