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 Cadet Yelizar Dergachev featured on WCCO-TV (CBS affiliate) as Minnesota's Young Sheldon

Meet Minnesota's Young Sheldon - Yelizar Dergachev

Photo courtesy WCCO TV

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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Apr 7 – Aerospace Education – Virtual – CAP T-Shirt
Apr 14 – Emergency Services – Virtual – CAP T-Shirt
Apr 21 – PT/Safety – Virtual – CAP T-Shirt
Apr 28 – Character Development – Virtual CAP T-Shirt

May 5 – Aerospace Education – Virtual – CAP T-Shirt
May 12 – TBD
May 19 – PT/Safety – CAP T-Shirt
May 26 – Character Development – Blues

See the full Calendar here

Upcoming Events

April 19 Cadet Exec Staff Applications Open
April 26 – Cadet Exec Staff Applications Close
Week of April 27 – Cadet Staff Interviews
May 4 – Cadet Exec Staff Planning Session

May 3-10 Cadet Staff Applications Open
May 12 Command Chief Interviews
May 17 Cadet Staff Interviews 1500-1930
May 28 Incoming Cadet Staff Training 1730-2100

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Congratulations Anoka!

Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Competition team places 1st at MNWG Cadet Competition
They travel to the Region Cadet Competition in April 2020

The following members were recognized at the 2019 Minnesota Wing Conference

Orientation Pilot of the Year: Maj Tomas Settell
WING Aerospace Education Specialist – Cadet: C/2dLt Yelizar Dergachev
WING Chaplain of the Year: Capt Rich Chronis

Minnesota Wing Squadron of the Year 2010 and 2011

Quality Cadet Unit Award Recipient 2009-2019

Quality Cadet Unit Award