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.
Members of Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 served as the Color Guard during Arizona Aviation Day at the State Capitol on 17 January. Color Guard members in this photo include: C/CMSgt Ian O’Donnell, C/2nd Lt Kyra Martinez, C/SMSgt Ian Worley, and C/SSgt Kelci Knigge (face hidden). In addition to providing the Color Guard, Read more about DV Cadets Participate in AZ Aviation Day[…]
Congratulations to Cadet 2nd Lt Reyna Armbrust of Deer Valley Composite Squadron, one of two Arizona Wing cadets selected for the American Public University (APU)/Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Above & Beyond Cadet (ABC) College Orientation Program. Armbrust will be entering college this semester and attending APU, taking a tuition-free/three-semester-hour course of their choice. The ABC COP Read more about 302 Cadet Wins Scholarship[…]
During the November promotion ceremony at Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302, four cadets received milestone promotions. The Wright Brothers Award is the first milestone in the cadet program and marks the completion of Phase 1, the Learning Phase. To earn this award and the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant, a cadet must complete a comprehensive Read more about Four Deer Valley Cadets Receive Milestone Promotions[…]
More than 100 senior members, cadets, family members, and distinguished guests took part in a change of command ceremony on Nov. 28 at Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302. Maj Mark Schadt, the new squadron commander at 302, first joined CAP as a cadet in North Carolina in 1982. After a distinguished career as a naval Read more about Squadron 302 Change of Command[…]
Oct. 8, 2016 message from Squadron Commander Capt. Jeffrey Landtiser: It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing on Sept. 29 of Major Timothy S. Beckwith. Tim’s more than fifty years with Civil Air Patrol made him an icon of Squadron 302 and of the Arizona Wing. I’m sure he soars amongst better Read more about Death of Tim Beckwith[…]