— 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-$165 per flying hour.
— Has more than 6,900 aircrew members and nearly 33,000 emergency responders trained to FEMA standards.
— Provides 450 chaplains and 500 character development instructors who minister to youth and adult members and help comfort survivors and victims of disasters.
— Performs aerial reconnaissance for homeland security. — Provides air intercept training, impact assessment, light transport, communications support and low-level route surveys for the Air Force.
— Provides disaster-relief photography and support to local, state and national agencies.
— Transports time-sensitive medical materials, blood products and body tissues when commercial resources are unavailable.
— Assists federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the War on Drugs.
— Maintains an extensive VHF and HF communications network.