Fredericksburg Composite Squadron
Our weekly squadron meetings take place at the Mason-Ruren National Guard Readiness Center (Fredericksburg Armory). If you don't know the location, type "100 Armory Drive, Fredericksburg, VA" into your GPS! The building is near the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 3, near the University of Mary Washington Campus. Please use the glass doors at the main entrance, for access to the building. If doors are locked during the meeting, call Capt Fletcher on his cellphone, listed below. Cadets may NOT enter the building until there are at least two CAP Senior Members present. Access is available NLT 1815 and Opening Formation is at 1830.
Squadron Commander's Welcome
Hello, and thanks for visiting our website! We hope that you find it informative and helpful. Should you be interested in the Civil Air Patrol, please visit the National Civil Air Patrol website for more information regarding membership in our organization.
Our Squadron takes great pride in the three CAP missions we serve; Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. Our Cadet Program is one of the largest in the Virginia Wing and has received the Quality Cadet Unit Award every year since 2011!
We invite you to visit a squadron meeting to see what we do firsthand. Our squadron meets every Thursday evening at 6:30PM. Our Adult Staff Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month during these same hour and location. Feel free to visit any Thursday!
We will gladly answer any questions you may have about joining the Civil Air Patrol. Feel free to click "Contact us" above to ask questions you may have. We hope you will consider joining us. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Captain Greg Fletcher
Commander, Fredericksburg Composite Squadron
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 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 an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Membership in our organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to 21 years of age and senior members 18 years of age and up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; the Cadet program contributes to the development of the former group with a structured syllabus and an organization based upon United States Air Force ranks and pay grades, while the older members serve as instructors, supervisors, and operators. All members wear either Air Force-style or CAP-disctinctive uniforms while performing our duties.