Florida Wing Cadet Programs News

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Naples Cadet Squadron encouraged to “Get out the message!”
By 1st Lt Donald Binner, Public Affairs Officer
February 11, 2018
Group staff officer invited to squadron as guest speaker to give message about importance of CAP public affairs program. Cadets were encouraged to become a part of the effort to tell the CAP story.
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Pine-Miramar Composite Squadron hosted Change of Command Ceremony
By Capt Gabriel Parra, Group 6 PAO
February 10, 2018
Miramar, Florida – 1st Lt Jeff Awve assumed command, February 8th, 2018 of the Civil Air Patrol’s Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron from 1St Lt Humberto Molgora. Present, officiating the change of command was Lt Col Jaime Lichi, Commander of Group 6 o ...
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Charlotte County Squadron Distinguished Cadet Honors
By 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski, Public Affairs Officer
January 10, 2018
Two Charlotte County Squadron Cadets recognized with distinguished awards for achievement.
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Venice Cadets Reach New Heights With STEM
By Capt. Madeline Kristen-Bouchane
December 16, 2017
The AEX activity is one of six aerospace activities the cadets at Student Leadership Academy will complete this school year as part of their aerospace education training.
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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.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

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.”
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