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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May 22: Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU
May 29: Discover Aviation Days/FLM – ABU/BDU
June 5 – Cadet Change of Command – Blues
June 12 – Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU
June 19 – PT – PT
June 26 – Character Development – ABU/BDU

See the full Calendar here

Upcoming Events


May 19 Required Cadet Staff Training 0830-1200

May 19 First Aid & CPR Course 1300-1600

June 2-3 Discover Aviation Days @ Anoka-Blaine Airport

June 5  Cadet Change of Command & Awards Night @ Living Faith Church

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Congratulations Anoka!

NEW! The following members were recognized at the 2018 Minnesota Wing Conference for their efforts – Apr 29, 2018

Orientation Pilot of the Year: Maj Tomas Settell
WING Aerospace Education Specialist – Cadet: C/1stLt Elise Doble
NCR and WING Chaplain of the Year: Capt Rich Chronis
WING Logistics Officer of the Year: 1stLt Jill Dahlstrom
WING Cadet of the Year: C/Col Zophia Raleigh

NEW! Anoka Color Guard Wins Region Cadet Competition – April 15, 2018
They will travel to Ohio in June to compete at the National Cadet Competition as one of 15 teams in the country

NEW! Anoka Cadets shine at 2017 Minnesota Leadership Academy 10.22.17

ATS Drill Down Champion C/SrA Samantha Barton

4 out of 5 NCOS Speech Finalists from Anoka:
C/TSgt Ainsley Durand
C/SrA Noah Hampton
C/SSgt Jordan Norwood
C/SrA Kyle Wicht

NCOS Speech Champion C/TSgt Ainsley Durand

NCOS Seminar 2 Honor Cadet C/TSgt Ainsley Durand
NCOS Seminar 4 Honor Cadet C/SSgt Jordan Norwood

NEW! Anoka Color Guard took 1st Place at Wing Cadet Competition on 9.30.17

They will serve as the MNWG Color Guard for 2018.  This team also earned the following awards:

  • 1st Place Outdoor Practical
  • 1st Place Indoor Practical
  • 1st Place Written Exam
  • 1st Place Team Physical Fitness (PT)
  • 1st Place Male Cadet – C/2dLt Cameron Dahlstrom
  • 1st Place Female Cadet – C/2dLt Iva Hammitt
  • 2nd Place Uniform Inspection

Anoka Color Guard won first place at the 2017 Spring Lake Park Tower Days Parade!

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

Quality Cadet Unit Award