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Los Alamos Composite Squadron

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Congratulations, Landon Burk, RC Raffle Winner!

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary to the United States Air Force and is non-profit, 501(c), organization. Civil Air Patrol is an organization grounded in aviation and aerospace, with more than 61,000 volunteer members nationwide, and enjoys a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. CAP began in 1941 as a group of heroic general aviation pilots, who served their country by sinking or chasing away German submarines off America's coasts. As a result of their bravery, patriotism and tenacity, CAP subchasers effectively thwarted German U-boat attacks and saved countless lives.

Today, Civil Air Patrol is tasked with three primary roles, Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. CAP handles 90 percent of inland search & rescue missions, with approximately 75 lives saved each year. Our members are often the first on the scene transmitting satellite digital images of the damage within seconds around the world and providing disaster relief and emergency services following natural and manmade disasters, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Texas and Oklahoma wildfires, tornadoes in the south and central U.S., North Dakota flash flooding, as well as humanitarian missions along the U.S. and Mexican border.

CadetsCAP is dedicated to teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. And our cadet programs ensure our youth receive some of the finest leadership and STEM training the nation has to offer. In order to be as inclusive as we can, we try to keep the expense to the cadets to a minimum. Senior members donate a significant portion of their time to provide meaningful programs and work with the more advanced cadets to involve them with the actual training of their fellow cadets.

The Los Alamos Cadets are currently involved in STEM activities like RC Airplanes, Rocketry, Electronics/Robotic, and Space Exploration. An article in the Los Alamos Monitor earlier this year featured the Space Simulator a local gentleman donated to our Squadron. We are using that simulator to inspire our cadets who are interested in Space. Generous and thoughtful donations like that are making a significant impact on our program.

The Los Alamos Composite Squadron is currently expanding our STEM and leadership activities for our cadet squadron and the Aerospace Education Program. We are expanding our electronics and robotics program to give the cadets a sound foundation in electronics, computer programming, and artificial intelligence.

Consider joining our Squadron. The Los Alamos Composite Squadron has a place to use your skills and expertise.