Conference and Change of Command
March 17 - 19
The 2017 SC Wing Conference and Change of Command
will be held in the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center at
Greystone in Columbia March 17-19. Join us for a weekend of
celebration and learning – and also to welcome the next South
Carolina Wing Commander!
Detailed information is available on the
registration page, including how to register for hotel rooms.
Note that the hotel room block has been extended to March 9
only, so NOW is the
time to make your reservation, or you will miss out!
Welcome to the web site of Greenville Composite
Squadron, a unit of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official civilian
auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Greenville Composite
Squadron is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and primarily serves
Greenville County, the Upstate and the surrounding region.
Greenville Composite Squadron is a component of the South Carolina
Wing, under the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.
Greenville Composite Squadron
headquarters are adjacent to the South Ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport
(GMU), across from The Runway Cafe. Cadets and Senior Members meet weekly on Mondays
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a part of
this all-volunteer civilian force, please feel free to visit one of our meetings.
Further contact information can be found below.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor in December, 1941. It was the vision of more than 150,000 citizens who were concerned about the defense of America's coastline. Under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces, CAP pilots flew more than one-half million hours, were credited with sinking two enemy submarines and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World War II.
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corporation. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557, making CAP the auxiliary of the new United States Air Force
(USAF). CAP was then charged with three primary missions – aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
To view squadron updates and
photos of recent activities, visit us on Facebook!