Fla. Wing Supports Air Force
in Super Bowl Security Exercise
The Florida Wing took to the skies last week in support of a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) joint air defense exercise in preparation for Super Bowl LIV, played Sunday in Miami.

The exercise demonstrated NORAD’s ability to rapidly respond to aircraft that violate the Federal Aviation Administration no-fly zone over the stadium and surrounding areas during the game.

“As the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol provides highly trained, dedicated members who make such exercises possible,” said Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville, commander of NORAD’s Continental U.S. Region.
sUAS Flights Generate 13,000+ Photos
for Puerto Rico Earthquake Response

Civil Air Patrol provided more than 13,000 aerial photographs taken from small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), more commonly referred to as drones, in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Locations selected by FEMA were photographed by CAP sUAS team members. Flying no higher than 400 feet above ground level, the sUAS are equipped with high-resolution photo and video cameras, depending on the need.

Three two-member sUAS teams, each consisting of a mission pilot and a technician, and a unit leader deployed Jan. 9 following a series of earthquakes and aftershocks that began two days earlier. A second group of seven CAP members arrived in Puerto Rico to staff sUAS operations Jan. 19, replacing the original team members, and completed its assignments Jan. 27. 
44th Cadet Achieves
Private Pilot Certificate
Through Cadet Wings

Cadet Capt. Justus Bartz of the Texas Wing’s Plano Mustangs Composite Squadron is the 44th cadet to earn his private pilot certificate through the Cadet Wings program. 
FEMA Accepting
Youth Preparedness Council Applications

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications through March 8 for its 2020 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) from students in grades 8-11.

The YPC gives youth the chance to meet peers from across the county to work together on exciting projects. Members will also travel to Washington, D.C., for the annual YPC Summit. 
Since 2012, FEMA has brought youth together, nationwide, who are passionate about preparedness and community service. YPC members can build leadership skills, represent their schools and communities and share perspectives, feedback and opinions with FEMA.
NHQ News
Coronavirus Handout Provided

There has been much discussion about the coronavirus in the news.
Though no known cases have occurred in CAP, the Health Services staff has prepared a handout to inform commanders, health services officers and other staff should they have questions. 

Other useful items will be posted on the Health Services page as available to help inform the membership.
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The Week's Top Headlines
"New Camera for Civil Air Patrol a Valuable Tool for Search and Rescue Missions in North Carolina"
(Raleigh, N.C.)

"Super Bowl, Super Security "
(Homestead, Fla.)

"'A Chance to Fly': Civil Air Patrol Seeks Cadets "
(North Conway, N.H.)

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