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Aurora Composite


Unit Commander: 1Lt Garry Bales, CAP

Mailing Address Meeting Address
Addr1: 23115 Airport Road NE box #4 Addr1: 23115 Airport Rd NE
City: Aurora City: Aurora
State: OR Zip: 97002 State: OR Zip: 97002


Aurora Composite Squadron
meets at
23115 Airport Rd NE at 6:30-9:00pm Tuesday

Additional Notes are: Visitors welcome!

Aurora Composite Contacts

PHONE: 503-869-2229

About Us


Color Guard

Approximately 30 Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 12-18, from Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Marion Counties attend Aurora Squadron's weekly meetings for training and activities that focus on youth leadership.

Our cadets receive structured training with materials derived directly from the United States Air Force, Military Academies, and Air Ground Schools. This program provides learning opportunities in a safe, challenging, and real-life environment. Skills are developed in teamwork, public speaking, improved study habits, organization, and task completion. Exercise is encouraged through physical training. In addition, we stress the value of America’s military, and the importance of its air-power and science programs, through our aerospace education classes.

Our ultimate goal in training these youth is to shape them into our nation’s future leaders. We desire to see them become functioning members of society utilizing themselves to their full potential. Please join us in this valuable endeavor.

If you are not familiar with Civil Air Patrol and this is your first contact with us, please take a moment to visit the About CAP section of the website.

Aurora Composite Squadron is proud to be the recipient of the Quality Cadet Unit Award for 9 consecutive years. We are one of 29 squadrons out of 711 who have received 9 or more consecutive awards in the 10 years it has been given. We are the only squadron in the Pacific Coast Region to have received 9 or more awards.

Information on award qualification is available here.

We hope to receive a 10th award in September.

Aurora's Color Guard team participates in various community parades around the Portland area.

We have a recurring opportunity to present the colors for the Korean War Veteran's Association's Memorial Day and Korean War Remembrance ceremonies. We regularly present at the North Clackamas Christian School's Veterans' Day ceremony.

From Memorial Day until Labor Day of 2019 the color guard will participate in at least 8 ceremonies.

Participation on the team is open to all cadets in the Squadron.

See the Photo section to see pictures of previous events.



Meeting Schedule

Uniform of the Day


18:00 Staff Arrives
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 Activities
        - Classes
        - Drill
        - Testing
        - Teamwork
        - Physical Training
        - Promotion Board
        - Admin Time
        - Guest Speakers
20:50 Closing Ceremony


Uniform of the day (UOD) for this month's meetings:

Feb 4: BDUs/ABUs
Feb 11: Blues
Feb 18: BDUs/ABUs
Feb 25: PT

1st week: Leadership/Promotion Boards
2nd week: Character Development
3rd week: Aerospace Education
4th week: PT
5th week: Family/Civies night

The November 2019 issue of The CyberSentinel, the official newsletter of CyberPatriot, is available

The December
2019 issue of Air Force Magazine is available.  

The Special Edition: Air, Space, & Cyber Conference Air Force Magazine is 

The December 2019 Safety Beacon is 

The Fall 2019 issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer is now 



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