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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Mission: Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

Operating as usual

Emergency Services training night. We were thrilled to have C/Lt Col Khurshid, on hand from college, assist with the pra...
09/03/2020

Emergency Services training night.

We were thrilled to have C/Lt Col Khurshid, on hand from college, assist with the practical radio training and evaluations using the squadron van's new HF radio. 5 more members are now basic radio qualified!

Bravo Zulu!

Congratulations to our August Promotions and Awardees!
09/02/2020

Congratulations to our August Promotions and Awardees!

This is perfect for International Observe the Moon Night on Sept 26th! Start keeping track now and look to the skies.
09/01/2020

This is perfect for International Observe the Moon Night on Sept 26th! Start keeping track now and look to the skies.

Ever wonder how the Moon's appearance changes over time? Discover the lunar phases by using our Moon Observation Journal to sketch the Moon (https://go.nasa.gov/2X7sxbk)! We'll be sketching the Moon together through Sept. 26, when we'll have completed a full lunar phase cycle. No special equipment is necessary - just head outside and look up! Share your progress using #ObserveTheMoon.

Last night the cadets and senior members participated in a virtual aerospace lesson about the CAP Model Rocketry Program...
08/27/2020

Last night the cadets and senior members participated in a virtual aerospace lesson about the CAP Model Rocketry Program - Redstone Stage followed by an at home rocketry activity. Everyone learned about the foundations of modern rocketry, the requirements of the cadet model rocketry program, and an activity to make and fly a straw rocket.

As an added bonus, the squadron commander presented his personal experiences in rocketry building and failure with some pictures of his own destroyed high power model rockets and lessons learned.

Interested in learning more? Send us a message and join us for a meeting!

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08/10/2020
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NEW: For the fourth consecutive fiscal year, Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved, as credited by the United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center 🇺🇸.

#MondayMotivation #CellPhoneForensics

Cadets— here is your opportunity to staff an encampment. Applications are open through Aug 9!
08/06/2020

Cadets— here is your opportunity to staff an encampment. Applications are open through Aug 9!

Operations and Support Line Cadre (cadet staff) applications are now open! Apply NOW applications close on Sunday, 9 August!

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Welcome back Challenger 1 Cadet Squardon to our first in-person meeting in months! Tonight we held our first in-person m...
08/06/2020

Welcome back Challenger 1 Cadet Squardon to our first in-person meeting in months! Tonight we held our first in-person meeting using very strict physical distancing and safety measures. 1st Lt Kirk gave our monthly safety brief and discussed important safety measures for in-person activity. The cadets (and some senior members) did outdoor PT. It was great seeing you all again in person! Next week we will return to our virtual meeting format.

Congratulations to our July awardees!Promotions:Cadet Hardin: Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt)Cadet Khan: Achievement 14 (...
07/31/2020

Congratulations to our July awardees!

Promotions:
Cadet Hardin: Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt)
Cadet Khan: Achievement 14 (C/Maj)
Cadet Moreno: Achievement 1 (C/Amn)
Cadet Pizanti: Achievement 3 (C/SrA)

Awards:
2D Lt J. Abdon: Red Service Ribbon
Cadet Bitterman: Cadet Recruiter Ribbon

It's a 5th Wednesday and you're still having virtual meetings because of COVID-19 so what do you do? Host a squadron vir...
07/30/2020
Virtual Tour

It's a 5th Wednesday and you're still having virtual meetings because of COVID-19 so what do you do? Host a squadron virtual tour of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force!

Tonight we took the cadets, senior members, and guests through the 360 degree virtual visit w/self-guided tour audio offered by the museum. We explored the early air force history, watched videos and viewed artifacts of historical figures for which many of our CAP achievements are named and browsed though WWI and WWII where we even observed an early Civil Air Patrol plane on display. We jumped into the cockpits of several aircraft with the 360 cockpit app and finally closed out our tour with some of the modern day aviation aircraft and missions.

There is so much to see in person or virtually at the museum and we barely scratched the surface. We highly recommend this tour if you have an interest in aviation history. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/

Virtual 360-degree tour of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force allows visitors to navigate from gallery to gallery

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
07/25/2020

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Mark your calendar! 📅

We will provide live coverage of the return of NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to Earth in SpaceX's Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft. They're scheduled to leave the International Space Station at 7:34 p.m. EDT Aug. 1 and splash down at 2:42 p.m. EDT Aug. 2. Get more details: https://go.nasa.gov/2D7Kkbq

Thank you to our acting c/1st Sgt, C/MSgt Evanina and our newest c/NCO C/SSgt Hardin for a great Aerospace Education pre...
07/23/2020

Thank you to our acting c/1st Sgt, C/MSgt Evanina and our newest c/NCO C/SSgt Hardin for a great Aerospace Education presentation on Airport Lighting Systems and Signs tonight. These systems are critical to helping pilots navigate their aircraft to safe approaches, landing, and taxing; and is mandatory knowledge for anyone pursuing a private pilot license.

