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Bellingham Composite Squadron

Bellingham Composite Squadron is the local unit of Civil Air Patrol the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% 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 82 lives annually.

CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. 

Our unit located in Bellingham near the Airport has volunteer opportunities for youth (age 12 to 21) and Adults (Age 18 and up) in Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services (Search and Rescue/Disaster Relief), Unit meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the the former National Guard Armory at  3928 Williamson Way, Bellingham, WA 98226

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