Anoka Composite Squadron | Civil Air Patrol
May 2020 Update
We are currently holding virtual meetings every Tuesday evening via Google Meet
Interested in exploring the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program to see if it’s right for you?
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. Anoka fields a CyberPatriot team each year where cadets can learn the basics of cyber security and compete with other youth nationwide. We also field teams in StellarXplorers, the National High School Space Challenge and in 2020 introduced a drone racing team. 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 19 – Guest Speaker: Kasey Herzberg, Aerospace Engineer – TBD
May 26 – Character Development – Blues
June 2 – TBD
June 9 – TBD
June 16 – Cadet Change of Command & Mid Year Awards
June 23 – Character Development
June 30 – TBD
The following members were announced as 2020 Wing Awards Recipients
Capt Jody Veek
Maj Sherrie Herzfeld
Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Competition team places 1st at 2019 MNWG Cadet Competition
Minnesota Wing Squadron of the Year 2010 and 2011
Quality Cadet Unit Award Recipient 2009-2019