Our unit began as the Juniata Valley Flight, a flight of the Penn State Composite Squadron in 2005 and met first at the Mifflin County Airport.
We moved to Centre Airpark - locally known as Garbrick's Airport - in Centre Hall PA during the summer of 2006. Centre Airpark has experienced a long history with CAP, having been the home of squadron 1301 for many years under Lt Col Jack Garbrick.
In August 2006, after being charted as a Flight for only ten months and showing continued dedication and growth, we formally applied for a Squadron Charter. On 19 September 2006, Civil Air Patrol Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama officially granted the 338th composite squadron status, and approved a name change to reflect our new home and growing membership. We are now the Nittany Composite Squadron.
In December 2008 we moved to University Park Airport. The space provided is shared between Group 5 Headquarters and our squadron. We are located in the front office space of the Maintenance Hangar, which is a big white building with a blue roof.
During July 2016 the squadron moved from the Maintenance Hangar space at the University Park Airport to the Administration Building. This is a red brick building located to the right of General Aviation. The squadron enjoys having a dedicated space. The
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in the Nittany Composite Squadron for youth in the State College and surrounding areas. From serving your community to assisting in search and rescue missions, the Civil Air Patrol offers youth real world experience in building leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
Stop by and visit us during our weekly meetings!