Florida Wing best in Nation in Aerospace Education, Puerto Rico wins Brewer Award
Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Teneessee, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Alabama wings top the Region in other mission areas

Maxwell AFB, Ala. The Florida Wing was named the best in the nation in fulfilling the Aerospace Education mission of Civil Air Patrol at the National Conference August 16 in Las Vegas.  Additionally, the Puerto Rico Wing and InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico received the Frank G. Brewer award in the Individual/Organization category.

Each year Civil Air Patrol recognizes its outstanding Wings in five mission areas including search & rescue, disaster relief, counterdrug and homeland security, aerospace education, and cadet programs.  

Florida Wing was named best in the region and No. 1 overall in the nation in promoting Civil Air Patrol's internal and external aerospace education missions.

The Tennessee Wing placed top in the region for search and rescue while the Puerto Rico Wing placed first or disaster relief missions.  The outstanding wing in each region, as determined by CAP-USAF inspection and evaluation of search and rescue and disaster relief missions becomes the recipient of the SAR and DR mission awards.  

The Georgia Wing was named best in region for counterdrug and homeland security operations, based upon  mission performance; relationships with federal, state and local agencies; and the overall effectiveness of the wingís counterdrug program. 

Alabama Wing received the Cadet Programs Mission Award, which recognizes the wing in each region that has the most outstanding cadet program. 

Finally, IntraAmerican University in Puerto Rico was selected for the annual Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace award in the Individual/Organization category.  The award, in memory of Frank G. Brewer, Sr., and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth, and education, recognized outstanding contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities. Recipients are selected based on CAP program support, significance of accomplishment, community involvement, and support of all facets of the aerospace education mission.

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Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Forceís Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, 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 80 lives annually. CAPís 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAPís Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
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