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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.

Operating as usual

05/03/2022

Thanks to shoppers like you, AmazonSmile has donated $32,390.91 to Civil Air Patrol's national programs. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6037853 to select CAP as your favorite charity while you shop on Amazon.

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's post
04/02/2022

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Check out this article from the FAA about how we maintain our fleet of airplanes. #GoFlyCAP
03/29/2022
Keeping the CAP Fleet Fit

Check out this article from the FAA about how we maintain our fleet of airplanes. #GoFlyCAP

How Civil Air Patrol Maintains Their Planes

Pilot 1st Lt. Jon Lammers and mission observer Ch. (Lt. Col.) Mike Strickland prep for takeoff. On March 19, we held our...
03/21/2022

Pilot 1st Lt. Jon Lammers and mission observer Ch. (Lt. Col.) Mike Strickland prep for takeoff. On March 19, we held our first in-person operational exercise since the start of COVID. With 4 aircraft and 26 auxiliary airmen, members gained skills in radio communications, aerial photography, target identification, and tracking distress beacons.

#CAPExercise #CivilAirPatrol #GoFlyCAP

On this day in 1948, our wing was activated by Civil Air Patrol's National Headquarters as the 50th CAP wing. It was cre...
03/03/2022

On this day in 1948, our wing was activated by Civil Air Patrol's National Headquarters as the 50th CAP wing. It was created to serve as a model for the nation and its territories, to be readily available for the proving of new procedures and policies, and for the purpose of demonstrating to distinguished foreigners the work of Civil Air Patrol. There are currently 52 CAP wings.

Photo shown, circa 1956, of the wing's cadet drill team deplaning at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, before the national drill competition.

Back in person after a short virtual meeting break.
03/03/2022

Back in person after a short virtual meeting break.

02/24/2022

Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron 2021 Year in Review

(Video by C/SMSgt Bitterman and 2d Lt Bitterman)

In the spirit of Volunteer Service, the squadron once again assisted the George Washington Birthday Celebration as parad...
02/22/2022

In the spirit of Volunteer Service, the squadron once again assisted the George Washington Birthday Celebration as parade marshals. The team of 3 Senior Members and 8 cadets ensured that participant questions were answered and that the 95+ parade units were safely lined up in order and released on time. Well done!

02/21/2022

This President's Day, we celebrate all the U.S. presidents who were honorary and legislative members of Civil Air Patrol.

Congratulations to our 2022 National Capital Wing annual award recipients!2021 Cadet Junior Officer of the YearC/2d Lt A...
02/16/2022
Past & Present Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 National Capital Wing annual award recipients!

2021 Cadet Junior Officer of the Year
C/2d Lt Anna-Claire K. Edwards, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

2021 Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
C/CMSgt Tejh M. Hardin, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

2021 Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm Aerospace Education Officer of the Year
Capt Rachael S. Norberg, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

2021 Communications Officer of the Year
Capt Richard R. Bunn, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

2021 Safety Officer of the Year
Lt Col John R. Bitterman, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

2/10 Update: Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing has returned to Phase III of remobilization. For more details about our plan, click here and scroll down to "DCWG." Meeting locations may have additional restrictions. For more information, visit the CAP COVID-19 Information Center.

Congratulations to everyone who earned promotions and awards in January!
02/02/2022

Congratulations to everyone who earned promotions and awards in January!

Good luck to our CyberPatriot team in the semifinals today!#stem #cybersecurity #cybereducation #cadets #CivilAirPatrolL...
01/22/2022

Good luck to our CyberPatriot team in the semifinals today!
#stem #cybersecurity #cybereducation #cadets #CivilAirPatrol

Left to Right:
Capt Norberg, Coach
C/SSgt Nelson
C/A1C Dova
C/Amn Wilcox
SM McCall, Mentor

Photo: Capt Justin Strait, CAP

That quiet time before the pilots and cadets arrive for pre-flight and orientation flights.
01/15/2022

That quiet time before the pilots and cadets arrive for pre-flight and orientation flights.

It was a cold and snowy week but with lots of work our pilots were able to remove all the ice and snow hiding from the w...
01/09/2022

It was a cold and snowy week but with lots of work our pilots were able to remove all the ice and snow hiding from the wing covers. And that meant cadets were able to enjoy their orientation flights on Saturday.

Effective immediately, due to COVID-19 precautions our regular squadron meetings are moving back to virtual meetings unt...
01/02/2022

Effective immediately, due to COVID-19 precautions our regular squadron meetings are moving back to virtual meetings until further notice. Please bear with us as we coordinate applicable changes to our program and activities.

Congratulations to our members who received promotions and awards in December!
01/02/2022

Congratulations to our members who received promotions and awards in December!

Our wing has reverted to Phase II of remobilization due to a substantial increase in local COVID infections. In-person a...
12/28/2021
COVID-19 Information Center | Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters

Our wing has reverted to Phase II of remobilization due to a substantial increase in local COVID infections. In-person activities are restricted to 50 people, and overnight activities are suspended. Masks are required for all individuals when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Meeting locations may have additional restrictions. For more information, visit the Civil Air Patrol COVID-19 Information Center at https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/covid-19-information-cena.

This page is provided for your convenience as a centralized location of essential information about COVID-19 related issues specific to Civil Air Patrol.

