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Emergency Services

  • Conducts 90 percent of inland search and rescue in the U.S. as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and other agencies.
  • Coordinates Air Force-assigned missions through CAP National Operations Center at Maxwell AFB, Ala., at a cost of $120-$160 per flying hour.
  • Performs aerial reconnaissance for homeland security.
  • Provides disaster-relief support to local, state and national agencies.
  • Transports time-sensitive medical materials, blood products and body tissues when commercial resources are unavailable.
  • Provides air intercept training,impact assessment, light transport, communications support and low-level route surveys for the Air Force.
  • Assists federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the war on drugs.
  • Maintains an extensive VHF and HF communications network.
  • Saves an average of 71 lives per year.

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