Back to the future!

Beginning August 10, 2021, Northshore Squadron is pleased to return to our regular meeting facility, the Joe R. Hooper Army Reserve Center in Bothell, WA!

It’s rewarding to be able to meet together in person once more and resume yet another opportunity to grow and serve together.

We will be abiding by appropriate COVID protocols and will continue to work to serve in CAP’s national network of volunteers’ ability to serve the nation. Join today to be part of the CAP COVID-19 relief effort.

The Squadron meeting will start at 1830 hours. Please bring your CAP ID to get on base.  Please arrive early for temperature check. And unvaccinated persons, please wear a CDC-authorized mask.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Army Reserve Center!


Joe R. Hooper Army Reserve Center / FEMA region X

130 228th St SW

Bothell, WA 98021

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Northshore Earns Annual Quality Award Nine Years Running

Dec 22, 2020: For the ninth year in a row Northshore Squadron has earned the Quality Cadet Unit Award! There is only one squadron in the Pacific Region that has earned this award more times than us. Thank you to the members who work hard to make this happen!

For more information on the award visit the national CAP site here:

Congratulations to the other WA Wing squadrons who also earned the QCUA Award for 2020:

Spokane Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Pangborn Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Bellingham Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Yakima Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Skagit Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Overlake Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Renton Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Arlington Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

COVID Tactical Pause: May Update

Governor Inslee has published the state’s phased approach to reopening the state. Based on this information we still have no firm date as to when in-person meetings will be able to resume, yet we can plan for Phase III of the plan when gatherings of less than 50 people will be allowed.  Going forward we will continue our virtual meetings on Tuesday. See your email for more information.

Continuing concerns about COVID-19 have prompted Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, Civil Air Patrol National Commander and CEO, to extend restrictions on CAP-related travel and meetings to June 30, 2020.

In the interim, “we are rolling out guidance on how wings can carefully ease out of their current sets of restrictions,” Smith said. His new, less restrictive measures, announced on May 12, may allow some wings to progress more quickly and move past the existing set of restrictions. “Other wings will need to move more slowly, and so the original restrictions will apply for a longer period.”

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Tactical Pause: Temporary Meeting Hold

Northshore Squadron Open House Sept 10 2019

The Northshore Composite Squadron, an active local unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), is hosting an open house for visitors from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 130 228th Street SW, Bothell, WA. on Nike Hill.

CAP was established in December 1941 and Northshore Squadron was founded in October 1967.

Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain CAP’s missions for America – in the air and on the ground. 

For the last eight years the squadron has been honored to receive the Quality Cadet Unit Award and Aerospace Excellence Awards from CAP National Headquarters.

Lt. Col. Mike Murray, Squadron Commander, invites anyone interested in CAP to attend. 

Prospective Cadets must be 12-18 years of age and prospective adult members must be 18 or older.

The Squadron meets on a government facility.  Visitors should be prepared to provide photo identification to enter the grounds.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to 6:30 to allow for gated entry.

Visit the Northshore Composite Squadron Facebook page to have your questions answered and to see the wide variety of activities and missions available:

Northshore Composite Squadron supports CAP’s Core Values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.

Join us Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm and find out what CAP is all about!

Northshore Celebrates 50 Amazing Years

In October of 1967 the Bothell Squadron of Civil Air Patrol was formed. Sometime in the 1970’s this squadron changed its name to Northshore Squadron. Throughout the years the squadron has earned numerous awards for cadet programs and aerospace education. There have been several color guards who have won many wing level competitions and performed at sporting events and ceremonies. Continue reading

Cadets Begin Building Drone

Northshore cadets, led by Aerospace Education Officer 2Lt Anthony Eaton, begin building a drone.

The drone, built from wood, plastic, and the cardboard box in which it came, will be completed and flown at the next Aerospace Education session, in July.

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: