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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 1,400 squadrons, 540 aircraft, 1,000 vehicles, and 56,000 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 programs:

Aerospace Education     Cadet Programs     Emergency Services

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. 

Squadron 508 Awards

                                                Aerospace Education Achievement Award - 2019/20/21/22/23                                                Arizona Unit Citation - 2016/22
National Headquarters Unit Citation - 2017
Aircraft Non-Distress Find - 2017
Arizona Squadron of Merit - 2008/13/18
Civil Air Patrol Quality Cadet Unit - 2015/18/19/20
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Excellence - 2013/18/19/20/21/22/23
Aircraft Distress Find - 2019/22
Commander's Commendation-COVID Support - 2020/21
Disaster Relief-National Support - 2021

If you are looking for a challenging way to serve your local community, state, and nation; come visit us during our Wednesday (1830 to 2030hrs) meetings and find out how you can join the Civil Air Patrol and be part of the Squadron 508 team!

"One Team, 508"

Integrity - Volunteerism - Excellence - Respect


Unit Commander
 Capt Albert Ustaszewski

Deputy Commander-Seniors    Deputy Commander-Cadets
       LtCol Seth Grenke                 Capt Cecelia Braithwaite

Yuma Composite Squadron 508
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

3590 S Fortuna Ave, Hangar F6
Yuma, AZ  85365


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