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Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Squadron 80, based out of San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport, does its part to bring excellence to CAP's three missions:

Emergency Services

CAP performs about 90% of the Air Force inland search and rescue missions in the continental US.

Aerospace Education

CAP Aerospace/STEM Education Programs bring over 40 free fun and engaging products and programs to our members and to classrooms throughout the nation.

Cadet Programs

Squadron 80 works closely with its sister squadron, John J. Montgomery Cadet Squadron 36, to raise the next generation of dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders.

Our History

CAP was established on 1 December 1941, a week before the events of Pearl Harbor. San Jose has had a squadron at Reid-Hillview Airport for the vast majority of that time, helping protect the coast and help those in need.


Goings-on in the worlds of our squadron, CAP, and aerospace in general.

Squadron Agenda: 25Feb2019

This week, our Emergency Services meeting will focus on a major part of our ES mission: Emergency Locator Transmitters, or ELTs. We’ll be learning how they were developed, how they work, and how they’ve evolved Read more…

No Meeting 18Feb2019

There will be no meeting this week in observance of Presidents’ Day. Enjoy your long weekend, and we’ll see you on the 25th!

Get in Touch

Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are always welcome!

Squadron HQ

2490 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose CA 95148-1003
Next to the RHV airport terminal

Our meetings are

Every Monday (except Federal holidays)
1930-2100 (7:30pm-9:00pm)

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