Civil Air Patrol Squadron open house

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

BOTHELL — The Northshore Composite Squadron, an active local unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), is hosting an open house from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 10, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 130 228th St SW in Bothell.

Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain CAP’s missions for America — in the air and on the ground. For the last eight years the squadron has been honored to receive the Quality Cadet Unit Award and Aerospace Excellence Awards from CAP National Headquarters.The Squadron meets on a government facility.

Visitors should be prepared to provide photo identification to enter the grounds. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to 6:30.Visit the Northshore Composite Squadron Facebook page to have your questions answered and to see the wide variety of activities and missions available.Lt. Col. Mike Murray, Squadron Commander, invites anyone interested in CAP to attend. Prospective Cadets must be age 12-18, prospective Adult members must be age 18 or over. 

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 155 lives in fiscal year 2018.Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.

The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America since 1941. For more information, visit

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