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Commander's Greeting

Welcome to Picatinny Composite Squadron

1st Lt Robert Oszust taking command of Picatinny Composite Squadron, December 2019
1st Lt Robert Oszust taking command of Picatinny Composite Squadron, December 2019.

On behalf of the entire Picatinny Composite Squadron, please allow me to welcome you!

Since 1941, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has served local communities and the nation. As the Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, and part of the USAF Total Force, CAP has three primary missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.

Our headquarters is located at Aeroflex-Andover Airport 12N, 265 Limecrest Rd, Newton, NJ 07860. We meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (also known as 1830 - 2030). I encourage you to come take a look and see if CAP would be a good fit for you. We meet weekly year round, except as noted on our squadron calendar. If you'd like to come by, please contact us for more information about visiting a meeting.

Our Cadet Program is intended for young adults ages 12-18. Our Senior Member program is offered for adults aged 18 and over. We are always looking for youth and adults who are interested in serving their community. We offer a wide range of activities unmatched in other youth organizations. From a military-style leadership development program (without any military commitment), to flight training opportunities, participation in STEM and Cyber Patriot, and summertime activities that can match any interest.

CAP is an excellent opportunity for both youths and adults to give back, and to further their education in a professional all-volunteer organization. Our Cadet Program gives young adults the chance to serve in various leadership roles, and participate in numerous activities. Adults in CAP also progress in their own professional development and promotion system. CAP has something to help everyone learn and develop their skills and talents, to enhance their personal, academic, and professional success, while contributing to their community.

Semper vigilans!

1Lt Robert Oszust, CAP
Squadron Commander

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