Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing A local squadron of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing. Civil Air Patrol, America’s Air Force auxiliary, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

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Cadets from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing participated in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to approach the Tomb of...
11/14/2021

Cadets from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing participated in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 9, 2021. White and yellow lilies with an “honor tag” from the wing’s cadet honor guard were placed at the sacred memorial site. The Tomb stands as a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. Since Nov. 11, 1921, the Tomb has provided a final resting place for one of America’s unidentified World War I service members, and Unknowns from later wars were added in 1958 and 1984.

In attendance were CAP 1st Lts Victoria and Dean Courtney and cadets C/Capt Dean Courtney II, C/1st Lt Jalen Vincent, C/2nd Lt Joanna Vincent, C/CMSgt Fransesca Smith, C/MSgt Arianna Marrera-Massa, and C/SrA Isaac Fuentes. #Tomb100

While maintaining required COVID-19 public health emergency restrictions, we held a multiday basic cadet school Oct. 15-...
11/02/2021

While maintaining required COVID-19 public health emergency restrictions, we held a multiday basic cadet school Oct. 15-17 at Davison Army Airfield in Virginia. The training environment was designed to provide new and junior-ranking cadets with an intensive academic experience covering all of the fundamentals and basics of CAP’s cadet program. The 25 cadets that graduated from the school represented every squadron within our wing.

Read more: https://natcapwg.cap.gov/news/national-capital-wing-hosts-first-wing-wide-basic-cadet-school

10/22/2021
Timeline Photos
10/01/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Thursday everyone!
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Congratulations to our members who earned promotions, awards, or professional development achievements in September!
09/30/2021

Congratulations to our members who earned promotions, awards, or professional development achievements in September!

4 geocaches found, 6 bags of trash removed. A successful day learning about GPS and community service. #geocaching #volu...
09/25/2021

4 geocaches found, 6 bags of trash removed. A successful day learning about GPS and community service. #geocaching #volunteerservice #parkcleanup

Headed out for some geocaching and park clean-up
09/25/2021

Headed out for some geocaching and park clean-up

Headed out for some geocaching and park clean-up

Thank you Dr. Bob Brovey for virtually visiting the squadron on Wednesday and presenting a very informative Aerospace Ed...
09/24/2021

Thank you Dr. Bob Brovey for virtually visiting the squadron on Wednesday and presenting a very informative Aerospace Education presentation on Remote Imaging and it's various applications.

Thank you Dr. Bob Brovey for virtually visiting the squadron on Wednesday and presenting a very informative Aerospace Education presentation on Remote Imaging and it's various applications.

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post

09/22/2021

⚠️⚠️ IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 9/22!⚠️⚠️

Due to a power outage at our meeting location tonight's meeting will be online only. Please check your email for the meeting link.

We are thrilled to announce that Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron has received the 2021 Quality Cadet Unit Award (our 8th con...
09/22/2021

We are thrilled to announce that Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron has received the 2021 Quality Cadet Unit Award (our 8th consecutive award)!

Great work by all the cadets and senior members!
Award winners were determined by their performance from 31 August 2020 through 31 August 2021. The award criteria are entirely objective. Only 280 units that met at least 5 of the 7 criteria listed on 31 August 2021 earned the award.

Due to COVID-19 the award criteria was adjusted but we are excited that we still met the necessary elements including:
Cadet Enrollment, Cadet Achievement, Aerospace Excellence/STEM Kit Use, Training Leaders of Cadets, and Emergency Services.

To learn more about the award visit https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cpofficer/quality-cadet-unit-award

We are thrilled to announce that Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron has received the 2021 Quality Cadet Unit Award (our 8th consecutive award)!

Great work by all the cadets and senior members!
Award winners were determined by their performance from 31 August 2020 through 31 August 2021. The award criteria are entirely objective. Only 280 units that met at least 5 of the 7 criteria listed on 31 August 2021 earned the award.

Due to COVID-19 the award criteria was adjusted but we are excited that we still met the necessary elements including:
Cadet Enrollment, Cadet Achievement, Aerospace Excellence/STEM Kit Use, Training Leaders of Cadets, and Emergency Services.

