The Aerospace Education mission is to educate, inspire, and instill an understanding of the importance of aerospace in today’s world. AE efforts support STEM programs in local schools and provide curriculum support to teachers.
CAP Cadet Programs focus on leadership, core values, character development, aerospace education, physical fitness, and drug demand reduction.
Civil Air Patrol saves lives and provides assistance in communities all across the nation through our emergency services and operational missions. These include air and ground Search & Rescue missions, disaster relief, and other missions tasked by federal, state, and local government agencies.
Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 is part of the Arizona Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. With more than 140 senior and cadet members, the squadron is the largest in the Arizona Wing. Squadron members are involved in the Wing's award-winning ground search and rescue team. Squadron 302 also boasts a top-ranked cadet color guard. Extensive training is provided to both senior members and cadets in order to prepare them to fulfill the CAP's mission and serve our community.
Cessna 182 with G1000 avionics for search and rescue missions.
More than 140 senior and cadet members.
The 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm.
Monday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.
Deer Valley Composite Squadron C/2nd Lt Kaelyn Marble is one of 108 cadets from across the country chosen to attend Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Officer School in early July at Maxwell Air Force Base. The 2018 Cadet Officer School, or COS, will be extra special, as it marks the 50th year CAP’s “very best” cadets Read more about Cadet 2nd Lt Kaelyn Marble Selected for National Cadet Officer School[…]
Cadet Lt. Col. Jacob Whited, CAP, a member of Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302, will join the U.S. Air Force Academy class of 2022. A recent graduate of Cactus Shadows High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Whited reports on June 28 to start basic cadet training and will attend classes in Colorado Springs for the next Read more about Deer Valley Cadet Attending USAF Academy[…]
Three senior members and six cadets from Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 began a series of Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) lessons and activities on June 4, 2018. This series of lessons and activities is planned to run through December 2018. AEX is an aerospace education framework supported by CAP National Headquarters to promote integrated academic Read more about AE Excellence Program Kicks Off at 302[…]
Twenty-four Girl Scouts from the Cactus Pine Council participated in an event sponsored by the Phoenix Chapter of the 99s (the international organization of women pilots) and held at Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 on March 10. Cadet Del Principe is a student pilot and a member of both CAP and the 99s. The 99s Read more about Girls Can Fly Day at Squadron 302[…]
The new Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 patch is here. Thanks to C/2nd Lt. Michael Dipiazza for getting the ball rolling on this project. 1st Lt. Donald Ray Fry Sr. has the patches and will sell them at cadet and senior meeting for $5 each. (Funds raised from patch sales will support Squadron 302 activities.) Your suggestions Read more about New Squadron Patch[…]
Two members of Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 had the opportunity to speak to freshman physics students at Pinnacle High School in northeast Phoenix about Civil Air Patrol’s emergency services mission on October 5. Deputy Commander for Seniors Capt. Gordon Helm and Public Affairs Officer Capt. Margot Myers were joined by Capt. Klara Olcott, 388th Read more about Disaster Relief Week at Pinnacle High School[…]
Cadets from Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 were invited to meet squadron alumni Lt. j.g. Tanner Matheny, USN, on September 9, when he and his instructor arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Matheny, who was a cadet at Squadron 302 until he entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2011, is now an Read more about Cadets Meet a Squadron Alumni Turned U.S. Navy Airborne Electronics Officer[…]