Mankato Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Mankato Composite Squadron
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Mankato Composite Squadron is a Group IV unit of Minnesota Wing. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP is a congressionally chartered non-profit organization, maintains a mutually supportive relationship with the USAF, executing inland search and rescue operations and training future leaders in return for funding and support. CAP members dedicate their time and energy to supporting and improving their community.

Civil Air Patrol's three primary missions as defined by the United States Congress are:

Local Meeting Information

Mankato Composite Squadron meets weekly from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. each Thursday evening at the airport. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. If you are are interested in becoming a member, please stop by during a meeting or contact a representative of the squadron.

Directions to the Airport

Two Mitchell Awards PDF Print E-mail

Lt. Col. Mathew Wiskow, Minnesota Wing’s Group 4 commander, presented certificates and ribbons to two cadets during a ceremony May 9 at the Mankato Regional Airport.

Cadets Hunter Brindley and Tanner Johnson of the Minnesota Wing’s Mankato Composite Squadron pinned on their new rank after earning the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.

To earn the Mitchell Award, cadets must pass comprehensive leadership and aerospace exams as well as a rigorous physical fitness test. They must complete an encampment, a military-style camp. In addition, to move into the cadet officer ranks, with the achievement of the Mitchell Award, cadets enter into the officer phase of cadet leadership.

Mitchell Award recipients are eligible for advanced placement in the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. They are also eligible for advanced credit in the Air Force ROTC program.


Congratulations C/2Lt Brindley and C/2Lt Johnson

Cadet Promotions PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, (March 14, 2013) four cadets were promoted in Mankato.  The promotions ranged from the first stripe to the 7th stripe. We had a Dolittle, a Hap Arnold, a Curry and a Wright Brothers promotion.


Link to the promotion video: March 2013 Promotions   *** This video is very large and will take time to download

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