With an increasing student body, Cyclops and Emma Frost reorganized the Xavier Institute's educational and training programs into a squad system. The Alpha Squadron was originally advised by Northstar, and later advised by Karma.
When Wolverine was brainwashed by Hydra he attacked the X-Men and the Xavier Institute and Northstar was among the X-Men to respond. Unfortunately, he was killed by Wolverine. Due to this loss, the Squad was assigned Karma as a new adviser.
- Anole - Victor Borkowski has a reptilian mutation. Field Leader. Retained his powers and remained with the X-Men.
- Indra - Paras Gavaskar is a young boy from India able to extend exoskeletal armor plates over his body. Retained his powers and remained with the X-Men.
- Kidogo - Lazaro Kotikash is a Maasai who could shrink himself down to 4 inches in height. Depowered, and current whereabouts/status unknown.
- Loa- Alani Ryan is a Hawaiian girl who can "swim" through solid matter, causing it to crumble around her as she does so. Retained her powers and remained with the X-Men.
- Network - Sarah Vale's power was cyberpathy. Depowered, and killed in bus bombing by the Purifiers.
- Rubber Maid - Andrea Margulies was able to stretch any portion of her body due to her ultra-elasticity. She was the youngest member of the Squad. Depowered, and killed in bus bombing by the Purifiers.
Each teammates' arsenal
- The squad was named after Alpha Flight to which the original adviser, Northstar, belonged.
- This squad’s colors were black and light blue/grey with red accents.
- 8 members of Alpha Squadron (Earth-616)
- 7 appearance(s) of Alpha Squadron (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Alpha Squadron (Earth-616)
- 1 mention(s) of Alpha Squadron (Earth-616)
- 6 image(s) of Alpha Squadron (Earth-616)