Oct 14

Squadron Open House – Oct 18

cap_command_patch_without_backgroun_c7f2a1cf38838The Northshore Composite Squadron is pleased to invite family, friends, and members of the public to attend its Open House Event.

Drop by any time between 7 and 9pm on Tuesday, October 18, and learn how CAP serves the community — and how you can get involved.

Meet us at Northshore HQ. Click here for map and directions.

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Apr 09

Article in HeraldNet

Northshore is proud to announce that it has earned its fourth Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) in a row. We are also proud to have our success written in a local paper. Read about our accomplishment at HeraldNet:



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Mar 24

The Holiday Dining Out

On January 24th, 2015, Northshore Composite Squadron hosted its fourth annual Holiday Dining Out. The Holiday Dining Out is a treasured United States Air Force (USAF) tradition that brings together the members of the squadron to a formal dinner and dance to celebrate its own achievements and those of its members over the past year. As the Auxiliary of the USAF, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadrons are also able to follow in this valued tradition.

During the earlier portion of the evening, Northshore practiced both truly valuable and fun traditions. As with every year, time was taken to remember America’s fallen soldiers with the Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) table. Color Guard members performed a symbolic ceremony that honored these men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country. Toasts were given to our Commander-in-chief, the four military branches, the CAP, and even the friends and family of Northshore.

A slightly more entertaining tradition that Northshore holds every year is the grog bowl. The grog is also a tradition the Air Force practices. The grog is a large bowl filled with various ingredients. Some of these ingredients included: Gatorade, Worcestershire sauce, marshmallows, and pickle juice. If a member is found breaking protocol, as punishment, they may be called to go forward and drink a full glass of the grog bowl. Many senior members and cadets fell victim to the grog bowl during the evening.

Once everyone had eaten a delicious meal, a few notable guests gave presentations. Of these guests were Washington Wing’s Commander, Colonel Jim Furlong, and one of Washington Wing’s former commanders, Colonel Ted Tax. Colonel Furlong and Colonel Tax also led a promotion ceremony for two cadet of Northshore as well as assisted in presenting awards to other outstanding cadets for their excellent contributions to the squadron.

Congratulations to the following cadets for their awards:

  • ALPHA Flight Honor Cadet: C/SrA Drew Hitchcock
  • BRAVO Flight Honor Cadet: C/SrA Billy Keogh
  • Cadet Officer of the Year: C/1st Lt Ryan Bauman
  • Cadet of the Year: C/1st Lt Ethan Reiniger

Once all of the formalities of the night came to an end, then opened a time for socializing and dancing. Overall, the Holiday Dining Out is a treasured tradition that Northshore holds dear to its heart. In the course of one evening, people have the chance to experience a beloved military tradition, see the successes of the squadron and its members, enjoy a wonderful meal, and enjoy the company of one another.

Interested in visiting? Come join us this Tuesday (US ARMY Reserve Center 130 228th ST SW Bothell, WA 98021). Guests are always welcome. Visit our website for more information (capnorthshore.org).


Article written by: C/1st Lt Ethan Reiniger

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Oct 28

The Washington Wing All Cadet SAREX

Civil Air Patrol cadets pose for a picture at the All-Cadet SAREX hosted by Northshore Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol cadets pose for a picture at the All-Cadet SAREX hosted by Northshore Composite Squadron

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, cadets and senior members of the Washington Wing came together at the Army Reserve Center in Bothell, WA to participate in an activity that no other squadron in the nation offers: the WAWG (Washington Wing) All-Cadet SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise), hosted by the Northshore Composite Squadron. A SAREX is a realistic training simulation offering cadets valuable hands-on experience in conducting a full-length search and rescue operation from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Northshore Families Come Together for a Picnic

A few weekends ago on Saturday, September 27, Northshore Composite Squadron hosted a picnic at Blyth Park. The picnic started at 4:00 and followed a laser tag event from earlier that morning. The weather was great and many Northshore families attended the event to take part in the fun games and to enjoy the home-made food. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Laser Tag Live Experience

