Volunteer airmen with Civil Air Patrol’s Charlotte County Composite Squadron and SRQ Composite Squadron conducted a search and rescue exercise on Feb. 24 to ensure mission readiness of air crews, ground teams and mission base personnel.
Members flew nine sorties out of Punta Gorda and Sarasota-Bradenton airports under the watchful eye of Major Jim Brewer, CAP incident commander. The training is required for duty positions on Air Force assigned missions. The air crews practiced electronic and visual searches in addition to aerial photography. Mission base personnel monitored deployed teams with regular radio communications to maintain a safe operation.
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