Hanscom Composite Squadron is a proud member of Massachusetts Wing, Civil Air Patrol. The squadron is based on Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford Massachusetts, which is approximately ten miles northwest of Boston.
We currently have around 100 members made up of both cadet and senior members. Our members come from all walks of life and provide the squadron with a wide range of skills and diversity we need to carry out and fulfill our missions.
Located about ten miles north west of Boston, Massachusetts Hanscom Squadron is one of thirteen squadrons around the state that makes up the Massacusetts wing.
In addition, our members are extremely professional and dedicated to our team which is both the largest and most active squadron in Massachusetts .
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be active or ex-military, you don't even need to be a pilot to join our team, Hanscom Composite Squadron has positions for our members regardless of their background, past or current profession or experience, Each member has the ability to contribute to our three main missions.
As an extremely active and key squadron within the Massachusetts wing, we are focused on.
The Aerospace Education Program provides aviation related education and educational activities for members, including formal, graded courses about all aspects of aviation including flight physics, dynamics, history, and application. Courses covering the space program, and new technologies and advances in aviation and space exploration, are also available. There are several programs for CAP pilots to improve their flying skills and earn Federal Aviation Administration ratings.
The CAP Cadet Program presents a unique opportunity for America's youth to learn leadership skills, gain knowledge and understanding of aerospace science, develop an appreciation for the importance of life-long physical fitness, and gain reinforcement of their core values through character development.
Emergency Services is one of Civil Air Patrol's main missions. As a key squadron within the Massachusetts wing, we focus our efforts heavily on training and responding to calls in emergency situations. Hanscom Squadron provides both air and ground teams in response to a variety of situation when called upon.
Squadron meetings are held in the Squadron HQ building on Hanscom AFB:
30 Patrick Loop
Lexington, MA 01731
Hanscom Squadron senior members meet on the First Monday of each month from 1900 hrs (7:00PM) to 2100 hrs (9:00PM) in the squadron headquarters
Hanscom Squadron cadets meet every Thursday from 1815 hrs (6:15PM) to 2115 hrs (9:15PM) in the squadron headquarters.