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History of Marauder Composite Squadron

The Marauder Composite Squadron history begins in 1986, when several CAP members from the Montgomery County Squadron decided to form their own squadron. The first meetings were held at Kingwood High School. To begin the charter process, they became "G Flight" and were assisted by the Jersey Village Composite Squadron. In June 1987, they moved their meetings to Kingwood United Methodist Church.

During this time, G Flight participated in many CAP activities including (1) encampments at Camp Strake and Lackland Air Force Base, (2) cadet orientation flights from Hooks, West Houston and Lakeside Airports, (3) communication and emergency services training at Ellington Field and other locations, and (4) actual search missions for missing aircraft throughout Texas.

In December 1987, Civil Air Patrol granted the charter, and Marauder Composite Squadron, under the command of 1st Lt. Jay Yeager, was born. In the first year cadets joined primarily from Aldine, Humble, Kingwood and New Caney high schools.

In September 1988, the squadron moved into a new meeting place, in a building at Williams Airport, between Porter and Conroe. Maruader Composite Squadron was the search group that located a downed Army Helicopter that crashed in December 1990 a heavily wooded area south of Cleveland in north Liberty County.

The squadron received a Unit Citation from the Texas Wing for assistance that was rendered to the community during the "Flood of 94." The City of Humble also made a Proclamation October 18, 1995 as Civil Air Patrol Day to honor the Marauder Squadron, along with Captain Ron Diderch and Major Everett Yeager, for their assistance during the flood.

The City of Humble also declared the week of December 1st through December 7th, 1996 as "Civil Air Patrol Week."

July 4, 1999
July 4, 1999:
Marauder Squadron Color Guard posing with Humble Mayor
Wilson Archer at the Humble High School Stadium

Change of Command 1999
September 9, 1999:
Change of Command Ceremony: Outgoing Squadron Commander
Major Q. G. Blackburn, Jr. (left) hands the squadron
colors to the new Squadron Commander, Lt. Don Boley."

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