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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2 weeks ago

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Col Morrison's family.Airmen of the Pacific Region

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report the passing of our friend, colleague and Region Vice Commander, Colonel Carleton Morrison. Col Morrison died late Friday evening at the controls of his personal aircraft outside of Petaluma, California. Col Morrison began serving CAP in 2006 when he joined Fallbrook Senior Squadron 87 in the California Wing and was soon recruited onto the wing staff as a legal officer and legislative affairs officer. There he was instrumental in helping to pass landmark employment protection legislation to protect CAP members called out to perform our missions. In 2016, Col Morrison joined the Pacific Region staff as one of our two vice commanders, handing strategic planning, recruitment and retention and new missions. Prior to joining CAP, Col Morrison served our country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 20 years of honorable service. Col Morrison was a proud Vietnam veteran.

Col Morrison was the type of Airman that we should all aspire to be; dedicated, compassionate and always forward looking. He will be missed every day. Please keep his wife Mary, his children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. As information becomes available about services, I will pass it along.

Col Jon Stokes, CAP
Pacific Region Commander
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2 weeks ago

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Thunderbirds Pilot Identified

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Slot Pilot Thunderbird 4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight.

"We are mourning the loss of Major Del Bagno," said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. "He was an integral part of our team and our hearts are heavy with his loss. We ask everyone to provide his family and friends the space to heal during this difficult time."

An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.

The team's participation at the March Air Reserve Base "The March Field Air & Space Expo" has been canceled. It is unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 Thunderbirds Season.
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