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.

Meeting information

Paine Field Composite Squadron meets weekly on Tuesday nights at Paine Field in Everett, WA.

TIME: Tuesday evenings from 6:45pm until 9:00pm (visitors are welcome)

LOCATION: 3311-109th St SW, Hangar 201, Suite 211, Everett, WA 98204

EMAIL: Major Michael Osborne, Squadron Commander

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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.

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Current Events

Our Squadron’s Facebook Feed

2 days ago

Paine Field Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Team Washington Wing:

Over the weekend I was honored to be asked to speak at the dedication ceremony for the new Washington All Mission Academy (WAMA) at Camp Boucher. If you have not been there recently I encourage you to attend a training activity there in the future. The facility has been re-born and looks fantastic. I could feel the energy the minute I walked through the door.

A lot of volunteer members and family members have worked very hard to refurbish, paint, rebuild and restore the facility to an outstanding training center that Washington Wing can feel very proud of. We've had visitors from Pacific Region and CAP-USAF already and the reports that I received back from them were very positive.

The trip to the facility was provided by Lt John Ritchie, a pilot from ORWG. A big thanks to our neighbors to the south for truly grasping the One Civil Air Patrol concept. Thanks also to the pilots from WAWG who also offered to make the flight. I decided to partner with ORWG because at their recent wing conference they let us know they want to create some joint training opportunities with us and I thought this would be a great opportunity to show one of them our training facility at Camp Boucher. He was really impressed and was taking this back to his wing.
Attached is a group photo after the ceremony and you can see a little bit of both ORWG and WAWG aircraft in the picture. Enjoy.... Thanks again to all those involved in making the dedication ceremony a huge success!
Col Shelly J. Norman, CAP, WAWG Commander.
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