Anoka Composite Squadron | Civil Air Patrol
Who We Are: Anoka Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol
Training the Future Leaders of the World
Our cadet program, at its very basic level, is the foundation of leadership development. Cadets in our program learn not only the discipline, drill and ceremonies and customs and courtesies that make us part of the US Air Force Total Force. They learn to lead themselves to their goals. They learn to lead others through servant leadership.
Leading the Way in STEM Exploration and Career Discovery
Our aerospace education mission is broad and covers all STEM topics. Anoka leads the way, incorporating STEM kits like hydraulic engineering, rocketry, robotics and remote control aircraft. We proactively seek out opportunities to interact with agencies like NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. We’re in the forefront of developing and introducing a small UAS (unmanned aerial system) program. Anoka fields a CyberPatriot team each year where cadets can learn the basics of cyber security and compete with other youth nationwide. Across all of our STEM topics, we infuse STEM career exploration so our youth can see the possibilities.
Serving our Community through Emergency Services and Disaster Response
All adult and cadet members are able to be certified to be on emergency services teams that collaborate with local emergency response organizations. Our members can assist with missing person or downed plane searches, natural disasters as well as take part in multi-agency preparatory exercises.
Anoka Composite Squadron meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1830-2100.
Our squadron building and base of operations is located on the east side of the Anoka-Blaine Airport (Jane’s Field.)
Sept 25 – Character Development – ABUs
Oct 2 – ES – ABUs
Oct 9 – AE – ABUs
Oct 16 – PT Testing – PTs
Oct 23 – Character Development – Blues
Oct 30 – Blue Moon – Civilian
Nov 6 – ES – ABUs
Nov 13 – AE -ABUs – Field Trip to JMS Observatory
Nov 20 – Squadron PT – PTs
Nov 27 – Character Development – Blues
Oct 14 CyberPatriot Practice Round
Oct 17-21 Minnesota Leadership Academy @ Camp Ripley
Oct 27 StellarX PR1
Nov 3 CyberPatriot Qualifying Round 1
Nov 4 Cadet Staff Applications Open
Nov 10 StellarX QR1
Nov 11 @ 9pm Cadet Staff Applications Close
Nov 17 @0830 Cadet Staff Interviews
Dec 1 Incoming Cadet Staff Training 0830-1200
Dec 1 StellarX PR2 1300-1900
Dec 4 Anoka Squadron Dining Out @ Banquets of MN
Dec 9 CyberPatriot Qualifying Round 2
Dec 16 StellarX QR2
NEW! Anoka County Composite Squadron Color Guard Team competed at 2018 National Cadet Competition
4th Place Overall!
2nd Place Robotics
2018 National Cadet Competition Team Spirit Award Recipients – Anoka County Composite Squadron
NEW! The following members were recognized at the 2018 Minnesota Wing Conference for their efforts – Apr 29, 2018
WING Cadet of the Year: C/Col Zophia Raleigh
Minnesota Wing Squadron of the Year 2010 and 2011
Quality Cadet Unit of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017