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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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Today, June 26, 2017, we must sadly report the passing of Lt Col Robert L. Boucher, CAP of Columbia Basin Composite Squadron. Bob proudly and reliably served his community, state, and nation in Civil Air Patrol for 63 years. He was a strong leader and role model for many CAP seniors and cadets over the decades. He served as squadron commander, an encampment staff officer, a communications officer, a finance officer, and in many other important positions and functions in CAP. Until his later years, he was a constant presence at Washington Wing's Emergency Services Training Academy in Ephrata, where the Washington Wing facility proudly goes on memorializing his name. He graduated from Ellicott (Colorado) High School in 1942, and attended the University of Colorado in 1949. Later, he left college to enlist in the U.S. Army. Between 1949 and 1986, Bob worked in data processing for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at the Grand Coulee Dam. He was preceded in death by his wife to whom he was happily married for 58 years. Many of us have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and serving with Lt Col Boucher. He will be missed, but always remembered for the gentle person he was who was always smiling. Thank you for your lifetime of service to CAP, Lt Col Robert L. Boucher. As details about any possible memorial services for Lt Col Boucher are determined, we will post them. Columbia Basin Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol / Pacific Region, Civil Air Patrol / Civil Air Patrol

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Paine Field Composite Squadron is volunteering at this air show today! ... See MoreSee Less

Today, several Washington Wing officers and cadets are supporting the 2017 #painefieldaviationday. Come by and see our Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 on display and get information on joining the CAP. #CivilAirPatrol #CAPCadet #GoFlyCAP

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