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

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Congratulations, Lt. Col. Norman!

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I am pleased to announce that Lt Col Shelly Norman has been selected as the next Commander of the Washington Wing. Col Norman has been a member of CAP since 2002, originally joining the Fire Mountain Composite Squadron and was initially appointed the Emergency Services Training Officer. She later served as both deputy commander for cadets and seniors and squadron commander. Col Norman went on to hold positions at the wing and region levels in Health Services, Professional Development, Critical Incident Stress Management and Inspector General and has served as the co-director of the Pacific Region Staff College for the last three years. Col Norman holds Master ratings in Inspector General, Cadet Programs, Professional Development and Health Services and is a recipient of the Gill Robb Wilson Award. Col Norman will assume command of the wing at the Washington Wing Conference in April. Please join me in congratulating Col Norman on her appointment. Regards, Col Jon Stokes, CAP Pacific Region Commander

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Cadets from Paine Field, Northshore Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, and Overlake Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, participated in the Mill Creek Veterans Day parade.

Pictured from Paine Field:
Lead Rifle: C/SrA Adrian Kacmarcik
American Flag Bearer: C/1st Lt Avery Hammerman
CAP Flag Bearer: C/SMSgt Cody Hallenberger
Trailing Rifle: C/CMSgt Tyler Hallenberger
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On Tuesday, C/SrA Adrian Kacmarcik was appointed as our new Cadet Advisory Council representative.

Congratulations, Airman!
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