Congratulations to our CyberPatriot competition team who qualified for the Gold Tier Semifinals in the All Services Divi...
12/28/2021

Congratulations to our CyberPatriot competition team who qualified for the Gold Tier Semifinals in the All Services Division. This puts them in the top 25% of teams in their division and tier nationwide. Well done and good luck in the next round of competition!

12/24/2021
12/22/2021

This Week in CAP History, we’re looking back to the end of 1953 when CAP tallied up the year’s numbers and a leader in flight hours emerged -- Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing, with 614. To this day, the wing still is one of the nationwide leaders in flight hours. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/90702745/

Cadets from the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron presented the colors at the Annual Wreaths Across America Washington DC Area Rec...
12/21/2021

Cadets from the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron presented the colors at the Annual Wreaths Across America Washington DC Area Reception and Dinner. The event is in honor of the truckers who bring the wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.

This morning Challenger 1 assisted VFW Post 609 with the annual laying of the wreaths at the Wreaths Across America even...
12/18/2021

This morning Challenger 1 assisted VFW Post 609 with the annual laying of the wreaths at the Wreaths Across America event in Alexandria National Cemetery.

Our cadets and senior members served as escorts to the representatives of each US Military Branch, helped with wreath distribution, and cleanup.

We are very honored to be a part of this event and to have served our local community. Thank you to everyone who came out, especially to VFW Post 609 for coordinating today’s activities.

Good luck to Cadets Dova, Nelson, and Wilcox as they compete in the State Round this weekend!CAP Aerospace Education#Cyb...
12/11/2021

Good luck to Cadets Dova, Nelson, and Wilcox as they compete in the State Round this weekend!

CAP Aerospace Education
#CyberPatriot #CivilAirPatrol #CadetsAreAwesome #CAPCyber

Please welcome our new Cadet Commander C/2d Lt Edwards who relieved outgoing Cadet Commander C/Capt Nimmo (presented vir...
12/03/2021

Please welcome our new Cadet Commander C/2d Lt Edwards who relieved outgoing Cadet Commander C/Capt Nimmo (presented virtually) after a successful command tour.

Also celebrated during the evening were milestone award presentations for C/SSgt Nelson (Wright Brothers Award), C/2d Lts Edwards and Evanina (Billy Mitchell Award), and C/Capt Peterson (Amelia Earhart Award) who were presented by Lt Col Newman, National Capital Wing Vice Commander, and CMSgt Perry, National Capital Wing Command Chief.

Congratulations all!

12/01/2021

Today we celebrate 80 years of Civil Air Patrol volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. We honor our past and can’t wait to see what our future holds for our 56,000 auxiliary airmen. If you are or were a CAP member, let us know in the comments when and where you first joined.

12/01/2021

Today we celebrate 80 years of Civil Air Patrol volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. We honor our past and can’t wait to see what our future holds for our 56,000 auxiliary airmen. If you are or were a CAP member, let us know in the comments when and where you first joined.

Get ready for #GivingTuesday by creating a personal fundraiser at the link below to directly support our wing headquarte...
11/29/2021
Raise money for Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Get ready for #GivingTuesday by creating a personal fundraiser at the link below to directly support our wing headquarters or one of our local squadrons. Starting at 8 a.m. on November 30, Facebook will match up to $8 million in donations. Make sure to donate before the matching funds run out!

If you would like to designate your fundraiser to one of our squadrons, please add the office symbols below to the headline.

DC026 Arlington (VA)
DC033 Andrews (MD)
DC045 Mount Vernon (VA)
DC051 Tuskegee (DC)
DC053 Fairfax (VA)
DC060 Challenger 1 (VA)
DC130 Howard Town (DC)

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Once again we are a sponsoring organization for Wreaths Across America. If you would like to support us, please follow t...
11/27/2021
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

Once again we are a sponsoring organization for Wreaths Across America. If you would like to support us, please follow the link for ways that you can support or sponsor wreaths. Thank you!

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/20847/Overview/?relatedId=14720

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at DC-060!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at DC-060!

A friendly reminder that we will NOT meet this Wednesday. Enjoy your evening off!Next meeting will be December 1st at Al...
11/23/2021

A friendly reminder that we will NOT meet this Wednesday. Enjoy your evening off!

Next meeting will be December 1st at Alexandria City High School.

11/21/2021

Cadets and Senior members spent their Sunday morning giving back to their local community by cleaning up litter at Lee District Park. Together they cleared 15 bags of trash, a discarded tire, and large sheets of scrap metal.

Many thanks to Lee District Park And Rec for giving us the opportunity to lend a helping hand!

Promotions, awards, drill and leadership all in one night.
11/19/2021

Promotions, awards, drill and leadership all in one night.

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

Congratulations to everyone who promoted in October!
11/01/2021

Congratulations to everyone who promoted in October!

Last Wednesday Deputy Commander and AEO Capt Norberg presented a "spooky STEM" night set of activities ranging from lear...
10/31/2021

Last Wednesday Deputy Commander and AEO Capt Norberg presented a "spooky STEM" night set of activities ranging from learning about EMF detectors, how they are used in ghost hunting and other applications; echo location used by bats; and showing how different materials mix by making "spooky" slime.

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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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+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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