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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Feb 19 – Cadet Programs – ABU/BDU
Feb 26 – Character Development – Blues
Mar 5 – Emergency Services – ABU/BDU
Mar 12 – Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU
Mar 19 – Cadet Programs/PT – TBD
Mar 26 – Character Development – Blues
Apr 2 – Emergency Services – ABU/BDU
Apr 9 – Aerospace Ed – ABU/BDU

See the full Calendar here

Upcoming Events

Feb 22-24 MNWG Encampment CSE
Mar 2 – MNWG Volleyball Competition & St Cloud Lock In
Mar 28-31 MNWG Encampment CTW
Apr 7 Cadet Exec Staff Apps open
Apr 14 Cadet Exec Staff Apps close
Apr 16 Cadet Exec Staff Interviews
Apr 22 Cadet Exec Staff Planning Session
Apr 26-28 MNWG Conference
May 10-12 Encampment Prep School

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Congratulations Anoka!

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

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

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