Welcome to Paine Field Composite Squadron
Paine Field Composite Squadron is an active unit of the Civil Air Patrol. Members include both cadets (ages 12-21) and senior members (21+). Our focus is on Cadet Programs, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education for comprehensive support of CAPs three core missions. We share resources with surrounding squadrons for several activities which increases our efficiency and effectiveness in accomplishing CAPs three core missions.
The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Paine Field Composite Squadron meets weekly on Tuesday nights.
TIME: Tuesday evenings from 6:45pm until 9:00pm (visitors are welcome)
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About Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol (a.k.a. CAP) was founded in December 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, by more than 150,000 citizens who were concerned about the defense of Americas coastline. Under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces, CAP pilots flew more than one-half million hours, were credited with sinking two enemy submarines and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World War II.
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corporation, and Congress passed Public Law 557 on May 26, 1948, making CAP the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. CAP was charged with three primary missions – aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
The Civil Air Patrol is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions:
- Emergency Services, which includes search and rescue and disaster relief operations;
- Aerospace Education for youth and the general public; and
- Cadet Programs for teenage youth. In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions.
CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross. The program is established as an organization by Title 10 of the United States Code and its purposes defined by Title 36.