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Welcome to the John J. Montgomery Memorial Cadet Squadron 36

California Wing, Civil Air Patrol

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About Civil Air Patrol

CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 55,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 95 percent of inland search and rescue missions, and was credited with saving 59 lives in 2006. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter drug missions. Members serve as mentors to the more than 22,000 young people participating in the CAP Cadet Program.

About Squadron 36

We are one of the largest cadet squadrons in California Wing, with over 70 active cadet members. Squadron 36 in its present form came into existence in 1968 after the San Jose Composite Squadron 36 divided into two units; San Jose Search and Rescue (which exists to this day as Squadron 80) and the John J. Montgomery Memorial Cadet Squadron 36.

John J. MontgomeryMuch of our unit’s early history has largely been lost to time, though rededicated efforts are currently underway to discover our origins and unit experiences. The squadron has, however, been able to locate sporadic bits of history to include the fact that former cadet Jason Dahl, the captain of United Flight 93 and forever associated with September 11, 2001, was a former Squadron 36 cadet.

Squadron 36 has continued to produce several members for the armed forces academies, to include one young lady that has garnered much press in recent years with her accomplishments as an Air Force pilot (Kim Campbell [Reed].) Further, Squadron 36 has been honored several times in its history as a Squadron of the Year at various CAP levels and, of course, has produced many cadet recipients of milestone awards including the Spaatz Award (former Cadet Steven Stanton: Spaatz Award #504, awarded Headquarters Civil Air Patrol on March 2, 1979.)

Contact Information

We are located at Reid-Hillview Airport and meet every Tuesday at 1900. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please drop by one of our meetings, meet the staff and learn more about the program. Our address is:

2490 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95148

Unit Contact: Steve Angus
Contact Phone:
Contact e-mail:

Monthly Schedule

  Uniform Agenda
Week 1 Blues Aerospace
Week 2 BDUs Leadership
Week 3 PT Character Development
Week 4 BDUs Emergency Services