Civil Air Patrol’s 399th Composite Squadron, located in Danbury, Conn., offers challenging opportunities to youth & adults pursuing interests in Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. The squadron conducts search and rescue missions, disaster relief, Long Island Sound patrol, and miscellaneous missions in support of the State of Connecticut, local communities and the federal government.
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. CAP’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, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.newsfor more information.