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Columbia Composite Squadron

Columbia Composite Squadron (CCS) is one of the Civil Air Patrol Oregon Wing's largest and most active squadrons. Typically, the 70+ members of Columbia Composite meet weekly at the Portland Air National Guard Base, although the squadron is currently meeting virtually to ensure the safety of our members. As a composite squadron, CCS has both youth and adult members.

Cadet Competition Winners


Cadet engagement is high. In 2019, CCS:

> Cadet Competition team placed 1st in state, 1st in region and 12th in the national competition
> CyberPatriot team placed 3rd in the Silver Tier of the state competition
> Cadets attended national flight academies
> Cadets attended search and rescue academies
> Cadets flew in 16 Orientation Rides
> Cadets served in leadership roles in Wing Encampments and cadet training programs


Cadets Volunteer Service


As a part learning to lead, cadets gave back to the community by:

> Serving at Camp Rosenbaum
> Volunteering at the Portland Police Shred and Perscription Drug Turn-In event
> Delivering holiday meals in partnership with the Portland Police Sunshine Division
> Honoring veterans by marching in the Veterans Day Parade



CCS Search and Rescue Training


CCS adult members support the youth program as well as the CAP commitment to emergency services. CCS actively participates in:

> Search and Rescue Training & Exercises
> Communications Training & Exercises
> Intercept Mission Training with the Air National Guard
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