Fredericksburg Composite Squadron

Squadron Photo w/ Dave Brat

Our weekly squadron meetings take place at the Mason-Ruhren 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 Captain Cockram on his cellphone, listed below.  Cadets may NOT enter the building until there are at least two CAP Senior Members present. Access is available no later than 1815 and Opening Formation is at 1830.  Non-member cadet prospects must have a parent or guardian on-site for all meetings until they become members. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Capt Cockram (540) 798-3052

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 one of our meetings or click "Contact Us" and ask any questions you may have.  We'll be more than happy to help!.

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!

For Patriots ages 12 and up, Civil Air Patrol is a vital force that protects Americans in need by responding to disaster, preserves the values that make our country great by developing young leaders and ensures our country's preeminence in Aerospace and Cyberspace Education.

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 Bobby Cockram
Commander, Fredericksburg Composite Squadron

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.


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