Aurora Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol

Oregon Wing

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Aurora Squadron Patch

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 Us section of the website.

Color Guard

Place An Alternate Description Here!dAurora Squadron has a Color Guard team that participates in July 4th, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day parades around the Portland area.

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

Our next Color Guard events will be:

  • Squadron Meeting, October 11, 18:30


CyberPatriotdAurora Squadron has a team of cadets competing in the CyberPatriot Competition.

CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Aurora's CyberPatriot team won 1st place in Oregon in the All Service Division State Round for CyberPartriot VI (2013),  and CyberPatriot VII (2014).  For CyberPatriot VIII (2015), Aurora added a second team, and won 1st and 2nd place in Oregon.   In addition, Aurora placed third in the  CyberPatriot VI West Regional Recognition Round.

Squadron Members in the News

Cadet Chuang, Riverdale School, September 28, 2016
Cadet Chuang, Wilsonville Spokesman, August 11, 2016
Cadets Irving and Parker, Tigard Tualatin Sherwood Times, January 15, 2016
Cadet Proffitt, Lake Oswego Review, August 20, 2015
Cadet Parker, Tigard Tualatin Sherwood Times, July 09, 2015
Cadet Parker, Tigard Tualatin Sherwood Times, April 23, 2015
Cadet Color Guard, Portland Tribune, June 05, 2014
Cadets Proffitt & Parker, Oregon Pilots Assocation's Propwash, November, 2013
Cadets Irving & Minato, Wilsonville Spokesman, August 14, 2013

Orientation Rides

Cadets returning from O-RidedCivil Air Patrol cadets have the opportunity to take Orientation Rides (O-Rides) in CAP aircraft, including Cessna 182s and gliders.

Our last O-Rides were on: August 14, 2016

Our next O-Rides event will be:

      When weather permits

Basic Marksmanship Encampment

Place An Alternate Description Here!d Twice a year we participate in the Basic Marksmanship Encampment (BME) hosted by the Lewis County Squadron in Centralia, WA.

This is an official NRA Junior Division program that enables cadets to fire and qualify with .22 caliber rifles. 

The next BME will take place in Summer, 2017

Meeting Information

We meet on Tuesday evenings from 18:30 to 21:00 (6:30 to 9:00 PM) at

Aurora State Airport
23115 Airport Road NE #4
Aurora, OR 97002


Please visit us this Tuesday evening for a tour.

Squadron Staff

  • Capt Marc Minato
    Squadron Commander
  • Lt Col J Boyd
    Deputy Commander for Cadets
  • Maj R Koon
    Deputy Commander for Seniors
  • Maj C Knox
    Testing Officer
  • Lt Col D Richards
    Professional Dev Officer
  • Capt D Rosenberg
    Safety Officer
  • 1st Lt P Proffitt
    Admin, Logistics
  • 2d Lt D Watson
    Public Affairs Officer
  • C/Maj Z Proffitt
    Cadet Commander

Visitor Information

You are invited to visit our meetings on Tuesday evenings.  Our members will show you around and answer any questions.

There is no military service obligation for joining Civil Air Patrol as a Cadet or Senior Member.

Squadron News

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

October 04: BDUs
October 11: Blues
October 18: BDUs
October 25: PT

Meeting Schedule

18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 Activities
        - Classes
        - Drill
        - Testing
        - Teamwork
        - Physical Training
        - Promotion Board
21:00 Closing Ceremony