Florida County Declares Civil Air Patrol Month
Friday, December 23, 2016
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St. Johns County Commissioner Jay Morris presents Capt. Al Uy with a proclamation recognizing the 75th Anniversary of CAP and declaring December 2016 as Civil Air Patrol month.


By Capt. Dennis Maloney, Fruit Cove Cadet Sq., Florida Wing
St. Johns County, Fla.--
St. Johns County declared December as Civil Air Patrol Month when it presented a proclamation to Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron Commander Capt. Al Uy in recognition of Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary.

“It’s an honor to receive this on behalf of our squadron,” said Capt. Uy when he received the proclamation from Commissioner Jay Morris. “We are so fortunate to have such a great group of cadets and senior members who continue the CAP tradition.”

The ceremony was organized by St. Johns County Communication Director Michael Ryan and Fruit Cove Cadet Squadron Public Affairs Officer Dennis Maloney.
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Reviewed by: Maj. Dennis Maloney
Syndicated to: Florida Wing, Cadet Programs
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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.
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