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.