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.)
May 7 – Emergency Services – ABU/BDU
May 14 – Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU
May 21 – Fitness/Safety+ sUAS Speaker – PTs
May 28 – Character Development – Blues
June 4 – Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU
June 11 – Character Development – ABU/BDU
June 18 – Fitness/Safety – PTs
June 25 – Cadet Change of Command/Awards – Blues
May 4 Cadet Staff Interviews & Assessment
May 10-12 Encampment Prep School
May 18 Incoming Cadet Staff Training
June 1 – Rocketry Workshop
June 9 – Rush City Air Show
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