On average, each year CAP members fly more than 100,000 hours in
operational missions and save about 100 lives. CAP provides air and
ground support for disaster relief, flying officials to remote
locations, transporting blood or live tissue to critical care sites
and performing aerial damage assessment.
While CAP has long been associated with
search and rescue missions, its work also includes disaster relief and
communications, as well as counterdrug and homeland security missions.
Search and rescue remains an important service provided by CAP
members, however. CAP still flies 95 percent of all federal inland SAR
missions, as directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.