Thompson Valley Composite Squadron serves the Northern Colorado area of Larimer and western Weld County. We have two Cessna airplanes; a 182T at Greeley Airport (KGXY) and a 206 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL). We train for and support search and rescue and disaster preparedness / relief missions routinely throughout Colorado and as needed across the country.
TVCS was heavily involved in the 2012 fires and 2013 flood and members from TVCS also traveled to Texas for the relief effort after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. We regularly participate in quarterly Search and Rescue exercises that are held throughout the state as well as larger exercises jointly with Wyoming Wing. The squadron aircraft are flown almost every saturday, sunday, and on many weekdays by our pilots along with our dedicated aircrew.
Thompson Valley also has a very strong Radio Communications team. In 2018, they acquired a trailer and built a fully-functioning Radio Communications trailer that can be towed to any command post in the state for any exercise or real-world mission.
The Cadet Program is very active in our community. They hold meetings every Thursday where the Cadet learn and practice leadership, discipline, aerospace, and emergency services. The squadron has over 50 cadets on roster and a weekly turn-out of around 40 cadets. They have a strong Honor Guard program that conducts Colors Presentations and other ceremonies throughout Northern Colorado. They recently held a Wreaths across America Ceremony in Fort Collins. The Cadet Program helps out at local airshows at Northern Colorado Regional Airport as well as at Rocky Mountain Regional Airport.
The Squadron emblem shows our motto "Trans Caelum Montesque" translates as "Across the Sky and Mountains". It contains four stars for CAP's core values of Integrity, Excellence, Integrity, and Volunteer Service. The white mountains, river, and plains show our home terrain, and the three trees represent CAP's three missions of Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education. Our mascot is the Eagle. In the middle is the traditional CAP roundel, the insignia shown on our aircraft during the Second World War.