Welcome to the new Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron. Originally Chartered on September 11th, 2005 by Lt. Col. George Navarini, the Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron has grown to become one of the premier squadrons in all of Florida Wing. Our squadron prides itself on maintaining a busy activity schedule to keep our cadets active in community activities, Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.
Our new booster club.
Our next Open House will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Please join us!
At Keiser University
1640 SW 145th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Interested in aviation, youth leadership or service to your country? If so, the United States Air Force Auxiliary is for you!
If you're 12 to 80+ and looking for a challenge, join us for an informative introduction to the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Meet our cadets and hear first-hand what it's like to be a cadet. Learn about the incredible opportunities we have to offer, including cadet training, leadership development, orientation flying, summer activities, academic scholarships and much more! We'll explain all the benefits of belonging to one of America's finest youth programs.
Parents, please join us for this event as well. Air Force Auxiliary adult leaders will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you about opportunities for adults.
Congratulations to our Color Guard! 2nd Place at Florida Wing Competition March 15-17, 2019!
Our color guard team won 2nd Place at Florida State Competition! Next they will compete at the Southeast Regional Competition.
We are so proud of this team.
Color Guard Commander: Cadet Hernandez
Team members: S. Valdivia, Onesemuic, DeMarco, V.Valdivia, Schmatjen, & Mendoza.
Congratulations to C/LtCol Conrad Awve
C/Lt Col Awve was awarded the Southeast Regional CAC chair
This is a huge accomplishment to be selected as the CAC chairperson. One cadet is selected for our region, which contains Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and the territory of Puerto Rico (which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands). We are extremely proud of Cadet Awve!
Cadet Advisory Council representatives develop their leadership skills while advising their commanders on ways to improve the cadet program at the group, wing, region, or national echelon. “Leadership by committee” is often intended as a derogatory term, but in truth, committees and teams are responsible for running the modern world through project teams, corporate boards of directors, democratic bodies, nonprofit community groups, and more. The CAC is the cadet’s opportunity to influence senior CAP leaders, improve cadet life, and increase their leadership effectiveness.
A huge thank you to Keiser University
We would like to thank Campus president Piotr Lechowski & Assistant Dean Dr Velazquez for offering our squadron a home. We are grateful to them and the university for their generosity.
What is the Civil Air Patrol?
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. This means that the Air Force supports us with materials, personnel, and funds. In return, the CAP relieves the Air Force from many aerial and ground search and rescue activities nationwide. CAP is a strictly civilian, voluntary, flight-oriented non-profit organization.
Under Civil Air Patrol's charter by Congress, CAP has three distinct missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.
- Emergency Services refers to those CAP community activities involving flying and ground team support. CAP pilots fly about 90% of all search and rescue missions in the United States. They also fly mercy, disaster, state and local government, and CAP-directed missions. CAP owns over 500 aircraft and augments its fleet with over 8,000 member-owned aircraft.
- The Aerospace Education part of the CAP program is intended to inform our members and the local community about aviation and space developments. CAP training includes aerospace education through aerospace activities and book study, and may also include orientation flights in civilian and military aircraft. In addition to our own internal aerospace education program, CAP furnishes programs and materials to schools for aerospace education.
- The Cadet Program is designed to build leadership, character, and citizenship in young people, through an aviation interest. This program includes local, national, and international activities. CAP Cadets receive guidance, aviation orientation, and supervision from senior members, though Cadets who have advanced through the program to leadership positions will be principally responsible for running the program through the CAP chain of command.