Lt Col Luis Garcia Selected As New Florida Wing Commander
April 5, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Joyce Nader
Col. Barry Melton, Southeast Region Commander, announced on April 3, 2017, that Lt. Col. Luis Garcia was selected to take command of the Florida Wing.
Charlotte County Squadron Cadets Promoted
March 31, 2017 | By: Maj. Earle Bretz
Charlotte County Composite Squadron recognizes achievements of four cadets.
Group 5 Squadron Leadership School – A Great Success
March 31, 2017 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Florida Wing's Group 5 hosted a Squadron Leadership School at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral, Fl.
Two Florida Squadrons Work Together to Help Cadets Soar
March 21, 2017 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
Cadets from the Venice Cadet Squadron joined SRQ Composite Squadron cadets for Cadet Orientation Flights on 18 March 2017.

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Now Available - Spring 2017 Volunteer Magazine
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:51:47 CDT
Now Available - Spring 2017 Volunteer Magazine

Colorado Springs team takes 2nd CyberPatriot national title
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:42:16 CDT
Colorado Springs team takes 2nd CyberPatriot national title

CAP Team Headed to StellarXplorer Finals
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04:49 CDT
CAP Team Headed to StellarXplorer Finals

CAP Vector (Staff Updates) Apr - Jun 2017
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:21:28 CDT
CAP Vector (Staff Updates) Apr - Jun 2017

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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75th Cadet Year

Even before the Civil Air Patrol completed its first year of service to the nation, CAP leaders recognized that to truly fulfill its mission, it needed to “extend the opportunities for service . . . to the young people of the United States.” And so on 1 October 1942, CAP created a Cadet Program. National Commander Earle Johnson urged every squadron and flight to “take prompt action in organizing a counterpart (cadet) unit for the young people of its community.”