Welcome to the Aurora Composite Squadron Website
Approximately 30 Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 12-18, from
Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Marion Counties attend Aurora
Squadron's weekly meetings for training and activities that focus on
Our cadets receive structured training with materials derived
from the United States Air Force, Military Academies, and Air Ground
Schools. This program provides learning opportunities in a safe,
challenging, and real-life environment. Skills are developed in
teamwork, public speaking, improved study habits, organization, and
task completion. Exercise is encouraged through physical
training. In addition, we stress the value of America’s military,
and the importance of its air-power and science programs, through our
aerospace education classes.
Our ultimate goal in training these youth is to shape them into our
nation’s future leaders. We desire to see them become functioning
members of society utilizing themselves to their full potential. Please
join us in this valuable endeavor.
If you are not familiar with Civil Air Patrol and this is your first
contact with us, please take a moment to visit the About Us section of the website.
Squadron has a Color Guard team that participates in July 4th, Memorial
Day, and Veterans Day parades around the Portland area.
Participation on the team is open to all cadets in the Squadron.
Our next Color Guard event will be:
Saturday, July 4
Squadron has a team of cadets competing in the CyberPatriot
CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense
competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school
students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our
Aurora's CyberPatriot team won 1st place in Oregon in the All
Service Division State Round for CyberPartriot VI (2013) and
CyberPatriot VII (2014). In addition, Aurora placed third
in the CyberPatriot VI West Regional Recognition
AIr Patrol cadets have the opportunity to take Orientation Rides
(O-Rides) in CAP aircraft, including Cessna 182s and gliders.
Our last O-Rides were on: May 31, 2015
Our next O-Rides event will be:
Basic Marksmanship Encampment
Twice a year we participate in the Basic Marksmanship Encampment (BME)
by the Lewis County Squadron in Centralia, WA.
This is an official NRA Junior Division program that allows cadets to
fire and qualify with .22 caliber rifles.
The next BME will take place October, 2015
We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Aurora State Airport
23115 Airport Road NE
Aurora, OR 97002
Please visit us Tuesday evening for a tour.