News from Around the Group

Marco Island Squadron Participates in Aviation Day
July 5, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
STEM Academy summer camp conducted an Aviation Day field trip to the Marco Island Executive Airport.
Civil Air Patrol Member Participates in Historic First Honor Flight
June 21, 2016 | By: 1st Lt. Don Binner
Major Stearns, former commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Naples Senior Squadron, participated in the first veterans honor flight to honor only women veterans.
Navy Petty Officer returns to Former Cadet Squadron
June 17, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Navy Petty Officer Dylan Binner, former CAP Cadet 1Lt Binner, made a surprise visit to his former CAP squadron, Naples Cadet Squadron 373, while traveling on orders to his next assignment. Binner was a Naples cadet from 2007 to 2012.
Lee County Squadron holds End of School Year Celebration
June 12, 2016 | By: Florida Wing Group 5 Public Affairs
Guests celebrate successful year at school squadron

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


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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