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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Mar 6: Emergency Services: GES/Air Show Prep – ABU/BDU
Mar 13: Aerospace Ed/STEM: Astronomy – ABU/BDU
Mar 20: PT Testing – PTs
Mar 27: Character Development – Blues
Apr 3: Emergency Services: Flight Line Marshalling – ABU/BDU
Apr 10: Aerospace Ed/STEM: Guest Speaker – ABU/BDU
Apr 17: Squadron PT/Cadet Programs – PT
Apr 24: Character Development – Blues

See the full Calendar here

Upcoming Events

Mar 30-31 Anoka Aerospace Lock In Overnight @ Blaine City Hall 

April 6-8 Encampment Preparatory School
*Required if you will be under age 13 AND not yet a C/SSgt by July 21

April 14 Region Color Guard Competition @ Omaha, Nebraska

April 15-22 Cadet Exec Staff Applications Open

April 27-29 MNWG Conference @ Breezy Point

April 29-May 6 Cadet Staff Applications Open

May 12 Cadet Staff Interviews 0830-1200

May 19 Required Cadet Staff Training 0830-1200

See all 2018 Upcoming Events

Congratulations Anoka!

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

The following members were recognized at the 2017 Minnesota Wing Conference for their efforts:

Orientation Pilot of the Year: 1stLt Patrick Wolfgram
NCR and WING Aerospace Education Officer of the Year: 2dLt Glenn Tedesco
NCR and WING Historian of the Year: 1stLt Dorothy McKinley
ASFA National Cadet Nominee for MNWG: C/CMSgt Courtney Anderson
Quality Cadet Unit Award