Civil Air Patrol 
Coastal Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all‐volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is a member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which includes regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. 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. 

Coastal Composite Squadron is a proud member of the Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. With just over 1800 members in 24 squadrons across the state, the Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol uses its 24 vehicles and 12 single engine aircraft for serve the local community. Every year, Virginia Wing participates in multiple Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, Homeland Security and Counter Drug missions supporting the Common Wealth and the Nation.  Our pilots fly thousands of hours in training time and service to the community including development of the next generation of pilots through our Cadet Program.  Nationally, it is estimated that Civil Air Patrol volunteer hours are valued at over $167 million as we perform missions for America.

Squadron News

  • EXERCISE: WARNING ORDER - Potential Flooding EXERCISE / EXERCISE / EXERCISEVAWG is increasing our readiness status due to forecast heavy rainfall accumulations across the region today and into early morning tomorrow, particularly in the northern part of ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 6:11 AM by Richard Qualls
  • Wreaths Across America Today volunteers from Coastal are serving CAP's Wreaths Across America support mission at Arlington National and Horton Veterans Cemetery. Tasking includes logistics, communications, and safety support.
    Posted Dec 15, 2018, 7:54 AM by Richard Qualls
  • It's a Wrap Coastal and Fellow Group 2 Squadrons had a fantastic time supporting this year's Oceana Air Show. Along with the sights in the sky our Cadets and Senior Members showed ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:04 AM by Richard Qualls
  • Emergency Services Status - Update Current Status:  NORMAL 
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:30 PM by Richard Qualls
  • Emergency Services Status - Update Current Status: DEMOBILIZEAll wing units will be retuning to base.  All equipment and vehicles will be returned to proper custodians.
    Posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:27 AM by Richard Qualls
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CAP In The News

Coastal Composite Squadron

Enter the Camp Pendleton Military Reservation at the Main Security Gate off of 1200 S. Birdneck Road. Follow C Street until it ends and take a left on Rifle Range Road. Take the first right to Headquarters Road to the parking lot to the North of the Red Horse Squadron Building. The General Booth security gate is no longer open.

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