To learn more about the award visit https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cpofficer/quality-cadet-unit-award

Happy Air Force Birthday!The squadron is out in Great Meadows for model rocketry! National Association of Rocketry #aimh...
09/18/2021

Happy Air Force Birthday!
The squadron is out in Great Meadows for model rocketry! National Association of Rocketry #aimhigh #space #modelrocketry

Happy Air Force Birthday!
The squadron is out in Great Meadows for model rocketry! National Association of Rocketry #aimhigh #space #modelrocketry

Good luck and safe travels #Inspiration4 #history #space #SpaceX
09/16/2021

Good luck and safe travels #Inspiration4 #history #space #SpaceX

09/15/2021

Our auxiliary airmen continue to do extraordinary things and shape futures. Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Sian Proctor, who was inspired to fly as a CAP cadet, is on the launch pad ready to orbit the Earth on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. We look forward to hearing about her journey when she returns to the planet. Read more at https://www.cap.news/next-stop-space-for-ariz-wings-proctor/. #Inspiration4

Watch Live: Inspiration4 Crew Launches to Space. Today at 8pm.On board will be Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Sian Proctor, who...
09/15/2021
Inspiration4 | Launch

Watch Live: Inspiration4 Crew Launches to Space. Today at 8pm.

On board will be Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Sian Proctor, who was inspired to fly as a CAP cadet.

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, September 15 at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Thursday, September 16 at 00:02 UTC) for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first...

Virtual CyberPatriot Competition Practice - Introduction to Linux.One of the least common consumer operating systems is ...
09/15/2021

Virtual CyberPatriot Competition Practice - Introduction to Linux.

One of the least common consumer operating systems is a Linux operating system. However, many devices including Macintosh, network infrastructure (switches, routers, etc.), and IoT devices run a flavor of Linux so understanding these operating systems help you create a more secure environment. #CyberPatriot #cybersecurity

Virtual CyberPatriot Competition Practice - Introduction to Linux.

One of the least common consumer operating systems is a Linux operating system. However, many devices including Macintosh, network infrastructure (switches, routers, etc.), and IoT devices run a flavor of Linux so understanding these operating systems help you create a more secure environment. #CyberPatriot #cybersecurity

What is National Drone Safety Awareness Week?Now in its third year, National Drone Safety Awareness Week educates the pu...
09/13/2021

What is National Drone Safety Awareness Week?
Now in its third year, National Drone Safety Awareness Week educates the public about safe drone operations that engage recreational flyers, commercial pilots, public safety, and educators to spread awareness throughout the United States. This outreach and community engagement campaign promotes safety, technology advancements, successes, virtual events, and educational programs, as part of the FAA’s successful efforts, programs, and partnerships to safely integrate drones into our nation’s airspace. It’s an opportunity to showcase how drones are changing the way we work and live. National Drone Safety Awareness Week reinforces safe flying practices and highlights the societal benefits of this technology. The 2021 campaign places a special focus on the recreational flying community.

For additional resources and information go to the National Drone Safety Awareness Week website: faa.gov/go/DroneWeek #DroneWeek #FlySafe #dronephotos

What is National Drone Safety Awareness Week?
Now in its third year, National Drone Safety Awareness Week educates the public about safe drone operations that engage recreational flyers, commercial pilots, public safety, and educators to spread awareness throughout the United States. This outreach and community engagement campaign promotes safety, technology advancements, successes, virtual events, and educational programs, as part of the FAA’s successful efforts, programs, and partnerships to safely integrate drones into our nation’s airspace. It’s an opportunity to showcase how drones are changing the way we work and live. National Drone Safety Awareness Week reinforces safe flying practices and highlights the societal benefits of this technology. The 2021 campaign places a special focus on the recreational flying community.

For additional resources and information go to the National Drone Safety Awareness Week website: faa.gov/go/DroneWeek #DroneWeek #FlySafe #dronephotos

Welcome home! Tonight's character development lesson on "RESILIENCE: PILLAR OF FAMILY" was our first night returning to ...
09/09/2021

Welcome home! Tonight's character development lesson on "RESILIENCE: PILLAR OF FAMILY" was our first night returning to Alexandria City High School for classroom instruction since March of 2020. We couldn't be more thrilled to be back in our new larger classroom space.

