Civil Air Patrol gets ready for hurricanes
Should a hurricane strike the gulf coast, the U.S. Air Force could task non-combat missions to CAP in its role as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, to possibly include airborne reconnaissance and imagery, disaster and damage assessment, airborne transportation of essential personnel, equipment and critical supplies, 24-7 communications support and ground operations.
When functioning as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, CAP can provide support to any department or agency in any branch of the federal government.
Louisiana Wing has over 500 members, assigned to 14 squadrons that are located in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Gonzales, Hammond, Jennings, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Patterson and Shreveport.
Louisiana Wing Commander, Col. Art Scarbrough said, "I am confident our volunteers are ready to meet the challenge of a hurricane disaster."
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a non-profit organization with 58,000 members nationwide.
CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 72 lives in fiscal year 2009.
Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs.
CAP has been performing missions for America for 68 years.
For more information about CAP, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
New fitness stations that will include bench presses, leg presses, elliptical...
Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home and...
Due to a lack of evidence, a Luling man accused of killing his father is no longer...
Destrehan’s football season came to an end Saturday night with a 23-7 loss to...
Police have released surveillance footage of a vehicle sought in connection with a...
The Destrehan Lady Cats throttled H.L. Bourgeois and knocked off East St. John to...
It's All About You Interiors will help you turn your dream home into reality! At The Potting Shed Florist it is our mission to bring life and joy through the use of flowers and gardens!
Brazen St. Rose break-in may be linked to Destrehan home invasion - 1994 views
Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home and could also be involved in a Destrehan home invasion that took place the week before.