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The Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually.

Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 71 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

What's the Best thing about the Newport News Composite Squadron?

The absolute best part about our squadron is the people. Like any great organization, the NNCS Membership is filled with people who not only care about learning all they can in the field of aviation, but also care about their fellow cadets, cadet family members, and senior members. Being educated  in aviation and all the aspects that support aerospace is the key to success for us. Our squadron is more like a large family with wings.


The Newport News Composite Squadron meets Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM  at the Newport News Airport. See contact us page for directions.

Phone: (757) 870-8702.