Tonight's meeting topic courtesy of c/2d Lt Peterson: Leadership lesson on the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Excellence, atten...
07/16/2020

Tonight's meeting topic courtesy of c/2d Lt Peterson: Leadership lesson on the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Excellence, attention to detail and more... Now where have we heard that before?

A packed (virtual) crowd of 23 tonight.Thank you to 2d Lt Smith and Lt Col Bitting for leading the squadron in a Charact...
07/09/2020

A packed (virtual) crowd of 23 tonight.

Thank you to 2d Lt Smith and Lt Col Bitting for leading the squadron in a Character Development lesson on "Be A Hero" and C/Lt Col Finkenstaedt for his presentation on "How to Properly Assemble Slides and Presentation Etiquette". We were also pleased to be joined by CMSgt Perry, our Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing Command Chief.

Finally, a bit of sadness as tonight was c/2d Lt Abdon's final meeting with the squadron. Good luck at the USAFA Prep School and thank you for all of your hard work.

Congratulations to our June awardees!Promotions:Cadet Edwards: Achievement 5 (C/MSgt)Awards:C/MSgt Edwards: Red Service ...
06/24/2020

Congratulations to our June awardees!

Promotions:
Cadet Edwards: Achievement 5 (C/MSgt)

Awards:
C/MSgt Edwards: Red Service Ribbon
Capt Norberg: Red Service Ribbon

Emergency Services Qualifications:
Cadet Barroso: General Emergency Services (GES) & ICUT

As a part of Civil Air Patrol’s ongoing COVID-19 support mission, members of National Capital Wing’s Challenger 1 Cadet ...
06/23/2020

As a part of Civil Air Patrol’s ongoing COVID-19 support mission, members of National Capital Wing’s Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron from Alexandria, VA, provided mission volunteers on June 18 to coordinate traffic at a drive-through testing site in Montgomery County, MD at the request of Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing.

Six members from Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron along with one member from Fairfax Composite Squadron, safely marshalled vehicles through the testing site over a 6 hour period and without incident. Drivers and passengers who received tests were able to do so without having to leave their vehicle and were able to navigate the testing site with the assistance of the Civil Air Patrol team. Their combined efforts helped facilitate over 150 covid-19 tests for Montgomery County.

Acting as a Total Force partner and the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol is aligned with 1st Air Force to quickly respond to non-military threats domestically when tasked in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities capacity to save lives, relieve suffering, prevent property damage, and provide humanitarian assistance.

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06/09/2020

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Congrats, Class of 2020! You did it 🏆✨!

We want to celebrate your outstanding achievements. Send in your graduation photos by Friday, June 13, to be included in the official CAP graduation video. 🔗 to submit pictures: https://bit.ly/3cOvFO9

Congratulations to c/2d Lt Abdon who was virtually presented her Gen Billy Mitchell Award by the Civil Air Patrol's Nati...
05/28/2020

Congratulations to c/2d Lt Abdon who was virtually presented her Gen Billy Mitchell Award by the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing Commander Col J.D. Ellis. We had been hoping to present this award in person but made adjustments for social distancing as c/2d Lt Abdon is a graduating senior and headed out to the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School.

Bravo Zulu!

05/21/2020

Did you know?

Civil Air Patrol is still operating during COVID-19 and we are always recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining our squadron, email [email protected] or message us here with your interest.

Cadets ages 12-17, Senior Members ages 18+

Safety, PT, Cadet Knowledge, oh my!What a busy night for the Challenger 1 Squadron. Tonight we received a great safety b...
05/07/2020

Safety, PT, Cadet Knowledge, oh my!

What a busy night for the Challenger 1 Squadron. Tonight we received a great safety briefing on Bike Safety from c/2d Lt Peterson and 1st Lt Kirk, followed by C/2d Lt Abdon's virtual PT session, and C/TSgt Edwards's Healthy Eating brief. We were honored to be joined by the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing Commander Col Ellis for our meeting who had a few words of wisdom and congratulations to share. We closed out with a Kahoot cadet knowledge challenge and excitement by all.

Our applause to the cadet staff for an outstanding meeting!

04/30/2020

Last night for our 5th Wednesday meeting, the cadet staff put together a group viewing of the Disney movie Airplanes followed by a short discussion on lessons from the movie. As a bonus we were joined by some of our former cadets visiting virtually from FLWG. It was a pleasure to have them join us!

