High Desert Composite Squadron

Website sponsored by the High Desert Composite Squadron


Thank you for helping us . . . Remember, Honor, and Teach - By thanking a veteran.

Each wreath purchased was placed on a veteran's grave at Deschutes Memorial Gardens during our Wreaths Across America ceremony on Dec. 17th. 2016. 

There was excellent turn-out for the ceremony, with standing-room-only in the chapel.

Please visit our photo gallery for photos of the event:

For a $15 gift (tax deductible), a wreath will be placed on a veteran's grave. To make your gift (for the 2016 ceremony) go to

 * A portion of each sale also helps support our local CAP squadron activities. Thank you for your support.

High Desert Squadron gets Squadron of the Year Award

The High Desert Composite Squadron got the Squadron of the Year award for the second year in a row at the Oregon Wing Conference. We also got an award for increasing our membership more than any other squadron in the wing. Our new goal to to get three in a row. Congratulations Black Sheep!

 CAP Gen. Vazquez announces that Civil Air Patrol is officially a member of the United States Air Force's Total Force!

The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  All members are volunteers and receive no pay.  As the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is organized along military lines, on the National, Wing, and local/Squadron levels, though it is a civilian volunteer organization.

Civil Air Patrol was established in the Office of Civilian Defense on 1 December 1941 to organize and direct the activities of volunteer civilians who made their time, airplanes, and equipment available for wartime tasks.   


"We are not volunteers; we are professionals who just happen to volunteer". Lt Col Sandner was recently overheard saying that.  When asked if he could be quoted, he said sure, but that the quote is not original to him.

The entire "Composite" Squadron consisting of Senior Members and Cadets meets the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month from 1900 to 2100 in the Boyle Education Center at Central Oregon Community College. The Cadets also meet there at 1900 on the intervening Tuesdays.

Guests are always welcome.

Members Area

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sep 5 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 12 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 26 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meeting Time & Place

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
Airlink Hangar at Bend Airport


Major Mike Wissing
(541) 419-7352


Both Cadets (12-18) and 
Seniors (Adults) are welcome!


Airlink Hangar 63144 Powell Butte Road, Bend, OR

B-25 Visit to Bend                       B-25 "Grumpy"

F-15 from ANG Visit

F-15 at Portland ANG

Congratulations to our new Mission Pilots !

Lt Stokes

       Capt Campbell                     Capt Lang


Recent Senior Member Promotions

    LtCol Hellis