First day of training for the CyberPatriot XIV competition season.
09/04/2021

First day of training for the CyberPatriot XIV competition season.

Happy 5th Anniversary since joining National Capital Wing, CAP 2582!
09/02/2021

Happy 5th Anniversary since joining National Capital Wing, CAP 2582!

Congratulations to everyone who received promotions or awards in August! A special congratulations to our new milestone ...
09/01/2021

Congratulations to everyone who received promotions or awards in August! A special congratulations to our new milestone awardees (now) C/SSgt Degrande, C/2d Lt Edwards, and C/2d Lt Pizanti! We look forward to seeing you succeed in your new leadership roles.

In 2015, the Air Force Doctrine Volume 2 “Leadership” was updated to include Civil Air Patrol as an official Air Force a...
08/19/2021

In 2015, the Air Force Doctrine Volume 2 “Leadership” was updated to include Civil Air Patrol as an official Air Force auxiliary, and part of the Total Force. Learn more: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2737211/civil-air-patrol-continues-auxiliary-efforts-for-the-total-force/ #NationalAviationDay

In 2015, the Air Force Doctrine Volume 2 “Leadership” was updated to include Civil Air Patrol as an official Air Force auxiliary, and part of the Total Force. Learn more: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2737211/civil-air-patrol-continues-auxiliary-efforts-for-the-total-force/ #NationalAviationDay

Preparations under way for flight operations this morning. Two aircrews will be serving as targets of interest in assist...
08/19/2021

Preparations under way for flight operations this morning. Two aircrews will be serving as targets of interest in assisting our DC Air National Guard.

Photos from First Air Force's post
08/17/2021

Photos from First Air Force's post

08/16/2021

“Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.” That’s CAP’s new Mission Statement, revealed this afternoon by Maj. Gen.-select Ed Phelka during his 2021 National Conference presentation on “Envisioning the Future.”

Congratulations to the following Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron awardees of the 2020 President's Volunteer Service Awards (...
08/16/2021

Congratulations to the following Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron awardees of the 2020 President's Volunteer Service Awards (PVSAs).

Our awardees contributed a combined 3,453 volunteer hours in 2020. That is an average of 9.4 hours every day.

Gold Level:
C/CMSgt Anna-Claire (Ace) Edwards (teen category)
C/TSgt Dakota W. Bitterman (teen category)
1st Lt James K. Chan (young adult category)
Capt Rachael Norberg (adult category)
Capt Justin Strait (adult category)

Silver Level:
C/SrA Isabela V. Barroso (teen category)
Lt Col Robert C. Bitting (adult category)
SM Sherri A. Mahlik (adult category)
SM Janet E. Poit (adult category)

Bronze Level:
Lt Col Antonio J. Barroso (adult category)
SM Cori Bitterman (adult category)
C/CMSgt Zachary A. Lane (teen category)
C/Amn Pierce Reisig (teen category)

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we were not able to hold a more formal ceremony this year but presidential letters, certificates, and medals have been presented or mailed to all recipients.

The PVSA recognizes individuals who achieve a certain number of eligible service hours within a 12-month period and over a lifetime period. For more information visit www.presidentialserviceawards.org.

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post
08/15/2021

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post

Great weather and cooperation for our 2021 Squadron Picnic. Thank you to everyone who helped pull this activity together...
08/15/2021

Great weather and cooperation for our 2021 Squadron Picnic. Thank you to everyone who helped pull this activity together. We were thrilled to see such great support and attendance today. Also a great job by C/CMSgt Edwards who pulled together all activities for this event.

Over the past several weeks the squadron had 6 cadet students and 1 staff senior member attend 5 different Civil Air Pat...
08/11/2021

Over the past several weeks the squadron had 6 cadet students and 1 staff senior member attend 5 different Civil Air Patrol summer encampments all over the U.S. Congratulations to our newest encampment graduates!

