Citizens Serving Communities

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

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was established on 1 December 1941, six days 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.  In the 75 years since its founding, CAP continues to uphold its missions to serve our local communities and the nation.


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

Meeting Agenda 27 Jan 20

San Jose Senior Squadron will participate in its biennial Subordinate Unit Inspection (SUI) this Monday. Therefore, this meeting will not be open to members of the general public or other Civil Air Patrol Squadrons. Regular, Read more…

No Meeting 20 Jan 20

This Monday is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. San Jose Senior Squadron 80 will not be meeting. Please spend the day honoring the legacy of a great Civil Rights leader who embodies integrity, Read more…

Meeting Agenda 13 Jan 20

This week’s meeting will be a Squadron 80 business meeting. We will be preparing the required paperwork in advance of our Subordinate Unit Inspection later this month. Members will also be given a chance to Read more…

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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