Civil Air Patrol mobilized for storm response
From Contributed Reports
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol has mobilized for the statewide response to Hurricane Florence.
The Civil Air Patrol is conducting emergency services and disaster relief missions as requested by its local, state and federal partners. All of the wing's planes were relocated inland and safely hangared. N.C. Wing personnel also staffed the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh and plan to have its members there for the duration.
The N.C. Wing's Incident Command Post is located at Wing headquarters in Burlington.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s 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.
The Civil Air Patrol’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, the Civil Air Patrol plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating inthe Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Programs.
Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information.