St Augustine CAP Squadron (SER-FL-173



CAP Chain of Command:

CAP National HQ

CAP Southeast Region

Florida Wing

Florida Wing Group 2

St Augustine Composite SER-173

Miscellaneous links:


On behalf of all of at St. Augustine Composite Squadron, SER-FL-173, headquartered at the St. Augustine Airport (KSGJ), I thank you for your interest in Civil Air Patrol, and welcome you to our website.

We invite you to go through our website, as this will tell you more about us, and what we do for our community, state and nation. However, the best way to learn more about all the varied opportunities in Civil Air Patrol is to visit us during our monthly meetings, and see firsthand. Come and meet our officers, ask questions and see if CAP is for you.

After going through our website (and checking out the CAP National Headquarters website at ( if you have any questions, I invite you contact any member of our staff or me personally.

All of us look forward to meeting you soon, and welcoming you into our squadron.

Very Respectfully,

Gene Melton, Maj, CAP
Squadron Commander

Meeting Information***:

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM (Squadron meeting)

Meeting Location:
St. Augustine Composite Squadron Headquarter
4704 US-1 (Dixie Hwy)
St. Augustine, FL 32095
(3/4 miles south of
the St Augustine Airport (SGJ)
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Commander's Message

About St. Augustine Composite Squadron SER-FL-173

The St. Augustine Composite Squadron is part of the Civil Air Patrol an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Originally a Senior Unit, in June 2009 the Squadron was transformed into a Composite Unit. The St Augustine Composite Squadron is a volunteer organization comprised of young and senior members ages of 12 and up. The members of the Squadron participate in search and rescue missions in the south Florida region, work with local governments in training and provide support for emergency services during disasters such as hurricanes, and provide support for both drug enforcement agencies and the United States Air Force. The Civil Air Patrol provides training in aerospace education, emergency support, and communications at the squadron level for both Senior Officers and Cadets. Search and Rescue (SAR) and service in the community are the primary goals of the squadron.

For more information about the Civil Air Patrol explore the links provided below.

FAQ's for Teens
FAQ's for the rest of us!

For more information about the St. Augustine Composite Squadron, SER-FL-173 please contact:

Gene Melton, Maj, CAP
Squadron Commander


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Senior Members interested in the CAP Senior Program curriculum (Emergency Services, Flight/Aircrew Operations, Aerospace Education) should contact Ralph Aviles, Maj, CAP, Deputy Commander for Seniors


  • Cadet members (and supporting Senior Member Staff) interested in the Cadet Program should contact David Toth, 1st LT, CAP, Deputy Commander for Cadets (e-mail)

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