About Us

cessna206_smallSt. Croix Composite Squadron, based in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, is one of 1,700 Civil Air Patrol units in the United States of America. CAP operates under a congressional charter as the United States Air Force Auxiliary.

CAP is tasked with performing the following missions:

  • Aerospace Education
  • Cadet Programs
  • Emergency Services
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Homeland Security

CAP is an all-volunteer organization with nearly 60,000 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. CAP operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and 1,000 vehicles.

You can find out more information about our squadron and our missions using the links on the left side of the page.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with over 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent 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 102 lives in fiscal year 2014. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 26,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 73 years. For more information on CAP, visitwww.gocivilairpatrol.com

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