Fox Valley Composite Squadron — the local unit of the Civil Air Patrol — is located at DuPage Airport (West Chicago, IL) and is currently comprised of 51Cadets (youth 12-18) and 47 Adult Members. These members volunteer their time and expertise towards Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs. We are the largest squadron in the state and, as a result, are flourishing from many activities, projects, classes, mentors and opportunities. It’s a LARGE and STRONG unit that welcomes EVERYONE to help with volunteer missions for America.
The Squadron meets most Fridays at 7:00 PM at DuPage Airport and welcomes anyone interested in learning more about participation to attend a meeting. A map to the meeting location and additional information about the squadron is available on our Squadron Brochure at: http://www.foxcap.org/temp/fvcs_brochure.pdf
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 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 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction 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 23,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for over 70 years, CAP will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in 2015 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com, http://www.capvolunteernow.com and http://www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.
If you have questions about the squadron, please email the command staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org