CAP Laser Tag Article 2014 PIC

Left to right: 1stLt Troy Hacking,C/2d Lt Jeremey Jessee, C/2d Lt Ethan Reiniger,
1stLt Gerald Hickey, Maj Jeramee Scherer, and C/2d Lt Ryan Bauman

On September 27, 2014 at approximately 9:00 am members from the Northshore Composite Squadron of the Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol embarked on a journey to Camp Cedar Springs near Lake Stevens, WA. The cadets and senior members came to apply the skills of tactical leadership and communications that they learned in the weeks leading up to the event. All of this was accomplished through one fun special activity that required leadership, team work, and stealth: Laser Tag! Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 26

The Fun Side of Basic Encampment

If you have been following Northshore’s website or Facebook page, you know that 14 Northshore cadets recently attended Cascade Falcon XIX Basic Encampment and had much to share about their experience. As the Public Affairs Officer, I thought it would be a good idea to have cadets submit their funny stories from Basic and compile them into one article. The following stories are largely unedited and are in the words of the cadets.

Cadet staff at Basic Encampments purposely do strange and crazy things in order to confuse basic cadets and keep them on their toes. C/2d Lt Reiniger shares a story about one of these events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Basic Encampment: From a Cadet’s Perspective

1493396_558665580904504_5733156779119550596_o      Last week, 14 cadets from Northshore Composite Squadron attended Cascade Falcon, a basic encampment at Fort Lewis. Three of these cadets were attending this encampment for the second time, now as staff. Lieutenant Reiniger was First Sergeant for Squadron 2, Lieutenant Jessee was Bravo Flight Sergeant in Squadron 1, and Chief Litalien was Alpha Flight Sergeant in Squadron 1. The other eleven cadets attended as basics. This enables them to promote to Second Lieutenant and receive the Billy Mitchell Award in the future. They now can also attend many National Cadet Special Activities. Basic Encampment is intense and each cadet had a different experience. I was able to sit down with eleven cadets (including all three staff) and ask them a couple questions about how their time at Cascade Falcon went and what they learned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 22

Northshore’s 3 New Lieutenants


From left to right: C/2d Lt Ryan Bauman, C/2d Lt Jeremy Jessee, C/2d Lt Ethan Reiniger

From left to right: C/2d Lt Ryan Bauman, C/2d Lt Jeremey Jessee, C/2d Lt Ethan Reiniger

      The Billy Mitchell award is the second of five milestones in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).  The grade related with achieving this award is Cadet Second Lieutenant (C/2d Lt). Only 15% of the cadets in the Civil Air Patrol actually reach this award and to become eligible for this award the cadet must have completed the following requirements: obtain a passing grade of 80% or higher on the comprehensive exam for leadership, aerospace, and a physical fitness exam. The cadet must also attend a basic class A encampment.  After all of this, the cadet will have to go through a vigorous review board for approval to take on this new position. Northshore Composite Squadron is excited to announce that it has promoted three cadets to the grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant: C/2d Lt Ryan Bauman, Jeremey Jessee, and Ethan Reiniger. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 22

C/SMSgt Clark to Attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


C/SMSgt Clark stands at ease at the Promotion Ceremony on August 5, 2014.

C/SMSgt Clark stands at ease at the Promotion Ceremony on August 5, 2014.

      C/SMSgt Clark (Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Clark) will be leaving the Northshore Composite Squadron this coming September in order to attend the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. With the intention of majoring in aerospace engineering, Clark says that his passion for aerospace was discovered through Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Cadets are given monthly Aerospace Education classes and also have the opportunity to go on five powered and five glider Orientation Flights. It was through these experiences that Clark became so fascinated with aviation and decided to pursue a career in this field. Read the rest of this entry »

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