• Conducts 90 percent of federal inland search and rescue in the Continental United States, as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and supports Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
  • Coordinates Air Force-assigned missions through the CAP National Operations Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • Performs aerial reconnaissance for counterdrug and homeland security.
  • Saves an average of 80 lives per year.
  • Provides disaster-relief support to local, state and national disaster relief organizations.
  • Transports time-sensitive medical materials, blood products and body tissues.
  • Provides aerial and ground damage assessment, light transport, communications support and low-altitude route surveys for the Air Force, Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and state and local partners.
  • Assists federal agencies in the war on drugs.