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.

Upcoming Meetings

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.)
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Sept 3 – ES/AE – ABU/BDU
Sept 10 – JOIN CAP NIGHT – Blues or ABU/BDU
Sept 17 – Fitness Testing/Safety – PTs
Sept 24 – Character Development – TBD

Oct 1 – Emergency Services – ABU/BDU
Oct 8 – Aerospace Education – ABU/BDU
Oct 15 – Squadron PT/Safety – PTs
Oct 22 – Character Development – Blues
Oct 29 – Blue Moon – Halloween Party

See the full Calendar here

Upcoming Events

Oct 5 – Squadron Building Cleaning Day

NEW! Oct 17 – UMN Tour @ Aerospace Engingeering & Mechanics Department
Oct 16-20 MN Leadership Academy @ Camp Ripley

Nov 3 Cadet Staff Applications Open

Nov 10 Cadet Staff Applications Close

Nov 23 Cadet Staff Interviews & Assessments 0830-1300
**Applicants must be available during this time block

Nov 30 Incoming Cadet Staff Training 0830-1200

Dec 10 – Celestial Celebration – Dining Out, Awards and more

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Congratulations Anoka!

NEW! Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Competition team places 2nd at North Central Region Cadet Competition
They travel to the National Cadet Competition in June 2019

2019 Cadet Competition Team Qualifies for Nationals

2018 Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Competition Team competed at 2018 National Cadet Competition
4th Place Overall, 2nd Place Robotics and Team Spirit Award

The following members were recognized at the 2019 Minnesota Wing Conference

Orientation Pilot of the Year: Maj Tomas Settell
WING Aerospace Education Specialist – Cadet: C/2dLt Yelizar Dergachev
WING Chaplain of the Year: Capt Rich Chronis

Minnesota Wing Squadron of the Year 2010 and 2011

Quality Cadet Unit of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Quality Cadet Unit Award