Venice Cadet Squadron participates at Memorial Day Ceremony
June 22, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Venice squadron honor guard make debut at Memorial Day ceremony.
Naples Squadron Conduct First Leadership Camp
June 22, 2017 | By: Lt. Col. Jeff P. Carlson
Faced with a large number of new cadets, squadron holds camp to provide advancement training.
Cadet 1st Lt. Jesse Yong Accepts Command of SRQ Composite Squadron Cadets
June 22, 2017 | By: 1st Lt. Christopher Carroll
SRQ Composite Squadron's Cadet Change of Command Ceremony took place on Monday, 29 May 2017, at The Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County.
Governor Rick Scott Signs SB 370, Civil Air Patrol Leave Act
June 14, 2017 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Governor Rick Scott signed into Law SB370 giving CAP members of Florida 15 unpaid days per year for emergency services mission and training and this unpaid time cannot count as vacation, sick days etc. This will be a tremendous force multiplier for F ...
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National Headquarters Closed 3 & 4 July in Observance of Independence Day
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:29:56 CDT
National Headquarters Closed 3 & 4 July in Observance of Independence Day

CAP National Vice Commander Selection Process Announced
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:09:46 CDT
CAP National Vice Commander Selection Process Announced

Southwest Region's Col. Mark Smith Named CAP's Next CEO/National Commander
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:13:05 CDT
Southwest Region's Col. Mark Smith Named CAP's Next CEO/National Commander

Support the CAP Cadet Program with AmazonSmile
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:07:18 CDT
Support the CAP Cadet Program with AmazonSmile



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.

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

 

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.”