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What is AIRPAC?

AIRPAC Squadron is comprised of about 35 male and female youths who regularly train together to develop their seagoing skills along with a higher sense of team work, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance.  The cadets range in age from 11 to 17 and are from the nearby communities of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Carpinteria, Lompoc, and from the not-so-nearby communities of Bakersfield and Tres Pinos.

Chartered in 2004 with the support of the Santa Barbara Navy League, the fledgling AIRPAC Squadron has rapidly developed into a popular, top-rated squadron with a capable command, able cadets and a ship-shape reputation.

The cadets and officers of AIRPAC Squadron meet on an average of two Saturdays per month. Their training site is located at the California National Guard Armory, 700 E. Canon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara.

AIRPAC Squadron is named after the Navy’s Command, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  AIRPAC is responsible for naval aviation operations in the Pacific.