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Our Roots

The short version of the story of Phoenix is that the Manhattan Senior Squadron came to a timely end and it seemed that CAP’s presence would disappear from the Island of Manhattan.


However, from the membership there arose some determined leaders who wanted CAP’s presence in Manhattan to continue and they wanted to offer the cadet program to the local community. They enlisted the assistance of an outstanding cadet and together they created a composite squadron and called it Phoenix – arising from the ashes of the former unit.



“Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.”

Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.



Our cadets are at the core of Phoenix

Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP. 

The Cadet Oath 


I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will

attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly,

and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and nation.


Phoenix Composite Squadron is proud to announce that we have received the


for 2018!

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Answering the call

Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of the Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. Ever vigilant, these true patriots make a difference in their communities, not only to assist in times of disaster but also to search for the lost and protect the homeland. 


The Phoenix Pirate Bears are members who are trained and qualified in any of CAP'S ES (Emergency Service) mission areas.  These include Ground Team, Aircrew and Mission base trained personnel.  We have members who are also Skills Evaluators in all areas which provide us the unique opportunity of having in-house training.



The future of Aerospace

Civil Air Patrol’s awarding-winning aerospace education program promotes aerospace, aviation and STEM-related careers with engaging, standards-based, hands-on curriculum and activities. It shapes the experiences and aspirations of youth both in and outside of CAP’s cadet program.

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