The Arlington Composite Squadron is a proud member of the Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing.  The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded on December 1, 1941.  In 1948, legislation permanently established CAP as the auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  That legislation, Public Law 80-557, established three CAP missions:  Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.  Our senior members and cadets support all of these missions, and more.

CAP’s role in Operational Missions has grown over the years, contributing in areas such as Homeland Security, Disaster Relief, Counterdrug, Aerial Reconnaissance, Advanced Technologies, Humanitarian Missions, and non-combat-related support to the Air Force.

CAP also performs non-auxiliary Operational Missions for various governmental and private agencies, including missing persons searches for local law enforcement, critical supply transport for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and support for the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary.


2015-2016 Quality Cadet Unit
2014-2015 Quality Cadet Unit
2013-2014 Quality Cadet Unit
2012-2013 Quality Cadet Unit
2011-2012 Quality Cadet Unit
2008 Squadron of Merit