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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.

Blog

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

Squadron Agenda: 10Dec2018

In our final regular meeting of the year, our Aerospace Education officer, 1st Lt Jeff Silverstein, will be giving our monthly AE presentation.  Please note that there will be no meetings at squadron HQ on Read more…

Squadron Agenda: 03Dec2018

This week’s meeting will be our monthly safety briefing. This is part of our commitment to keeping all our members safe, regardless of what duties they may perform in CAP.  As always, this meeting is Read more…

Squadron Agenda: 26Nov2018

This week’s meeting focuses on Emergency Services. Our ES Training Officer, 2d Lt Richard West, will be hosting a communications exercise. If you’re curious about how search and rescue units communicate in a situation, this 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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