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.
OCTOBER 2020: We are now in Phase 1 - Reopening. This means that we are still limited to online meetings (via zoom and discord) that are only open to current members. Please contact your chain of command for more details. Stay safe!
The date of our next virtual open house is to be determined. However, if you would like to get on the list early and reserve your spot, sign up now!
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.
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.