Yuma Composite Squadron 508


United States Civil Air Patrol "Performing Missions For America"


 Yuma Composite Squadron 508 

Formed on December 1st, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has since grown to approximately 1,500 squadrons, 600 aircraft, 980 vehicles, and over 57,000 adult and youth volunteers.   

CAP conducts 90% of search and rescue flights within the continental U.S. ...but it's not just about flying! Most of us are not pilots and perform a variety of other duties in support of CAP's three primary missions:

  Aerospace Education            Cadet Programs            Emergency Services    

Based at the Yuma International Airport, Squadron 508 is a composite unit consisting of Cadets (12 to 18 years old) and Senior Members (18 years and older). We participate in community events, air and ground SAR training and missions, cadet orientation flights, model rocketry launches, communications training and exercises, airshows, leadership training, aerospace education,  AE Blog , airport tours, and more.

Teachers, check out out  AEM Program  with access to free K-12 instructional materials and resources! 

If you are ready for a challenging way to serve your community, state, and nation,  WE WANT YOU!!
Visit us  Wednesdays (6:30pm-8:30pm)  for information on joining
 CAP and the Squadron 508 team.

Unit Commander
  Maj Stuart Smith  

Deputy Commander of Seniors
  Maj Seth Grenke  

Deputy Commander of Cadets
  MSgt Anthony Dickerson  

 Yuma Composite Squadron 508
 United States Air Force Auxiliary
Martha Taylor Bldg., Hangar F6
3590 South Fortuna Avenue
Yuma, AZ  85365

CAP Mission Statement

Supporting America's communities with emergency response,
diverse aviation and ground services, youth development,
and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

CAP Oaths

Cadet Oath:

I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program,
that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities,
obey my officers,
wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and
training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state,
and nation.


Promotion Oath:

I, (full name), having been promoted to the grade of ____________ in the Civil Air Patrol, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and comply with the Constitution, bylaws and regulations of the Civil Air Patrol; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge all duties and responsibilities as well as obey the orders of the officers appointed over me according to regulations, so help me God.



"One Team, 508!"