News from Around the Group

SRQ Composite Squadron Cadets Win Statewide Ultimate Cadet Challenge
October 22, 2016 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
Cadets from the SRQ Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol won first-place honors at the Florida Wing's Ultimate Cadet Challenge.
Florida CAP follows DOT Ban of Note7 Smartphone
October 16, 2016 | By: Maj. Jeff P. Carlson
U. S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.
SRQ Composite Squadron Helps Train K-9 Search and Rescue Unit
October 15, 2016 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
Cadets and senior members from the SRQ Composite Squadron assisted in a training seminar for search and rescue K-9 dogs and their handlers.
Volunteers Stand Down Response to Hurricane Matthew
October 12, 2016 | By: Maj. Jeff P. Carlson
Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol returns to normal operations.

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

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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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