Welcome to the Gastonia Composite Squadron (MER-NC-024)


Upcoming Events

all-day ES Training: First Aid
ES Training: First Aid
Mar 17 all-day
We will go to the Asheville squadron for first aid training. This will be an all-day event. We will travel…
all-day Drill & Ceremonies @ Seymour Johnson AFB
Drill & Ceremonies @ Seymour Johnson AFB
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day
Drill & Ceremonies @ Seymour Johnson AFB
This is a statewide event. Our squadron has attended for many years, and it is always an excellent experience for…
all-day PODS (Points of Distribution) Tr...
PODS (Points of Distribution) Tr...
Apr 21 all-day
PODS (Points of Distribution) Training in Asheville. This is an important certification if you wish to participate in disaster relief…

Go Civil Air Patrol!

The Civil Air Patrol is a voluntary auxiliary of the United States Air Force with a humanitarian focus. We are open to anyone aged 12 or older. Adult members are called "Senior members" and youth are "Cadets".
Gastonia is home to a composite squadron, meaning we have both senior members and cadets actively participating.
If you have an interest in aerospace, a desire to serve your community, or want to develop your leadership skills in one of America's finest volunteer organizations, come visit our squadron on any regular Tuesday night meeting.

Our Mission

Chartered by Congress in 1941, the Civil Air Patrol is a civilian auxiliary of the USAF. In addition to supporting the Air Force and other federal agencies, CAP has three primary missions:

Aerospace Education

After WWII, air search and ground rescue became CAP’s primary operational mission, along with the education and training of “air-minded”…

Cadet Programs

Today’s Cadets are tomorrow’s leaders Open to youth ages 12-18, the Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly,…

Emergency Services

Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol continues to save lives and alleviate human suffering by…