Congratulations to the following Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron awardees of the 2019 President's Volunteer Service Awards (...
04/22/2020

Congratulations to the following Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron awardees of the 2019 President's Volunteer Service Awards (PVSAs). Our awardees contributed a combined 2,756 volunteer hours in 2019. That is an average of 7.5 hours every day.

Gold Level:
C/Lt Col Kurt Finkenstaedt
Capt Rachael Norberg
1st Lt Justin Strait

Silver Level:
C/TSgt Anna-Claire (Ace) Edwards
C/SrA Alexander Reisig
C/Amn Pierce Reisig

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we were not able to hold a formal ceremony this year but presidential letters, certificates, and coins have been 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.

Out meeting location may be closed but our cadets are still leading and learning thorough virtual meetings. We were than...
04/16/2020

Out meeting location may be closed but our cadets are still leading and learning thorough virtual meetings. We were thankful to host Maj Brady Urbanovsky, USAF who talked with the cadets about the U.S. Space Force and the transition challenges therein. This tied into our monthly leadership presentation by C/TSgt Evanina who engaged the cadets with a presentation on Transformational Leadership. Want to learn more? Drop in for a (virtual) visit.

The cadet staff continues to be creative with their virtual squadron meeting nights. Tonight our Cadet Safety NCO C/CMSg...
04/02/2020

The cadet staff continues to be creative with their virtual squadron meeting nights. Tonight our Cadet Safety NCO C/CMSgt Eltobgi gave an informative monthly safety briefing on Poison Safety and then moved into an interactive activity where they learned about Fluid Density with C/2d Lts Peterson and Abdon. The cadets also had some fun talking about (and wearing) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Tonight we met virtually with 21 members in attendance for our Aerospace Education, Promotions and Awards meeting. Our c...
03/26/2020

Tonight we met virtually with 21 members in attendance for our Aerospace Education, Promotions and Awards meeting. Our cadet staff is hard at work creating valuable and entertaining virtual presentations and activities for our members.

C/SSgt Lane and Capt Norberg gave an informative presentation on "Introduction to Flight" from Aerospace Dimensions Chapter 1.

Congratulations to all of our Promotees and Awardees!

#CivilAirPatrol #CAPisnotshutdown

During this challenging time there are many resources available to continuing learning and growing. The Smithsonian has ...
03/17/2020
Smithsonian Magazine

During this challenging time there are many resources available to continuing learning and growing. The Smithsonian has offered a number of wonderful educational resources online.

As teachers, students, parents and caregivers face unprecedented new learning challenges, the Smithsonian offers its support. The Institution has launched a central portal highlighting an array of distance learning resources, from STEM webcasts to American history podcasts and comprehensive lesson plans. #SmithsonianEdu

***UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT***All squadron meetings have been cancelled until further notice.ACPS has closed schools until A...
03/13/2020

***UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT***
All squadron meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

ACPS has closed schools until April 13th as a result of their COVID-19 response. Command staff is monitoring the situation and will provide additional updates on our next meeting as soon as we can.

UPDATE: Unfortunately this event has been postponed until a later date.
03/09/2020

UPDATE: Unfortunately this event has been postponed until a later date.

Join us for Famly Math Night, this Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Last night we celebrated the promotion of C/TSgt Edwards. She is an outstanding cadet and a real asset to Challenger’s N...
03/05/2020

Last night we celebrated the promotion of C/TSgt Edwards. She is an outstanding cadet and a real asset to Challenger’s NCO core. Let’s all extend a warm congratulations to her continued success in CAP.

Interested in youth leadership opportunities or invaluable experiences that cannot be found elsewhere? Give Civil Air Patrol a try! We offer a wide variety of youth leadership and education opportunities, including many opportunities for adult leaders in search of fulfilling volunteer service. Info and link in the bio.

Last week, Challenger 1 was treated to a wonderful astronomy lesson by Mr. Josh Urban! Squadron members learned about th...
03/04/2020

Last week, Challenger 1 was treated to a wonderful astronomy lesson by Mr. Josh Urban! Squadron members learned about the universe and how stars are formed. Unfortunately, the weather was not in our favor and we didn’t get a chance to star-gaze, but there will be plenty of opportunity in the Spring.

Interested in STEM education and opportunities? Consider joining Civil Air Patrol! Click the Iink in the bio for more information.

This weeks squadron meeting consisted of milestone awards, promotions, and a intriguing presentation by a special guest....
02/27/2020

This weeks squadron meeting consisted of milestone awards, promotions, and a intriguing presentation by a special guest. Josh Urban, a local DJ and Musician with interests in astronomy presented cadets with "astronomical" information on the many wonders of space. If you would like to get more information or have questions Mr. Urban can be contacted on instagram @joshurban

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3330 King St.
Alexandria, VA
22302

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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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Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00

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+12027674405

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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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