News from Around the Group

 
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.
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.
Charlotte County Squadron Cadets Promoted
March 31, 2017 | By: Maj. Earle Bretz
Charlotte County Composite Squadron recognizes achievements of four cadets.
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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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 90 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 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. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.