Yuma Composite Squadron 508
United States Civil Air Patrol "Performing Missions for America"
Formed on December 1st, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP is a nonprofit organization with approximately 1,500 squadrons, 550 aircraft, 1,000 vehicles, and 64,000 adult and youth volunteers. CAP conducts 90% of search and rescue flights within the continental U.S.; however, "Performing Missions for America" involves much more than flying on missions. In fact, the majority of CAP volunteers are not aircrew. We are a team of professionals performing a wide variety of important roles in support of CAP's three primary missions:
Yuma Squadron 508 is a composite CAP unit consisting of Cadets (12 to 18 years old) and Senior Members (18 and up). Our cadets often pursue military service, become pilots, or enter a wide variety of aerospace related fields as a direct result of their CAP volunteer experience. We actively participate in community events, SAR training and missions, cadet orientation flights, leadership training, aerospace and STEM education, and much more.
Arizona Unit Citation - 2016
National Headquarters Unit Citation - 2017
Aircraft Non-Distress Find - Oct2017
Arizona Squadron of Merit - 2008/2013/2018
Civil Air Patrol Quality Cadet Unit - 2015/2018/2019
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Excellence - 2013/2018/2019
Aircraft Distress Find - Jan2019
If you are looking for a challenging way to serve your local community, state, and nation; come visit us during our Wednesday meetings (6:30pm to 8:30pm) and find out how you can join the Civil Air Patrol and be part of the Squadron 508 team!