Commander's Greeting

Welcome to the Civil Air Patrol's York Composite Squadron 301 website.  Our site provides information about Civil Air Patrol and its three missions.  Namely the three missions are:  Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services which is chartered by Congress. We have an extremely active Squadron for Cadets and Adults.  

We look forward to meeting with you and discuss how you would like to participate within our Squadron.

Jill Genco, 1st Lt

In the latter part of the 1930s volunteer citizens with aviation backgrounds wanted to have an organization created so that they could use their flying skills in the defense of the United States of America. Their wish was granted and one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was born. During World War II the CAP was under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps and served by patrolling the coast.  CAP is credited with sinking two German U-Boats during the war.  Members of the CAP saved many crash victims during this time also.

Once the war ended many people saw the need for the CAP to continue assisting citizens.  CAP became a non-profit organization on July 1, 1946, when President Truman signed Public Law 476.  Public Law 557 was passed by Congress on May 26, 1948.  This law made the CAP the auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  The three primary mission areas for CAP were set forth at that time: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. 

This year is the 75th Anniversary of CAP.  Various events will be taking place throughout the year.  Information can be found by visiting:  http://www.cap75th.com/.

About Us

The York Composite Squadron is the oldest continually active composite squadron.  A composite squadron is comprised of cadets and senior members.  All members receive training in various areas.  Upon completion of training members are tested on their knowledge of material.  Testing can be done online at eServices.

Students are able to join starting at age 12.  They can remain in the cadet program until reaching age 18.  At that point they are welcome to change their membership to senior.  Active participation is essential for advancement in the cadet program.  Our goal is for the cadets to have fun while learning and growing into being the future leaders of our great nation.

Parents of cadets or anyone over age 18 can join as senior members.

We meet on the first and third Saturday of each month from 0745 to 1300 (7:45am - 1:00 pm) at 500 Stillmeadow Lane, York.  Information about CAP is provided on this website.  Please visit us during any regular meeting for more information about our programs for cadets and senior members.

Additional information about cadet programs and memberships offered by the CAP can be found at Go Civil Air Patrol.

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If you have any questions please email us at nerpa021@gmail.com

Subpages (1): Cadet Resources