New Cadet Commander Accepts Command

On Monday, August 5, Cadet Captain John-David Holmes accepted command of the cadets at Deer Valley Composite Squadron. He succeeds Cadet 1st Lt. Nadine Saliba who completed her six-month term as the cadet commander. Squadron Commander Maj. Mark Schadt presided over the change of command ceremony. Holmes was honored as the 2018 Arizona Wing Cadet Read more about New Cadet Commander Accepts Command[…]

Cadet 2nd Lt Kaelyn Marble Selected for National Cadet Officer School

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[…]

AE Excellence Program Kicks Off at 302

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[…]

Disaster Relief Week at Pinnacle High School

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 Meet a Squadron Alumni Turned U.S. Navy Airborne Electronics Officer

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[…]