Civil Air Patrol
Coastal Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all‐volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans  

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Squadron News

  • CAP Volunteer Magazine 75th Celebration is Out Look in your mailboxes or click on the magazine cover* to read the October-December 2016 edition of CAP Volunteer Magazine to look back and CAP's 75 years of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:47 AM by Richard Qualls
  • Successful COM-EX Conclusion More than 45 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) wings and regions participated in a short-notice Department of Defense (DoD) exercise Sunday and Monday, October 30-31.    The exercise simulated tasking ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2016, 5:14 AM by Richard Qualls
  • Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief and Recovery Virginia Wing will continue to provide support to North Carolina for Disaster Relief and Recovery. All Emergency Services trained personnel are asked to respond to their Group Dispatch Officers. Air ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2016, 9:00 PM by Richard Qualls
  • Virginia Festival of Flight Air Show Virginia Festival of Flight will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016,during the annual Peanut Festival at Suffolk Executive Airport. There will be aviation safety seminars, children's activities ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 3:05 PM by Richard Qualls
  • Encampment 2017 Announced Encampment 2017Location: Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VADates: 9-16 Jul 2017Cadre Selection Exercise: 14, 21 Jan 2017
    Posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:23 PM by Richard Qualls
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CAP News

Coastal Composite Squadron

Enter the Camp Pendleton Military Reservation at the Main Security Gate off of 1200 S. Birdneck Road. Follow C Street until it ends and take a left on Rifle Range Road. Take the first right to Headquarters Road to the parking lot to the North of the Red Horse Squadron Building. The General Booth security gate is no longer open.

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