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.
Search & Rescue/Emergency Services
Cessna 182 with G1000 avionics.
More than 140 senior and cadet members.
Senior member meetings
The 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm.
Monday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.
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 company now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife,[…]
By Lt. Col. James Nova
It has been a busy few weeks for the Squadron 302 Color Guard. Just back from their successful participation in the National Cadet Competition, the color guard was called upon for two significant events. On 9 January, they posted the colors at the Wing Change of Command Ceremony at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa. Then, on 11 January, for the first time ever, a CAP color guard opened the 2016 Arizona House of Representatives Legislative Session. […]