News from around the Wing

SRQ Composite Squadron Cadet Receives Appointment to United States Air Force Academy
February 8, 2016 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
For the second year in a row, a cadet from the SRQ Composite Squadron has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.
Group 5 Holds CLC Capstone Course In Cape Coral
February 2, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Members of Group 5 squadrons attended the capstone session completing their requirements for CLC certification.
Marco Senior Squadron conducts MSA class.
January 27, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Fourteen participants attended the Mission Staff Assistant (MSA) class held at the Marco Senior Squadron hangar on Saturday January 23rd. This was a joint effort with the Naples Senior and Cadets squadrons and two members from each were in attendance ...
Charlotte County Volunteers Fly Into 2016 With A Rush
January 25, 2016 | By: Maj. Earle Bretz
Charlotte County volunteers hit ground running in 2016

Articles provided as a syndicated service from the Southeast Region Online News program. (ID 4)

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 85 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 70 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 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. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. Congressionally chartered 74 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

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