C/A1C Moreno - Virginia Wing Encampment, Civil Air Patrol
C/SrA Barroso - Virginia Wing Encampment
C/SSgt Kunik - Tri-Wing Encampment
C/SMSgt Hardin - Civil Air Patrol Maine Wing Encampment
C/CMSgt Edwards - CAP Joint Dakota Encampment
C/CMSgt Pizanti - Mountain Eagle Encampment
Lt Col Barroso - Virginia Wing Encampment Staff Member

We are happy to announce that beginning in September we will be returning to Alexandria City T.C. High School for squadr...
08/10/2021

We are happy to announce that beginning in September we will be returning to Alexandria City T.C. High School for squadron meetings. Thank you to everyone who has worked patiently with us over the last 18 months as we navigated virtual meetings, hybrid meetings, and outdoor meetings. Also a special thank you to the staff at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. Your gracious support helped keep us going while facility options were limited.

We are happy to announce that beginning in September we will be returning to Alexandria City T.C. High School for squadron meetings. Thank you to everyone who has worked patiently with us over the last 18 months as we navigated virtual meetings, hybrid meetings, and outdoor meetings. Also a special thank you to the staff at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. Your gracious support helped keep us going while facility options were limited.

08/03/2021

Chris Nilsen, the former Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol cadet competing in the Tokyo Olympics in the pole vault, cleared 5.97 meters today -- a personal best -- to win the silver medal for the U.S. Nilsen belonged to the Platte Valley Composite Squadron as a youth.

We have a new Cadet Chief! Congratulations C/CMSgt Lane and everyone who earned ribbons, awards, and qualifications in J...
08/01/2021

We have a new Cadet Chief! Congratulations C/CMSgt Lane and everyone who earned ribbons, awards, and qualifications in July!

07/23/2021
The Courtney family has made serving in Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing a family affair. Dean Courtney (left), ...
07/16/2021

The Courtney family has made serving in Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing a family affair. Dean Courtney (left), a resource manager with the Army's 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), is the Tuskegee Composite Squadron character development instructor; his spouse Victoria (center) is the squadron’s deputy commander of cadets; and Dean Courtney II (right) is a sophomore at Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy South, who joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) when he was 12 years old and is currently serving as the cadet deputy commander for his squadron. To read more, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/news/400626/diversity-and-service-courtney-family-affair. (Photo by Steven Stover)

The Courtney family has made serving in Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing a family affair. Dean Courtney (left), a resource manager with the Army's 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), is the Tuskegee Composite Squadron character development instructor; his spouse Victoria (center) is the squadron’s deputy commander of cadets; and Dean Courtney II (right) is a sophomore at Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy South, who joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) when he was 12 years old and is currently serving as the cadet deputy commander for his squadron. To read more, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/news/400626/diversity-and-service-courtney-family-affair. (Photo by Steven Stover)

Did you know that after cadets earn their CAP Model Rocketry badge, the model rocketry program isn't over? Cadets can mo...
07/12/2021

Did you know that after cadets earn their CAP Model Rocketry badge, the model rocketry program isn't over? Cadets can move into Mid and High Power model rocketry with the Advanced Model Rocketry book and even earn Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) or National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Junior High Power Rocketry certifications and fly even bigger rockets!

This past weekend Capt Strait earned his own NAR High Power Rocketry Level 1 certification and will be sharing his experiences with the cadets at a future aerospace education night.

Want to know more about High Power Model Rocketry? visit http://www.tripoli.org/ or https://www.nar.org/ for more info.

Did you know that after cadets earn their CAP Model Rocketry badge, the model rocketry program isn't over? Cadets can move into Mid and High Power model rocketry with the Advanced Model Rocketry book and even earn Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) or National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Junior High Power Rocketry certifications and fly even bigger rockets!

This past weekend Capt Strait earned his own NAR High Power Rocketry Level 1 certification and will be sharing his experiences with the cadets at a future aerospace education night.

Want to know more about High Power Model Rocketry? visit http://www.tripoli.org/ or https://www.nar.org/ for more info.

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3330 King St.
Alexandria, VA
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Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information.

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Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground. As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com for more information.

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