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!
A New Orleans man has been reported dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head...
Larry Cochran is still getting used to the election results that say he won the St....
After a second round game filled with heroic plays and a furious comeback,...
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...
It has been a hard wait for Jolene Dufrene, but she welcomed the news that the New...
When the basket of food arrived, Trinika King was stunned and grateful over the...
At Saia Auto Consultants, our ultimate goal is to get you the highest quality vehicle for your money.
Parish President candidates address department heads - 961 views
Do you feel the parish’s current department heads have done a good job under the V.J. St. Pierre administration? Why or why not? Do you plan to make any major changes to the administration if you were elected parish president?