News from around the Wing
Marco Island Senior Squadron Honored at Wing Conference
April 27, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
The Marco Island Senior Squadron and two of its members were recognized at ‎the annual Florida Wing Conference held in Orlando on April 16 and 17. The ‎following awards were presented at the general assembly meeting held on the ‎Sat ...
Community Service Award Presented to Marco Island Squadron Member
April 27, 2016 | By: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Captain Lyle Odland was recognized at the Marco Island Senior Squadron’s bi-weekly meeting ‎of April 18th for his long and distinguished community service. ‎
Eglin Cadets Tour The 479 Flying Training Group
April 11, 2016 | By: Lt. Col. Dale Robinson
Eglin Cadets tour the 479th Flying Training Group
Gulf Middle School Cadets Prepare for Flight
April 9, 2016 | By: Florida Wing Group 5 Public Affairs
Aerospace education class teaches cadets about airport operations.

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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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