South San Diego Cadet Squadron 201
Main Content

About Us

Civil Air Patrol South San Diego Cadet Squadron 201 is located in San Diego County, California, in Group 8 of the California Wing of Civil Air Patrol

Squadron 201is proud to be dedicated to developing leadership and building character based upon the United States Air Force Leadership Model. As a Cadet Squadron, we participate in all three of our Missions (Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, & Cadet Programs) however, we focus on Cadet Programs.

CAP builds character, puts integrity, honor, and respect first, and is rooted in patriotic values. CAP sets young people up for future success by giving them the education and skills they need to thrive in the future. CAP offers a unique opportunity to be a part of something that makes a real difference, saves lives, and restores hope.

Our meetings are structured with one hour of rotational instruction (The subjects rotate weekly – Character Development –Leadership – Aerospace Education – Emergency Services & Physical Training), the remaining hour is “flight time” where the cadets break out into teams based on their experience and progression in the program for more personalized training in everything from Drill & Ceremonies to public speaking to leadership techniques.

We proudly wear the Uniform of the United States Air Force, with some distinctive modifications to identify us as the USAF Auxiliary, however, there is no obligation to military service. While many of our cadets do elect to serve in the Armed Forces (including many through Military Academies), several pursue other service-related professions (Fire, Law Enforcement, Medical, EMT, etc) or become leaders in private business.


We require three visits before applications can be accepted and processed (this is to assure that you are comfortable with the program), however, after meeting with the command staff for a brief introduction, prospective cadets may participate in all except for the Physical Training activities at our meetings, and apply the knowledge and skills developed towards their first promotion should they elect to join.

Meeting Information

Meeting Agenda

                                        1st Monday                               2nd Monday                           3rd Monday                                      4th Monday                
UOD Blues w/ Ribbons PT Gear/ABU Blues w/o Ribbons ABU
1830 1840 Formation-Pledge-Oath Formation-Pledge-Oath Formation-Pledge-Oath Formation-Pledge-Oath
1840 1940 Drill / Cadet led classes PT Drill / Cadet led classes Drill / Cadet led classes
1940 1950 Break Break Break Break
1950 2000 Aerospace Moment Aerospace Moment Aerospace Moment Aerospace Moment
2000 2045 Leadership Safety Character Development Aerospace Education
2045 2100 Admin Admin Character Development
2100   Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal

Where there are five Mondays in a month, the Squadron participates in what is known as “5th Monday” where the Cadets and Senior members are given time to stand down from their regular activities and enjoy a night of recreation.

5th Monday activities take place during the regular meeting time, at our normal meeting location. Recreation activities vary, but pizza and board games are usually involved.

The Uniform of the Day will be appropriate civilian attire.

Meetings Times

Mondays, Weekly, 1830 – 2100 Hrs (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)

Uniform Schedule

  • Week 1- Blue Service Uniform (short sleeve with ribbons)
  • Week 2- Physical Fitness Uniform (PT uniform and bring ABU uniform)
  • Week 3- Blue Service Uniform (short sleeve without ribbons)
  • Week 4- Airman Battle Uniform
  • Week 5- Social Night

Note: Please see calendar as meetings are subject to change

Meetings Location

Civil Air Patrol South San Diego Cadet Squadron 201 holds its meetings at VFW Post 2111 located at 299 I St, Chula Vista, CA 91910. (Upstairs – Do Not Enter Club Below the Main Floor)

Driving Directions

For driving directions, please use Google Maps below:

© 2023 Civil Air Patrol. All rights reserved.