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 El Paso Composite Squadron is honored to host this annual event at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. For more information about Civil Air Patrol contact Captain Natalie Franc at 808-594-8663 or visit our web site at: www.gocivilairpatrol.com.
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Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, January 21, 2017 to help remove wreaths from Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Please be there at 0800 and dress for the weather. Work gloves and a broomstick make pick up much easier. We also need volunteers with pick up trucks or small trailers to take the wreaths for disposal.